4. There’s a Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park
Prospect Park was designed by the same landscape architects as Central Park, and Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux considered the 585-acre Brooklyn park their masterpiece. (Take that Manhattan!) Though you can no longer visit the short-lived Mount Vernon replica that once stood inside, our favorite place today in Prospect Park is the Quaker Cemetery.
Located off of Center Drive, the small pocket cemetery is older than the park itself and run by the Religious Society of Friends, more commonly known as the Quakers. The graveyard contains 2,000 gravestones and is still accepting burials. Even more surprising than the existence of a private cemetery in a public park is the fact that actor Montgomery Cliff is buried inside.
Read more about the secrets of Prospect Park here.