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THE FAR SIDE OF GREEN-WOOD: HISTORIC TROLLEY TOURS
Aug 5, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $15
Experience the most magnificent and historic 478 acres in New York City. Visitors will hear fascinating stories of Green-Wood’s permanent residents, see breathtaking views of Manhattan, tread where George Washington and his troops fought the Battle of Brooklyn and much more. Now, by popular demand, a rotation of three different tours is offered. Each boasts great views, beautiful monuments, rolling hills, century-old tress and stories of the fascinating persons interred at Green-Wood.
Visitors will see the graves of FAO Schwartz; Charles Ebbets; Frank Morgan (The “Wizard of Oz”); organized crime figure, Johnny Torrio (Al Capone’s guru); Charles Feltman, inventor of the hot dog; and Henry Chadwick, “The Father of Baseball.” The tour will take the perimeter roads to the very back of the cemetery where visitors will see many unique sculptures and mausoleums. The tour will also include stories of the “lady in the bathtub” and the myth of the Mafia Bride who was shot on her wedding day. Additionally, visitors will see Green-Wood’s solemn monument to the victims of the two airliners that collided over the skies of Brooklyn in 1960; and more.
–Wednesday, July 15, 2015
–Sunday, July 26, 2015
–Wednesday, August 5, 2015
–Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Please note: All tours include a visit to the Historic Chapel and to Battle Hill. These tours last approximately two hours. The trolley is heated/air-conditioned and enclosed. The tour includes several stops where visitors have the option to walk outside.
Admission: $15; $10 for members of the Green-Wood Historic Fund and Brooklyn Historical Society
Location: Meet inside Green-Wood’s Gothic Arch
For more information or to make reservations, visit www.green-wood.com/toursevents or call 718-210-3080. Space on the trolley is limited. Trolley tours routinely sell out. Reservations are recommended. If the trolley tour is not sold out, walk-ups will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis.