School Programs

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The Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre cemetery, arboretum, historic landmark and public art space. Founded in 1838 Green-Wood offers unique, standards-based programs that will captivate students in grades 3K through 12 in Brooklyn’s most unique outdoor classroom! 

Bring your class to the gravesites of influential, fascinating, and unsung witnesses to history; explore trees and wildlife environmental education programs; or sketch and analyze the distinctive art and architecture that covers our grounds.  

Explore program options below and click the red button here when you’re ready to start booking!

Programs (click to expand)


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Green-Wood school programs take place at the Cemetery and are led by experienced Green-Wood educators. Programs include discussion, inquiry-based exploration, and/or a hands-on component. All programs are tailored to specific grade levels and support a variety of DOE and other curriculum-based standards. We conduct walking programs and ones using our historical trolley.

Group Logistics:

  • Each guided Green-Wood school program can accommodate a group size of up to 35 students and their adult chaperones. We follow DOE guidelines as to required student to adult chaperone ratios. 
  • Walking programs range from 75-90 minutes and take place completely outdoors, rain or shine. Walking programs can be scheduled Monday through Friday starting at 10:00am, 11:30am or 1:00pm. We can accommodate up to three groups per walking program time slot every weekday. Note that none of Green-Wood’s walking programs are ADA compliant; however, we will do our best to create mobility aid-friendly program routes whenever possible.
  • Trolley programs last 90 minutes to two hours and take place partially outside and partially on the trolley, rain or shine. We are only able to offer one trolley program per day starting at 10 am. The trolley is ADA compliant.
  • Green-Wood’s School Programs have several different starting locations. Make sure you know where you are scheduled to arrive before your visit.
  • Groups are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes early to use the restroom and check in.

Program Rates

  • Walking program prices
    • Title 1: $120
    • Public: $180
    • Private/Non-NYC: $250
  • Trolley program prices
    • Title 1: $250
    • Public: $325
    • Private/Non-NYC: $400


If you are interested in a program theme not listed above, or wish to customize any of the above programs, Green-Wood’s director of education, Rachel Walman, would be happy to work with you! Please contact Custom program pricing will be determined based on length and content of the program.


To plan and book your in-person program, click here to fill out our booking form. Programs MUST be booked and paid for (or purchase order number issued) a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Questions? Please call 718-210-3060 or email

Getting Here

Please note that Green-Wood’s School Programs have several different starting locations. Click to expand each section below and read or print directions to each of Green-Wood’s entrances.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email or call 718-210-3060.