Saturday, September 18, 2010


Walking Tour:
The Draft Riots and the Gangs of New York
Sunday, September 19th, 1:00 p.m.

The Draft Riots of 1863 is one of the saddest chapters in New York City history. Many of the participants – both famous and unknown – are buried in Green-Wood. Horace Greeley, Henry J. Raymond, “Boss” Tweed, the Brooks Brothers, abolitionist Abigail Hopper Gibbons and others, rest here along with little known victims of the riots. The 2005 film, “Gangs of New York” featured many of them as characters, including one, William “Bill the Butcher” Poole, who was actually dead by the time of the riots. Walk may be hilly and strenuous – wear comfortable walking shoes.

The tour is $10 for Historic Fund members / $15 for non-members. Reservations are recommended. Reserve your ticket online today or call 718.768.7300.

Ruth Edebohls is a tour guide for the Green-Wood Historic Fund. After having worked for the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment as its Coordinator of Urban Tours and as a tour guide for 15 years, she began doing tours for the Historic Fund a year ago. A Brooklyn native, she is a licensed New York City Tour Guide and urban historian with a special enthusiasm for Green-Wood Cemetery. Over the years, she has created and led many fascinating tours of Green-Wood.

Meeting Point: Inside the main entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue.
Price: $15.00.