Roosevelt Island tour | Nellie Bly birthday edition!

On May 5, 2024, in honor of her birthday, we're offering a special "Nellie By" edition of our Roosevelt Island tour! Nellie Bly was born on this day in 1864, making this year the 160th anniversary of her birth. Intrepid reporter Nellie Bly shocked the world when she...

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South Street Seaport Ghost Tour

Boroughs of the Dead is excited to introduce a brand new ghost tour: Ghosts of the Seaport, a phantasmagoria of nautical ghosts, vengeful spirits, pirates, and other waterfront phantoms. THE CITY'S ONLY SEAPORT GHOST TOUR This is the city's only South Street Seaport...

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Mortimer and the Witches Walking Tour

This walking tour, released in conjunction with a book written by our very our tour guide Marie Carter, Mortimer and the Witches, takes us through the bustling and elegant historically-rich streets of Union Square, Stuyvesant Square, and Gramercy Park. Mortimer...

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Love and Death: A Ghost Tour for Valentine’s Day

Nothing goes better together than love and death! And what could be more romantic than a stroll on a winter’s eve as you listen to ghost stories and strange tales of NYC’s haunting history with Boroughs of the Dead? On this 90-minute walking tour you’ll hear thrilling...

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Boroughs of the Dead celebrates our 10th anniversary!

Happy birthday to us! New York City's favorite ghost tour company turns TEN years old this week! For the past decade, we've explored dark and hidden histories, medical and women’s history, the spectral, the occult, and other urban hauntings. ...

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Fall Tours and Events

Thank you for a great year! Our 2022 season has wrapped; we look forward to seeing you again in 2023! Check this space or sign up for our newsletter for info on future tours and events. Our new book A Haunted History of Invisible Women, from BotD founder Andrea Janes...

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Season of Fear: Why We Love Ghost Stories in Summer

I've always been fond of ghost stories in the summertime. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of reading ghost story anthologies in my room on warm August nights, having convinced my grandma to buy me pulpy paperbacks with garish covers over the school break....

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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...

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