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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
Phone Number: +1 718-210-3080
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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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A perfect scenic place for a stroll

There isn't anything really creepy about Green-Wood Cemetery. It'a a beautiful tranquil place with scores of interesting paths, lakes to sit by and wonderful history. Find that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There isn't anything really creepy about Green-Wood Cemetery. It'a a beautiful tranquil place with scores of interesting paths, lakes to sit by and wonderful history. Find that spot on the fill with the direct view of Lady Liberty. The cemetery also hosts fun and unusual cultural events; an awesome setting at twilight.

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like any visit to a cemetery, it is mixed with feelings. People are buried here, but if you have to be buried, this is a good place to do it. A list of notable graves is available as is the story of the birds who live here.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

There are alot of things to see here and a nice walk thru the cemetery on a fall day (or spring). There is a number of points of interest and it's easy to get lost in there. Found that Google Maps and directions seem to work amazing and give very precise directions. It's a lifesaver for when you want to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn is filled with significant people from New York's past. Get there by the R train or take your car to 25th Street and Fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. There is ample parking throughout the grounds. The cemetery offers three different trolley tours: The Far Side of Green-Wood, Hidden Gems of Green-Wood, and Discover Green-Wood. While they... More 

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Bellport, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the rainy weather we had a great tour. Our bus coach dropped us off inside the gates where our tram bus was waiting. Our trip from eastern L.I. To GW began with our group using their rest room facilities. Once on the tram we were introduced to our guide, Marge Raymond. She immediately turned our dismal day to one... More 

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Bellport, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Green Wood with a group of about 25 people from Bellport, Long Island, yesterday, Nov. 30 – a miserable, rainy day. However, even though we were mostly restricted to seeing the cemetery from the trolley because of the rain, we had a wonderful experience because of the fantastic tour guide we were so fortunate to have. Everyone was... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting afternoon! So much history was shared by our super tour guide, Marge Raymond. We learned so much and she made it alive and interesting for everyone. She had all of us singing. She had stories and personal anecdotes about all the sites we visited. An interesting way to learn history. Beautiful views of the city and the... More 

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1 Thank DonahueA
Long Island NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being out in nature in this gorgeous New York City park is a wonderful day. Reading about history and who is buried there you get a lot of American history actually come alive! The oldest trees and landscape marvel even the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, the colorful Parrots add to the charm. A wonderful place to walk and discover. A perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cruising around on the trolley listening to Marge tell historical stories and singing songs is the best way to experience the cemetery. She's the best!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a beautiful and humbling place; I recommend a summer or spring visit to have a more satisfying experience.

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