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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
+1 718-210-3080
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A spectacular urban oasis

My cousin was interred here several years ago, and until today, I never took the time to explore... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ebolivieri
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Staten Island, New York
A New York treasure

My son and I took the trolley tour and learned a lot in a fun and relaxed environment. The guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Manny D
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Tampa
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500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My cousin was interred here several years ago, and until today, I never took the time to explore the cemetery, despite having grown up a short distance away. All I can say is that if you take the time to walk slowly and observe your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I took the trolley tour and learned a lot in a fun and relaxed environment. The guide pointed out many historical landmarks and had an incredible amount of New York knowledge (Marge). Definitely come for a leisurely afternoon of knowledge and beautiful...More

Thank Manny D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful and very large urban oasis in the midst of Brooklyn, well worth a visit for the amazing architecture of the tombs. Great views of the city. Specifically sought out the final resting places of Leonard Bernstein and F.A.O. Schwarz

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cemetery. Very easy to get from Manhattan, you take the subway to Brooklyn and stop at 25ave. Take a short walking you will see one of most beautiful cemetery in New York. Full of history, one of the last battles after the Declaration of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely and historic...great tours...beautiful grounds and great restaurants nearby...great way to spend the day

Thank Barbara A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting New York City, or even if you live here, treat yourself to a tour -- by trolley or on foot -- of Brooklyn’s amazing Greenwood Cemetery. It really does feel more like an open-air museum, as other reviewers have said. Greenwood...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oddly i love old cemetaries and this is one of the best i've been to! Its a little confusing to navigate but as long as you follow the map you should be ok.

1  Thank Invasor
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

It’s a bit out of the way, but very much worth visiting. This historic site is one of the largest and most intricate cemeteries i’ve ever seen, personally, and is so nicely manicured that it feels like a park. They offer some tours (mainly revolutionary...More

1  Thank iberjan
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Green-Wood cemetery was, in the mid 19th century, the top tourist attraction in New York (although at the time Brooklyn was an independent city from New York). There are hundreds of famous people buried there and ornate gravestones and mausoleums, many designed by famous sculptors...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We took the trolly tour on a very cold February day. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the cemetery and see some of the very historic grave sites. Was a little disappointed not to see Jean-Michel Basquiat's grave since he's a...More

Thank Donna G
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Lillabet75
10 December 2017|
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Response from Marge R | Reviewed this property |
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... More
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NupurS40
7 October 2017|
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Response from AmericanWopNYC | Reviewed this property |
I went into the cemetery and stayed after twilight. I did not go into the crypts with the tourists but the walk around and research I needed to get done was more important. I hear wonderful things about the entire tour.
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Hgtravl
19 April 2017|
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Response from Marge R | Reviewed this property |
There is free parking inside the cemetery. Go through the Historic Maingate at 25 St & 5th Ave during week days. On weekends the Ft Hamilton entrance and east entrance is open. . You can park anywhere inside the cemetery... More
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