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The Public Lots Trolley Tour

Saturday, June 1, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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Credit: Robert Denbo

Credit: Robert Denbo

The Green-Wood Cemetery is famous for its elaborate private burial lots and architecturally significant monuments. However, its lesser expensive public lots comprise about half of all burials at the cemetery.

Green-Wood’s Manager of Preservation and Restoration, Neela Wickremesinghe, and Director of Programs and Special Projects, Harry Weil, lead a guided exploration of these sites. The tour will highlight the area known historically as the “Colored Lots,” and recently renamed the Freedom Lots, seven burial lots on the cemetery’s southern border, including one for The Colored Orphans Asylum. Over 1,300 are laid to rest here, making it one of the largest existing burial grounds for African Americans who lived in New York City in the last two centuries.

$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$15 for non-members.

Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant. In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility aids on the trolley, arrangements must be made in advance. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1. Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley, however attendees may stay seated in the trolley if they wish. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.

For this program you will check in at the Gothic Arches, right at the main entrance. Trolley tours are run rain or shine, with the exception of dangerous conditions as determined by Green-Wood. Click here for our inclement weather policy.

Not a Member?

New or renewing members are entitled to one free tour ticket a year! This could be a free ride: Click here for all of our membership levels and information. Free tickets must be arranged by phone. Please call (718)210-3080 to redeem.

Already a Member?

Click the “Enter promotional code here (members, use your ID#)” link in the bottom right corner of the ticket box and enter your ID number to apply your ticket discount. Please note that the Senior, Individual and Student membership levels are limited to only one Member Ticket per event (for additional tickets, please purchase at the regular price).

Questions?

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.