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Green-Wood Cemetery
Ranked #4 of 234 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 9, 2013

well worth visiting. scenic, quiet, historic. dont miss the view of the statue of liberty from the statue of minerva.

Thank tim b
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We did a Wednesday tour with the WONDERFUL Marj. My husband was very sceptical about spending a precious afternoon in a cemetery, however it was a real highlight of our 16 day tour of New York State.
I won't spoil it for everyone else, all I can say is the visit to Leonard Bernstein with Marj is not to be missed.

Thank charlesandlaura
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

Spent almost 2 hours hiking through this historical cemetery. (I do mean HIKING.) We were particularly interested to pay our respects to Chadwick - the 'father of baseball' and were not disappointed. There were so many interesting people buried there. The mausoleums with beautiful stained-glass windows were amazing.
We hiked up to highest elevation in Brooklyn - beautiful!
We tackled this on foot, but not for those who have any problems walking steep grades up or down. A drive thru the cemetery might be the way to go, but not to be missed if close.
We took subway to a close stop and walked a couple of blocks over.

1  Thank TigerHeart25
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

In spite of getting very popular, it is still a place worth visiting - there's still that sense of exclusivity. There two ways of visiting this cemetery, You can take the trolley tour or you can visit it on your own.

For the first option I recommend you to book your place beforehand, the ticket costs U$10 (plus taxes), and you can buy it online. Note that if your credit card was not issued in the United States you won't be able to buy online, but you can do it by phone or fax (what I did). The person in charge is Mr Connoly and the fax number is 718 788 1101.

For the second option, as you arrive at the main entrance ask for the free map, or buy the booklets, if you wish, for the two different walks. There's no entrance fee.

Which visit is the best?
Well, it depends on some factors, if you aren't fit enough to walk its 478 acres of hills, valleys and winding paths, or even the sun will be too much for you, or you are on holidays and you just want to sit back and leave the guide (and the driver) do all the job for you - the trolley tour must be your choice.
But if you don't want to be stuck in the trolley for 2 hours, fell like walking, keep your own pace - I recommed you to put on some comfortable shoes and a cap, get a bottle of water and map and off you go!

Final hint: If you go by subway and alight at 25th Street Station (Brooklyn) it will be a short walk to Green-Woods Cemetery. And if you are there for the 1:00 pm Trolley Tour, probably you will arrive around noon - on the 4th Avenue there are a KFC and a Subway, just in case.

4  Thank Cordeiro
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

Yowza, this was a HUGE place, so be sure to wear good walking shoes. Although we didn't begin to visit the whole cemetery, we were able to see the grave sites of several famous Americans and sit by the beautiful ponds. There are also some great vantage points to look across the river and see One World Trade as well as the Statue of Liberty.

1  Thank Lori H
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