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Centennials & Cemeteries: Woodlawn Nostalgia Ride

Sunday, April 15 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

$50 / $35 Museum Members
Lo-V Train on tracks. Photo from NYTM Collection.

On April 15, 1918, Woodlawn station, designed by the subway’s chief architect, Squire Vickers, opened in the Bronx. The subway’s arrival helped spur development of the area that had begun following the opening of the nearby cemetery of the same name — and it changed the demographics of the Woodlawn Cemetery, too. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the first train pulling into the northern terminal of the IRT Jerome Avenue Line, we’re venturing uptown on the Transit Museum’s WWI-Era Lo-V subway cars to Woodlawn. During a 3-hour layover, take a guided tour of Woodlawn Cemetery to meet some of the famous (and infamous) New Yorkers who “reside” there, and learn how the arrival of the subway brought actors and musicians, ministers and real estate developers, and doctors and professors to the Woodlawn Cemetery as the new celebrity lot owners, replacing the Gilded Age moguls of the 19th century.

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Tickets for the general public are $50 for adults and $25 for children. Tickets for Museum Members are $35 for adults and $20 for children.

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Presented in collaboration with Woodlawn Conservancy. Ticket includes round-trip ride aboard Lo-V subway cars from Grand Central to Woodlawn and guided tour of cemetery. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather!

All ticket sales are final. Should you be unable to attend the Nostalgia Ride, the full price of unused tickets may be treated as a donation to the Transit Museum and is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. The Museum is not able to reschedule reservations to another tour date.

For general information about this program, please contact our Producer of Public Programs by email or call 718-694-1588 during regular business hours.

For information on American Sign Language interpreters, Assisted Listening Devices, or other accessibility matters please visit nytransitmuseum.org/accessibility or contact our Special Education and Access Coordinator by email or call 718-694-1823 during regular business hours.

 

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Date:
Sunday, April 15
Time:
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$50 / $35 Museum Members
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