Catacomb tour at Green-Wood Cemetery

Atlas Obscura has arranged for a rare tour of the catacombs at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery next Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m.  The tour is full, but has a waitlist.  I wish I could attend!

From the Obscura Day site:

Descend into the catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery with Atlas Obscura host Allison Meier.

Established in 1838, Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery holds around 600,000 burials in its 478 acres of ornate tombs and monuments. Its winding paths amid shady oak trees by ponds formed by an ancient glacier inspired the creation of Central Park, and in the late 1800s helped make it the second most popular tourist destination after Niagara Falls. From the hill where the first major battle of the Revolutionary War was fought, there are now beautiful, glimpsing views of the New York Harbor and Manhattan skyline. The cemetery is the permanent home of such notable figures as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Leonard Bernstein, and Boss Tweed, as well as a flock of green monk parrots that live in the Gothic entrance gate.

Here’s the link.

About Loren Rhoads

I am the author of the essay collection Wish You Were Here: Adventures in Cemetery Travel, co-author of the novel As Above, So Below, and editor of The Haunted Mansion Project: Year Two. Scribner published my favorite essays from Morbid Curiosity magazine as Morbid Curiosity Cures the Blues. In addition to blogging at CemeteryTravel.com, I blog about my morbid life at lorenrhoads.com.
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2 Responses to Catacomb tour at Green-Wood Cemetery

  1. Steve Hayes says:

    I’ve just discovered that a relation of mine, Annie G. Barrett, born Park, was buried at Green-Wood Cemetery on 22 Aug 1871, Lot 3266, Section 66.

    Do you have any hints on the best way of finding if there is a gravestone inscription or other information about her?

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