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The Green-Wood Cemetery

500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA

Sixteen Union generals, including Henry Halleck, Henry Slocum, Abram Duryee, and Fitz-John Porter, and two Confederate generals are buried at The Green-Wood Cemetery. Several Civil War monuments, including the cast zinc Drummer Boy and New York City's Soldiers' Monument, as well as a Civil War Soldiers' Lot (where approximately 130 Union veterans are interred, including men who died at Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg) dot the cemetery's rolling hills. Four thousand and six hundred grave sites of Civil War veterans have been located (including 75 Confederates), and 2,000 gravestones for those in unmarked graves are being installed.


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From I-278 East cross the Verrazano Bridge, then continue straight off the bridge on I-278 East/ Gowanus Expressway. Exit at 38th Street. At the bottom of the exit ramp, go straight 1 block to Fifth Avenue. Turn left on Fifth Avenue, proceed to 25th Street, and turn right into the Green-Wood Cemetery.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, bookstore (CWPT members eligible for 10 percent discount), tours.

Regular Events

May, Memorial Day concert; August, Battle of Brooklyn commemorative ceremony. Call or check Web site for tours and events.

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Daily: 8:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M., call for extended summer hours.



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