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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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Hours:
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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It sounds a little odd to rave over a cemetery, but we had a great experience visiting this unique beautiful place. We took one out of three possible tours and were treated to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

It sounds a little odd to rave over a cemetery, but we had a great experience visiting this unique beautiful place. We took one out of three possible tours and were treated to a great narrative of the location. Our guide was terrific. We would go back there anytime.

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend an afternoon! I will definitely be going back to take the other tours. The tour guide, Marge, really made the tour fun and was very tolerant of the 2 8yo boys I took with me. I would say a must see for anyone who won't laugh for 20 minutes when we discuss the famous... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Visiting Green-Wood-Cemetery inspired the following... My feet carry me to Greenwood. I walk past graveyards. I notice the scent of freshly cut grass and feel compelled to rest, My head leans against nameless concrete. My hands dig into mother earth searching… It is so peaceful, so quiet, this lonely Land filled with bodies where hope resigned. Dreary flowers the only... More 

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New York
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We are lucky to have this as our view from across the street from our house. It has big trees and is a great indicator of seasons. We took a bus tour when in-laws were in town. It was very interesting. If they allowed dogs, i would go every day (but understand why they don't).

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was once the #2 tourist attraction in America after Niagara Falls. Go. Take a tour. You won't forget it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

famous cemetery beautiful views thay have tours as well famous people buried here the area is spanish so authentic food can be eaten here

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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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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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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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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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