Explore the Latin American and Hispanic legacies of The Woodlawn Cemetery with FREE self-guided tour maps, available at the Webster Avenue administration building as well as at the Jerome and Webster Avenue security booths.
Among those at rest in the 400-acre burial ground of The Woodlawn Cemetery are many individuals who took great pride in their Latin and Hispanic heritage and made great contributions to the growth and diversity of New York. Political heroes, artists, entertainers, business leaders, and sports figures are among those in Woodlawn’s care.
Celebrate the legacy of Latinos and Hispanics at rest at The Woodlawn Cemetery during Bronx SalsaFest, from cultural icons like the “Queen of Salsa,” Celia Cruz to political revolutionaries such as Ambrosio Gonzales, the first to shed blood in the fight for Cuba’s independence. This self-guided walk of the cemetery will uncover little-known connections among our “permanent residents” that speak to the cultural and historical heritage of Latinos and Hispanics in America.
PHOTO: Wreath memorial to Celia Cruz, taken on July 16, 2013, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of her death.