The Green-Wood Center

This spring, The Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark and beloved Brooklyn institution since 1838, is breaking ground on The Green-Wood Center

As a community space for public programs, a mini-museum, a setting for research and education, and more, the Center is a space for you!

To be located right across the street from the Main Entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue, it will combine the restored Victorian-era Weir Greenhouse with a new building and serve as a central hub where you can engage with so much of what Green-Wood has to offer. All will be welcome to learn about the Cemetery’s beautiful landscape, unique history, and its core assets of art, history, and nature, seven days a week. Admission is free.

What will this new center feature?

  • A visitor welcome and orientation area
  • A classroom for 3K-12th grade school programs, community meetings, and more
  • A beautifully restored historic greenhouse space
  • Two exhibition galleries to engage with Green-Wood’s history
  • A Center for Research to access and study the  Cemetery’s records
  • Environmentally controlled storage for 185+ years of archival documents
  • Restrooms
  • Staff offices

When will it be open?

The grand opening is planned for spring 2025. We’ll keep you posted on our progress along the way!

Where did funding come from?

Funding for the Green-Wood Center is made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the NYS Regional Economic Development Council, the NYS Council on the Arts, the NYS Assembly, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Office of the Mayor, the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, the NYC City Council, private foundations, and individual donors.

How can I get involved?

Your input is important! Help inform the design of programs and features of the new education and welcome center! For more information email

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Designed for the Community 

The new building has been designed by NYC-based Architecture Research Office, and C&G Partners have been hired to envision the exhibition galleries, the programming of which will be informed by a series of community listening sessions, led by Grain Collective.