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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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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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There's a lot to see, so on a hot day take lots of water

I wasn't so interested in the more famous graves, although Lola Montez (or Mrs. Eliza Gilbert as it says on the front side of the slab) is an obvious must, as is (funny face of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I wasn't so interested in the more famous graves, although Lola Montez (or Mrs. Eliza Gilbert as it says on the front side of the slab) is an obvious must, as is (funny face of Coney Island) George C. Tilyou. The trouble is I'm mostly interested in writers, and the closest the free map goes is Henry Beecher Stowe and... More 

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Ardsley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We took a private tour of Green-Wood and can not believe how amazing it was. There is so much history amongst so much beauty. The entrance gate is stunning - and has a huge nest in it! If you have the opportunity - or are nearby - stop by. It is not haunted - it is truly remarkable!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a most beautiful place, and we were surprised to see so few visitors here. It is the perfect afternoon out if you need a bit of peace and quiet after the hectic city life, and you will be intrigued by the many graves and memorials to famous Americans. The cemetery provide a very good map. The European visitor... More 

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Semmes, Alabama, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I spent and very nice afternoon walking through Green-Wood Cemetery a few weeks ago. There are many beautiful statues and headstones to photograph. The trees, flowers, and lakes were just as lovely. Several people were sitting around the lakes enjoying the day. It was interesting to read the dates on many of the headstones - some dating back to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I was very sceptical when my girlfriend booked a trolley tour in a cemetery, but she assured me it was one of the highest rated activities in Brooklyn. We had been to NYC before and wanted to explore more of Brooklyn this time round. The tour guide makes the tour and brings the history and the people alive (figuratively). It... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is more like going to a park than a cemetery. It even has a Koi pond. I wouldn't make a special trip to go there unless I lived in Brooklyn, but if you do, it's kind of cool.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

one of the most beautiful and tranquil places in brooklyn. worth coming for a tour (especially when the accordions are playing), to see famous statuary and hear the stories of brooklyn's famous.

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Astoria, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Guided tour on bus (made to look like a trolley) was amazing, fascinating, and hilarious. Great tour guide (I forget her name, but she's also a professional singer, and told great stories). This tour, "Hidden Gems of Greenwood" was one of three trolley tours, and I definitely want to check out the other two. I grew up near the city,... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Very tranquil place to absorb some nature within the city, especially if you are intrigued or fascinated by or can appreciate the history/age of the tombstones.. The place is too big to be explored by foot, so grab a map and stick to the main paths and plan your entry/exit points well, so you wouldn't get lost. Head over to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Wonderful sight seeing if you are into seeing gravestones of famous people! There are tours and is fantastic around Halloween and the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn.

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