Green-Wood Hosts Historic Trolley Tours Every Wednesday and Select Sundays in April
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $20
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This spring Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of trolley tours highlighting the cemetery’s history, landscape, art, and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday, the second and last Sundays of every month in March and April, and every Sunday in May. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times.
Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood.
Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.
A Rotation of Three Tours of Green-Wood Highlights is Offered:
Discover Green-Wood (Tour A)
Visitors will see the graves of DeWitt Clinton; Leonard Bernstein; Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, and his beloved Fannie the Dog; the Founder of the ASPCA Henry Bergh; more than 40 members of Theodore Roosevelt’s family; Boss Tweed; the Indian Princess, Do-Hum-Me; the “Soda Fountain King,” John Matthews; Louis Comfort Tiffany; the Civil War Soldiers’ Lot; the Catacombs; Green-Wood’s largest mausoleum, the Steinway; and more.
- Wednesday, April 19, 2017
- Sunday, April 30, 2017
The Far Side of Green-Wood (Tour B)
Visitors will see the graves of FAO Schwartz; Charles Ebbets; Frank Morgan (The “Wizard of Oz”); organized crime figure, Johnny Torrio (Al Capone’s guru); Charles Feltman, inventor of the hot dog; and Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball.” The tour will take the perimeter roads to the very back of the cemetery where visitors will see many unique sculptures and mausoleums. The tour will also include stories of the “lady in the bathtub” and the myth of the Mafia Bride who was shot on her wedding day. Additionally, visitors will see Green-Wood’s solemn monument to the victims of the two airliners that collided over the skies of Brooklyn in 1960; and more.
- Wednesday, April 5, 2017
- Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Hidden Gems of Green-Wood (Tour C)
Visitors will see all four of Green-Wood’s glacial ponds and the graves of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (19th-century composer and matinee idol); “Bill the Butcher” of the “Gangs of New York”; actress and celebrity mistress, Lola Montez; Rex the Dog; New York City mobster, Joey Gallo; George C. Tilyou, founder of Coney Island’s Steeplechase; William Augustus Spencer who “bravely met death at sea in the Titanic disaster”; and the creator of Morse Code and an accomplished portrait artist, Samuel F.B. Morse. Visitors will also hear the tragic story of 17-year-old Charlotte Canda and visit her magnificent memorial; and more.
- Sunday, April 9, 2017
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017