Hidden Gems of Green-Wood

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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 April through August. 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.

Admission: $20 for the general public; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society

Location: Meet inside Green-Wood’s Gothic Arch

For more information or to make reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080. Space on the trolley is limited. Trolley tours routinely sell out. Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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 7

Wednesday, April 10

Sunday, April 28

Wednesday, May 1

Sunday, May 19

Wednesday, May 29

Sunday, June 9

Wednesday, June 19

Sunday, June 30

Wednesday, July 10

Sunday, July 21

Wednesday, July 31

Sunday, August 11 at

Wednesday, August 21

Event Dates
Sunday, April 7, 2019 through Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Event time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost / donation
$20 for the general public; $15 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society
Contact
Harry Weil,
harryweil@green-wood
.com, 718-210-3080

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