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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Traveler Description: Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY, created in 1838 is New York City's most beautiful hidden gem. Easily accessabile by subway, the R train to... more »
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Brooklyn, New York
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Over 460 acres of beautiful rolling hills covered with century old trees and lovely ponds. It is in fact the highest point in Brooklyn at 200 feet above sea level. Beautiful well maintained lawns with mausoleums, sculptures and monuments. Many famous people are buried here including Henry Ward Beecher, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Leonard Bernstein, William Merritt Chase, DeWitt Clinton, Governor... More

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Middle Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It is a magnificent site, it changes with the seasons, best during the early spring when all flower are in bloom and trees are flowering. Bring walking shoes, it is a historical site, enjoy!!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

It was a very informative and awe inspiring tour. So much history in our neighborhood that we know nothing about. I am so happy I did this tour *Hidden Gems* and I will be back for the rest.

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Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful and unique find. Although this place is in Brooklyn, DO NOT use the subway alone to get there. Drive if you can. Its a one mile walk from the subway then miles and miles of paths inside. Gorgeous views of Brooklyn and upkept grounds. There is also a restored chapel that is peaceful and a tranquility area.... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful trolley tour of the "Gems of Green-Wood"! It was an informative and interesting two hour tour in this pristine setting. This is where the New York elite and indiscrete meet and are resting side by side for eternity. If you are coming to the Big Apple for recreation, travel or business, and have the time to go... More

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This is a great escape for historians, photographers, picnickers, or anyone just wants to be in a scenic nature setting, yes this is a CEMETERY, but is laid out like a park, with lakes, trees, and lots of historic Monuments! I really enjoyed the tranquility and the very photogenic scenery. I was virtually alone, walking and taking photos, only others... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We took the Far Side of Greenwood trolley tour and we will definitely return as soon as possible for the other two historic trolley tours. The tour guide is excellent and the tour itself is fascinating. Don't miss it.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Definitely worth the three hours I spend touring the place. A beautiful locale, rich in national & NYC history. The whole experience was enhanced by an excellent tour guide and wonderful weather.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Green Wood Cemetery following the reviews here. It is indeed a very beautiful cemetery and with the free map at the entrance, quite easy to find your way around. However, I didn't really feel 100% comfortable wandering around a cemetery, it was a bit strange!! Maybe if I had the opportunity to take the guided tour I... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This trolley tour is taking a step back in time. So much of this country's history is resting in Green-wood Cemetery. From DeWitt Clinton to Peter Cooper, Leonard Bernstein , Louis Comfort Tiffany,Currier and Ives, Henry Pierrepont and Richard Upjohn. The tour guide was very entertaining and knowledgable. Well worth your time.

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