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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone Number: 718-210-3080
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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A peaceful stroll among the 500 'residents'

We wouldn't normally visit a cemetery for recreation but we had read some of the reviews and absolutely endorse the positive comments. We went on a sunny sunday of the May long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We wouldn't normally visit a cemetery for recreation but we had read some of the reviews and absolutely endorse the positive comments. We went on a sunny sunday of the May long weekend when Prospect Park was packed, but we encountered only a few people as we walked round much of the 478 acres. The cemetery is on the site... More 

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Phoenix
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We booked the Historic Gems of Green-wood trolley tour. Marge is a very good tour guide and clearly enjoys her job. There are three different tours depending on which day you go. There are also a number of stops, so you will be getting on and off the trolley. If you are mobility impaired, I would call to ask which... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

New York can be loud, stressful and claustrophobic. If you want to get away from the stress of urban life and enjoy a beautiful and tranquil spot no place is better than Greenwood Cemetery. It is a 478 acre oasis in an urban jungle. If you are not freaked out by death and love nature and cemetery art than this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This cemetery has some of the most gorgeous stones you have ever seen.It has famous people buried here and a few of my friends too.A little lake too.

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Long Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have been to Green-Wood cemetery about 4-5 times. It is an amazing place to visit from the moment you drive under the amazing entrance way. You can either take a trolley tour, drive around or just walk. There are many famous people buried here, with amazing mausoleums. There are beautiful flowering trees, 3 lakes, a chapel. Definitely worth a... More 

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Cemetery itself is very beautiful and historical. Instead of taking a tour, I decided to navigate the place myself and see the graves I wanted to see. The cemetery is expansive, and although they do provide a free map, I found myself walking in circles (although you could factor in my terrible sense of direction). Overall, the cemetery is... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful grave markers, mausoleums, landscape, plantings and other architecture. Very historic and it is wonderful to see so many famous people buried here . At the entrance they will give you a map to where historic graves are, so you don't get lost. In its way, as nice as Prospect Park and not so crowded. Shady, old, mystical. Go there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Just took the Greenwood Cemetery tour one of three loved it. Beautiful day great tour, hidden gems of New York. Margery was a wonderful tour guide she has a wonderful voice and is more than happy to answer as many questions as you have about the area. The trolley ride with air-conditioned and it was a nice day out.

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Howell, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Was here to volunteer with my son to put flags on the Graves of people involved with Civil War. They gave us a map, instructions, and some flags. What a great day it was. Very organized had no problem putting out 50 or so flags in a few hours. There is going to be a big celebration on memorial day... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Green-Wood Cemetery is both amazingly beautiful and historical. Took the Discover Green-Wood trolley tour which is a great overview of the very large cemetery. Tour guide Margery Raymond was wonderful. She was incredibly informative, telling us interesting stories about many of the famous people buried there. Since she is also a singer, she was quite entertaining as well. There are... More 

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