Recurring Event Winter Wanders

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 visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Happily Never After

Love and death. They have inspired artists, writers, and philosophers for millennia. But do you know where they are perfectly intertwined? At a cemetery! Forget the box of chocolates and sappy card—treat the special someone in your life to an exploration of Green-Wood. Along the way you will hear tales of the lovesick and the ... Read more

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

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 visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Show & Tale: Love Letters, Lockets, & Valentines

At this Valentine’s Day themed Show & Tale, we’re focusing on the items, people, and stories that remind us of that crazy-little-thing-called-love. We’ll also share some epic love stories from our own Green-Wood permanent residents, like William Niblo, who spent every day at his wife’s mausoleum following her death.  No, this is not the “show ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

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 visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

Discover Green-Wood Trolley Tour

Join our expert tour guides aboard our fully heated 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 ... Read more

Recurring Event Birding in Peace

Birding in Peace

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided ... Read more

Recurring Event Winter Wanders

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 visit the elaborate monument of John Matthews, the Soda Fountain King; hear the tragic tale of the young bride, Do-Hum-Me; and learn about the headline-grabbing murder of dentist Harvey Burdell; all while strolling down ... Read more

The Great Fire of 1776

It’s New York City, summer of 1776, and an unruly rebel army under General George Washington’s command repeatedly threatened to burn the city rather than let it fall into the hands of the British. In August, after the patriot's defeat at the Battle of Brooklyn (a good part of which was fought across what is ... Read more