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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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Gorgeous Grounds

If this is your sort of thing, it's worth a wander with almost 500 acres of pristine and peaceful grounds boasting beautiful chapels, mausoleums, and (of course) gravestones.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this is one of the biggest cemetery in Brooklyn, and must say pricey they are not very well maintained. the site of burial is always messy. flowers are always taken. feels like the spot is caving in.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If this is your sort of thing, it's worth a wander with almost 500 acres of pristine and peaceful grounds boasting beautiful chapels, mausoleums, and (of course) gravestones.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a family plot in Green-wood, so I took my kids to see where their grandparents, great-grandparents and great- great-grandparents are buried. The grounds were beautiful even in winter and the headstones, crypts and mausoleums were fascinating. Traced our family back to 1888 when they purchased the plot. We drove in, but I think it would be hard to... More 

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

i recently visited this cemetery because of a death of a close family friend...it is unbelievable...it is one of the largest cemetery's around...you can easily get lost...it is filled with tremendous statues of the rich and famous that passed away a long long time ago...many famous people are buried there...they usually have tours thru out the summer...there is a piece... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew,up in this area, then moved away for 29 years. I visited NY frequently but had never set foot on this cemetery until my sister & I decided to take the Discover Greenwood trolley tour. Our tour guide Marge was EXCELLENT we learned so much history about the area & people buried there. The cemetery grounds and architecture are... More 

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1 Thank Marie D
Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Its big, its green, its near prospect park. The nearby neighborhoods are quaint, and relaxing to be in. I bike around here often. There isnt much to say, its a gigantic area of greenery in an otherwise concrete jungle.

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Thank BorkdlynNYC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're anywhere near Brooklyn, definitely make a stop here if you have any interest in the beauty of the outdoors and some awesome NYC history. We did a trolley tour called the Hidden Gems of Green-Wood Cemetery. Between our great tour guide, the beauty of the elaborate headstones/tombs that you don't see often anymore, and the connections to historical... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from the beauty of the landscape, there are quite a few notable Americans buried here. Leonard Bernstein has a classy, understated grave. "Boss" Tweed who bankrupted the City back in the 19th Century is buried here (I always make a point of spitting on his grave when I pass). Fred Ebb (of Kander & Ebb)... It's such a gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marge gave us a fantastic tour of the lesser explored aspects of Green-Wood! She even led the group in a rousing rendition of the 'Jets'' song from the West Side Story. Also, the chapel is incredible -- the cemetery is very interesting, but huge, so it's great to have a guided tour.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for a fall stroll not to far from Manhattan, with the colorful leaves and the nature changing.

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