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Birding in Peace

Sunday, June 25, 6:00 am - 7:30 am
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An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 1.5 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Tuesday, August 1
Credit: Rob Jett

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, June 25, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-06-25 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-06-25 12:00
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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Striking Likenesses

Sunday, June 25, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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When Green-Wood Cemetery opened in the early 19th century, the art of posthumous portraiture was immensely popular. As a form of commemoration, these portraits of recently deceased loved ones were prized for the precious bond they created between the land of the living and the realm of the dead. This walking tour explores the stone and bronze images commissioned to immortalize the dearly departed, many of which were created by leading artists of the day, including sculptors Daniel Chester French, John Quincy Ward, and Charles Calverley, among others. Allison Meier, a staff writer for Hyperallergic, who specializes in the visual culture of overlooked history, will unravel how the Victorian age’s obsession with images of the dead was also found in painted portraits and postmortem daguerreotypes.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, June 25, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-06-25 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-06-25 3:00
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, August 31
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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Twilight Tour

Friday, June 30, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, July 29
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Just after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, enjoy the rare opportunity to explore the quiet beauty of the cemetery bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. On this walking tour you’ll visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York history and American culture from the 19th and early 20th centuries, ending with a visit to the catacombs, which are normally closed to visitors.

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The Eminent Irish of Green-Wood

Saturday, July 1, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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9th-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 Sweeney (who retired from the U.S. military but went on to lead the Fenian invasion of Canada); Irish patriot Wolfe Tone’s widow and son; actress and mistress of the mighty, Lola Montez, and many more.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 2, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-07-02 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-07-02 12:00
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Sunday, July 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Monday, August 28,
and An event every 1 week(s) on Sunday that begins at 2017-07-02 01:00 pm and lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on 2017-07-02 3:00
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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Historic Trolley Tour

Wednesday, July 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Thursday, August 31
Credit: Robert Denbo

Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guides to hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn, and much more.

Each tour boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood. Please note: all tours include a visit to Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill.

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