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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
Activities: Group tours/walking tour

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Great off-the-beaten-path destination

If the weather is nice and you enjoy history, this is a great place to go. I highly recommend the trolley tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

If the weather is nice and you enjoy history, this is a great place to go. I highly recommend the trolley tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

My entire life growing up in NY I never knew about this place. I was bringing my daughter to NYC and we were going to stay in an area of Brooklyn I was not really familiar with. I found this place and we just had to go. I booked the hidden gems tour. We got there and the tour that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This attraction isn't your ordinary affair, but it is a great experience, with well kept grounds. The main part one may dislike is the fact that you are, then again, in a cemetery- and what more is there? Well, I won't elaborate.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was the first place I visited in New York, after JFK and my friends' apartment. I was delighted with the choice! Beautifully landscaped, plenty of interesting graves and monuments, wildlife galore in the lake, and it even has a perfectly acceptable toilet!

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Stony Brook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What can I say! This is something I had wanted to do for quite some time. All the pictures do no justice to the real thing. It is totally a mind blowing experience. If you are someone who is into history or architecture then this place is for you. The cemetery is massive. You need multiple visits to explore the... More 

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Highland, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our tour guide, Marge, was fantastic. Very informative. We had a fun time. I recommend to everyone..

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This is really a hidden gem in Brooklyn. I think there are two things that really make Greenwood stand out as a great place to visit. First, it is really quiet and serene. It is rarely crowded and as long as the morbid nature doesn't bother you it's a fantastic place to relax and take a stroll. You won't find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Came here as a student, writing a paper comparing Greenwood to the African Burial Ground. Went on an excellent tour, got a glimpse into so many moments in American history. Of course the emphasis in on the wealthy in such a fancy graveyard, but the tour managed to connect the lives of the rich to us simple folk in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It sounds a little odd to rave over a cemetery, but we had a great experience visiting this unique beautiful place. We took one out of three possible tours and were treated to a great narrative of the location. Our guide was terrific. We would go back there anytime.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon! I will definitely be going back to take the other tours. The tour guide, Marge, really made the tour fun and was very tolerant of the 2 8yo boys I took with me. I would say a must see for anyone who won't laugh for 20 minutes when we discuss the famous... More 

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