Ghosts of Christmas Past – West Village Edition

New for 2021! This year, we’re offering a West Village Edition of our Ghosts of Christmas Past tour! This annual holiday tour combines some of the best true ghost stories of the West Village with a special seasonal focus on the history of Christmas and its unique connection to New York City. Learn how New […]

In-person Walking Tours Return for Fall 2021

  We are thrilled to announce the return of in-person walking tours this fall! Tickets are on sale now! In-person walking tours will begin again on October 1st, 2021. What’s New We’re also offering a “pod tour” option this year, for small groups of up to ten people. Simply select “pod tour” at checkout to book […]

True Crime Tours for November

  Boroughs of the Dead is excited to present a series of virtual True Crime tours this November! Celebrate True Crime Week with us from November 17 – 19 by signing up for one of our virtual tours. We’re kicking off the week with “The Murder of Helen Jewett.” Next up we’re offering “Butchery and […]

Darkly: An Interview with Leila Taylor

    One of our favorite books we read this year was Leila Taylor’s Darkly: Black History and America’s Gothic Soul. We were lucky enough to be able to speak with Leila (over email because social distancing) about her book, horror movies, Black history, ghost tours, and whether or not she thinks NYC is haunted. […]


Boroughs of the Dead will be offering virtual tours in fall 2020.  We hope to resume our regular IRL touring schedule as soon as possible. Please check this space for updates. If anything changes in the future, we will post updates here.

Frights and Phantoms of Flushing

Boroughs of the Dead is excited to announce our return to Queens (the original “Borough of the Dead”) with our brand new tour: Frights and Phantoms of Flushing!  Venture into the neighborhood of Flushing, Queens, home to some of the oldest, best-preserved, and most significant buildings in the United States. This tour will examine the […]

Tours for Women’s History Month

This March, Boroughs of the Dead presents a series of themed tours to celebrate Women’s History Month! We kick off our spring season on Saturday, March 23rd, with our brand-new 90-minute ghost tour, Ghostly Women of Greenwich Village. Explore the haunting histories of the neighborhood’s most iconic female ghosts. Discover the stories of Gertrude Tredwell, […]

Christmas Ghost Stories at the Players Club

Join Boroughs of the Dead for our annual holiday event at The Players Club! Each year we gather in the library of this exclusive (and reputedly haunted!) private club for a reading of ghost stories in the style of the old Victorians, who loved to tell ghost stories at Christmas. Our tour guides will celebrate […]

Boroughs of the Dead Dark History Trivia Night

On November 13th, Boroughs of the Dead will host a Dark History Trivia Night, where our tour guides will turn the tables and quiz the audience on their knowledge of the city’s macabre past. The more Boroughs of the Dead tours you’ve taken, the better your odds of winning fabulous prizes and our guides’ eternal […]