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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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Loganville ,GA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Middle Village, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It is a magnificent site, it changes with the seasons, best during the early spring when all flower are in bloom and trees are flowering. Bring walking shoes, it is a historical site, enjoy!!

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It was a very informative and awe inspiring tour. So much history in our neighborhood that we know nothing about. I am so happy I did this tour *Hidden Gems* and I will be back for the rest.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

What a beautiful and unique find. Although this place is in Brooklyn, DO NOT use the subway alone to get there. Drive if you can. Its a one mile walk from the subway then miles and miles of paths inside. Gorgeous views of Brooklyn and upkept grounds. There is also a restored chapel that is peaceful and a tranquility area.... More

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NYC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

What a wonderful trolley tour of the "Gems of Green-Wood"! It was an informative and interesting two hour tour in this pristine setting. This is where the New York elite and indiscrete meet and are resting side by side for eternity. If you are coming to the Big Apple for recreation, travel or business, and have the time to go... More

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Secaucus, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a great escape for historians, photographers, picnickers, or anyone just wants to be in a scenic nature setting, yes this is a CEMETERY, but is laid out like a park, with lakes, trees, and lots of historic Monuments! I really enjoyed the tranquility and the very photogenic scenery. I was virtually alone, walking and taking photos, only others... More

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