Green-Wood Cemetery (Greenwood Cemetery) 500 25th St Brooklyn, NY 11232-1755 (718) 768-7300
Founded in 1838 as one of America’s first rural cemeteries, the Green-Wood Cemetery soon developed an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the fashionable place to be buried. By 1860, Green-Wood was attracting 500,000 visitors a year, rivaling Niagara Falls as the country’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked to Green-Wood to enjoy family outings, carriage rides and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.
Did you know that Green-Wood cemetery is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors. Supreme Memorials, Inc. has restored many of these famous monuments for green-wood cemetery and has helped green-wood start-up it's own restoration team.
Greenwood Cemetery is an Historic Cemetery and a National Historic Landmark. To Order additional engraving on a monument in Greenwood cemetery please use our secure order form www.monumentlettering.com
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