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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone Number: 718-210-3080
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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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Historic and Beautiful

A true Brooklyn treasure! There's so much history and so many interesting graves of important people if you take the time to wander around and look. Go on a nice day and walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A true Brooklyn treasure! There's so much history and so many interesting graves of important people if you take the time to wander around and look. Go on a nice day and walk aimlessly. You can also got some great views on top of the hills.

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Long Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to walk and contemplate. Peaceful most of the time, be aware that it is much larger than it may seem at first.

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Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

It is actually very relaxing strolling through Green-wood. The resting places of some amazing New Yorkers, like Boss Tweed and Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Civil War veterans. Idyllic, and usually uncrowded. And the surrounding nabe hosts many fine drinking establishments and eateries.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This cemetery is a jewel of nature and culture meshing in harmony. Famous and interesting people are laid to rest here, in monuments of lost beauty. The paths meander in mysterious ways, all but assuring that you will get lost among the trees and tombs of the greats of our past. Green-Wood is a delight. Do not miss Minerva as... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The trolley tour was sold out a couple of weeks before we went, but I wanted to stop by anyway. This is a BEAUTIFUL location. Truly lovely, and lots of meandering paths. Having said that, it is a LOT of walking if you want to explore on foot, and it's uphill. You can pick up a map (with famous monuments... More 

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Bellmore, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Amazing place full of history from Revolutionary times and Civil War times. Interesting tidbits and facts I would never have known otherwise. Ms. Raymond is a wonderful tour guide full of knowledge and is quite entertaining. I hope to make her 2 other tours and 1 upcoming that she is creating.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The fun starts with the elaborate arch at the main entrance off of 5th Avenue in Brooklyn. Get a map at the office there. Then enjoy the landscaping and the incredibly ornate markers and vaults in the cemetery. Several of Brooklyn's most favorite sons (and daughters) are buried here, from Leonard Bernstein to Boss Tweed; the map lists them. For... More 

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Bellevue Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I recently visited Green-Wood cemetery and took a trolley tour. The tour was well worth the $15 price. Without it we would have been overwhelmed and missed a lot. The cemetery is beautifully laid out, with narrow roads weaving around hills and through tall trees. This is not a cemetery laid out in straight rows. There is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

While it might sound morbid, a visit to Greenwood Cemetery should not be missed. Located in Sunset Park, Brooklyn and easily accessible by multiple subways ( R< N< D< lines) as well as buses, the staff offer a very informative tour by trolley to the resting spots of many famous people. Hard to believe that you will see rolling hills... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

This place is absolutely wonderful. To have such a quiet and peaceful place, with not only lots of history, but just the grandeur of some of the crypts, and graves is awesome. Just check in with the security at the front gate(they are so helpful and generous with their time) take advantage of the tour bus within. Worth half a... More 

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Additional Information about Green-Wood Cemetery

Address: Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone Number: 718-210-3080
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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