Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

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#3 of 8 in Historic Sites in Brooklyn
Green-Wood Cemetery is the final resting place of many of the city's famous personalities. A rural cemetery when it was founded in the 1838, the city now surrounds this National Historic Landmark. The entrance features ornate, Gothic Revival gates where a colony of monk parakeets perch. The highest point in Brooklyn, Battle Hill, is on the grounds and offers a view of the neighborhood. Here, you'll also find a Revolutionary War memorial statue, Altar to Liberty: Minerva. Purchase a self-guided walking-tour book or a mobile app on the cemetery's website, or join a trolley tour that's offered a few times a week. With our international travel planner, Brooklyn attractions like Green-Wood Cemetery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • I’m not sure how you convince someone that a cemetery is ok to visit on a vacation, when you don’t know anyone there, but.... This cemetery is beautiful in every way. From beautiful stones to amazing ...  more »
  • We spent the afternoon walking around on our own while waiting to take their Twilight Tour. Walking around was very easy and there is a very detailed map that is available. The guided Twilight Tour wa...  more »
  • If you're a fan of "Gangs of New York" then you'll be thrilled to learn that "Bill, the Butcher" is buried here...as is shown, I believe, at the end of the movie. Tons of American History right here.  more »
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  • A beautiful and absolutely mesmerizing cemetery to visit. Full of history and It essentially inspired the creation of Central Park and Prospect Park.
  • The most beautiful cemetery than I've seen in NY (or even more). Perfect to solo walk and relaxing
  • This is seriously one of the most beautiful places ive ever been to, and also a large learning experience. Some of the architecture is so incredibly interesting because of the mixture of religion. Beauty
  • Gorgeous and peaceful cemetery. Perfect for a solo walk of contemplation and reflection. Love all the historic graves and burial sites.
  • This cemetery has fascinating monuments and mausoleums, several bodies of water, huge old trees, and a maze of winding paths. There is a map which can be used as a guide to find the graves of a number of famous people.
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