Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

4.7
#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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  • It's taken me three months to get enough nerve to write this review on the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Fingers crossed--here we go. We went to Green-Wood in search of the wild parrots of New York...  more »
  • fantastic experience it seems time has stood still in this dream place where thoughts blend between ' reality and poetry
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  • Gothic revival gates as you enter, same with the spectacular chapel all built in the 1800's. Somehow you feel all the intensity of the city melt away here. The rolling hills and paths make for a great...  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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