The Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

Cemetery and Historic Site
Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn
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  • tours
  • scenic views
  • basquiat
  • leonard bernstein
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  • Brennan M.
    Brennan MarieNovember 1
    make sure to arrive before 4 if you need to use the database to look up a plot.
  • Rally by Eventbrite
    In addition to thousands of graves, Green-Wood Cemetery is also home to tons of morbid yet peaceful foliage scenes deep in the heart of Brooklyn. Read more
  • Amy
    AmyAugust 18
    Great views of downtown - if your heading to the gowanus and redhook I would recommend popping in.
  • Guest of a Guest
    478 acres of rolling hills, ponds, and graves. Come picnic with your ouija board, or take a stroll while reciting incantations to resurrect the lost souls of revolutionary war soldiers. Read more
  • Ashley T.
    I'm obsessed with this landmark. It comes alive with it's rich history and beautiful rolling hills.
  • Kirill K.
    Very beautiful and historical cemetery.
  • Theresa R.
    It's beautiful. Great place to roam around, but you can't jog...apparently. I guess that makes sense
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NApril 1
    Beautiful grounds, great for a meandering walk by the monuments.
  • Will S.
    Will SchollNovember 20, 2015
    You can cover a lot more area if you drive in and cruise around. Park somewhere in the center and venture out on foot.
  • Susan
    SusanNovember 8, 2015
    Marge Raymond is a great tour guide!!
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthOctober 31, 2015
    Sign up to their email newsletter to get an early heads up for some of their amazing events.
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa LonsdaleOctober 22, 2015
    Beautiful and peaceful place to sit
  • Autumn R.
    Autumn RayneAugust 16, 2015
    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
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 21, 2015
    Great place for a walk with wonderful views of Brooklyn
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMay 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    visit in the late spring when the flowers are in bloom
  • Jon S.
    Jon SteinbackApril 27, 2015
    looking for basquiat's grave? it's in lot 44603, on the left side of the line of small markers.
  • Andrea D.
    Andrea D.April 4, 2015
    Be sure to pick up a map to navigate the plots of famous people. Beautiful views and a great walk
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertJanuary 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    fort hamilton entrance is open on the weekends
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    bathrooms in the gatehouse on the east side of the fort hamilton parkway entrance
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertDecember 28, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    animal sculptures in front of the tomb of Henry Bergh, founder of the ASPCA
  • Bogdan S.
    Bogdan SeredyakNovember 13, 2014
    Bill the Butcher - the grave is number 48 and 49, F/G 6(v)
  • DSquirrely
    DSquirrelySeptember 13, 2014
    Setting up the stages for tonight's show.
  • Leonard S.
    Leonard StivalaSeptember 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Visiting my father. He has been mind and had to come.. ...:-)
  • Leah L.
    Leah LabrecqueSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    The guard at the PPW entrance is kind of weird and sometimes naked in the bathroom cottage.
  • Sean E.
    Sean EAugust 30, 2014
    The run around it
  • ♥ Evelyn C.
    ♥ Evelyn CruzAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    when planets collide
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJanuary 17, 2014
    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
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CoulterDecember 31, 2013
    Great views of the city as you walk down toward the 25th St exit. Resident stork at the urn building was a nice surprise.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 31, 2013
    Popular tourist attraction in the 1850s; most famous New Yorkers who died during the second half of the nineteenth century buried here
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkJuly 21, 2013
    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.”
  • Michael C.
    Michael CalleiaJuly 21, 2013
    Great place to see Brooklyn parrots.
  • Nick E.
    Nick EhleJune 18, 2013
    Great meeting place for a secret society and / or dead people.
  • Richard J M.
    Richard J MoylanJune 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Catch Spoon River Anthology this summer! A great night out!
  • Gineta
    GinetaMay 27, 2013
    Bring a blanket if you come to the concert.
  • Angela B.
    Angela BernardosApril 11, 2013
    Beautiful Place! but they should indicate which doors are alwalys open and which ones closes sometimes :)
  • Richard J M.
    Richard J MoylanDecember 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Triumph of Civic Virtue is here now too!
  • Kerri R.
    Kerri ReganOctober 14, 2012
    A must-visit for musical theater fans.Leonard Bernstein and Fred Ebb are buried here, along with many other artists, actors and musicians.
  • 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!
  • Amanda G.
    Amanda GJuly 6, 2012
    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.
  • Terry W.
    Terry WhiteheadMay 28, 2012
    A lot of people, good food and music, and nyc peeps.
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    Green-Wood CemeteryApril 23, 2012
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    Green-Wood CemeteryApril 23, 2012
    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.
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LynnApril 20, 2012
    Pick up after your dog
  • Kami M.
    Kami MiamiMarch 2, 2012
    Watch out at night for the grave dweller that's around 6'3"
  • Robin F.
    Robin FullerJanuary 28, 2012
    Grab sandwiches from the Subway at 5th and 37th for an easy scenic picnic!
  • Steve L.
    Steve LemsonNovember 8, 2011
    You don't really want to be the mayor here
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 19, 2011
    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 S.
    Stanley StuyvesantOctober 11, 2011
    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
  • JC M.
    JC Martinez-SifreOctober 4, 2011
    Best spot to meditate for the harcore Buddhist: "The Bishop Tree" @40.656515,-73.994125
  • Chayale M.
    Chayale MendyAugust 15, 2011
    More peaceful than the park
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