Walt Whitman’s New York
Where: Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th St., Brooklyn
718-210-3080 Price: $25; $20
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Celebrate the 200th birthday of Brooklyn’s native son and poet, Walt Whitman, through the lens of the people he worked with, wrote about, and knew best. On this trolley tour, visitors will learn about two brothers, one a Union soldier and the other a Confederate, whom Whitman cared for as a Civil War volunteer nurse; McDonald Clarke, the “Mad Poet” whose work served as inspiration for Whitman; Gabriel Harrison, a photographer who captured the iconic image of Whitman known as “the Christ likeness,” and many more.
Trolley tour is $25; $20 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund and members of the Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are recommended. If the event is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an online reservation or to find out more information, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080.Buy tickets/get more info now