Baseball Greats of Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Batter up! To kick off the 2024 season, we welcome baseball historian Tom Gilbert, along with Green-Wood historian Jeff Richman, for a tour of Green-Wood’s ball-playing pioneers. On this trolley tour you’ll visit the monuments and gravesites of Henry Chadwick, the “Father of Baseball,” who invented the game’s scoring system; James Creighton, baseball’s first national ... Read more

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard our temperature-controlled trolley to explore Green-Wood’s historic landscape and some of its most fascinating permanent residents. If you have never been to the Cemetery this is your opportunity to discover its 478 acres of art, history, and nature! You will tread where George Washington and his troops fought in ... Read more

Feminism and Fortune Telling: The Women of the Lower East Side

Long before psychic infomercials and hotlines became all-the-rage, individuals seeking love advice or answers to life's questions went to visit working-class fortune tellers in New York’s Lower East Side. In 1857, humor writer Mortimer Thomson (1832–1875), using the pseudonym Q. K. Philander Doesticks, published a series of exposes in which he  labeled these women “witches,” ... Read more