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Green-Wood Cemetery

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Address: 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
Phone Number:
+1 718-210-3080
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 Place

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.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been going here for years. My Grandparents were buried here many years ago. My father and brother were also buried here, so I still visit often. It is really a beautiful place. In the spring there are beautiful cherry blossoms. There is also a lot of famous people buried here and they run tours. In August The Merchant... More 

Thank jane d
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visiting a cemetery doesn't sound like a particularly fun thing to do, but visiting Green-wood Cemetery definitely is. There's so much history here: the burial site of many civil war dead to resting place of luminaries like Basquiat and Leonard Bernstein. There are many outstanding monuments, tombs and sculptures. There are trolley tours that provide amazing historic details. It's also... More 

Thank LloydGC
New Egypt, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

there are tours here! The grounds are beautiful as are the buildings. I was shocked about the tours. However it is that grand of a place

Thank jbaber
belfast uk
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself from overseas and 2 friends who are Brooklynites took the 2 hour trolley tour last week with Marge as our guide she was great! There were 2 trolleys a guide on each one and took us round the cemetery giving us a lot of history and telling us all about the people who were buried there. It was both... More 

Thank Nicolette H
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently attended the burial of a family member at Green-Wood Cemetery. While a little bit "off the beaten path" (in Brooklyn) and not something you typically hear about, this is definitely a must-see on your next trip to NYC. It is historically significant (the burial ground for a long list of notables, including Leonard Bernstein, Steinway, Tiffany, and the... More 

Thank KimC112016
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited this site many times to photograph headstones for people who live out of town. I am always surprised by the variety of headstones and monuments. Many famous people are buried here. I suggest visiting the website for the cemetery.

Thank SusanNYC2015
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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 

Thank Ed W
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Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Thank Sabine S
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 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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