Green-Wood Cemetery

Local nameGreen-Wood Cemetery
LocationNew York City, USA

Green-Wood Cemetery is a cemetery in Brooklyn, New York City, founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery. Like other early rural cemeteries, Green-Wood was founded in a time of rapid urbanization when churchyards in New York City were becoming overcrowded.

Located in Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn, the cemetery lies several blocks southwest of Prospect Park, between Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Borough Park, Kensington, and Sunset Park. The architecture critic Paul Goldberger, quoting The New York Times from 1866, observed that "it is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon the Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-wood".The gates of the cemetery were designated a New York City landmark in 1966, and the Weir Greenhouse, used as a visitor's center, in 1982.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sun: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. (extended hours in summer)


Free of charge.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +1 718 210 3080

Address 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

Coordinates 40°39'9.516" N -73°59'27.405" E

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