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Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tours

Map & Directions 5th Ave. & 25th St.
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.

  • HISTORY on 03/29/10

    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.

  • Time Out New York on 09/10/10

    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.

  • Green-Wood Cemetery on 06/08/10

    Guess who the statue of Minerva is saluting from Battle Hill?

  • angularism on 08/02/10

    favorite bathroom in all of nyc is in the chapel - all marble. great place to do your thing+acoustics for singing are amazing.

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