This weekend, Green-Wood Cemetery is offering tours of its beautiful grounds and opening the doors to many of its most popular mausoleums and catacombs. The 478-acre cemetery was founded in 1838 and is home to thousands of famous New Yorkers, including abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, Brooklyn Dodgers owner and Ebbets Field namesake Charles Ebbets, Samuel F.B. Morse, and piano maker Henry Steinway. The Battle of Long Island was fought on its grounds in 1776, and hundreds of heroes from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars were laid to rest among its historic architecture and statuary.
A trolley will provide “hop on, hop off” service between 12 and 4 pm this Saturday and Sunday. Guides and actors in period costume will offer insights into the lives of the people who rest in the mausoleums. Single-day tickets are $20 for the public and $15 for members of Green-Wood Cemetery or Brooklyn Historical Society, and weekend passes are $30 and $25. Get all the information and buy tickets on Green-Wood’s website.
Photo by Allison Meier