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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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tranquility

it makes you think of vanity of this world; gives you good sense of eternity. beautiful statues and monuments. old history, beatiful park. l just love it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

it makes you think of vanity of this world; gives you good sense of eternity. beautiful statues and monuments. old history, beatiful park. l just love it!

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Brooklyn, New York
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Check to see if a sponsored tour is happening during your stay. Well worth the price.. If not, allow plenty of time with comfortable shoes and water as you take a lengthy stroll throughout historic Greenwood Cemetery. You will be surprised how many historic figures have been laid to rest there.

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Brooklyn, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Green-Wood Cemetery is a destination everyone should plan to visit once (whether you live in Brooklyn or are simply here for a visit). I live nearby and visit regularly to bird. For first timers it's probably wise to sign up for one of the many year round tours: all are brilliantly narrated by entertaining, deeply informed guides. The history at... More 

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Marbella, Spain
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Of GREAT historical significance. My Father and other great leaders are buried there. In this midst of a busy city, this spot in nature and tranquility is unique. Lovely and so large... I'm lost and going round in circles... but loving it!

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was so blown away by Green Wood Cemetary that I came back everyday to walk through it during my 5 days trip to Brooklyn. In fact, I booked my hotel nearby so that I could do that. Each time I saw something new. It truly is the most stunning mix of nature and architecture. I also went on one... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Wonderful place if you're in the mood for walking around, enjoying silence and nature and wonderful architecture and sculptures

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Seriously. This place is great. But allow yourself time to get lost, even if you don't plan to. I went because I read it was pretty. Google maps sent me to a seasonal entrance on the far side of a nearly 500 acre cemetery. I had time, so took it in stride...literally. I walked around the perimeter, stopping for photos,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Green-Wood Cemetery is a National Landmark and it should be. The rolling hills and beautiful landscape make this cemetery feel like a relaxing garden, rather than something that's in any way morbid. Looking at the design of the many mausoleums is like seeing a who's who of Victorian architecture. The cemetery contains the graves of an array of famous people... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My friend and I visited Brooklyn for several days in January to do some genealogy research, so of course Green-wood Cemetery was on our itinerary. We took the trolley tour, booking it online in advance -- the cemetery actually offers three different tours -- that's how much there is to see -- and our tour was the general one. It... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Did you know that the first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in New York and that George Washington was waiting at the top of the hill, which is now a monument. This cemetery is loded with history. Charles Ebbets and his wife are buried there, along with many other famous people. If you like the history in cemeteries,... More 

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