Murderers, Murder, Inc. mobsters, assassins and the Wizard of Oz (or at least the actor who played him): these are just a few of the grave sites you’ll visit on the annual late-October walking tour of Brooklyn’s famous Green-Wood Cemetery this weekend. Dead men may tell no tales, but fortunately Jeff Richman, the cemetery’s full-time historian, does. Unlike other tours, this one “concentrates on murderers, mysteries, spirits and quirky stories for this season,” Mr. Richman, who has been leading these tours since 1990, said in an e-mail.
In addition to visiting the graves of some of the most scandalous and interesting Brooklynites interred at Green-Wood (like George Washington’s favorite dentist), you’ll be lead around the Catacombs, which are usually off-limits to the public.
The tour attracts anywhere from 100 to 250 attendees (they have an “excellent sound system”), so there will be strength in numbers in case the ghosts expelled from Brooklyn in 1894 decide to make an appearance.
$20, Two tours: October 27th and 28th, 1-3 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended