Thursday, August 13, 2009

Green-Wood Cemetery Tours

The Green-Wood Historic Fund now offers trolley tours every Wednesday. It's a great place to learn about New York City's rich history, both human and natural. From their website:

Every Wednesday a new historic trolley tour at Green-Wood. Tours last approximately two hours and feature the beauty of Green-Wood’s grounds, the Cemetery’s history, its bird life, the most fascinating 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.

Reservations are not required, but recommended.

Green-Wood’s Wednesday 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.


For more information check out their website here.

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