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1 p.m. Historic Trolley Tour
May 13, 2012, 1:00pm–3:00pm
An event every month that begins at 1:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until August 26, 2012
Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Join our expert tour guide 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.
Trolley Tour Schedule:
Sunday, April 29: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, May 2: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Wednesday, May 9: Discover Green-Wood
Sunday, May 13: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, May 16: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Wednesday, May 23: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Sunday, May 27: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, May 30: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, June 6: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Sunday, June 10: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, June 13: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Wednesday, June 20: Discover Green-Wood
Sunday, June 24: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, June 27: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Wednesday, July 4: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Sunday, July 8: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, July 11: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, July 18: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Wednesday, July 25: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Sunday, July 29: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, August 1: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, August 8: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Sunday, August 12: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, August 15: Hidden Gems of Green-Wood
Wednesday, August 22: Discover Green-Wood
Sunday, August 26: Discover Green-Wood
Wednesday, August 29: The Far Side of Green-Wood
Click here for more information on Green-Wood’s rotation of three different tours. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments throughout, rolling hills, century-old trees and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood, in addition to a visit to the Historic Chapel, Battle Hill, and several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.
Our Historic Fund trolley tour guides:
Green-Wood’s trolley tour guide Marge Raymond fell in love with Green-Wood Cemetery 25 years ago as a birdwatcher and naturalist. She brings to her tours her enthusiasm and passion for Green-Wood’s famous residents, its history, trees and animals. Marge, a professional singer, has been a volunteer since 2002 with The Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Civil War Project and has helped to staff The Historic Fund’s information and sales cart since its inception. She has been known to break into an occasional song during her tours.
A Brooklyn native, Ruth Edebohls is a licensed New York City tour guide and urban historian with a special enthusiasm for Green-Wood Cemetery. After working for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment as its Coordinator of Urban Tours and as a tour guide for 15 years, Ruth became a tour guide for the Green-Wood Historic Fund several years ago. She has created and led a host of fascinating tours of Green-Wood.
After retiring from many years of teaching, Tom Russell became a volunteer at Green-Wood in 2003, greeting visitors and answering their questions. Tom long has been fascinated with the cemetery’s history, architecture, topography, natural beauty, and the stories of its permanent residents. His greatest interest is Green-Wood’s visitors who come from around the country and the world to see this great place.
Meeting Point: Inside Main Entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue
$10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $15 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations strongly recommended.
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