This summer, Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of themed trolley tours. These tours, highlighting Green-Wood’s history, landscape, art, and architecture, will take place every Wednesday and the second and last Sundays of every month. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Various dates from June – August 2016
Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s Green-Wood’s permanent residents, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood.
Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.
Discover Green-Wood (Tour A)
Visitors will see the graves of DeWitt Clinton; Leonard Bernstein; Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine, and the family’s beloved, Fannie the Dog; the Founder of the ASPCA Henry Bergh; and more than 30 members of Theodore Roosevelt’s family; Boss Tweed; the Indian Princess, Do-Hum-Me; the “Soda Fountain King,” John Matthews; Louis Comfort Tiffany; the Civil War Soldiers’ Lot; the Catacombs; Green-Wood’s largest mausoleum, the Steinway; and more.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Sunday, July 10, 2016 Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Wednesday, August 10, 2016 Sunday, August 28, 2016
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
The Far Side of Green-Wood (Tour B)
Visitors will see the graves of FAO Schwartz; Charles Ebbets; Frank Morgan (The “Wizard of Oz”); organized crime figure, Johnny Torrio (Al Capone’s guru); Charles Feltman, inventor of the hot dog; and Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball.” The tour will take the perimeter roads to the very back of the cemetery where visitors will see many unique sculptures and mausoleums. The tour will also include stories of the “lady in the bathtub” and the myth of the Mafia Bride who was shot on her wedding day. Additionally, visitors will see Green-Wood’s solemn monument to the victims of the two airliners that collided over the skies of Brooklyn in 1960; and more.
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Sunday, July 31, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Hidden Gems of Green-Wood (Tour C)
Visitors will see all four of Green-Wood’s glacial ponds and the graves of Louis Moreau Gottschalk (19th-century composer and matinee idol); “Bill the Butcher” of the “Gangs of New York”; the Irish girl who reinvented herself as a Spanish courtesan to European kings, Lola Montez; Rex the Dog; New York City mobster, Joey Gallo; George C. Tilyou, founder of Coney Island’s Steeplechase; William Augustus Spencer who “bravely met death at sea in the Titanic disaster”; and the creator of Morse Code and an accomplished portrait artist, Samuel F.B. Morse. Visitors will also hear the tragic story of 17-year-old Charlotte Canda and visit her magnificent memorial; and more.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Sunday, June 26, 2016 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Wednesday, August 3, 2016 Sunday, August 14, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Select Sundays of Every Month at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Admission: $15; $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society
Location: Meet inside Green-Wood’s Gothic Arch