Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side

Discover a whole new side of the Lower East Side on this mystical historical walking tour! Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side introduces you to the neighborhood’s mystically-minded inhabitants in the mid-19th to early 20th centuries, the occultists and...

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Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo

Discover the secret history of NoHo on this spirited walking tour! Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo delves into the fascinating history of the Spiritualists and stage magicians living and working in NoHo in the 19th century. This two-hour walking tour will lead you...

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Summer Sale!

Summer’s winding down, so don’t miss out on this deal! Use offer code SUMMER18 for 20% off tickets to any Boroughs of the Dead tour running through September 15th, 2018!

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Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Tour 2018

On Friday, January 19th, 2018, join us for our fifth annual Edgar Allan Poe In Greenwich Village tour, a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Poe lived and worked at the height of his fame — before plunging irrevocably into the final, abysmal chapter of his short life.

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How to have a Victorian Christmas in NYC

Every once in a while the universe converges to make a ready-made experience just waiting to fall into your lap. This year, a fortuitous confluence of events means that if you’re the type who wants to recreate a Victorian Christmas in New York City in 2017 (because why not?) then you’re in luck!

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Macabre Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Your guide to macabre gifts that matter. Our choices are still wonderfully grim and strange but with a tinge of something more than the usual fare, at the end of this nightmarish year.

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Tickets for Ghosts of Christmas Past on sale now!

Tickets to our annual holiday tour, Ghosts of Christmas Past, are on sale now! This two-hour walking tour combines some of the best true ghost stories of Greenwich Village with a special seasonal focus on the history of Christmas and its unique connection to New York City. It’s a refreshing alternative to the usual holiday fare, and perfect for anyone who likes their holidays with a side of creepy.

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Hart Island

In the past, Hart Island has variously been used as a tuberculosis sanatorium, a Union Civil War Camp, a women’s insane asylum, and a boys’ reformatory. It was also used to launch missiles during the Cold War in the sixties from the Nike Missile Site, and it housed a rehab facility called Phoenix House in the sixties and seventies. And it has been and continues to be used as a potter’s field.

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The Death of Young Edgar Poe: Some Observations on William Wilson

Re-reading Poe’s short story William Wilson, I was struck by the significance of the story’s settings and the parallels between the story and events in the author’s real life. The thinly-veiled stand in for his alma mater, the University of Virginia, particularly evokes an important event that changed the course of Poe’s life forever.

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