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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Very cool uniquely Brooklyn spot

Come here on a nice day and just wander around. You'll understand why it was one of the most... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bktraveller18
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Brooklyn, New York
Beautiful and Peaceful

This is a well-maintained and beautifully sculptured park-like cemetery. Back in the day, this was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RM234
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Ossining, New York
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Reviewed yesterday

I keep meaning to review this place. It's very interesting for a nice walk and to look at the gravestones/tombs, but not a lot of guided tours that I've seen. Check the website for events because I can see those being very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come here on a nice day and just wander around. You'll understand why it was one of the most visited tourist attraction in the US in the 19th century.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-maintained and beautifully sculptured park-like cemetery. Back in the day, this was a place for people to bring their families for a "day in the park:. Buautifully designed and maintained. A great place to peacefully enjoy the sculptures.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RM234
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been there for a few years. Was there few years ago for a special tour. Really informative. Several celebrities buried there, including the Wizard from Oz. The cemetery is located in my neighborhood, and unfortunately I have close friends who are buried...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank skiman247
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend took us on a tour of Brooklyn and this was at the top of our list. From the minute we drove up to the massive entrance we were impressed. Staff was friendly, bathrooms clean and the cemetery was beautiful and peaceful. We spent...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Donna C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely stroll to the highest point of Brooklyn and where the largest battle of the war for independence was waged. Fascinating family plots and elaborate burial monument and crypts, surrounded by majestic woods and hills. A must see

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nolinice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may seem a bit creepy but I love this place because of its beauty and serenity. Green Wood is notable for the number of celebrated and famous people buried there. Yet it's a place for the living--the landscape, the monuments and Victorian statutory and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times and have taken the trolley tour, taken a tour of the crypts, and also visited for the Battle of Brooklyn commemoration. There's a lot of interesting history here and it's definitely worth the visit. No bikes allowed inside the grounds,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank AndyJo1974
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Marge was a fantastic tour guide. She had limitless information about the history of the cemetery. There was so much she shared with the group that I was compelled to take notes to match my photos. From personal stories about the deceased to American history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Adventure30504890870
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took a tour with guide James Henry of NYC Cemetery Tours. I learned so much about the history of this stunning place, as well as interesting tidbits about a few of the half million “permanent residents.” The architecture is gorgeous, and the landscaping incredible. I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Trolley tours are great. Heated in the winter, A/C for the summer and you can see more of the 478 acres. There are 3 different trolley tours. They are on Wednesday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. All 3 go to Battle Hill with its... More
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stelle-89
Noosa, Australia
Walking bewteen Ditmas Ave and Green-Wood Cemetery (0 Replies)
Hi everyone, Someone recommended to me on here a while ago that we have a wander around Ditmas Ave because there are some beautiful/interesting houses (which I'd mentioned we were interested in). If we do go ahead with this, does anyone have any recommendations on a route to take that will get us to an entrance to Green-Wood Cemetary, and also walk us past as many of these houses as possible? I did a quick walking route search on google maps, but it kind of directed us right round to...More
November 11, 2015|
stelle-89
Noosa, Australia
Walking bewteen Ditmas Ave and Green-Wood Cemetery (5 Replies)
Hi everyone, My apologies if this is a double post, I just posted but it seems to have disappeared! Someone recommended to me on here a while ago that we have a wander around Ditmas Ave because there are some beautiful/interesting houses (which I'd mentioned we were interested in). If we do go ahead with this, does anyone have any recommendations on a route to take that will get us to an entrance to Green-Wood Cemetary, and also walk us past as many of these houses as possible? ...More
November 11, 2015|
Response fromHurdyGurdyMan|
I couldn't believe some of the houses I saw on Ave J when I walked it about a year ago. It's 2 stops past Newkirk and that much further away from the Cemetary. There's an old-school NYC pizzeria institution right next to the subway station. tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60827-d44… You could meander a bit westerly through that neighborhood to the F train and catch a Manhattan bound train to Church st near the Cemetary.
flakcatcher2001
raleigh,nc
Walking Brooklyn (6 Replies)
We are planning a long Brooklyn Day during our upcoming trip to NY. Starting at the Marriott Brooklyn Bridge on June 5, we want to visit Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and finish with Brooklyn Museum. Need help please with subway routes and times( seems like some lines are running and some are not) and advice about whether the boardwalk from brighton to coney is open, and weekday conditions in walk from green-wood through Prospect...More
June 01, 2014|
Response fromblackout|
start off with Prospect Park, BBG, Brooklyn Museum (all walking distance of each other) later Greenwood Cemetary (bus or subway) and finish off with Brighton Beach & Coney Island since they are open later (subway). I would say that you might not have enough time for Greenwood Cemetary since it is a bit out of the way for the itinerary. pack extremely comfortable walking shoes since you will be doing a ton of it.