Women Who Walked Ahead: Tour of Green-Wood Cemetery

Women Who Walked Ahead: Tour of Green-Wood Cemetery

Header Image by Leandro Justen for Creative Time, Grave Photos by Stacy Locke

Celebrate Women’s History Month with a tour of the memorials to trailblazing women buried at Green-Wood Cemetery!

  • Uncover the story of Elizabeth Gloucester, an abolitionist, savvy businesswoman, one of the wealthiest Black women in the U.S.
  • Hear how philanthropist and an astronomer Mary Anna Palmer Draper, working alongside her husband, Henry Draper, helped capture the first photographs of the spectrum of a star.
  • Learn about Louisine Havemeyer, a prominent art collector, suffragist, and philanthropist whose impressive collection became a significant part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s holdings
  • Visit the graves of more remarkable and inspiring women interred at the historic Green-Wood Cemetery

About this tour:

In honor of Women’s History Month, this two-hour walking tour celebrates and recognizes the women who challenged the social, cultural, and political order of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This eye-opening exploration highlights the bravery of some of the Cemetery’s most notable women.

About Green-Wood Cemetery:

Established in 1838, The Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, is recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful cemeteries. As the permanent residence of over 570,000 individuals, Green-Wood’s magnificent grounds, grand architecture, and world-class statuary have made it a destination for half a million visitors annually, including national and international tourists, New Yorkers, and Brooklynites. At the same time, Green-Wood is also an outdoor museum, an arboretum, and a repository of history. Throughout the year, it offers innovative programs in arts and culture, nature and the environment, education, workforce development, restoration, and research, as well as bold initiatives in climate resiliency and sustainability.

About Your Guide:

LJ Lindhurst is an artist, designer and seasoned tour guide at The Green-Wood Cemetery. With a passion for discovering great stories about Green-Wood residents, she leads tours on a variety of curated subjects, including architecture, crime & catastrophe, women’s history, cemetery symbolism and more.

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