Green-Wood – National Historic Landmark in Brooklyn, NY Art, history, and nature in the heart of Brooklyn PLAN YOUR VISIT HAPPENING NOW Brooklyn, NY 61° Cloudy 6:48 am 6:45 pm EDT GIVE A GIFT CEMETERY SERVICES PLAN YOUR VISIT Sep 29 8:00pm – 10:00pm Cosmic Connections: Stargazing at Green-Wood Nightfall: Danse Macabre
Green-Wood is a living cemetery that brings people closer to the world as it is and was, by memorializing the dead and bringing to life the art, history, and natural beauty of New York City. Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery is located between South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park, and lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park.
Kings County. Brooklyn. Green-Wood Cemetery. Added: 1 Jan 2000. Find a Grave Cemetery ID: 64718. The Green-wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 by Henry Evelyn Pierrepoint. The original layout for the cemetery was designed by landscape architect David Bates Douglass.
The Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries. Still an active cemetery, the Green-Wood of today is also a cultural institution, an outdoor museum that tells the history and evokes the cultures of the borough, the city and the nation.
CEMETERY SERVICES AT GREEN-WOOD. The Green-Wood Cemetery is internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and historic cemeteries in the world. Established in 1838, it is one of only a handful of America’s cemetery’s that have been designated a National Historic Landmark.
The 60 volumes of the burial registry, listing the names of everyone buried at Green-Wood from the first interment in 1840 through 1937 in chronological order, have recently been digitized.
Green-Wood Cemetery is a 478-acre (193 ha) cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City. The cemetery lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, and is generally bounded by 20th Street to the northeast, Fifth Avenue to the northwest, 36th and 37th Streets to the southwest, Fort Hamilton Parkway to the south, and McDonald Avenue to the east.
Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn has always served as a tourist attraction but also as a national memorial. Being the second oldest rural cemetery, it has preserved U. S. history from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars up to this day. And every aspect of the site is lovingly studied and kept.
s green-wood is open to the public. hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting. Call or check our website for extended summer hours. rules of the cemetery: Green-Wood Cemetery is an active and working cemetery. Please be respectful of buri- als, cremations and those visiting loved ones. photography