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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone Number: 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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Death Aside

I have had the opportunity to visit this cemetery on numerous occasions. Sadly for the loss of our beloved family members. On happier occasions we would visit Greenwood and tall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Tony P
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have had the opportunity to visit this cemetery on numerous occasions. Sadly for the loss of our beloved family members. On happier occasions we would visit Greenwood and tall relaxing walks through the grounds. Personally I find nothing but tranquility when visiting cemeteries. This one is exceptionally tranquil and beautiful with a history all its own. As you make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Trolley Tour was wonderful, taking us to sites of the Revolutionary War Battle of Long Island and the graves of many people of note, including the conductor Leonard Bernstein. The tour guide, Marge Raymond, was extremely well-informed and entertaining.

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1 Thank Alden B
Deer Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a treasure in the middle of Brooklyn. Learned so much about history and the people who reside in the cemetery. Marge Raymond was our tour guide and she is delightful, knowledgeable and talented, what a pleasure! Will return for other tours and events at Green Wood.

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1 Thank nevy2
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very tranquil and green in the middle of Brooklyn's Sunset Park. The tours offered by the cemetery offer a glimpse into New York history with many famous names buried there. Also a home to nature with a flock of resident green parrots (rumored to have originated from a bunch that escaped customs from Kennedy Airport in the 60's). Also seen... More 

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Thank Eric S
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24 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very large and old cemetery. Beautiful landscape. Rolling green hills with gorgeous trees and shrubs. A person could spend hours here. One of the most beautiful "garden" cemeteries I've ever seen.

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Bergenfield, NJ, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a tour in there. Book ahead though. Beautiful place and interesting history. The tour guide sang songs from West Side Story when we visited Leonard Bernstein's grave. Great views,sights and history.

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Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Green-wood is an amazing place. Nature, history and fabulous story after story about its beginnings and its residents. Marge R was our tour guide and gave us so much information about the historical sites from the 1800s to the present. We took the trolley tour called the Gems Of Green-wood cemetery. Marge was the gem. We cannot wait to go... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

HIdden away in Brooklyn is the 180+ year old 450+ acre Green-Wood cemetery. Final resting place of fallen soldiers, DeWitt Clinton, Leonard Bernstein, Horace Greeley, Charles Ebbets, Louis Comfort Tiffany and artist Jean-Michel Basquia along with the Colgates, Harrimans, Brooks Brothers and other famous families. Its Gothic entrance opens onto magnificent grounds that showcase one-of-a-kind sculpture and architecture, located at... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous cemetery and it makes a very interesting walk. However it is still a cemetery. Go to a park instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely, historical, park-like cemetery with many famous "residents." You can stroll on your own or take a trolley tour with a guide and stops along the way for close-up viewing and photos. Highly recommended.

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