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Happily Never After

February 12, 2022 , 12:00pm 2:00pm

Love and death. They have inspired artists, writers, and philosophers for millennia. But do you know 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 heartbroken, as well as tawdry details of dramatic—and doomed—affairs. On this walking tour, you’ll learn about star-crossed Victorian lovers, Charlotte Canda and Charles Jarrett; Henry Ward Beecher’s scandalous affair with Elizabeth Tilton; the tragic death of Theodore Roosevelt’s wife on Valentine’s Day; and more.

Check in takes place at the meadow near the Main Entrance by Fifth Avenue and 25th Street.

$30/ $25 for members.

Before Purchasing Your Ticket, Please Note:

  • Attendees are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a face covering at all times while on the grounds, regardless of vaccine status, and must follow ALL instructions and guidance from Cemetery staff and ambassadors. Green-Wood reserves the right to deny entry to anyone who refuses to comply with these guidelines, which are based on CDC, state, and city mandates.
  • All walking tours traverse hilly and at times uneven terrain. Comfortable footwear is suggested.
  • Tickets are non-refundable (unless the tour is canceled by Green-Wood) and cannot be exchanged for a different tour or date!

Feeling Sick? Stay home if you are feeling sick or running a fever. We will be happy to credit your ticket(s) for a future tour or program, just email events@green-wood.com prior to your tour. Please understand our staffing is limited and we will respond as soon as we can.

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Don’t know your Member ID number? Not sure which ticket or membership type to order? Call 718-210-3080 or email contactus@green-wood.com with any questions.