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Private Walking Tour of Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn

  • Saturday, October 21, 2023
  • 11:45 AM
  • Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232
  • 5


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Stereograph of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn [Between 1860 and 1930] | Photograph by P.F. Weil | Courtesy of Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/item/2017656291/).

Date/Time: Saturday, October 21, 2023 at 11:45AM (Tour begins promptly at 12:00PM)

Duration of the tour: Approx. 90 Minutes

Number of Participants: 30 (event is open to ART Members and Non-Members)

Location: Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232 (Main entrance)

Join us for a private walking tour of Green-Wood, which will highlight the Cemetery's history, New York history, monuments and buildings of significance, and the stories of their permanent residents.  

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds, and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 570,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers, and inventors.

A private walking tour lasts approximately 90 minutesPlease note that there are some areas where the terrain is uneven, so please wear comfortable walking shoes.

This is an in-person event limited to 30 people. No refunds for cancellations, and registration is non-transferable. Please note that you MUST pay in advance online in order to attend this event. In the occasion that the event is sold out, we highly recommend joining the waitlist. An ART staff member will reach out to you if a spot becomes available. Unless you've been given permission, please do not show up at the event without registering.

ART Members: $7.00 / person
Non-Members: $13.00 / person

Directions on getting here are available at this link.

To visit by subway, take the R train to the 25th Street station in Brooklyn. Walk east/uphill one block to our Main Entrance.


Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks. On September 27, 2006, Green-Wood was designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior, which recognized its national significance in art, architecture, landscaping, and history.


Please note that by registering and attending this event/webinar, you automatically grant your consent to be photographed and/ or video-recorded and to the release, publication, or reproduction of any and all recorded media of your appearance, voice, and name for any purpose whatsoever in perpetuity in connection with the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York, Inc. and its initiatives, including, by way of example only, use on websites, in social media, news, newsletters, Metropolitan Archivist, and advertising.

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