Ghoulish Nights in Boogie Down’s Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx if offering three flashflights-required tours of sites associated with its most tragic guests.

Oct 29, 30, 31st and Nov 1st:
History and Mystery Tours – 6 pm – Jerome Avenue Gate

             
Spend an evening in the cemetery learning the legends of Woodlawn.  This perennial favorite takes you to the sculpture of “the Bride,” the graves of notorious figures and the monuments that share the tales of tragic events.  Flashlights required!

To make a reservation, get additional information or to volunteer your time, call (718) 920-1470 or email Friends@thewoodlawncemetery.org

Woodlawn Cemetery was founded in 1863 in The Bronx, New York, and is one of the largest in the United States. Many prominent figures in jazz, theater, literature, business, and politics are buried on the cemetery’s 400 acres.

These include Herman Armour; the Belmont family; Nellie Bly; Vernon and Irene Castle; George M. Cohan; Celia Cruz; Miles Davis; Charles Delmonico; Duke Ellington; Jay Gould; W. C. Handy; Coleman Hawkins; Victor Herbert; Milt Jackson; the Juilliard family; King Oliver; Samuel Kress; Fritz Kreisler; Fiorello LaGuardia; R. H. Macy; Herman Melville; Robert Moses; J. C. Penney; Joseph Pulitzer; Elizabeth Cady Stanton; the Straus family; Madame C. J. Walker; Bert Williams; the Whitney family; and the Woolworth family.

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