Green-Wood Cemetery Walking Tour
Taught by James Hoffman
James is just this guy, y'know? Humble, intelligent, charming. Eyes a color you don't know the name for. He'll take you for a bike ride with his company in the morning, play a board game with you with his board game group Victory Pints in the evening and then prattle on about D&D and cocktails at night. Only in the morning will you realize that it was all a ploy and your jewels are no longer in the safe. Instead there's a note so beautifully written that the police officer who collects 'it' as evidence breaks downs in tears. You sob with him as the neighborhood wakes up around you.
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.