Sound the Alarm! Green-Wood's Firemen

Addresse500 25th St
AtThe Green-Wood Cemetery
CountyKings (NY2974)
500 25th St
The Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings (NY2974)
Tel 2018-07-21
Categoria Events
Sound the Alarm! Green-Wood

Firefighting was an exceptionally dangerous occupation in nineteenth-century New York and Brooklyn. There were little to no fire safety regulations, and up until 1865 Brooklyn’s fire companies were manned by volunteers – often more focused on inter-company rivalries than in putting out the fires. Join Jeff Richman, Green-Wood’s Historian, for our first-ever tour to uncover the stories of these courageous men and their sacrifices. Visit the elaborate Firemen’s Monument (1848) that honors the death of thirty men who died in the line of duty, plus the symbolic brownstone fire hydrants that mark the lot of the infamous Americus 6 Fire Company, as well as first responders who died in the 9/11 attacks. $20 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $25 for non-members. Green-Wood trolley tours are fully accessible and ADA compliant.

In order to accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility device on the trolley, advance arrangements must be made. Please call (718) 210-3080, ext. 1Please note that portions of the tour take place outside the trolley and may require exiting the vehicle on multiple occasions. Please contact the Historic Fund for more information.

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