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1 p.m. Written in Stone Walking Tour

May 5, 2012, 1:00pm3:00pm


The monuments and mausoleums of Green-Wood have many fascinating stories to tell, and some of the most interesting are not about the most famous.

Join Green-Wood tour guide Ruth Edebohls to visit the final resting places and hear the stories of the Indian Princess, the girl who died on her 17th birthday, the heartbroken husband who waved good-bye to his wife in the morning never to see her again, the man who built “The Funny Place,” an inventor and his dog, and many more.

A tourist attraction 150 years ago, Green-Wood today still has the power to draw us and keep us coming back with its beauty, grandeur and history. Walk may be hilly and strenuous — wear good walking shoes.

Ruth Edebohls worked for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment as its Coordinator of Urban Tours and as a tour guide for 15 years. A Brooklyn native, she is a licensed New York City Tour Guide and urban historian with a special enthusiasm for Green-Wood Cemetery. Over the years, she has created and led many fascinating tours of Green-Wood.

Tickets are $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and $15 for non-members. Reservations recommended.

To purchase tickets, call 718-210-3080 or order online using the Ticket Information box below — click to Order Now or Enter Promotional Code (Member ID#) and you will be redirected to our Eventbrite ordering page.

If you are using a credit card linked to a non-U.S. address, or if you’ve typed in a billing address that does not match that of your credit card, you may see an error message when ordering. If so, please call us at 718-210-3080 from Mon-Fri 8am-4pm Eastern Standard Time or email us at info@greenwoodcemetery.org and we will help you complete your order. Thank you.

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May 5, 2012
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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