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Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St, New York, New York 11232 USA

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“One of America's first rural cemeteries”

Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood 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.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-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 560,000 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.

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What a cool part of my visit - Green-Wood Cemetery! We walked through the cemetery on our way to brunch. There's not a ton of people doing what we were doing, but it also wasn't deadsville (pun... Read more

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Derek V.

Very big, beautifully maintained, and as gorgeous as some of the best parks, I really appreciated Green-Wood Cemetery. We saw so many tombs of historical figures; and quite a few resting places... Read more

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Brandon B.

As a tourist I was always stuck in Manhattan but I tried expanding last trip. This was truly the highlight! Such a massive cemetery, piled high with history, famous bodies, wildlife, greenery,... Read more

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th St
New York, New York
11232 USA
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