6. Woodlawn Cemetery, Woodlawn Heights, The Bronx: Over 300,000 Interments

Woodlawn Cemetery, which became a national landmark in 2011, was established in 1863. Spanning over 400-acres, Woodlawn is the final resting place for many famous people including, Moby Dick author, Herman Melville and musicians like Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.

Woodlawn Cemetery’s official website also puts an emphasis on the notable women who are buried on the property, including pioneers who dedicated themselves to the women’s suffrage movement like Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Following in Stanton’s footsteps, the founder of the National League of Women Voters, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Catt’s chief assistant, Mary Garrett Hay, also rest at Woodlawn.

Other famous features at Woodlawn Cemetery include its architectural wonders. There are over 1,300 mausoleums, many of which have been designed for Manhattan’s Victorian elite by prominent American architects such as McKim Mead & White, Cass Gilbert and Carrère and Hastings. One such mausoleum to take note of is the Belmont Mausoleum, which is the resting place of yet another prominent women: Ava Vanderbilt.