Free admission (all visitors, all hours)
$5 per student ($10 per student if using trolley).
Founded in 1838, the cemetery has 478 acres of winding paths and 150-year-old trees and is the final resting place for a veritable who’s who of 19th-century America. On a tour, students will discuss the stories and accomplishments of New Yorkers such as Horace Greeley, DeWitt Clinton, Henry Chadwick (“The Father of Baseball”) and Dr. Susan McKinney Steward (born in Weeksville, Brooklyn and the first black, female doctor in New York).
Visits to tombs of notables touch on topics such as the American Revolution (the cemetery is site of the Battle of Brooklyn), the Civil War, immigration, westward expansion and inventors and innovators.