Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $20 for the general public; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society
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Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of weekly trolley tours highlighting the Cemetery’s notable “permanent residents,” its magnificent landscape, and its world-renowned collection of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from September – December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times.
Every Wednesday and Sunday from September – December 20191 pm – 3 pm
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.
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 30 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.
- Sunday, September 1
- Wednesday September 18
- Sunday, September 22
- Wednesday, October 9
- Sunday, October 20
- Wednesday, October 30
- Sunday, November 10
- Wednesday, November 20
- Sunday December 1
- Wednesday, December 11
- Sunday, December 29