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 September – December. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times.

Every Wednesday and Sunday from September – December 1 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.

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.

Wednesday, September 11

Sunday, September 15

Wednesday, October 2

Wednesday, October 23

Sunday, November 3

Wednesday, November 13

Sunday, November 24

Wednesday, December 4

Sunday, December 15

Event Dates
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019
Event time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost / donation
$20;$15
Contact
Harry Weil,
harryweil@green-wood
.com, 718-210-3080

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