Queens, New York: Houdini's Grave

The world's most famous magician died on Halloween 1926. His impressive tombstone sometimes has a small bust of Houdini atop it, but it's often stolen and then replaced.

Machpelah Cemetery

Address:
8230 Cypress Hills St., Queens, NY
Directions:
Machpelah Cemetery. Entrance is on the north side of Cypress Ave., just west of its intersection with Cypress Hills St.
Hours:
Gates open daily 8-3:45 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Houdini grave.

Houdini's Grave

The bust of Houdini at his grave has been replaced.

[B. Bruner, 06/30/2016]

Visitors hate its habit of vanishing without warning.


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