Woodlawn… More Than a Cemetery
Established in 1863, Woodlawn is an active, 400-acre non-sectarian cemetery. An oasis in an urban setting, more than 310,000 individuals are interred on its grounds and it attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world each year. Recognized as one of America’s most historically significant properties, Woodlawn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, joining a rarified roster of 2,500 sites nationwide. Described by the National Park Service as “a popular final resting place for the famous and powerful,” the cemetery is distinguished by memorials that “represent the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country.”
Visitors come to Woodlawn Cemetery each year to see the monuments and mausoleums designed by the nation’s most accomplished architects, landscape designers and sculptors. Individuals, families and groups walk our grounds searching for the final resting places of many historic figures including artists & writers, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, great entertainers and jazz musicians.
Thousands of visitors come to Woodlawn each year to pay tribute to historic figures including artist & writers, civic leaders, entrepreneurs, great entertainers, jazz musicians and more.
Woodlawn provides a distinctive selection of final resting places where generations are connected, history is preserved, and loved ones are remembered.