Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
Reservations are not required, but recommended
Meeting point: Inside main entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue
Each Wednesday, the cemetery holds a two-hour historic trolley tour to introduce visitors to the beauty of Green-Wood’s grounds, the cemetery’s history, its bird life (there are parrots!), tales of its permanent residents, views of Manhattan’s skyline, the Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Civil War Project and its preservation program, and more.
Green-Wood’s trolley tour guide, Marge Raymond, fell in love with Green-Wood Cemetery 25 years ago as a birdwatcher and naturalist. She brings to her tours her enthusiasm and passion for Green-Wood’s famous residents, its history, trees and animals. Marge, a professional singer, has been a volunteer since 2002 with the Green-Wood Historic Fund’s Civil War Project and has helped to staff the Historic Fund’s information and sales cart since its inception. She has been known to break into an occasional song during her tours.