2018: Brooklyn Voted Green-Wood Cemetery Best Cemetery!

Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street/ (718) 768-7300

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to the 478 acres to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes.