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Green-Wood cemetery

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It was a chilly day but Marge was a fantastic guide! This was my second tour and she was the guide... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Theresa B
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Piscataway, New Jersey
Amazing Tour

Living in NY my entire life, I did not know that this beautiful, historic cemetery existed! Marge... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Danielle G
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Ozone Park NY
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was a chilly day but Marge was a fantastic guide! This was my second tour and she was the guide on both. She really makes it even better. She has a passion for her job. The history is so interesting and if you like...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Living in NY my entire life, I did not know that this beautiful, historic cemetery existed! Marge Raymond our tour guide was amazing! I cannot wait to go on more of her tours!

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love this place, its beautiful, peaceful, has incredible monuments and nature to enjoy. This truly is a place for the living to enjoy. Live nearby and go here often to unwind and enjoy the peace and quite and scenery. You will always find something...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late! The lovely park rangers thankfully gave us a lift and caught us up with the trolley bus, they were very kind. The tour guide Marge was marvellous both informative and tuneful, and her recommendation of the bakery across the road for warming...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing cemetery and arboretum that should not be missed in Brooklyn. The trees, the hills, the variety of memorials and tombstones make for an engrossing walk. A step back in time and a contemporary reminder of beauty in our midst.

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the nighttime tour which was quite romantic, beautiful and and a little transgressive as you really felt like you were somewhere you shouldn’t really be. That said I think I’d have enjoyed the tour more in the twilight or maybe full light. Pretty...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Green-wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 by Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint. The original layout for the cemetery was designed by landscape architect David .It is the second most popular tourist site in the state with over 500,000 visitors each year by 1860 (Niagara Falls was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Annabelle_8314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge historic Cemetery. Many famous graves such as Leonard Bernstein and others. The place is huge and hilly so be prepare for lots of walking. There is also a trolly tour that can be booked, which I will do next time.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ronco0807
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Green-Wood is a National Historic Landmark for a reason. Everything is so well maintained and beautiful. On a pretty day, it is a great place for just walking or sitting on a bench and meditating. I live in Texas and if I can figure out...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

This was a marvelous tour of Green-Wood, a reminder of the cemetery's many uses there was a concert going on at the same time) and value across time and eras. The tranquility of evening notwithstanding, the pace was brisk and the surprises frequent. History ranging...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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September 24, 2018|
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I have not BUT a friend has and enjoyed the experience.
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May 3, 2018|
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This is from the Green-Wood website: RULES – Jogging, biking and other recreational activities are not permitted. Motorcycles are prohibited. Bike and motorcycle parking is available at all entrances. – Pets are not... More
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Response from Marge R | Reviewed this property |
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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