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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
Phone Number: 718-210-3080
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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Go to a unique cemetery ..........

What a cemetery! We took the trolley tour for two hours with a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide! Perched high above all else, this has everything: geology, architecture... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
fort lee , new jersey
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fort lee , new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a cemetery! We took the trolley tour for two hours with a very entertaining and knowledgeable guide! Perched high above all else, this has everything: geology, architecture, nature, an astounding amount of celebs & famous people buried here. Many tours available. Just go!!

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Great Neck, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent tour with amazing information about the area and history of New York City and famous people

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Ebeltoft, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The cemetery has a nice view over Manhatten. You can have a really nice and quit walk here. Metro 25 st. very close

Thank Lars Christine R
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend, out teenagers and I all jumped in the car from Staten Island. I am an amateur photographer so for me this was going to be quite the treat. I highly recommend for the first time going there, take the trolley tour. There are three different ones each Wednesday. We plan on going on all three after the first... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I didn't miss this cemetery during my 4+ days of visiting NYC. It took the interest of a European house guest to even alert me to its existence. We were able to visit on one of the afternoons when selected mausoleums were open to the public. I certainly enjoyed learning some of the history. The view of the... More 

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New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cemetery is a really nice place to explore, especially when the weather is pleasant. I only went here the first time because I moved to the neighborhood and now it's my favorite place to go for a walk. The trees here are very unique and impressive. And obviously the grave stones are pretty cool looking too. Feels like being... More 

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

This is not your unattractive flat sterile cemetery with straight rows of closely packed tombstones. Its undulating grounds, which are filed with imaginatively designed gravestones, mausoleums and tall trees, provide views of New York's harbor including the Statue of Liberty. It is located on the site of the largest battle of the American revolution and is easily reached by subway.... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calm, serene and tranquil are the words to best describe this final resting place. Staff are warm and accommodating. Beautiful trees surrounding the premises a true resting haven

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

This is a great place to visit if you are interested in American history. I live nearby and have often gone there and every time I find an interesting grave (not necessarily a spectacular sepulchre) and look up who it is...and, yes, it's that Lorillard or that Aspinwall. And, it's one of the highest points on land in New York,... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited Green-Wood three times now. The first time I took the outer road Trolley Tour. Last year I went on the open doors tour. And now the heart of Green-Wood Trolley Tour. It's such a beautiful place. Full of history. The foliage in the fall is breathtaking. It's also very interesting to see what the topography of Brooklyn looked... More 

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