War Comes to Brooklyn Trolley Tour

Sat

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Apr
Special Event
This special two-part trolley tour, War Comes to Brooklyn Trolley Tour, will examine the connections between the residents of Green-Wood and the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal on Saturday, April 1.

War Comes to Brooklyn Trolley Tour

Green-Wood | 25th Street and Fifth Avenue | Park Slope
Saturday, April 1, 2017

This special two-part trolley tour, War Comes to Brooklyn Trolley Tour, will examine the connections between the residents of Green-Wood and the iconic Brooklyn Army Terminal on Saturday, April 1, from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

The afternoon starts with a visit to the graves of those who built, worked, and served at the Army Terminal, as well as other important figures in the development of Brooklyn’s military and industrial waterfront over the past century.

Then the tour heads to the Army Terminal, designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1919, to discover its past as an important transportation and logistics hub through World War II until the mid-1960’s and its future as home to over 100 companies in a wide range of industries.

This tour last 2.5 hours, and it does require some walking and climbing stairs. The tour will begin and end at the Green-Wood Cemetery.

 


$25 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $30 for nonmembers.

 

GREEN-WOOD STORY

Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood was one of the first rural cemeteries in America. By the early 1860s, it had earned an international reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried, attracting 500,000 visitors a year, second only to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. Crowds flocked there to enjoy family outings, carriage rides, and sculpture viewing in the finest of first generation American landscapes. Green-Wood’s popularity helped inspire the creation of public parks, including New York City’s Central and Prospect Parks.

Green-Wood is 478 spectacular acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds and paths, throughout which exists one of the largest outdoor collections of 19th- and 20th-century statuary and mausoleums. Four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees offer a peaceful oasis to visitors, as well as its 560,000 permanent residents, including Leonard Bernstein, Boss Tweed, Charles Ebbets, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Civil War generals, baseball legends, politicians, artists, entertainers and inventors.

A magnet for history buffs and bird watchers, Green-Wood is a Revolutionary War historic site (the Battle of Long Island was fought in 1776 across what is now its grounds), a designated site on the Civil War Discovery Trail and a registered member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System.

 

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