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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
+1 718-210-3080
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The Wild Parrots of Brooklyn

It's taken me three months to get enough nerve to write this review on the Green-Wood Cemetery in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
So beautiful

Gothic revival gates as you enter, same with the spectacular chapel all built in the 1800's... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christian B
Brooklyn, New York
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500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755
+1 718-210-3080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's taken me three months to get enough nerve to write this review on the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. Fingers crossed--here we go. We went to Green-Wood in search of the wild parrots of New York City. Not only is it free to visit, but...More

Thank 4UGordon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gothic revival gates as you enter, same with the spectacular chapel all built in the 1800's. Somehow you feel all the intensity of the city melt away here. The rolling hills and paths make for a great walk while viewing some pretty heavy artisanal headstones...More

Thank Christian B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A surprise moment of peace in a hectic visit to the most hectic city on the planet! History (yes, The Battle of Brooklyn - Battle Hill, the highest point of the cemetery, saw particularly bloody fighting) and celebrity (yes Leonard Bernstein, Steinway family, Roosevelt family,...More

1  Thank CIHTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Parisians have Pere la Chaise; New Yorkers have Green-Wood Cemetery. We have our small share of dead celebrities, but the real draw is the immense beauty of this cemetery park. With its rolling hills, winding paths, hanging boughs, and of course grave sites and...More

Thank Larry P
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I took the guided Trolley Tour and it was so much fun, I can't wait to book another tour, there are a variety of tours to choose from so it's entirely possible to go back and see something new and have a different experience. I...More

3  Thank Nicole I
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Of course, the beauty and serenity of Green-Wood makes it one of the most amazing cemeteries in the world. We already knew that. What made our visit to Green-Wood phenomenal can be summed up with one name-MARGE! Marge, our tour guide, holds a wealth of...More

3  Thank Gypsy70Houston_Texas
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We walked through the cemetery on a snowy day. Very beautiful and peaceful. We even went inside some of the buildings which housed the cremains of those who had been cremated, and were surprised at how artfully and tastefully these buildings were designed. Would love...More

1  Thank Jackie F
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Wonderful and quiet place to walk around and admire 470 acres of historical terrain of tomb stones, ponds, diverse trees, birds and hidden gems all over. Worth it 100% if you love cemeteries and a breathtaking view... and also good if you want to have...More

Thank JGGuiti
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

December can be a perfect time to visit this historic cemetery, even (or especially) on a gloomy day. Without leaves, the trees add sculptural interest but Don block any vistas. This is a wonderful place to explore and experience both natural and architectural grandeur. Highly...More

1  Thank Kredit
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful cemetery! Beautiful landscape, architecture, sculptures... and the views! We did the Far Side historic trolley tour with our very passionate, energetic and knowledgeable guide Marge! Marge even took the time after the tour to help us find a family gravesite. Thank you...More

2  Thank dianab3852017
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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
8 October 2017|
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Response from Marge R | Reviewed this property |
There are many twilight walking tours. It is very popular as are all the tours at Green-Wood. Check the website. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and a flashlight. You can get a chance to see the catacombs. It is... More
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