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20 Attractions to Explore Near Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery
Green-Wood Cemetery500 25th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

This is a 478-acre cemetery in the western portion of Brooklyn, located between South Slope/Greenwood Heights, Park Slope. This Cemetery was so popular that it inspired a competition to design Central Park in Manhattan, as well as Prospect Park nearby.

Nearby Attractions

Old Stone House of Brooklyn
Old Stone House of Brooklyn1.85 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

The Old Stone House is a house located in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The Old Stone House was the clubhouse of the Brooklyn Superbas, who later became the Brooklyn Dodgers. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Prospect Park
Prospect Park2.13 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

With an area of 526 acres (213 ha),[5] Prospect Park is the second-largest public park in Brooklyn. Main attractions of the park include the 90-acre (36 ha) Long Meadow; the Picnic House; Litchfield Villa; Prospect Park Zoo; the Boathouse; Concert Grove; Brooklyn's only lake, covering 60 acres (24 ha); and the Prospect Park Bandshell that hosts free outdoor concerts in the summertime. The park also has sports facilities.

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch2.64 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch is a triumphal arch at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. Built from 1889 to 1892, the arch is dedicated "To the Defenders of the Union, 1861–1865"

Prospect Park Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo2.64 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

A huge zoo which houses 864 animals representing about 176 species which was operated by the Wildlife Conservation Society. The zoo is located in a serene surrounding and a lot of tourists visits this zoo every day.

Lefferts Historic House
Lefferts Historic House2.65 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

This is a historic house located within Prospect Park in Brooklyn. It is the former home of Continental Army Lieutenant Pieter Lefferts built circa 1783. It currently operates as a museum of family life in Brooklyn in the 19th century. The museum is part of the Historic House Trust,

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn Museum2.96 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

At 560,000 square feet (52,000 m2), the museum is New York City's third largest in physical size and holds an art collection with roughly 1.5 million works.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Brooklyn Botanic Garden2.96 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

The 52-acre (21 ha) garden holds over 14,000 taxa of plants and has nearly a million visitors each year. It includes a number of specialty "gardens within the Garden", plant collections, the Steinhardt Conservatory that houses the C. V. Starr Bonsai Museum, three climate-themed plant pavilions, a white cast-iron-and-glass aquatic plant house, and an art gallery.

New York Transit Museum
New York Transit Museum3.63 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Displays historical artifacts of the New York City Subway, bus, and commuter rail systems in the greater New York City metropolitan region. The main museum is located in the decommissioned Court Street subway station.

Fort Greene Park
Fort Greene Park4.05 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

This is a city park which was located in Fort Greene in Brooklyn county. The park is named after the fort which was formerly located here. The park includes part of the high ground where the Continental Army built fortifications prior to the Battle of Long Island, during the early days of the American Revolutionary War.

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society4.10 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Founded in 1863, is a museum, library, and educational center preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's 400-year history. The Brooklyn Historical Society houses materials relating to the history of Brooklyn and its people, and hosts exhibitions which draw over 9,000 members a year.

Cadman Plaza Park
Cadman Plaza Park4.42 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Cadman Plaza Park is a 10.4-acre public park in Brooklyn. The park is bordered by Cadman Plaza West, Cadman Plaza East, and the Brooklyn Bridge. The park was significantly expanded and redeveloped in 1939, on land reclaimed by condemnation in 1935. The park is also home to the Brooklyn War Memorial, which commemorates the soldiers who fought in World War II.

Jewish Children's Museum
Jewish Children's Museum4.56 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

The Jewish Children's Museum is the largest Jewish-themed children's museum in the United States. It aims for children of all faiths and backgrounds to gain a positive perspective and awareness of the Jewish heritage, fostering tolerance and understanding. The permanent collection features exhibits designed to be both educational and entertaining to children, often employing interactive multimedia.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park4.63 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

85-acre (34 ha) park located on a 1.3-mile (2.1 km) plot of land. From north to south, the pier includes the preexisting Empire–Fulton Ferry and Main Street Parks; the historic Fulton Ferry Landing; and Piers 1–6, which contain various playgrounds and residential developments.

Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn Bridge5.35 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

This is a hybrid cable-stayed suspension bridge which was located in the Newyork city spanning the East River between the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. It was also the longest suspension bridge in the world at the time, with a main span of 1,595.5 feet.

Battery Park
Battery Park5.40 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

This is a public park which has an area of 25 acre located at the southern tip of Manhattan Island. The park contains attractions such as an old fort named Castle Clinton; multiple monuments; and the SeaGlass Carousel. The park and surrounding area is named for the artillery batteries that were built in the late 17th century to protect the settlement behind them.

Castle Clinton National Monument
Castle Clinton National Monument5.41 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Castle Clinton or Fort Clinton, previously known as Castle Garden, is a circular sandstone fort now located in Battery Park, in Manhattan built from 1808 to 1811, it was the first U.S. immigration station, it has also functioned as a beer garden, exhibition hall, theater, and public aquarium. Castle Clinton National Monument was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966.

Statue of Liberty National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument5.49 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

The Statue of Liberty is a colossal neoclassical sculpture on Liberty Island in New York Harbor in New York, in the United States. The statue is a figure of Libertas, a robed Roman liberty goddess. The copper statue, a gift from the people of France to the people of the United States, was designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

Charging Bull
Charging Bull5.54 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Sometimes referred to as the Wall Street Bull or the Bowling Green Bull, is a bronze sculpture that stands on Broadway just north of Bowling Green in the Financial District of Manhattan, New York City. Charging Bull is a popular tourist destination that draws thousands of people a day, symbolizing Wall Street and the Financial District.

Trinity Church  New York
Trinity Church New York5.77 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Trinity Church is a historic parish church in the Episcopal Diocese of New York located near the intersection of Wall Street and Broadway in the Lower Manhattan. This huge church is the part of the history of Manhatan city.

Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place6.34 KMs away from Green-Wood Cemetery

Brookfield Place, built and still commonly referred to as the World Financial Center, is a shopping center and office-building complex located across West Street from the World Trade Center in the Battery Park City neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City.