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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 117 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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful place.... full of love and serenity.....beautiful trees and vegetation.... beautiful views..... romantic in a strange sort of way....be respectful however.....it is the resting place for many, many souls.....may they rest in peace!

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Islip, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

A great afternoon- a perfect way to get on overview of the beautiful grounds and to hear some of the great stories associated with this national treasure. Our very knowledgeable guide was enthusiastic and even sang at Leonard Bernstein's gravesite. We want to go back to catch the other tours!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Tours are available; but I would suggest getting to know the flourishing landscaped cemetery with a walking buddy to explore and enjoy the grounds. For the war history buffs and special interests of famous dead people take the available tours after you familiarize yourself with the terrain.

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Oceanside, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Friends and I took the Green-wood Cemetery trolley tour conducted by Marge Raymond who provided a most enjoyable and informative tour. She is incredibly knowledgeable and animated, holding everyone's attention with a lively delivery, always with a keen sense of humor. We look forward to more Green-wood Cemetery tours in the series with Marge as the leader. Marge, many thanks.

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Awesome grounds that are meticulously maintained. Old trees and hills. Many beautiful and old statues and the Chapel building's brownstone architecture is quite impressive.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took the trolley tour. The place is a hidden gem. .. Our tour guide, Marge Raymond, was fantastic. A great knowledge of the entire surroundings and past history.

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had a day trip planned to Brooklyn and looked up "Top Things To Do" there - GWC popped up in the top 5 sights to see. There is a metro stop within walking distance if you don't have a car. Trolley tours are recommended as an overview type of visit and we had reserved the 1:00-3:00 slot. Note that... More

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Long Beach, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Having lived in Brooklyn my whole life, I had passed Green Wood many times. Recently I learned that Trolley tours were given and took a tour. I was amazed at both the beauty of the natural terrain and history of those interred there. The Battle of Brooklyn and many Revolutionary and Civil War graves are there. Definitely take the tour... More

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Nashville Tn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Most interesting people buried there . Too many for one tour so I need to go back. Guides have fabulous stories of entertainment stars, battles, truly strange people, sports figures every one of whom is a household name and the gossip there of.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

As a native of Brooklyn, I've been coming here for years. I started coming here to visit friends and family who are interred here, but the more I came to visit the more I fell in love with it. Not only is it the burial place of many historic, famous and infamous New Yorkers, but it is beautiful, serene and... More

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