Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
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. See Green-Wood Cemetery and all Brooklyn has to offer by arranging your trip with our Brooklyn trip itinerary planner.
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I've visited Green-Wood three times now. The first time I took the outer road Trolley Tour. Last year I went on the open doors tour. And now the heart of Green-Wood Trolley Tour. It's such a beautiful... read more »
The place is so beautiful and peaceful with amazing views from the top of the hill. Many interesting monuments but it's a nice place to visit even for those who are not history buffs. I feel strange s... read more »
I was able to book a private tour for our group. Our guide, Marge Raymond, was knowledgeable, engaging, and made the whole experience more enjoyable. The history, architecture and natural beauty the c... read more »
Fabiola de Goríbar
One of the most enchanting, beautiful and eerie places I have ever visited. Take a couple of hours (alone if you can), to explore it. Feel free to bring a book with you (next time I will visit it with an Edgar Alan Poe one). I visited it in Summer. Now I really want to watch its Spring, Fall and Winter splendour.
You could visit Times Square on your trip to New York; you could climb the Empire State Building. why go where the crowds go? Green-Wood is a little more relaxed than either of those two, but just as interesting. See the last resting places of the famous and take in the views of Manhattan too. A short hop on the subway from the latter, it's a great excuse to get off the island.
I live right around the corner and I love having the cemetery next to me. It's a wonderful place to enjoy nature, learn about history, or look at art. They have many tours focusing on different aspects of the cemetery and people buried there. They also have talks and events. If you can go on one of the moonlight strolls - a walk through the cemetery after the sun sets usually ending at the catacombs where there is music playing and beer and wine is available.
Good views of the city once the leaves fall, an unspoiled green space in the spring and summer. Quiet and a nice place for a bit of a creepy walk. They also show movies around Halloween.
I highly enjoyed the peacefulness here and wonderful architecture. One of the most interesting cemeteries I've visited in nyc.
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