The Green-Wood Cemetery (Green-Wood Cemetery)

Cemetery, Historic Site
500 25th St (at 5th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 210-3080
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm
7:45am - 5:00pm


  • Guess who the statue of Minerva is saluting from Battle Hill?
  • favorite bathroom in all of nyc is in the chapel - all marble. great place to do your thing+acoustics for singing are amazing.
  • This cemetery opened in 1838 and has approximately 600,000 graves spread out over 478 acres. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006.
  • Visit the graves of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein and Mae West; and check out the 1911 chapel designed by the same firm behind Grand Central Terminal.
  • You don't really want to be the mayor here
  • Great place to see Brooklyn parrots.
  • Host to the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War, Memorial Day weekend 2011
  • This resting ground for such 19th-century titans as jeweler Charles Tiffany and pianist Louis Gottschalk, is running out of burial plots, so the cemetery is turning to alternative revenue streams.
  • Did you know the Cemetery is 478 acres and over 5 miles in circumference? Come take a walk on the grounds today. Wear comfy shoes!
  • A beautiful cemetery to take a stroll through. Jean-Michel Basquiat, John La Farge, Henry Steinway, and many other notable people are buried here.
  • Look up at the gatehouse at the main entrance on 5th Ave. A colony of Quaker Parrots, exotic transplants from South America, live in giant nests atop the spires.
  • There is a restroom in the chapel close to the 25th st entrance, right by the lake. The chapel is also lovely, but may be in use for services.
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  • Pick up a free map of Green-Wood at our guard booth (inside our Gothic Arch) at 25th St/5th Ave, main office and guard booth at 34th St/4th Ave and are available at our other 2 entrances on weekends.
  • Green-Wood Cemetery is the home to some of the citys most famous deceased residents (DeWitt Clinton!). The cemetery also hosts events, like book readings and gothic tea parties.
  • It's a great place to clear your mind
  • Gorgeous space, especially in autumn. I run around it in the morning.
  • Historian Jim Mackin calls it a treasure of nature with champion trees, four ponds, the highest point in Brooklyn and a large colony of monk parakeets that live in the spires of its entrance gates.
  • Beautiful Place! but they should indicate which doors are alwalys open and which ones closes sometimes :)
  • More peaceful than the park

Nearby places

755 5th Ave (at 26th St.)
703 5th Ave (btwn 21st & 22nd St.)
555 7th Ave (btwn 19th & 20th St)