Due to the weather conditions, the cemetery’s grounds are closed to the general public for walking and sightseeing, however, the cemetery’s administration office is open. The cemetery’s grounds are open to vehicular traffic for visitation of loved ones, however, please be aware that conditions might not be suitable for visitors to walk to the gravesite, and visitors will have to make that determination when they arrive. Pedestrians coming to visit loved ones may be escorted by our security personnel, to the gravesite, but there is no guarantee that the security personnel will be able to find the location due to conditions at the gravesite.
Download the free Woodlawn Cemetery app to navigate through the cemetery’s more than 400 acres. Explore Woodlawn’s rich history with the self-guided walking tours and use the Search feature to discover the final resting places of over 250 famous New Yorkers such as Miles Davis, Celia Cruz, Irving Berlin, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Users can view pictures, biographies and multimedia relating to the famous residents interred at Woodlawn.
The specially designed walking tours center around specific themes such as Civic Leaders, featuring illustrious New York names such as Guggenheim, LaGuardia, and Van Wyck; or Entertainers including George M. Cohan, Leopold Damrosch and Irving Berlin.
The popular Jazz Musicians tour stops at Woodlawn’s famous Jazz Corner where Miles Davis and Duke Ellington are buried and continues on to the final resting places of other jazz greats such as Illinois Jacquet, Jackie McLean, and Max Roach.
Other tour routes include Artists and Architects; Black History; Civil War; Eat, Drink and Be Merry; Entrepreneurs; Latinos; and Women.
This app is available for Android and iPhone.
Download the mobile app by clicking the link for your device below.
Please stop into the main office at Webster Ave & E 233rd St. for a demonstration of how to use our app.