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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Historic with a view!

This historic cemetery is a gem! Absolutely gorgeous view of the Statue of Liberty. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Laura C
Get a map and start walking!

Tourist maps are offered at the entrance. Visiting Green-Wood provides the opportunity to see the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This historic cemetery is a gem! Absolutely gorgeous view of the Statue of Liberty. Beautiful architecture and grounds.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at about 4:30 pm and the security guard was rude. The office was closed already and he was trying to get rid of us as soon as possible so he could close the gates. We had information about the location of the graves...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Steven S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tourist maps are offered at the entrance. Visiting Green-Wood provides the opportunity to see the spots where many famous and many more not-so-famous people are buried, and also provides a view from the highest natural spot in Brooklyn.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank localgal920
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

One of my favorite places in the city. Gorgeous walking path among the graves. The graves are in many case very old and cool. So much to see. They are doing amazing events there so check out the calendar, it's magical being there at night....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank burnzieny
Reviewed January 7, 2019

I didn’t realize that the largest Revolutionary War occurred in Green-Wood. There was a great memorial and you can have a beautiful view of Manhattan from this vantage point. If you want respite from the NY crowd especially during the New Year, this is the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 5, 2019

If you're interested in Brooklyn history it's a great place to visit. Also has great concerts in the summer.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 25, 2018

We had a short visit at the end of a rainy day and didn’t see as much as we wanted to. It’s a large, very old cemetery with lots of trees, statuary, and monuments. Looks very worthwhile for spending an afternoon of exploration. The main...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

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
Thank Laneyfly
Reviewed December 2, 2018

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 November 30, 2018

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
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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, North Carolina
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.