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Green-Wood cemetery, Brooklyn

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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.
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  • so senic and beautiful place, i would to love to spend evening here with my friends. Very beautiful place for tourist attraction also. 
    so senic and beautiful place, i would to love to spend evening here with my friends. Very beautiful place for tourist attraction also.  more »
  • Google Maps led me to straight to Basquiat grave. When I punched in William Poole aka Bill The Butcher into Google Maps it led me straight out of the cemetery. Coincidence ? 🤨 
    Google Maps led me to straight to Basquiat grave. When I punched in William Poole aka Bill The Butcher into Google Maps it led me straight out of the cemetery. Coincidence ? 🤨  more »
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  • 2020 update: Today, we were unfortunately locked in when we reached the Fort Hamilton gate around 5:30 PM after a three hour walk around the place. Yep, you read that right. 'Locked in', like prisoners. We panicked, especially after sizing up the high gate and realizing how dangerous it would be to climb it. Thankfully, there were two other groups who arrived after us, and someone called the phone number posted at the small guard house. Twenty minutes later, a park employee pulled over and let us out. Tips: Pay attention to their hours and the passing time. It's easy to spend many hours here without realizing it. Don't call the number listed here on Maps as no one will pick up. Find that number posted by the guard house and if that doesn't work, call 911. ----- 2016 review: Picturesque place to take a leisurely stroll. Yes, tombs do make for nice photos, especially in the fall when the foliage explodes with bright colors. Ask for a map at the entrance to see where the tombs of popular New Yorkers are found. Just be patient because all roads and walk paths are too windy it is difficult to figure out your exact location at any given moment. It also does not help that the place has not been mapped properly by Google Maps. Find an elevated spot near the entrance to view Manhattan's skyline.
  • The Green-Wood Cemetery is an exceptional place. It is beautiful and idyllic. It is quiet and filled with rolling hills. It has many celebritites buried there as well as historic figures. The trees make it the best arboretum that I have ever been to. Their app is good enough! Visit and be respectful as it is an active cemetery.

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