WOODLAWN….MORE THAN A CEMETERY
For more than 150 years, Woodlawn has proudly served families during their time of need. A place of rest in a city famous for its restless energy, Woodlawn is a welcoming, multi-cultural, non-sectarian place to come together and celebrate our community and the lives of the loved ones we’ve lost. Because of our commitment to excellent family service, families from every walk of life, religion and discipline have chosen Woodlawn as their final resting place, including many illustrious and notable persons.
Our 400-acre cemetery has become an outdoor museum to more than 100,000 visitors who tour our grounds each year. Our celebrated lot owners comprise artists and writers, business moguls, civic leaders, entertainers, jazz musicians, suffragists, and more, including Herman Melville, Joseph Pulitzer, Fiorello LaGuardia, Celia Cruz, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, just to name a few. The cemetery’s unrivaled collection of monuments—including over 1300 mausoleums– were designed by legendary American architects, landscape designers, and sculptors. The work of McKim, Mead & White, Carrere & Hastings, Beatrix Farrand, Louis Comfort Tiffany, and Daniel Chester French graces Woodlawn’s grounds.