Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street
Established in 1838, the Green-Wood Cemetery has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries and is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history's most memorable figures. With 478 acres filled wit... more
Established in 1838, the Green-Wood Cemetery has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries and is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history's most memorable figures. With 478 acres filled with thousands of trees, flowering shrubs and four lakes, The Green-Wood Cemetery offers not only eternal tranquility but also a wonderful setting for the living. Indeed it was at one time a leading tourist attraction in the USA, and in the 1850’s was attracting 500,000 visitors per year. Green-Wood Cemetery has a great deal to offer. It is a remarkable arboretum, wildlife sanctuary, sculpture garden, a place of architecture, landscape design, and history and is well worth a visit whether you live in New York City or just visiting. The Green-Wood Cemetery is conveniently located and easily accessible by major highways and public transportation. Here are a few of the most famous people found in Green-Wood's own Hall of Fame. Julius Walker Adams, Civil War colonel, engineer who designed preliminary plans for the Brooklyn Bridge Albert Anastasia, mobster Jean Michel Basquiat, graffiti artist, Andy Warhol protege Henry Wa... more
Established in 1838, the Green-Wood Cemetery has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful cemeteries and is the final resting place of nearly 600,000 persons, including some of history's most memorable figures. With 478 acres filled with thousands of trees, flowering shrubs and four lakes, The Green-Wood Cemetery offers not only eternal tranquility but also a wonderful setting for the living. Indeed it was at one time a leading tourist attraction in the USA, and in the 1850’s was attracting 500,000 visitors per year. Green-Wood Cemetery has a great deal to offer. It is a remarkable arboretum, wildlife sanctuary, sculpture garden, a place of architecture, landscape design, and history and is well worth a visit whether you live in New York City or just visiting.

The Green-Wood Cemetery is conveniently located and easily accessible by major highways and public transportation.


Here are a few of the most famous people found in Green-Wood's own Hall of Fame.

Julius Walker Adams, Civil War colonel, engineer who designed preliminary plans for the Brooklyn Bridge

Albert Anastasia, mobster

Jean Michel Basquiat, graffiti artist, Andy Warhol protege

Henry Ward Beecher, abolitionist, religious leader, subject of scandal

Leonard Bernstein, music giant: composer, conductor, and teacher

Harvey Burdell, murder victim

George Catlin, painter of Indians

Henry Chadwick, "Father of Baseball"

Kate Claxton, actress on stage during the Brooklyn Theater fire

De Witt Clinton, force behind the Erie Canal, political leader

Abraham Duryee, Civil War general

Charles Ebbets, Brooklyn Dodgers' owner

Molly Fancher, psychic

Joey Gallo, mobster nicknamed "Crazy Joe"

Henry George, political and economic reformer

Louis Moreau Gottschalk, America's first great composer

Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune

Henry Halleck, General in command of all Union forces during the Civil War

William Surrey Hart, cowboy actor

Laura Keene, actress on stage at Ford's Theatre when President Lincoln was shot

Ward McAllister, New York's social arbiter

Susan Smith McKinney-Steward, first black woman doctor in New York State

Lola Montez, independent woman famed for her affairs and her Spider Dance

Frank Morgan, actor, best known for his role as the Wizard in "The Wizard of Oz"

Napoleon Sarony, photographer to the stars

George Tilyou, proprietor of Coney Island's Steeplechase Park

Juan Trippe, founder of Pan American Air Airways

"Boss" Tweed, political boss of New York City

Lester Walleck, actor

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500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
718-768-7300
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This Week's Hours

WINTER HOURS
Main entrance - 5th Avenue & 25th Street

Daily: 8:00am - 5:00pm

SUMMER HOURS
Main entrance - 5th Avenue & 25th Street

The first day of Daylight Savings Time to April 30th: 7:45am - 6:00pm

May 1st to the day before Memorial Day: 7:45am - 7:00pm

Memorial Day to Labor Day: 7:00am - 7:00pm

The day after Labor Day to September 30th: 7:45am - 7:00pm

October 1st to the last day of Daylight Savings Time: 7:45am - 6:00pm

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  • to 25th Street Station, Walk East 1 block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue & 25 Street.

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