Founded in 1838 and now a National Historic Landmark, Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn has developed a reputation for its magnificent beauty and became the prestigious place to be buried. Attracting 500,000 visitors a year, it is only second to Niagara Falls as the nation’s greatest tourist attraction. The hills of the property were the front line of the Battle of Brooklyn, one of the biggest battles of the Revolutionary War. The cemetery invokes the spirits of the dead with prehistoric tombs and mystic old headstones. Also referred to as “Brooklyn’s Gangster Graveyard,” the grounds is home to notorious gangsters and murderers. To get the scoop on each high-profile corpse, hear tales of murder and mayhem, and feel the presence of spirits surrounding you, purchase tickets to a guided tour. Prices range depending on the tour selected.