Visitors to Green-Wood today are welcome to explore the cemetery on their own, with the help of maps, apps, and/or self-guided walking tours, or on a tour led by a Historic Fund tour guide. But what, you may wonder, was it like to explore Green-Wood in its early years, soon ... Read more
570,000 people are interred across Green-Wood's 478 acres. Essential to the cemetery's business is keeping track of each of these burials--and places for future interments. For each interment, there are likely multiple documents from many archival sets recording relevant inf... Read more
Last Thursday, a construction worker, using a jackhammer, was working on the expansion of Green-Wood's Crematory and Columbarium when he hit something strange in a wall: a metal box. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that this was no ordinary box--it was a time c... Read more
The Green-Wood Historic Fund continues to collect items that help us tell the stories of the cemetery's history and its permanent residents.
Just weeks ago, we were able to purchase four carte de visite photographs of members of the Smillie family. As you will read below,... Read more