This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War

In just four years, more than 750,000 soldiers and civilians lost their lives in the Civil War, leaving behind a grim landscape of death and destruction. Historian Drew Gilpin Faust weaves together a complex narrative of national grief, shared by both northerners and southerners, in her extraordinary and landmark book, This Republic of Suffering: Death ... Read more

$20 – $25

Winter Fungi Walk

While the colorful trees and migrating birds of Green-Wood get lots of buzz, visitors might not know about the bounty of mushrooms sprouting throughout the Cemetery’s 478 verdant acres. Join Sigrid Jakob and Ethan Crenson, longtime members of the New York Mycological Society, for a socially distanced mushroom walk to discover Green-Wood’s winter fungi. Not ... Read more

$20 – $25

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25

Leonard Bernstein’s Lasting Legacy

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), who counts among Green-Wood’s permanent residents, was a true renaissance man of the twentieth century: conductor, composer, activist, and educator. Whether you know him from his work with the New York Philharmonic, sung along with Broadway megahit “West Side Story,” or watched his “Young People’s Concerts” on TV, it’s safe to say ... Read more

$20 – $25

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25

Birding in Peace

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.

$20 – $25

Winter Wanders

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from discovering Green-Wood! On this leisurely ninety-minute walking tour you’ll take in spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline from Battle Hill; visit Fannie the dog, the beloved companion of Elias Howe’s family; and hear the tragic tale of Victorian debutante Charlotte Canda. Along the ... Read more

$20 – $25

History Happy Hour: Forever Young—The Canda Monument

Life after death takes on a new meaning when discussing the Charlotte Canda monument and the cult fascination that has gripped Green-Wood’s visitors since it was erected. Often the poster child for Green-Wood in early guidebooks from the mid-1800s, the Canda gravesite is exemplary not only for its ornate decoration, but also for the tragic ... Read more

$20 – $25

What Happens When No One Can Pay for the Funeral?

Death is universal, but its aftermath can be difficult—particularly when no one has money for a funeral. What happens to those who die with no family and no money? Social anthropologist Sally Raudon has traveled the world, exploring that issue across many cultures. Join Raudon and Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman for a discussion about how ... Read more

$20 – $25