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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 115 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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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The cemetery is the highest point in Brooklyn. From the highest hill you have great views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. History buffs will find the information contained on the tomb stones, memorials and mausoleums very interesting. Don't miss the chapel. Tour are available but you can get a free map at the impressive cemetery gates.

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I don't typically go touring cemeteries. But this one in Brooklyn is quite unique. There are at least two dozen historically notable persons buried here. The architecture of the monuments is very neat. The architecture of the main gate is very ornate. The chapel here is over 100 years old and now reopen. They occasionally hold small events in it.... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

On the recommendation of a customer. I decided to take a trip to greenwood. I was very skeptical at first but to my surprise ....greenwood is a extremely interesting. A serene elegantly manicured federally preserved property. Take the tour it is worth it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like outstanding 19th century cemeteries full of mausoleums and statues, this is the place for you. (Another is Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.) It's very beautifully landscaped and maintained, with some burial plots still available. Some famous Americans are buried here, including Leonard Bernstein (simple grave) and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as recent internments. Mostly, it's serene and ideal... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The tour was very interesting and informative. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Would definitely recommend.

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Loganville ,GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Greetings from Atlanta where I retired about 7 years ago. Atlanta has 1 nice Graveyard ( Oakland ) with same famous dead people that reminds me of Green-wood in mid-Brooklyn where I have some freinds and family. Over the years I have been there a few times and like they say about NYC-"nice place to visit but I wouldn't want... More

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

As we were staying in Brooklyn I wanted to see more than the Bridge, the Heights and the parks. So we went for a walk in Green-Wood and had a good time. There are many places to stop, sit and relax, but I'm sure than you have more fun with a full guided tour. We guided ourselves with the cemetery... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

lots of interesting history on trolley tour last week in a beautiful setting price is a real bargain at 15 bucks

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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had no expectations of this tour before we started. And it was fabulous. Our tour guide, Marge, was informative and entertaining. She sang a song from West Side Story at the grave site of Leonard Bernstein! It was just long enough (2 hours) for my 10 year old nephew to endure. There are 3 different tours to take depending... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Over 460 acres of beautiful rolling hills covered with century old trees and lovely ponds. It is in fact the highest point in Brooklyn at 200 feet above sea level. Beautiful well maintained lawns with mausoleums, sculptures and monuments. Many famous people are buried here including Henry Ward Beecher, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Leonard Bernstein, William Merritt Chase, DeWitt Clinton, Governor... More

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