The Green-Wood Cemetery

The Green-Wood Cemetery

Cemetery and Historic Site · Greenwood Heights
500 25th St (at 5th Ave), Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States
Closed until 7:45 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 7:45 AM–5:00 PM

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    Kami M.
    "Watch out at night for the grave dweller that's around 6'3""(5 Tips)
    "statue of Minerva for sweeping views of the harbor and islands."(4 Tips)
    Jon S.
    "looking for basquiat's grave?"(3 Tips)
    Giosue C.
    "Leonard Bernstein's simple but beautiful resting place is..."(2 Tips)
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  • Will S.

    You can cover a lot more area if you drive in and cruise around. Park somewhere in the center and venture out on foot.

    Will Scholl · 1 week ago
  • Susan

    Marge Raymond is a great tour guide!!

    Susan · 2 weeks ago
  • Claudia F.

    Sign up to their email newsletter to get an early heads up for some of their amazing events.

    Claudia Filth · 3 weeks ago
  • Melissa L.

    Beautiful and peaceful place to sit

    Melissa Lonsdale · October 22
  • Autumn R.

    as one of the largest cemeteries in the city and tree covered drives. nice place to take a walk through. they also do tours for the several famous individuals buried here. worth a look

    Autumn Rayne · August 16
  • Afi Y.

    Great place for a walk with wonderful views of Brooklyn

    Afi Yellow-Duke · June 21
  • Nate F.

    visit in the late spring when the flowers are in bloom

    Nate Folkert · May 9
  • Jon S.

    looking for basquiat's grave? it's in lot 44603, on the left side of the line of small markers.

    Jon Steinback · April 27
  • Andrea D.

    Be sure to pick up a map to navigate the plots of famous people. Beautiful views and a great walk

    Andrea D. · April 4
  • Nate F.

    fort hamilton entrance is open on the weekends

    Nate Folkert · January 4
  • Nate F.

    bathrooms in the gatehouse on the east side of the fort hamilton parkway entrance

    Nate Folkert · December 28, 2014
  • Nate F.

    animal sculptures in front of the tomb of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA

    Nate Folkert · December 28, 2014
  • Bogdan S.

    Bill the Butcher - the grave is number 48 and 49, F/G 6(v)

    Bogdan Seredyak · November 13, 2014
  • DSquirrely

    Setting up the stages for tonight's show.

    DSquirrely · September 13, 2014
  • Leonard S.

    Visiting my father. He has been mind and had to come.. ...:-)

    Leonard Stivala · September 10, 2014
  • Leah L.

    The guard at the PPW entrance is kind of weird and sometimes naked in the bathroom cottage.

    Leah Labrecque · September 8, 2014
  • Sean E.

    The run around it

    Sean E · August 30, 2014
  • ♥ Evelyn C.

    when planets collide

    ♥ Evelyn Cruz · August 18, 2014
  • Untapped Cities

    Across the street from the cemetery, there is a small abandoned greenhouse from 1895. Check out this Victorian treasure before the restoration process begins! Read more

    Untapped Cities · January 17, 2014
  • Sarah C.

    Great views of the city as you walk down toward the 25th St exit. Resident stork at the urn building was a nice surprise.

    Sarah Coulter · December 31, 2013
  • Jacob S.

    Popular tourist attraction in the 1850s; most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century buried here

    Jacob Shemkovitz · August 31, 2013
  • amNewYork

    Historian Jim Mackin calls it “a treasure of nature with champion trees, four ponds, the highest point in Brooklyn and a large colony of monk parakeets that live in the spires of its entrance gates.”

    amNewYork · July 21, 2013
  • Michael C.

    Great place to see Brooklyn parrots.

    Michael Calleia · July 21, 2013
  • Nick E.

    Great meeting place for a secret society and / or dead people.

    Nick Ehle · June 18, 2013
  • Richard J M.

    Catch Spoon River Anthology this summer! A great night out!

