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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #5 of 112 attractions in Brooklyn
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,NY
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful grounds as the resting place for many historic and famous people. Or, just walk around. This is a memorable place for locals.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Nice cemetary, but if this is your first time to Brooklyn I think there's more interesting stuff around.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

nice walks, challenging, interesting windows into histories, beautiful structures and landscaping. rather isolated, not near transportation, though now there is a bakery across the street.

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LONGWOOD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The cemetery is very large and very beautiful. Make sure to get a map at the entrance. We spent several hours wandering the property. It was a beautiful fall day and the leaves were changing. There is also a great view of the city. We only saw a few people who were in cars the entire time we were there.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Marge is a great tour guide...there are some of the most beautiful angel statues here...angel of grief should not be missed...

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Long Beach, NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Suggestions for visiting Green-Wood Cemetery: - Ask for a free map at the entrance. If there is a specific grave you want to find, take note of it. While on the train going home, I remembered I wanted to see the simple headstone of Louis Comfort Tiffany. - Take the trolley tour. I wish I did! I went on a... More

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Brandon, Florida, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I have a confession: I lived in Brooklyn, NY for over 20 years and never toured this cemetery (and it was only 7 blocks from my house). Returning for a visit, my wife and I caught the trolley tour of the cemetery. The trip was completely serendipitous. We were not disappointed. Our guide, Marge Raymond, was fantastic and extraordinarily knowledgable.... More

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Long Island City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was our second time at Green-Wood Cemetery & the first time we took the trolley tour. It was so worth it! Bring your camera!

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West Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Victorians were not wrong. Green-Wood was central to their social experience. As a place for a gathering of family, or as a place to reflect, in peace, on life, it was cherished by many of the time. It is dear to my heart and my favorite place to visit when I'm in Brooklyn.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a must to experience. Unfortunately the day I was there was freezing so I di not get out of the car as much as I would have like. The history and design of the place is quite overwhelming. A must to see when in Brooklyn

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