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Green-Wood Cemetery

Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone Number: 718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 98 Attractions in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities

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Brooklyn, New York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Green-Wood Cemetery is a National Landmark and it should be. The rolling hills and beautiful landscape make this cemetery feel like a relaxing garden, rather than something that's in any way morbid. Looking at the design of the many mausoleums is like seeing a who's who of Victorian architecture. The cemetery contains the graves of an array of famous people... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My friend and I visited Brooklyn for several days in January to do some genealogy research, so of course Green-wood Cemetery was on our itinerary. We took the trolley tour, booking it online in advance -- the cemetery actually offers three different tours -- that's how much there is to see -- and our tour was the general one. It... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Did you know that the first battle of the Revolutionary War was fought in New York and that George Washington was waiting at the top of the hill, which is now a monument. This cemetery is loded with history. Charles Ebbets and his wife are buried there, along with many other famous people. If you like the history in cemeteries,... More 

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NYC
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

May seem strange to visit a cemetery like you're visiting a park, but this cemetery is so beautiful, so peaceful, so magical, it would be a shame not to. We've taken our daughter here since she was a toddler. It's a lovely place to walk. any time of year.

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you have more than a few extra days, it's worth a visit. Especially on a nice day. The history is amazing.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A few weeks back I finally made the Green-Wood Cemetery trolley tour and I can't believe what I've been missing. Whether the idea of spending an afternoon in a cemetery sounds like a fun idea to you or not, Green-Wood will dispel your preconceived notions of what a cemetery can be. Originally packaged as an environment in which New Yorkers... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Beautiful cemetery that has the highest point in Brooklyn. It is a huge area and has interesting markers and walking paths. Don't forget to bring a baseball to leave on the grave of Henry Chadwick, credited with creating baseball as we know it.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We have done several of the tours through Greenwood and they are always fascinating. The history of the region, its importance in the Revolutionary War, as well as the background of so many of the people buried there, make this a must stop for anyone with an interest in history. I grew up in Brooklyn (not all that far from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Cemeteries were our first public parks. Green-Wood is a premier example. Post mortem celebrity spotting: Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors. Beautiful all year round, but I like to go in the spring. You can even drive through it but walking is better!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited Green-Wood looking for some ancestors who are buried here. I never expected the beauty that I experienced. The mausoleums are just gorgeous! The place is massive!! They do hand out maps which makes it easy to find the grave you are looking for. We visited in December, so it was cold and windy. Will definitely be going back... More 

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