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“Ghost tour” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-210-3080
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Ranked #4 of 117 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Cemeteries
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Brooklyn, New York
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8 attraction reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Ghost tour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This was a tour around halloween that pointed out the erie graves and told the stories for each. It was interesting. The best part was visiting the catacombs.

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New York City, New York
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“Rude Staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

The staff was very rude and prejudice. They rushed my group out as if we were hooligans based on how we looked when indeed we were there to pay our respects. It was very upsetting

Visited April 2012
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Huntington Beach, California
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“Gorgeous gates at the entrance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Couldn't go in due to storm damage, but photographed amazing headstones from the past through the fence.

Visited October 2012
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Wonderful destination for walks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Not only should you visit Green-wood Cemetary, but you should join (the fee is very modest), which entitles you to great updates about events. An example from their current on line newsletter -
"This Saturday, we're proud to welcome Currier and Ives expert Robert Newman to Green-Wood. Newman is a third generation print virtuoso, and his family has owned The Old Print Shop on Lexington Avenue since the 1920s. In our Historic Chapel, Newman will unravel the story of these immensely popular printers, both of whom are buried in Green-Wood. He'll also bring along some examples of Currier and Ives' fantastic work, so you can see the magic for yourself! Following Newman's talk, join him and Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman for a trolley tour with stops at the graves of Currier, Ives, and other artists from the
firm -- including Fannie Palmer, the only woman printmaker in an otherwise all-male enterprise! Now that's definitely something to celebrate"
The place is a wonderful respite from the city, the staff are friendly and helpful (they also give away great mulch) and they sponsor terrific tours - the place, and the people who are buried there, simply fascinates

Visited October 2012
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“Haven't seen it since Sandy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This is probably the most esoteric place I have ever visited. I live only a few blocks away, but love the serenity and the old trees. I'm hoping there wasn't too much damage.

Visited June 2012
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