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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 114 attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The three guided tours to different areas of the cemetery, on a rotating basis Wednesdays and Sundays (via charming, comfortable trolley-bus) are as entertaining as they are informative. A supeb way to see more of the grounds than you possibly could walking, and to learn the "back-story" of a number of noteworthy or under-known "residents."

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing place - beautiful and full of history. My mom was visiting from Wisconsin and we traveled from PA to find some family graves from the 1800s. Everyone from the guard at the amazing front gate to the grounds crew was helpful and kind. We took a tour which went beyond my expectations. The tour guide was... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

this is must do during your stay in New york and/or Brooklyn ... it's a city on its own and the view on New york's skyline you get for free

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went for an event for members but all plan to return. It was our first vista and the cemetery is large, filled with beautiful mausoleums and headstones and winds magically around ponds and hills and large trees. The entrance is something out of a grand European cathedral's facade. It set the stage for feeling transported back in time and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

As someone who lives in NYC, this is one of those gems that you really don't hear much about. The long time residents of this cemetery are a who's who of NY's past. With a tour of this place, you get an in-depth look at the rich history that is contained within these walls. The 5th avenue entrance is majestic... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This was a welcome respite from people and buildings after 4 days in Manhattan. My husband and I took a combined cemetery/whiskey distillery tour on the trolley. I saw they do other tours/fun events. It is close to Prospect Park so we spent the morning exploring that and then walked over. At the gate I got a very large map... More

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Brooklyn, NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This place is awesome and is so big it's broken up into several tours. This is a must see for civil war enthusiast or any war for that matter because there are soldiers buried here from every American conflict. Come here to enjoy some of old and new New York!

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Selden, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I want to say that this cemetery is magnificent. The whole history about its come about and the infamous people buired their is amazing. I would highly recommend this attraction to anyone interested in the history of New York, the greatest city in the world. There are 3 separate tours available plus numerous events to celebrate the history and eternal... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I booked a tour to this cemetery and the guide was enthusiastic and well informed. Her stories about famous and not so famous permanent residents made the tour more interesting. The grounds are beautiful and the Gothic entrance is beautiful. I will be back to book another tour my next visit to NYC. It is definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

You have to really look for Greenwood Cemetary, but when you find it, it will amaze you with its size, beauty, elaborate headstones of the famous and not-so-famous, and the incredible Gothic entrance. Don't miss this in Brooklyn!

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