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Welcome to Woodlawn Cemetery

Thank you for visiting our website!

Woodlawn Cemetery welcomes thousands of visitors every year from near and far.  Most visit loved ones, while many come to experience the historic and peaceful nature of the cemetery.   

At over 123 years old, this cemetery holds much of the history of the Detroit area within its borders.  Monuments and mausoleums throughout the cemetery memorialize the lives of Detroit greats from the auto and music industries, key philanthropists to education, art and other causes, major political and financial figures and many others who served as an important part of history.  With architectural structures modeled in ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman styles, Woodlawn serves as an outdoor museum to be revered by all.  These grand architectural structures eternally memorialize these important historical figures with solid and intricate design, built to be honored forever.   

Founded in 1895, Woodlawn features a beautiful landscape in a park-like setting on 140 acres.  A serene lake is located amidst the many memorials connected by miles of winding roads.  The cemetery is in north Detroit, off Woodward, between 7 Mile and 8 Mile Roads, just opposite of the Michigan State Fairgrounds.  A rich history and strong reputation as one of Metro-Detroit's most visited cemeteries ensures Woodlawn will be here for centuries to come.  


We are proud to welcome you to Woodlawn Cemetery!  Click here for more information or to schedule a complimentary tour.  We will provide a Family Planning Organizer as a thank you gift for your visit! 

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Celebrating Lives &
Preserving Memories

The lives of those that have gone before us are preserved in the memories of the living.  We are dedicated to celebrating the lives & preserving the memories of the families that we have the privilege to serve.  To help you memorialize your loved ones, we offer several burial and cremation options including traditional ground burial, mausoleum entombment, niche & ground inurnment.


We also offer a wide array of memorialization options including bronze & granite memorials, crypt & niche plates, granite benches, upright monuments and private estates among others.  Our memorials are custom-designed to be an eternal tribute for you & your loved ones.  Meet with a counselor today to learn more!


Our Location

19975 Woodward Ave.Detroit, MI 48203
Tel. 1-313-368-0010

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Contact Us

To locate a loved one, click HERE


Please refer to Our History for additional notable burials.  


What Our Families Are Saying...

Your webpage is brilliant. Very easy to navigate and exceptional that I was presented with a 'contact us' dialog box. Many thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.

Jamie Christian
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