Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tour
Taught by James Hoffman
James Hoffman is a seasoned licensed New York City tour guide with over a decade of experience. He’s set up an array of sightseeing walks and bike tours that span from iconic landmarks like Grand Central Terminal to the historic Green-Wood Cemetery.
When he's not leading tours he runs open board game nights at victorypints.com and donates his time to the Guides Association of New York City (GANYC), working alongside fellow guides to promote live tour guides.
With great views, amazing architecture, and deep links to the 19th century, visiting Green-Wood Cemetery is an amazing way to step back into the past. As the final resting place for many New Yorkers this two-hour tour runs the gamut from the “Father of Baseball” to the first Brooklyn casualty of the Civil War to one of the world’s most famous composers and many more.
In addition to learning about some of the notable people interred there we’ll also visit the highest natural point of Brooklyn, learn how the cemetery became home to flocks of parrots, and talk about how the creation of the cemetery reflects the creation of metropolitan New York.
This walk meets at the Green-Wood Cemetery Prospect Park West Entrance in Brooklyn and we will gather on the south-west corner of Prospect Park West and 20th Street.
A portion of the proceeds from the tour support Green-Wood Cemetery.