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June 2017


There are few places more atmospheric than a cemetery at dusk, and Green-Wood can’t be beat when it comes to beauty and ambiance. Explore the Cemetery’s stunning landscape – aglow in the in the light of the setting sun – while visiting the graves of fascinating figures in New York history and American culture. On this walking tour, your guide will regale you with tales of Green-Wood’s “permanent residents” before ending at the famous Catacombs, which are normally closed to…

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TROLLEY TOUR FEATURING THE ILLUSTRIOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF EIRE WHO NOW REST IN PEACE IN GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY Nineteenth-century Irish immigration contributed immeasurably to the rich tapestry of American culture. Green-Wood has its share of the illustrious sons and daughters of Eire. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, will explore these notable Irish, including copper magnate, Marcus Daly; India Ink manufacturer and American patriot, Charles Higgins; one-armed Civil War General, Thomas Sweeny (who retired from the U.S.…



This summer, Green-Wood will host an exciting variety of trolley tours highlighting the cemetery’s notable “permanent residents”, its magnificent landscape and world-class works of sculpture and architecture. These tours will take place every Wednesday and Sunday from June through August. Please see schedule below for specific dates and times. Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and…

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