The Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

Cemetery and Historic Site
Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn
  • The experts at Time Out New York and The Wall Street Journal recommend this place
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    • The Wall Street Journal
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    "addition to thousands of graves"(7 Tips)
    "statue of Minerva for sweeping views of the harbor and islands."(4 Tips)
    Jon S.
    "looking for basquiat's grave?"(3 Tips)
    "478 acres."(3 Tips)
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  • Akira
    AkiraJanuary 13
    An amazing, quiet walk with great views. Try to catch some high ground.
  • Brennan M.
    Brennan MarieNovember 1, 2016
    make sure to arrive before 4 if you need to use the database to look up a plot.
  • Rally by Eventbrite
    Rally by EventbriteOctober 20, 2016
    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, 2016
    Great views of downtown - if your heading to the gowanus and redhook I would recommend popping in.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestJuly 22, 2016
    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.
    Ashley TorresJuly 4, 2016
    I'm obsessed with this landmark. It comes alive with it's rich history and beautiful rolling hills.
  • Kirill K.
    Kirill KukuruzaJune 5, 2016
    Very beautiful and historical cemetery.
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanMay 22, 2016
    It's beautiful. Great place to roam around, but you can't jog...apparently. I guess that makes sense
  • Carmen N.
    Carmen NApril 1, 2016
    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
  • R.I.P
    R.I.PAugust 11, 2011
    Nothing spooky at all!
  • R.I.P
    R.I.PAugust 11, 2011
    Met the undertaker, and say,"Hey you!, Howdy"..
  • Supa Dave A.
    Supa Dave ArcelayJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a great place to clear your mind
  • NYIP
    NYIPJune 8, 2011
    Lots of macabre, historic beauty to photograph here. Find the statue of Minerva for sweeping views of the harbor and islands. Read more
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
    Host to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Memorial Day weekend 2011 Read more
  • Traci
    TraciMarch 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Pick up the maps at the main entrance on 5th Avenue to find some of the most unique and famous spots in the cemetery!
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.
    Believe it or not, I go there to write in te summer! Beautiful!
  • Urban Oyster
    Urban OysterNovember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Giosue C.
    Giosue CarrOctober 16, 2010
    Leonard Bernstein's simple but beautiful resting place is here just steps from Battle Hill and the statue of Minerva saluting Lady Liberty.
  • Maxim I.
    Maxim IlinOctober 15, 2010
    Very interesting place, nothing spooky at all. It is more like a museum if anything. Highly recommended on a warm sunny day.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
    Green-Wood CemeterySeptember 30, 2010
    Thanks to all the contestants who wrote in and gave us the correct answer! You will be contacted next week about your txts.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 10, 2010
    Visit the graves of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Mae West; and check out the 1911 chapel designed by the same firm behind Grand Central Terminal.
  • angularism
    angularismAugust 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    favorite bathroom in all of nyc is in the chapel - all marble. great place to do your thing+acoustics for singing are amazing.
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 23, 2010
    Visit the Statue of Minerva – she stands on the highest point in Brooklyn and looks across the harbor at another tall lady, the Statue of Liberty. Powered by
  • The Wall Street Journal
    This resting ground for such 19th-century titans as jeweler Charles Tiffany and pianist Louis Gottschalk, is running out of burial plots, so the cemetery is turning to alternative revenue streams. Read more
  • John N.
    John NessJune 18, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    New western sidewalk is great for runs.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
    Green-Wood CemeteryJune 10, 2010
    Did you know the Cemetery is 478 acres and over 5 miles in circumference? Come take a walk on the grounds today. Wear comfy shoes!
  • Green-Wood Cemetery
    Guess who the statue of Minerva is saluting from Battle Hill?
  • Alyssa Hope B.
    Alyssa Hope ByrdJune 7, 2010
    A beautiful cemetery to take a stroll through. Jean-Michel Basquiat, John La Farge, Henry Steinway, and many other notable people are buried here. Read more
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    This cemetery opened in 1838 and has approximately 600,000 graves spread out over 478 acres. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
  • Kate S.
    Kate SilverSeptember 30, 2009
    Gorgeous space, especially in autumn. I run around it in the morning.
  • yan k.
    yan kachowMay 21, 2012
    tersesat,tolong aku !
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