Secrets in Stone: Symbols and Iconography of Green-Wood Cemetery - Atlas Obscura

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Secrets in Stone: Symbols and Iconography of Green-Wood Cemetery

Uncover hidden messages and secret symbols with this special access tour, venturing inside several mausoleums normally closed to the public.

From upside-down torches and clasped hands to whimsical hourglasses with wings, the monuments dotting Green-Wood’s 478 acres are adorned with symbols both familiar and bewildering.

Come along as expert guide LJ Lindhurst leads us on an afternoon exploration to decipher these hidden messages and cryptic iconography. As a special treat in celebration of Obscura Day 2017, several mausoleums of Green-Wood’s most prominent residents will be opened to reveal surprising stories from the past.  


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