Virtual Programs

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Credit: Evan Rabeck

Bring a Green-Wood educator into your virtual classroom for a synchronous lesson that will fascinate your students! Click the button below to start the booking process.

Program Logistics

Duration: Programs are 60 minutes (but can be adjusted for shorter class periods)

Age Recommendation: Programs can be modified to meet local, state, and national social studies standards for grades 4-12 (see a sample of program standards here) and varied leading needs. Please make sure to tell us about your units of study you want your Green-Wood program to align to when you book.

Group Size: Each program can accommodate up to 35 students plus educators. Family members and at-home caregivers may participate as well through their students’ accounts.

Schedule: Programs are offered between 8:30am and 3:00pm. We will make every effort to start and end according to your school’s class period schedule. 

Digital Platforms: Green-Wood can create a Zoom or Microsoft Teams link and send it to you for your program, or we can join your virtual classroom as a guest as long as we can screen-share.

Programs Overview: All programs feature an experienced Green-Wood educator leading your class in a PowerPoint study of images of Green-Wood monuments and additional multimedia sources. Programs are designed to build students’ historical thinking skills as well as teach American history content. We know the key in digital learning is engagement: our programs include multiple points for student response, brief activities, and interaction. Teachers report higher than average participation in our virtual programs than typical virtual school-based lessons.

Security: If Green-Wood generates a program meeting link, Green-Wood educators will make classroom teachers co-hosts, and only classroom teachers will be responsible for admitting their students into the program.


Green-Wood’s Battle Hill and the Battle of Brooklyn

How should the Battle of Brooklyn, a loss for the Continental Army, be remembered? Virtually march up Green-Wood’s Battle Hill, the highest natural point in Brooklyn and the site of part of the 1776 battle. When you reach the top, study the monument Minerva and the Altar to Liberty.


Virtually visit the graves of important participants in Civil War history, all with unique perspectives: choose from soldiers, a nurse, a drummer boy, and more. See a different war through their eyes.

Program Series: Green-Wood and the American Civil War

Book this series for your class and receive 15% off each program!

  • Women and the Civil War at Green-Wood
    • Discover the important roles white and Black women played in the Civil War through the lives of Green-Wood’s permanent residents. 
  • African Americans and the Civil War at Green-Wood
    • Discover how Black men and women impacted and were impacted by this turbulent era.

  • Soldiers of the Civil War at Green-Wood
    • Meet a few of the 5,000+ Civil War soldiers who are buried at Green-Wood. Compare their experiences and see the war from their perspectives.

  • Remembering the Civil War at Green-Wood: The Soldier’s Monument
    • Deeply investigate one of the city’s earliest monuments to the Civil War. Through close looking and studying supplemental materials, students will discover what this monument does and does not memorialize, and what that can tell us about New York and the Civil War. 


As New-York’s first premier cemetery, Green-Wood is the permanent home to thousands of people who changed the world. Virtually meet some of these individuals and discover their impact on American social and political movements, technology, and culture. Can be tailored to different eras from the early nineteenth to early twentieth centuries.

Immigrant Pioneers of Green-Wood

Take a virtual visit to the monuments of immigrants who impacted Brooklyn and beyond; from a Chinese fraternal organization to newspaper scions to a family that’s been feeding Brooklyn middle eastern delicacies since the 1890s. How did they make their mark? How are they memorialized?

Black Pioneers of Green-Wood

Discover the lives and work of Black changemakers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries who are buried at Green-Wood: doctors, artists, activists, and more. While virtually visiting their graves we’ll consider: How did they make their mark? How are they memorialized? Special focuses can include: the Civil War, free and enslaved people, women, artists, or 20th century icons

New! WOMEN Pioneers of Green-Wood

Visit the monuments of women interred at Green-Wood who defied their times: suffragists, spiritualists, actresses, authors, and activists. How did they make their mark? How are they memorialized?

New! LGBTQ+ Pioneers of Green-Wood

Meet both famous and unknown historical figures who identified, or would be identified today, as part of the LGBTQ community. Explore their fascinating stories, how they are memorialized at Green-Wood, and how gender expression and sexuality impacted their lives and legacies.

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Credit: Art Presson

Program Rates

$100 for NYC public school groups; $120 for private/pod/outside NYC groups

10% discount for school staff who attend our fall education open house or book two or more programs!


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 virtual program(s), click the link below 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

Education Staff and Contacts

Rachel Walman
Director of Education

For the fastest reply, please email

Reschedule/Cancellation Policy

If you wish to reschedule your virtual program at no additional fee, please contact us via email at least two weeks prior to your program date. Reschedule requests made between 13 days and 48 hours of your original program date may include partial new program fees.

Reschedule requests made fewer than 48 hours before the start of your program will be treated as cancellations. We will not be able to process any refunds and new program bookings will be charged at full price.

If you wish to cancel your program and receive a full refund, please contact us at least two weeks prior to your program date. Cancellations made between 13 days and 48 hours prior to the program date/start time will be charged 50% of the program costs. We cannot refund programs that are cancelled fewer than 48 hours before the program date.