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

8230 Cypress Hills St., Queens, NY
Machpelah Cemetery. Entrance is on the north side of Cypress Ave., just west of its intersection with Cypress Hills St.
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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