Guided Tours

Green-Wood Trolley Tour

We feature a variety of trolley and walking tours throughout the year. Click here for our full calendar of tours and events, and read about a few highlights below.

Trolley Tours

Green-Wood also offers regularly-scheduled guided trolley tours every Wednesday and the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 1:00 p.m. throughout the year, rain or shine.

Tours last approximately two hours and feature Green-Wood’s spectacular grounds, the cemetery’s history, its bird life, the most fascinating tales of its permanent residents, views of Manhattan’s skyline, Green-Wood’s Civil War Project and its preservation program, and more. Click here to read more about the rotation of three different tours.

Tickets are $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $15 for non-members. To become a member of our Historic Fund, click here.

Flashlight Tours

Bring a flashlight and you’re all set. These enchanting and slightly scary walks, with Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman, feature live accordion music, a visit inside the Catacombs, and the light (weather permitting) of the moon. We wait until the moon is full, so check our schedule for the date of the next Flashlight Tour. Tickets are discounted for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund.

Late October Tours

Celebrate the infamous October holiday with tales of murder, mayhem, spirits and ghosts on a tour led by Green-Wood’s historian Jeff Richman. The 2011 tours will take place on Saturday and Sunday, October 29th and 30th (click here for a slideshow of photos from 2010). Tickets are discounted for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund.

Jeff Richman is Green-Wood’s historian. He has led hundreds of tours there since 1990 and is the author of two books, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure (1998) and Final Camping Ground: Civil War Veterans at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery, In Their Own Words (2007). Curator of several exhibitions about the cemetery and its permanent residents, he has also designed two self-guided walking tours of Green-Wood and two maps of the cemetery.

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