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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
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So much history

Visited with A Slice of Brooklyn Tours. What an amazing cemetery, so much history. Highlight was the civil war soldiers graves.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with A Slice of Brooklyn Tours. What an amazing cemetery, so much history. Highlight was the civil war soldiers graves.

Thank jenn_mc20
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gift shop offers 2 self-guided walking tour books which are just wonderful, I can't recommend them enough. I've been 4 times over the past 5 years, each time discovering something new. There are many important figures buried here, and many interesting stories to discover. A few people of note are Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, FAO Schwartz, Peter Cooper, Charles Ebbets...

Thank Melibrooklyn
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first time I've ever written a review on this site.. The tour was absolutely fascinating! The richness of the history was riveting ..our tour guide was excellent! I highly recommend it

Thank Mark H
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth it. Would have liked to do a tour but didn't make it there on time. Book ahead in busy months or just wander and explore. Hauntingly beautiful. So many stories hidden behind the tombstones.

Thank Loltye
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our bus driver was excellent and informative Madge, our guide, was filled with much historical information and stories We had a great time

Thank suzanneschein
new york
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Green-wood has been on my list for awhile - and now, after visiting yesterday and taking "the Far Side" tour, one of the three tours available, I don't know why I waited so long! Our guide, Marge Raymond and driver Frank, were fantastic, Super knowledgeable and great personality, mixing fun anecdotes with great history. I'll definitely go back for the... More 

Thank BGGNewYork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Was an amazing experience. Marge was a great tour guide. She had so much info about so many difference famous graves. She turned a history lesson into a fun tour. I hate history but I loved the tour so much...I was so into the tour. There are three different tours and I'm definitely going back for the other two.

Thank Fattinger M
Boston, Massachusetts
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98 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

Green-Wood Cemetery is a superb green-space in a section of Brooklyn that is otherwise unremarkable. Allow 2 hours during daylight for a leisurely stroll so you can take time to track down the many famous people who are buried here, while you enjoy the beautiful tree-lined paths and the magnificent views of the harbor and Manhattan beyond. Ask at the... More 

Thank Rebecca1921
Long Island
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169 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Went to this cemetery as part of a photography group outing. Amazing is all I can say. The art work and sculptures were just as interesting as the people who are buried here. Fabulous way to learn history. Cemetery is considered a museum--it's so interesting. Take a day to come here, ride the trolley and just be enchanted by everything... More 

Thank earladybon
Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

From the time you enter through the awesome gates of Green-wood Cemetery, you feel you've gone through the looking glass. Thousands of monk parrots greet you, creating a surreal experience as you watch and listen to them enjoying the grounds and massive nesting areas within the arches of the entryway. Get a map from the gatekeeper and by all means,... More 

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