Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tours
Brooklyn, NY 11232
- Daily 8am-5pm
Village Voice's Description
The list of celebrities buried hereaLola Montez, Leonard Bernstein, Currier & Ives, Joey Gallo, Samuel F.B. Morse, and Peter Cooper, to name a fewarivals any cemetery in the world, but the best reason to visit Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery is the sumptuous landscaping and screwy funerary sculptures. Enter the Gothic gate and be drawn upward through the rolling hills as if on a stairway to heaven. You'll see why New York's early cemeteries also doubled as picnic grounds. Hours: Hours & dates vary. Call for more info.
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This resting ground for such 19th-century titans as jeweler Charles Tiffany and pianist Louis Gottschalk, is running out of burial plots, so the cemetery is turning to alternative revenue streams.
This cemetery opened in 1838 and has approximately 600,000 graves spread out over 478 acres. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
Visit the graves of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Mae West; and check out the 1911 chapel designed by the same firm behind Grand Central Terminal.
Guess who the statue of Minerva is saluting from Battle Hill?
favorite bathroom in all of nyc is in the chapel - all marble. great place to do your thing+acoustics for singing are amazing.