Green-Wood Cemetery

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Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City.

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Mar 21, 2024
It feels odd to write a review for what is still a working cemetery, but they do encourage visitors and photography, and it is an amazing place to visit. 478 acres, established in 1838, and full of i… Full review by socialmediavolunteer
Feb 5, 2024
Tranquil and historic cemetery and arboretum in Brooklyn. Notable and beautiful graves of historic figures of New York City amid well-spaced and airy trees. Excellent place for meditative walks throu… Full review by natef721
Nov 6, 2023
This is a must-do when visiting NYC and I highly recommend James specifically as a guide! He has an endless amount of knowledge about both the "permanent residents" of Green Wood and its history as … Full review by Kristin M

Facts

Date founded:1838
Architect:Wetmore

Questions & answers

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Has anyone done the Halloween thing where they have candles and performers all around the cemetery for one night?
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I have not BUT a friend has and enjoyed the experience.
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Answer by DawnM730 · Sep 24, 2018
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Are dogs allowed
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I do not know sorry
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I will be visiting Green Wood Cemetery on our holiday from Australia in April 2018. We would love to do a trolley tour …
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I will be visiting Green Wood Cemetery on our holiday from Australia in April 2018. We would love to do a trolley tour and notice that there are three to choose from. Does anyone recommend the best one for us to do????
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Trolley tours are great. Heated in the winter, A/C for the summer and you can see more of the 478 acres. There are 3 different trolley tours. They are on Wednesday and Sunday at 1:00 …
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Trolley tours are great. Heated in the winter, A/C for the summer and you can see more of the 478 acres. There are 3 different trolley tours. They are on Wednesday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. All 3 go to Battle Hill with its magnificent view of NYC. Discover Green-Wood. The Far Side and Hidden Gems.
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Has anyone done their Twilight Tour? I am interested to do the tour this fall, but have only read reviews about the …
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Has anyone done their Twilight Tour? I am interested to do the tour this fall, but have only read reviews about the Historical Trolley tours.
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There are many twilight walking tours. It is very popular as are all the tours at Green-Wood. Check the website. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a flashlight. …
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There are many twilight walking tours. It is very popular as are all the tours at Green-Wood. Check the website. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a flashlight. You can get a chance to see the catacombs. It is the first above ground burial from the 1860's. 30 vaults. Keep in mind that the cemetery is on a terminal moraine from the last ice age. It goes 200ft above sea level, which affords spectacular views of NYC. It can be hilly in certain areas. The twilight tours are 2 hours long.
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Parking? We will be coming by car and need to know where to park etc
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The cemetery has a lot insde the gates
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Frequently asked questions

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Some members of my family are buried at Green-Wood. How can I find out if there is any available space for my burial?
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Without a specific devise in a will, burial rights in family lots pass from one generation to the next in accordance with the laws of New York State. If...
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