Bronx Walking Tours: Historic Woodlawn Heights
Woodlawn Heights was a village that was laid out in 1873 by George Opdyke on a part of the former Gilbert Valentine farm. It was later extended northward to the Yonkers line. The neighborhood took its name from the historic Woodlawn Cemetery and now holds a rich collection of various architecture, historic neighborhood memorials, and an Irish tradition that goes back many generations.
BCHS educator Vivian Davis will start the tour at the northwest corner of E. 233rd Street and Webster Avenue (BP gas station). Take #2 or #5 train to 233rd Street, Metro-North from Grand Central to Woodlawn, or Bronx buses #16 and #31 to E. 233rd Street and Webster Avenue.
Each tour costs $10 for BCHS members, $20 for non-members. Contact The Society at (718) 881-8900 to reserve your spot. The tours generally run about 2 hours.