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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 115 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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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Rather fun to scope out the various graves. A very pleasant walk and also quite historical as one of the Revolutionary War battle grounds.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Located in a bleak industrial neighborhood, Green-Wood Cemetery may give visitors cause to second guess their excursion. Once inside Green-Wood's gates, however, a different world emerges, populated by squawking parrots (escapees that have colonized the area), artful landscaping, and the treatment of cemetery monuments as artwork in a sculpture park. In addition to the obvious historical draw, Green-Wood is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended as a unique way to spend a day. The tour guide was fantastic. Definitely returning!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The cemetery is the highest point in Brooklyn. From the highest hill you have great views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. History buffs will find the information contained on the tomb stones, memorials and mausoleums very interesting. Don't miss the chapel. Tour are available but you can get a free map at the impressive cemetery gates.

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

I don't typically go touring cemeteries. But this one in Brooklyn is quite unique. There are at least two dozen historically notable persons buried here. The architecture of the monuments is very neat. The architecture of the main gate is very ornate. The chapel here is over 100 years old and now reopen. They occasionally hold small events in it.... More

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

On the recommendation of a customer. I decided to take a trip to greenwood. I was very skeptical at first but to my surprise ....greenwood is a extremely interesting. A serene elegantly manicured federally preserved property. Take the tour it is worth it.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you like outstanding 19th century cemeteries full of mausoleums and statues, this is the place for you. (Another is Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx.) It's very beautifully landscaped and maintained, with some burial plots still available. Some famous Americans are buried here, including Leonard Bernstein (simple grave) and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat as recent internments. Mostly, it's serene and ideal... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The tour was very interesting and informative. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. Would definitely recommend.

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Loganville ,GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Greetings from Atlanta where I retired about 7 years ago. Atlanta has 1 nice Graveyard ( Oakland ) with same famous dead people that reminds me of Green-wood in mid-Brooklyn where I have some freinds and family. Over the years I have been there a few times and like they say about NYC-"nice place to visit but I wouldn't want... More

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