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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
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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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Not just a cemetery

Green-Wood is an incredible landmark and more that just a cemetery. Make sure you get a map from the front office to help you find some really interesting final resting places... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Green-Wood is an incredible landmark and more that just a cemetery. Make sure you get a map from the front office to help you find some really interesting final resting places, including Boss Tweed.

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Thank repbrock
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of Green-Wood Cemetery is that you can walk around for hours and still not scratch the surface of the history and beautiful architecture and artistry that surrounds you. While some might find it macabre to venture into a cemetery for an afternoon of exploring, I guarantee you there's nothing scary or weird about it. In many ways Green-Wood... More 

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Thank Juan R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Established in 1838, this place is spectacular. Most of the area is flat around NYC, but the rolling hills of this cemetery give it much character and the view of downtown and the harbor is very good.

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Thank Jeff G
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hundreds of acres, fantastic monuments on rolling hills, famous residents, open to visitors and as green as its name. This is hallowed ground but not at all somber or starchy. A lovely place to walk.

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Thank Mary M
Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to live very close to this cemetery and would often go for walks there. It is a very peaceful place and it's so big one can often feel alone there. It has many different kinds of trees and is also a revolutionary war site and is a member of the Audubon bird sanctuary. I highly recommend wandering around... More 

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Thank rmonoxide23
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Greenwood was so amazing.its very in touch with nature and calming. We saw beautiful grave stones from the 1800s. Alot of history you can read throughout the place. Getting a Map is very helpful. We saw difderent species of birds. We sat near the pond which was nice.

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Thank stephanie k
Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Green-Wood Cemetery is like a wonderful sculpture garden with hundreds of magnificent sculptures, It is a landmark cemetery with a lot of very famous people being buried there, from famous actors, politicians and civil war generals. If I can call a cemetery beautiful, this is it. Beautiful especially in the Spring time. Stroll along the lanes and admire these unique... More 

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Thank leonkalas
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many reasons to enjoy Green-Wood. It is beautiful. It is historical. There is a great concert every year on Memorial Day at the main gate. People of all ilks attend and spread blankets or have lawn chairs and enjoy their own refreshments, or buy them there. Music written or somehow connected to "permanent" residents is played by a... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greenwood Cemetery is one of my favorite places in Brooklyn. This is truly a beautiful old cemetery with rolling hills, ponds and lovely trees. There is history at every turn. Take one of the tours or do it yourself.

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Thank Allan P
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love architecture, history and sculpture, this a worthwhile stop on anyone's visit to Brooklyn or NYC. Its like being transported to another time and place. Its a very unique experience.

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