Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tour:
19th Century History, Famous Graves & Stunning Views

Strolling through a historic landscape in Brooklyn

With great views, amazing architecture, and deep links to the 19th century, visiting Green-Wood Cemetery is an amazing way to step back into the past. This two-hour tour runs the gamut of graves from the “Father of Baseball” to the first Brooklyn casualty of the Civil War to one of the world’s most famous composers and much more.

In addition to learning about some of the notable people interred there we’ll also visit the highest natural point of Brooklyn, learn how the cemetery became home to flocks of parrots, and discuss how the creation of the cemetery reflects the creation of metropolitan New York.

Tour Highlights Include:

  • An overview of the early history of Green-Wood Cemetery and how it became one of 19th Century America’s most popular tourist attractions
  • A wide selection of famous grave sites ranging from Egyptian style pyramids to baseball themed grave stones.
  • A discussion of Green-Wood’s most interesting residents running the gamut from famous politicians, to award-winning composers, to the first Brooklyn casualty of the Civil War.
  • A visit to Battle Hill, the highest natural point in Brooklyn and a Revolutionary War battle site.
  • Amazing views of the New York skyline and harbor.
  • A final stop at Green-Wood’s famous brownstone Gothic Revival Entry Gate (famously topped with the nests of Monk parakeets).

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The Tour

The tour lasts 2 hours and covers about 1.5 miles. It starts right inside the gates of the Prospect Park West Entrance of Green-Wood Cemetery.


$45 (includes $5 fee to Green-Wood Cemetery)

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Please contact us to set up a private tour!


2 hours


This tour is best suited for ages 12+

James Hoffman is a seasoned New York City tour guide with over a decade of experience. He has set up a diverse collection of sightseeing walks, bike tours, and cocktail history-themed events.

Prep for your tour by listening to Bowery Boys episodes: “Green-Wood Cemetery”