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 […]

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 […]

Day of the Dead Wreath Ceremony

On the Day of the Dead (November 1st), Boroughs of the Dead will honor the deceased who lie buried in one of the city’s former potter’s fields. Boroughs of the Dead guides will lay a commemorative wreath in Washington Square Park that is the site of a former potter’s field, where the poor, disenfranchised, and diseased […]

Three exciting new collaborations for October 2018

Boroughs of the Dead has teamed up with the Merchant’s House Museum, the Green-Wood Historic Fund, and the Brooklyn Historic Society for some exciting Halloween tours and events! On October 10th, we team up with the Merchant’s House Museum to present a special edition of our signature Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village tour. This two-hour literary and historical walking […]

Magicians and Spirits in NoHo and the Lower East Side

There’s magic in the air this fall! BotD is thrilled to announce the debut of two brand-new walking tours that will explore the secret histories of some of Manhattan’s trendiest neighborhoods. “Spiritualists and Magicians of NoHo” and “Mystics and Fortune Tellers of the Lower East Side” will focus on the neighborhood’s mystically-minded inhabitants of the […]

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 shop-front fortune tellers who lived and worked in the area’s townhouses and tenements. […]

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 into the realm of; • Self-styled mediums • Spirit photographers • Magicians […]

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!

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.