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1 p.m. The Draft Riots & the Gangs of New York Walking Tour

July 15, 2012, 1:00pm3:00pm


The Draft Riots of 1863 are one of the saddest chapters in New York City history. Many of the participants—both famous and unknown—are buried in Green-Wood. Join Green-Wood tour guide Ruth Edebohls to visit the final resting places and hear the stories of Horace Greeley, Henry J. Raymond, Boss Tweed, the Brooks Brothers, abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons and others who rest here along with little-known victims of the riots. The film Gangs of New York included many of them as characters, including the era’s legendary gang leader William “Bill the Butcher” Poole.

We’ll also enjoy the visual delights of Green-Wood, its trees and ponds and its sculpture and buildings by the leading artists and architects of their time. Walk may be hilly and strenuous—wear good walking shoes.

Walking tour: $10 for members of The Green-Wood Historic Fund / $15 for non-members. Reservations recommended.

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July 15, 2012
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Green-Wood Cemetery
500 25th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232 United States
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