The Green-Wood Cemetery (Green-Wood Cemetery)

Cemetery, Historic Site
500 25th St (at 5th Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 210-3080
Monday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Saturday
7:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday
7:00am - 7:00pm

Tips

  • 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.
  • Great place to see Brooklyn parrots.
  • 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.
  • While you are visiting Green-Wood, why not become a fan too! Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/historicgreenwood
  • 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
  • Nothing spooky at all!
  • Lots of macabre, historic beauty to photograph here. Find the statue of Minerva for sweeping views of the harbor and islands.

Nearby places

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