Traveling through time can be achieved all while staying very close to home. Nestled within the Northwest region of the Bronx lies one of the tri-state area’s hidden historical treasures - Woodlawn Cemetery.

One of the oldest memorial parks in New York City takes you back more than 100 years. Founded in 1863, the grounds have been declared a national landmark.

There are more than 300,000 interred individuals, many of which have shaped much of today’s cultural landscape. Some of the high profile names include Celia Cruz, Duke Ellington, Irving Berlin and Augustus Juilliard. Other notable sites include the Macy and Woolworth family plots.

The non-sectarian park is open to the public and offers many sightseeing opportunities for visitors. The grounds are easily accessible by public transportation or by car.

For more information and photos from the cemetery, click on the links on the left.