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Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St Brooklyn, NY 11232

About

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

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This resting ground for such 19th-century titans as jeweler Charles Tiffany and pianist Louis Gottschalk, is running out of burial plots, s... Read More
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This cemetery opened in 1838 and has approximately 600,000 graves spread out over 478 acres. It was declared a National Historic Landmark i... Read More
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Visit the graves of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Mae West; and check out the 1911 chapel designed by the same firm behind Gra... Read More
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Guess who the statue of Minerva is saluting from Battle Hill?
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Host to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Memorial Day weekend 2011
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favorite bathroom in all of nyc is in the chapel - all marble. great place to do your thing+acoustics for singing are amazing.
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A beautiful cemetery to take a stroll through. Jean-Michel Basquiat, John La Farge, Henry Steinway, and many other notable people are buried... Read More
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Great place to see Brooklyn parrots.
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While you are visiting Green-Wood, why not become a fan too! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historicgreenwood
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You don't really want to be the mayor here
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