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Green-Wood Cemetery

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500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
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Reviewed yesterday

The highlight was probably reaching the top of the hill and seeing the Statue of Liberty. We wandered around for several hours, and it was very interesting to see the differences in monuments. The chapel is delightful. I did see something about it being a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Beth_sage
Reviewed 4 days ago

It might be weird to visit a cemetery for tourism purpose, but it's actually a very special experience to walk around in this biggest cemetery of America.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Diana S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the dead distillers tour on a Saturday afternoon. We had beautiful weather in March and the trolley was a great way to see alot of the cemetery that I don't know if we would have seen walking. It was very...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TrixieP62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk, bike, take a trolley tour or drive through. It is a wonderful collection of history. So many well known names to recognize. Beautiful statues and mausoleums.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank stefanl656
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well as far as cemeteries go... If you are in Brooklyn and like to walk and see some interesting views of Brooklyn, Manhattan and the bay and like exercise this is the palce for you.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mcshoester
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have seen many walking tours, etc of NYC, and most of them don't even bother with the boroughs. They should, especially Brooklyn. One of the gems of Brooklyn, Green-Wood is fascinating not only from a historical perspective, but also from an aesthetic one. There...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank grahambyrnes
Reviewed February 12, 2019

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 January 27, 2019

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 January 26, 2019

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 January 12, 2019

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
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September 24, 2018|
Response from DawnM730 | Reviewed this property |
I have not BUT a friend has and enjoyed the experience.
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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