9 Trolley Tours in the Bronx to Experience this Summer

If you haven’t been on a trolley tour in Woodlawn Cemetery yet, this summer is your chance. Woodlawn Cemetery hosts a variety of trolley tours so visitors can discover the rich heritage and beauty of the cemetery.

LGBTQ Trolley Tour

Pay tribute to some of the notable LGBT figures including writers, artists, and vaudeville stars, buried at Woodlawn.

Vaudeville and Jazz Greats Trolley Tour

Visit the final resting place of the Vaudeville and Jazz Greats at Woodlawn Cemetery. The stops on the tour will include George M. Cohan, Nora Bays, Duke Ellington and many more. You will listen to the music of these notable musicians played on a Victrola. Take a step back in time with your host Michael Cumella, aka DJ MAC and experience the Jazz Age.

Welcome to Woodlawn Trolley Tour

From the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz,  to the king of the five and dime shops, F.W. Woolworth, join this trolley tour of the significant Monuments, Mausoleums, Landscape Designs, and Notable Figures at the Woodlawn Cemetery, an 1863 National Historic Landmark.

Fabulous Foodies Trolley Tour

Visit the Monuments and Mausoleums associated with your favorite foods; coffee, cookies, hot dogs, and chocolates. The tour will also feature the final resting places of some of NYC’s famous chefs and restaurant owners.

Summer Scavenger Hunt & Picnic

Pack a blanket and a picnic basket and experience Woodlawn Cemetery in the evening. A Family Scavenger Hunt will send you on a search for symbols, trees, and famous names. Admission is free but registration is required.

Lost at Sea Trolley Tour

Visit the sites of those who perished on the Titanic and the Lusitania, along with monuments and memorials connected to U.S. Maritime History.

Beer Barons of the Bronx Trolley Tour

Join Roger McCormack, Director of Education at the Bronx County Historical Society for a trolley tour of Woodlawn’s Beer Barons and Bronx notables.

The Gilded Age Trolley Tour

Step back in time to the era of railroad barons and fancy balls as Woodlawn’s Director of Historical Services, Susan Olsen, shares stories of the movers and shakers of the Gilded Age. Visit the monuments and mausoleums of the notable Gilded Age figures buried at Woodlawn.

Dorothy Parker and the Toast of the Town Trolley Tour

The newest boldface name to join the pantheon of great New Yorkers of Woodlawn Cemetery is the author, poet, and crusader, Dorothy Parker. After an odyssey beginning with her death in 1967, Parker’s cremains were interred beside her parents in August 2020. Woodlawn welcomes you to come on this new walking tour that will visit her gravesite along with notable artists, captains of industry, explorers, performers, and writers. In the spirit of Mrs. Parker, visit those with ties to Broadway, speakeasies, and the arts. The tour will be presented by Kevin Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society.

To register for these events, visit www.woodlawn.org.

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