- SOLD OUT - Disasters of New York: Green-Wood Cemetery Walk with Allison Meier

Discover the dark stories of historic disasters through the ornate tombs of Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn, New York

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Join Atlas Obscura's resident cemetery afficionado, Allison Meier, for an exploration of monuments to New York's notable tragedies.

Established in 1838, Green-Wood Cemetery is known as the most beautiful rural cemetery in New York City, with rolling hills carved by an ancient glacier, a rogue flock of green parrots that nests in the spires of the entrance gate, and statuary created by the most notable artists of the 19th and early 20th century. It also contains memorials and grave markers for the catastrophic Brooklyn Theater Fire of 1876, the Malbone Street train crash that claimed 93 victims, the 1840 burning of the Lexington steamship, the recent, but almost forgotten, 1960 Park Slope Plane Crash, and more ghastly incidents of disaster. This exploration will take us to these sites and more in Brooklyn's city of the dead.

A portion of the proceeds from Obscura Day tickets goes to support the Green-Wood Historic Fund.


10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Attendance limit

Hosted by

Allison Meier


Green-Wood Cemetery
Main entrance at Fifth Avenue and 25th street
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Special instructions

2 tours with 20 people each: 10AM-12PM & 1PM-3PM