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Brooklyn Historic Trolley Tours

April 08, 2017

Greenwood

Looking for a unique outdoor activity this weekend? Why not check out the Hidden Gems of Green-Wood Trolley Tour on Sunday, April 9? From 1-3 pm, this expert led tour will give you insights on the stories of some of the park's most fascinating permanent residents and offers breathtaking views of Manhattan. Plus, you'll also get to visit the spot where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn. 

If you're unfamiliar with Green-Wood, here's a brief history: founded in 1838, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America and covers 478 acres in Brooklyn. During the 19th Century it was considered to be of the highest honor to be buried there. As the New York Times said in 1866, “It is the ambition of the New Yorker to live upon Fifth Avenue, to take his airings in the [Central] Park, and to sleep with his fathers in Green-Wood.” Though touring a cemetery may not seem like a very traditional weekend activity, a trip to Green-Wood is a great way to see a beautiful part of New York...and hear some great stories while doing so! 

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite. 
Green-Wood is located at 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY.