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New York's Strangest Museum

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New York’s most unusual museum is not on Fifth Avenue but on 400 acres of beautifully
landscaped land in the Bronx. This quote by the New York Times is referring to Woodlawn
Cemetery developed in 1863.

Thousands of visitors come to view the collection of over 1300 mausoleums and
monuments designed by the nation’s most accomplished architects, landscape designers and sculptors. The work of McKim, Mead & White, Beatrix Farrand, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Daniel Chester French graces Woodlawn’s grounds. It is also the final resting place of many notable artists, writers, business moguls, civic leaders, entertainers, musicians and suffragists, including Herman Melville, Joseph Pulitzer, Frank Woolworth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

In 2011, Woodlawn was designated a National Historic Landmark. Every year over 100,000 people visit. Some come to commune with loved ones while others participate in concerts, lectures and events hosted by the Woodlawn Conservancy. Public and private tours can be arranged practically on any topic of interest because of the multitude of illustrious people buried there, and the vast representation of art and horticulture.

With rolling hills, waterfalls, lakes, elaborate gardens and a collection of 3,500 large canopy and ornamental trees, Woodlawn Cemetery is considered one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the world.

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  • Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
    Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
  • PEZ Visitor Center, Orange, Connecticut
    PEZ Visitor Center, Orange, Connecticut

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