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Green-Wood cemetery is the final resting place of many of the city's famous personalities. A rural cemetery when it was founded in the 1838, the city now surrounds this National Historic Landmark. The entrance features ornate, Gothic Revival gates where a colony of monk parakeets perch. The highest point in Brooklyn, Battle Hill, is on the grounds and offers a view of the neighborhood. Here, you'll also find a Revolutionary War memorial statue, Altar to Liberty: Minerva. Purchase a self-guided walking-tour book or a mobile app on the cemetery's website, or join a trolley tour that's offered a few times a week. With our international travel planner, Brooklyn attractions like Green-Wood cemetery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Green-Wood cemetery reviews
Don't miss, this one is epic. A visit to the Roosevelts circle is highly recommended - you can walk or drive and I've done both. Absolutely gorgeous.
Don't miss, this one is epic. A visit to the Roosevelts circle is highly recommended - you can walk or drive and I've done both. Absolutely gorgeous. more »
This was a great way to see the cemetery! First time visiting and JR was a wonderful guide, super knowledgeable and fun. Everything was well paced and we saw some cool sites. Look forward to coming...
This was a great way to see the cemetery! First time visiting and JR was a wonderful guide, super knowledgeable and fun. Everything was well paced and we saw some cool sites. Look forward to coming... more »
Nice place for a stroll and for great views of NYC. Filled with history the place is an unexpected gem in the heart of Brooklyn.
Nice place for a stroll and for great views of NYC. Filled with history the place is an unexpected gem in the heart of Brooklyn. more »
I know when thinking of activities, visiting a cemetery is usually not first on the list, but this is definitely a place you should visit. I first came here 2 years ago during the beginning of autumn. I returned again today. It is really really spectacular. There's many trails, a pond , tons of history, they even have tours . It is extremely peaceful, today I even saw groups of families taking pictures, hiking , enjoying the architecture sitting on the bench, praying and just walking about. Again it's a cemetery so be respectful but if you want to take in all of the gorgeous Fall Foliage and you don't want to go to the usual parks with the massive crowds this is definitely a great place to get some fantastic autumn photos.
Interesting place to have a walk. There is an office where you can get a map with different types of walk around the cemetery, so you can choose yourself what you are interested in- natural walk, art&architecture walk and history walk. For each stop you can find a small explanation on the map. We came around 9.30 am on Sunday, office was closed, but we found maps outside. Restrooms clean and tidy, were open. I found a lot of trees there, such as Japanese cherry and magnolia. I believe this place would be beautiful in spring. Walking at this place feels more like museum, not cemetery. Would visit again.
My friend recommended to go there and have it in my mind after that. Beside the fact it’s just 20 minutes drive from my place I have never been there before. The park is gorgeous, Clean and nice. It’s unbelievable that you are in the middle of Brooklyn and see such a beautiful place. And the fall should be the prettiest session
Went for a walk in the entire cemetery on a winter morning. I wanted a place to clear my thoughts and breath fresh air. There is a lot of history, architect and many walking lanes that you can follow and get yourself immersed.
Even though it is a cemetery, it is a beautiful escape from the city. Lots of history as well. Also apparently a good place for birding. Easy to get a bit lost though so take a free map / have your phone as a map.
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