2023: Bronx Voted St Raymonds Cemetery Drexler Burial Site Best Cemetery!
St Raymonds Cemetery Drexler Burial Site
2600 Lafayette Avenue
(718) 792-1133 – straymondparish.org/our-cemetery-1
Since its inception in 1842, the sacred ground of St. Raymond’s Cemetery has been a cornerstone of the community, expanding to its current 180-acre expanse on Lafayette Avenue. Hosting over half a million souls in eternal rest, St. Raymond’s is a sanctuary of prayer and remembrance. Notable figures find their eternal home here, including the brother of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Bishop Joseph Maria Pernicone, and jazz legend Billie Holiday. Offering a range of burial options from in-ground to mausoleum, St. Raymond’s caters to diverse needs. As the sole Catholic cemetery in the Bronx, it stands as a beacon of solace and tradition, overseeing nearly 2,500 burials annually. Choose St. Raymond’s Cemetery—a sacred space where history and reverence converge.
2022: The Bronx Voted The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy Best Cemetery!
The Woodlawn Cemetery and Conservancy
4199 Webster Avenue
(718) 920-0500 – woodlawn.org
Established in 1863, Woodlawn is an active, 400-acre non-sectarian cemetery — an oasis in an urban setting. More than 310,000 individuals are interred on its grounds and it attracts over 100,000 visitors from around the world each year. Recognized as one of America’s most historically significant properties, Woodlawn was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2011, joining a rarified roster of 2,500 sites nationwide. Described by the National Parks Service as “a popular final resting place for the famous and powerful,” the cemetery is distinguished by memorials that “represent the largest and finest collection of funerary art in the country.”