whose up for touring a cementary? its free with trolley
dim. 26 août à 18:15
Main Entrance (Fifth Avenue and 25th Street)
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
From the Atlantic/Barclays Center stop in Brooklyn, take the R train going towards Bay Ridge. Exit at the 25th Street station. Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street. tour starts at exactly 1pm.
NOTE: All tours visit Green-Wood’s Historic Chapel and Battle Hill, the site of George Washington’s 1776 Battle of Brooklyn. Tours are conducted on the Green-Wood trolley, but do entail some walking and stair-climbing. Discover Green-Wood: You will also visit De Witt Clinton, Leonard Bernstein, Elias Howe, who patented the sewing machine and whose dog Fannie has a longer epitaph than Howe’s wife, William Holbrooke Beard, painter of The Bulls and Bears in the Market, the Civil War Soldiers Lot with the Little Drummer Boy, John MacKay who mined the famous “Comstock Lode” of silver in Utah, Henry Ward Beecher, Boss Tweed, ASPCA founder Henry Bergh, the Green-Wood catacombs, the Theodore Roosevelt Family Lot, Indian Princess Do-Hum-Me, George C. Tilyou, founder of Coney Island’s Steeplechase, and the Civil War veterans and brothers William and Clifton Prentiss, who fought on opposite sides, but who died astride each other on the same battlefield. The Far Side of Green-Wood: Travel the perimeter roads and visit all four glacial ponds; gangster Johnny Torrio (Al Capone’s boss); the father of baseball, Henry Chadwick; the monument to a bride who died on her wedding day; Charles Feltman, the inventor of the hot dog; the Solon Borglum’s magnificent sculpture of Azrael, the Angel of Death; the legend of the Mafia Bride; the world-famous courtesan Lola Montez; the theater impresario William Niblo who picnicked by his mausoleum while still alive; the magnificent Valentine Angel; Samuel Chester Reid, designer of the American flag; Frank Morgan, the actor who played The Wizard of Oz and much more.
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