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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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....

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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...

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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...

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Virtual Ghost Tours for Halloween 2020

Boroughs of the Dead is offering virtual ghost tours this Halloween! Enjoy our macabre history tours from the comfort and safety of your own home, no matter where you live! Check out our full schedule of virtual tours here! It's free to sign up, but tips for your...

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Virtual Tours

Boroughs of the Dead will be offering virtual tours in fall 2020! Watch this space for announcements and info.  Tours are conducted in an “illustrated lecture” style, and vary slightly from our regular walking tours. Registered participants will receive an email with...

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Coronavirus

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.      ...

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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...

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