    Richard J Moylan · June 15, 2013
  • Gineta

    Bring a blanket if you come to the concert.

    Gineta · May 27, 2013
  • Angela B.

    Beautiful Place! but they should indicate which doors are alwalys open and which ones closes sometimes :)

    Angela Bernardos · April 11, 2013
  • Richard J M.

    Triumph of Civic Virtue is here now too!

    Richard J Moylan · December 18, 2012
  • Kerri R.

    A must-visit for musical theater fans.Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb are buried here, along with many other artists, actors and musicians.

    Kerri Regan · October 14, 2012
  • The Green-Wood Cemetery

    Did you know we now have our own app "Green-Wood Discover"? Go to our website, , to find out more info. It's a great way to explore Green-Wood!

    The Green-Wood Cemetery · July 20, 2012
  • Amanda G.

    There is a restroom in the chapel close to the 25th st entrance, right by the lake. The chapel is also lovely, but may be in use for services.

    Amanda G · July 6, 2012
  • Terry W.

    A lot of people, good food and music, and nyc peeps.

    Terry Whitehead · May 28, 2012
  • Green-Wood Cemetery

    While you are visiting Green-Wood, why not become a fan too! Like us on Facebook:

    Green-Wood Cemetery · April 23, 2012
  • Green-Wood Cemetery

    Pick up a free map of Green-Wood at our guard booth (inside our Gothic Arch) at 25th St/5th Ave, main office and guard booth at 34th St/4th Ave and are available at our other 2 entrances on weekends.

    Green-Wood Cemetery · April 23, 2012
  • Jennifer L.

    Pick up after your dog

    Jennifer Lynn · April 20, 2012
  • Kami M.

    Watch out at night for the grave dweller that's around 6'3"

    Kami Miami · March 2, 2012
  • Robin F.

    Grab sandwiches from the Subway at 5th and 37th for an easy scenic picnic!

    Robin Fuller · January 28, 2012
  • Steve L.

    You don't really want to be the mayor here

    Steve Lemson · November 8, 2011
  • Guest of a Guest

    Green-Wood Cemetery is the home to some of the city’s most famous deceased residents (DeWitt Clinton!). The cemetery also hosts events, like book readings and gothic tea parties. Read more

    Guest of a Guest · October 19, 2011
  • Stanley S.

    Green-Wood Cemetery is the home to some of the city’s most famous deceased residents (DeWitt Clinton!). The cemetery also hosts events, like book readings and gothic tea parties. Read more

    Stanley Stuyvesant · October 11, 2011
  • JC M.

    Best spot to meditate for the harcore Buddhist: "The Bishop Tree" @40.656515,-73.994125

    JC Martinez-Sifre · October 4, 2011
  • Chayale M.

    More peaceful than the park

    Chayale Mendy · August 15, 2011
  • R.I.P

    Nothing spooky at all!

    R.I.P · August 11, 2011
  • R.I.P

    Met the undertaker, and say,"Hey you!, Howdy"..

    R.I.P · August 11, 2011
  • Supa Dave A.

    It's a great place to clear your mind

    Supa Dave Arcelay · July 31, 2011
  • NYIP

    Lots of macabre, historic beauty to photograph here. Find the statue of Minerva for sweeping views of the harbor and islands. Read more

    NYIP · June 8, 2011
  • Green-Wood Cemetery

    Host to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Memorial Day weekend 2011 Read more

    Green-Wood Cemetery · May 20, 2011
  • Traci

    Pick up the maps at the main entrance on 5th Avenue to find some of the most unique and famous spots in the cemetery!

    Traci · March 1, 2011
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.

    Believe it or not, I go there to write in te summer! Beautiful!

    💖✨Brigitte V.✨💖 · January 13, 2011
  • Urban Oyster

    Look up at the gatehouse at the main entrance on 5th Ave. A colony of Quaker Parrots, exotic transplants from South America, live in giant nests atop the spires.

    Urban Oyster · November 22, 2010

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