School Programs at Green-Wood

Field Trips

Our educators will lead your class through an inquiry-based program at Green-Wood on foot or using our historic trolley. Most walking programs are 90 minutes, with the exceptions of our Seasonal Nature Walk and March to Battle Hill programs, which are 75 minutes. All trolley programs are 2 hours. Every program takes students to several fascinating, thematically-related sites within the Cemetery where they will engage in hands-on learning that supports classroom curricula. Green-Wood programs include discussion, inquiry-based exploration, and a hands-on component. Depending on the subject, field trips include primary source analysis, writing, drawing, and/or gathering scientific data, depending on the program theme. All programs are tailored to specific grade levels, and support a variety of local, state, and national standards.

Trolley programs and our Seasonal Nature Walk take place year-round. All other walking programs are offered in Fall, Spring, and Summer.

For more, please see the Program Topics section below or download our 2019-2020 School Programs brochure!


Bring one of Green-Wood’s educators to your classroom for a pre- or post-visit lesson to accompany your field trip to the Cemetery! Our educators will bring all the materials for each 50-minute lesson and will engage your students in essential learning to prepare for their visit or contextualize it afterward.

Pre-lessons include a visual presentation of the Cemetery and its history, and hands-on exploration of primary source materials to support the field trip experience. Booking a pre-lesson will best prepare your class to maximize their time on site during their School Program.

Post-lessons engage students in a hands-on project that allows them to “teach back” and creatively express their takeaways from visiting the Cemetery. Post-lessons ensure the learning continues beyond our gates.

You will have the option to book a pre-visit and/or post-visit when you reserve a field trip.

School Partnership

Green-Wood is proud to offer a limited number of free programs to Title 1 schools that can commit to bringing at least one 4th, 7th, or 11th grade class to Green-Wood for multiple programs, and to bringing our educators to their classrooms for pre- and post-field trip lessons. If you are interested in learning more about being a partner school, please email Rachel Walman at or call 718-210-3060.

Program Topics (click to expand)

Program Rates

Title 1Public/ParochialPrivate/non-NYC
Walking Program (90 minutes)175225300
Pre/Post Classroom Visit (50 minutes)125150175
Trolley Program (120 minutes)250325400
Seasonal Nature Walk/March to Battle Hill (75 minutes)150200250


Our registration process has changed. To register for any program, click “book now.” Programs may be booked and paid for online by credit card two weeks or more in advance. If you wish to pay by check or purchase order please call 718-210-3060 to book your program. All payments are due two weeks prior to your program.

Getting Here

Please note that Green-Wood’s School Programs now have several different starting locations. Please see this page for public transportation and driving directions for each of our programs.