Take a Trolley tour to to the “far side of green-wood”
Saturday, September 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Come and explore a side of Green-Wood Cemetery that is less well-traveled but no less rich in history, sculpture, rolling hills, lakes and natural beauty. Highlights on this tour will include: the final resting places of artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and John Frederick Kensett; William S. Hart, a star of silent films; Frank Morgan, the Wizard of Oz; plus the founder of the ASPCA; the inventor of the hot dog; Civil War generals; minstrels; and many more. Trolley riders will also enjoy Green-Wood’s gorgeous trees, sculptures and 19th-century mausoleums by the light of a late September afternoon. The tour will be led by Green-Wood guide Ruth Edebohls.
Historic Green-Wood Cemetery – Enter at Main Gate
Green-Wood – Enter at the main gate (25th Street at 5th Avenue, Brooklyn)
Via Subway: From the Atlantic/ Barclays Center stop in Brooklyn, take the R train to 25th (Service on the R train between Manhattan and Brooklyn is suspended until October 2014.) Walk east one block to Green-Wood at 5th Avenue and 25th Street.
$15 for the general public. $10 for members of Green-Wood and Brooklyn Historical Society. Reservations are strongly recommended. For more information or to make reservations visit www.green-wood.com/events or call 718-210-3080