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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
+1 718-210-3080
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A Cemetry with a view....

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York. Like other... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stephan G
Frankfurt, Germany

Be prepared for a hike. Historical references abound. Also interesting is the battle of Brooklyn... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
+1 718-210-3080
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York. Like other early rural cemeteries, Green-Wood was founded in a time of rapid urbanization when churchyards in New York City were becoming overcrowded. Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, the cemetery...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Be prepared for a hike. Historical references abound. Also interesting is the battle of Brooklyn revolutionary war references. Take water. It gets hot!

Thank Lawrence2300
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the tour of the cemetery this weekend and we loved it. I have lived across the street from the cemetery for many years and didn't know anything about its history or who is buried there. I learned a lot and I am looking...More

Thank Teresa R
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went on a tour of the cemetary last week. We had Marge Raymond as our tour guide. My friend had been on one of her tours before and told me about her. I LOVE history and really really enjoyed her narration...More

Thank Maryann K
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I can be so crass, but people are dying to get in there. I was there yesterday (June 10th) for a cremation - this place is where I want to end up forever. Beautifully kept, peaceful, gorgeous monuments, unbelievable views and you can be...More

Thank legalstar7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been around for over 68 years, almost half of them living in Brooklyn and yet never stepped foot on the grounds of Green Wood Cemetary. Thanks to a trolley tour today with Marge, that all changed. She as our tour guide was so passionate...More

Thank metsie41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where to go to find history. The cemetery has been around 200 yrs. Some very famous people are buried here. There is a tour bus that will take you around this spacious landmark.

Thank silky249
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice an beautiful place. Where my kids father is layer to rest.. Beautiful chapels I fell in love with the cherry blossoms.

Thank Ameraksc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trolly car is an excellent way to get around the cemetery. Marge doesn't an informative, and sometimes passionate, description of the history of the cemetery and some of the people buried there. This place is huge. You cannot see everything in one trip. We...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history, this is a very interesting place to see. Famous people are buried there, and it dates back for many years. The statuary itself is to be seen.

Thank annmelissa
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Parking? We will be coming by car and need to know where to park etc
19 April 2017|
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Response from coleenham | Reviewed this property |
The cemetery has a lot insde the gates
The official website doesn't say anything about picnics being allowed or not allowed, but I have read reviews from people who WERE allowed to picnic and from people who WERE NOT allowed to picnic. Anyone have any recent picnicking experiences?
17 April 2017|
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Response from CindyBrolsma | Reviewed this property |
I know that during the Memorial Day Concert, people are picnicking everywhere and when my son had a field trip there, they ate their lunches on the grass. Hope that helps.
Bob M
No question. Just wnted to share my praise Bob
13 November 2016|
Response from ccbpstan | Reviewed this property |
good luck anyway