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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
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Historic, and beautiful

If your in Brooklyn this is a must. Self or guided tours. Beautiful vistas of NYC. Highest point within NYC.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Robert C

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If your in Brooklyn this is a must. Self or guided tours. Beautiful vistas of NYC. Highest point within NYC.

Thank Robert C
Atlantic Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another Gem in the middle of Brooklyn. Opened in the early 1800s Green-Wood was the place to be buried for the rich, famous and, yes, even the notorious! Rich people from Manhattan would buy adjoining plots to come over the Brooklyn bridge on nice afternoons and enjoy the day. Like going to the park but even better. There are three,... More 

Thank Sapphire-Ed
New York, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our visit to Green-wood lasted more than 3 hours and we enjoyed every minute of the trolley tour to the far side of the historic burial grounds. We learned so much from our guide that she made the trip special. The architecture of the mausoleums, headstone and sculpture were beautiful. We did a short walk to the Civil War soldiers... More 

Thank AdventurerNY
Xalapa, Mexico
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of Brooklyn from the hillside. Architecture is beautiful. Security guard for helpful and well versed in the history of the cemetery.

Thank Michael D
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Green-wood on my own in the past but took the trolley tour on Nov 11th and it made the experience absolutely fascinating and wonderful. Highly recommend for adults. Tour guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining and the whole place is quite extraordinary. This is the best $15 you'll spend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stole that line from one of the tours, but this is a must do while in Brooklyn. Architecture, history, beautiful landscapes and killer views of Manhattan combine to make this a memorable visit. The events and tours are top notch, but a self-guided visit would be equally enjoyed.

Thank Ed P
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marge Redmond was an excellent guide. She knew her history, and she especially knew her way around the cemetery. It is a must see if you are a history buff. Thank you for a wonderful day. Rosalie Pinto

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Annandale, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place must be visited both day and night. IF you have the chance, be sure to take the special twilight tour that includes the catacombs. During the day, the history is fascinating and the views of Manhattan alone worth the trip.

Thank Barbara A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we took the Hidden Gems trolley tour with Marge Raymond. Marge was not only knowledgeable but charismatic and entertaining.Highly recommend doing the trolley tour. Greenwood is large (close to 500 acres) and hilly. You only see a few highlights in the two hour tour. I've been here twice before and still haven't seen even half. I'll be back in... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very interesting site, and worth visiting. There are three different trolley tours from which to choose (book on line in advance). I took the two hour highlights tour with guide Marge Raymond--very knowledgeable and interesting. There are also walking tours. Lots of places to eat locally--we parked (free) and walked to Castillo Restaurant, Equadorian cuisine. I would... More 

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