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Green-Wood Cemetery at New York
Green-Wood Cemetery
Category: Attractions
Distance from attraction: 2.0 miles
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Green-Wood Cemetery: A Resting Place of NYC ‘s Elite

Green-Wood Cemetery spans 478-acres filled with beautiful architecture and lushly landscaped grounds in Brooklyn, near Prospect Park. Known as one of New York's hidden treasures, Green-Wood is the final resting place of many of  NYC's elite, dating back to the 19th century. The impressive old-world architecture and stone memorials that dot the cemetery are awe-inspiring. Its roster of famous residents includes composer and conductor, Leonard Bernstein and artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat. But the war stories live on beneath the surface, as more than 5,000 civil war veterans are also buried at this national landmark. Take a guided trolley tour through the grounds, as the knowledgeable tour guides go over the history and tales from the past.


Prices -

Free to enter the cemetery, tours are typically $15.

Hours -

 Hours vary.
First day of Daylight Savings Time to April 30: 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
May 1st to Memorial Day: 7:45 am to 7:00 pm
From Memorial Day to Labor Day: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
From Labor Day to September 30: 7:45 am to 7:00 pm
From October 1st to Daylight Savings Time: 7:45 am to 6:00 pm
During Eastern Standard Time (winter hours): 7:45 am to 5:00 pm



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  • Dead Distillers Tour
  • Trolley Tours


  • Tours
  • Burials
  • Photography


  • what famous graves are at Green-Wood Cemetery?

    There are indeed some famous residents at Green-Wood, dating back to the 19th century.  Some include artist, Jean-Michel Basquiat, actor, Frank Morgan, Horace Greeley, William Magear "Boss" Tweed, Henry Chadwick, Leonard Bernstein, Susan Smith McKinney-Steward and Margaret Pine, the last living slave.
  • how long do tours last at green-wood cemetery?

    Guided trolley tours through the grave sights and grounds typically last about two hours. The tour guide will discuss the cemetery's history, its bird life, the most fascinating tales of its permanent residents, and will point out the scenic vistas of the Manhattan skyline.

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