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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
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+1 718-210-3080
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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Green Wood Cemetary

Beautifully kept greens. The tram tour is informative and plots full of famous people. The lovely hills and mini lakes are wonderful backgrounds for many a bride & grooms... read more

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautifully kept greens. The tram tour is informative and plots full of famous people. The lovely hills and mini lakes are wonderful backgrounds for many a bride & grooms wedding shots.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Green-wood Cemetery is a large and beautiful burial place in Brooklyn that serves as a park, historical site, and de facto bird sanctuary. It's a peaceful place, open year-round, where you can wander among our city's "permanent residents" and admire the many Victorian and later memorials. Many of the grave markers feature unique statuary, inset photos of the people buried... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Normally I don't go to cemetery's however a friend took me for a walk there and I really enjoyed it. Very big, beautiful trees, very relaxing to walk around and for those that are more into history, would b nice to see the different thumbs, they can tell you history just to see them.

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family took a trolley tour of Green-Wood Cemetery. Marge, the tour guise, was fabulous! Wonderful history of this final resting place in New York. Is is certainly worth your while to take a tour. It was very cold outside and the trolleys did have heat to keep us warm inside. There is some walking involved to see up close.... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yeah, I know, it's a little weird to picnic among the dead, but you cannot ask for a better venue. Giant shade trees, old baroque and gothic mausoleums, giant angel statues. The only thing missing is a hot-dog man, and he's probably right outside the gate. For Brooklynites, this is THE place to go for leisurely strolls. Very historic, quiet,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been at least 20 times to walk aimlessly around Green-Wood and it is amazing how every visit I always found new things to see and ever changing beautiful sights. It is worth visiting again and again. Every season the beauty of the nature changes and the peacefulness has a different feeling. I love the fact that is almost the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the cemetery to honor the men from Maryland that held the British off while Washington and his army escaped over the East River. Always a very moving experience. We also took advantage of the walk up the hill to spend a few minutes exploring other grave sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This historical cemetery is worth a visit. It is an unspoiled natural gem in the middle of Brooklyn dating to the 1830s. If only the residents could speak, we could have interesting conversations. We took a trolley tour called The Far Side, one of three tours offered. Marge was our tour guide and was knowledgeable and interesting. She really is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

There isn't anything really creepy about Green-Wood Cemetery. It'a a beautiful tranquil place with scores of interesting paths, lakes to sit by and wonderful history. Find that spot on the fill with the direct view of Lady Liberty. The cemetery also hosts fun and unusual cultural events; an awesome setting at twilight.

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Avalon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Like any visit to a cemetery, it is mixed with feelings. People are buried here, but if you have to be buried, this is a good place to do it. A list of notable graves is available as is the story of the birds who live here.

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