Woodlawn Memorial Park (formerly known as Woodlawn Cemetery) is a historic burial ground nestled in the heart of Ward 7, Washington, D.C. Established in 1895, Woodlawn Memorial Park has over 36,000 graves spread over 22.5 acres.These historic grounds are the final resting place of many influential African Americans that made a difference in Washington, D.C. and African American history. In honor of the prominence of many of the interred, the Woodlawn Cemetery was listed on the D.C. Inventory of Historic Sites in 1991 and on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Today, the caretakers of Woodlawn Memorial Park are working diligently to restore the historic site. Please join us in making this a reality!