History Happy Hour: A Grave Concern—Nineteenth-Century Body Snatching

Once a burial takes place, it’s all about resting in peace for eternity, right? That wasn’t always the case! In the nineteenth century, there was a demand by medical schools for cadavers so doctors and students could study human anatomy. The shockingly profitable “resurrection” business was created by grave robbers to fulfill the needs of ... Read more

$20 – $25

Nineteenth-Century New York in 3D: Part 2

It’s your best opportunity to time travel back in time to the New York City that you were born too late to live in! Over a span of four decades, Jeff Kraus has put together an extraordinary collection of stereoviews of life in the burgeoning metropolis. In the nineteenth century, stereoviews were a popular type ... Read more

$20 – $25

Wild Bees of Green-Wood

Presenter: Sarah Kornbluth From bumblebees to leafcutters, there are dozens of wild bee species buzzing around Green-Wood. Join Sarah Kornbluth from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and Green-Wood’s manager of horticulture operations, Sara Evans, to learn about the different groups of bees found during our research collaboration with AMNH. We’ll see examples of ... Read more

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. ... Read more

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. ... Read more

Spring Plant Walk with the Next Epoch Seed Library

Spring is a great time to meet some of the wild, weedy, and resilient plants who make their homes in Green-Wood's urban meadows! Join Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a socially distanced, multisensorial walking tour focused on spontaneous urban flora. As we find and interact with individual plants, ... Read more

Green-Wood’s Greatest Hits

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

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. ... Read more

Green-Wood After Hours

Long after Green-Wood’s gates close to the public, explore its historic grounds under the cover of night. You’ll weave through the Cemetery’s stunning landscape and visit the graves of fascinating figures in New York and American history. This not-to-be-missed walking tour ends with a visit to the Catacombs, which are normally closed to the public. ... Read more

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

Green-Wood’s Greatest Hits

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