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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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Beautiful and historic

A great place to just walk through. Better still to take a trolley tour. The topography of the land is gorgeous. Lakes, hills, numerous paths with mature trees. Great views of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to just walk through. Better still to take a trolley tour. The topography of the land is gorgeous. Lakes, hills, numerous paths with mature trees. Great views of Manhattan and the area. Many famous people buried here in some amazing mausoleums with intricate symbolic decoration. You can easily spend hours just walking the roads. They offer three... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great experience to see all the different families history. Be aware of where to enter (4th Av/20th St) as other gates are only open in weekends. We walked an additional 1,5 mile because we chose a closed gate to exit from

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Thank Sabine S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a bank holiday with dwindling money towards the end of our trip. Most places were closed and on a sunny day it seemed silly to head indoors to a museum. The cemetery is vast (we got stuck as only one gate was open and walked the full outer edge!) There are some famous gravestones (notably Jean Michel... More 

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Northport, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend invited me to a Trolley Tour. Marge was our guide. Very very entertaining and educational. Beautiful location. It's a cemetery, so be respectful - but sooooo cool. I'll do another Tour without a doubt.

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Thank MzSmitty1
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trolley tour around the grounds of Green Wood Cemetery with the entertaining and captivating Marge. Stunning views and architecture and a lesson in history and the people. We did this tour in Feb but despite the cold the trolley was lovely and warm. We got here on the R train, got off at the 25th St/4th Ave stop in Brooklyn... More 

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Belleville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Larger than I expected, very nice layout. The trees were not out when I visited but it was still I very picturesque place. Glad I took the time to visit.

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Port Orange, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marge was funny and knowledgeable!! This was a GREAT 3 hour tour, & you know how 3 hour tours usually go...(Gilligans Island!) From the Goddess saluting the Statue of liberty, to the sad widower's final memory of his wife this was worth EVERY CENT. I cannot wait to go back and do the other 2 tours. I lived right across... More 

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Brooklyn NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

His is a very interesting place to visit. There are many tours or you can stroll by yourself. Beautiful grounds and trees full of parrots that live on the grounds.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been to Greenwood many times. Every season offers something unique to see in the cemetery. There are trees and plants growing that you hardly see anywhere else. A beautiful voice pond and lots of geese and turtles. No scooters, bikes and joggers so walking with strollers and taking your time, almost getting lost is really... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip. Informative and beautiful. Have been there multiple seasons and it is always beautiful. Great place for birding, photography or drawing.

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