Happy Birthday, Virginia Poe

Virginia Poe was only twenty-four years old when she died, and there is not a lot about her life that is well-documented, except for that which affected her husband’s life — her tuberculosis, the dates of their marriage — so we don’t know a lot about her personality or what she was like on a day to day basis.

Marriage, Medicine, and Mysticism for May!

This May brings three exciting specialty tours to Boroughs of the Dead, from a gorgeous stroll through the natural beauty of Central Park just in time for Mother’s Day, to a wedding anniversary edition of our celebrated Edgar Allan Poe tour, and an all-new historical walking tour through New York’s medical past.

Poe Land by J.W. Ocker

J.W. Ocker’s Poe Land is pure fandom fun. Structured like a road trip from Boston to South Carolina, this engaging travelogue meets up with collectors, enthusiasts, actors, and scholars, to form a fascinating picture of the people who keep Poe’s legacy alive. I must admit that, initially, I wasn’t crazy about the fact that the […]

Poe Trivia and Ticket Giveaway

Hardcore Poe fans know that October 7th is kind of a big deal. It’s a day we don’t usually let pass without some kind of ceremony. If you’re in New York City, might I suggest honoring the day with a walking tour of Poe-related sites in Greenwich Village? It’s one of my favorite tours of […]

Q&A With Paul Collins, Author of The Fever Called Living

This autumn, fans have been lucky enough to see the release of two great new books on Edgar Allan Poe.* The first of these, The Fever Called Living, has rapidly become my most recommended resource for anyone out there looking for a really solid and straightforward Poe biography. In an astonishing 107 pages, Paul Collins […]

Weird Tales of the West Village

Wander the labyrinthine streets of the West Village and hear chilling tales of ghosts, poets, occultists, and two masters of the macabre! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. There’s something inherently uncanny about the West Village, a place where W 12th Street intersects with W 4th Street, and Waverly Place intersects with … Waverly Place. Explore the […]

Poe and Lovecraft: The Weird in New York City

Boroughs of the Dead’s tour The Weird West Village: From Poe to Lovecraft focuses on the ghostly, uncanny, and weird side of the city on this tour that highlights the works of two great masters of the macabre. Tickets available here. Quick: what comes to mind when I say the word “weird”? The uncanny? The […]

Boroughs of the Dead Featured in Rue Morgue Magazine

Check out the May issue of Rue Morgue Magazine, which features Boroughs of the Dead in a thrilling round up of NYC’s darkest tourism destinations. Peter Gutierrez‘s “Dark Empire” lists Boroughs of the Dead alongside Green-Wood Cemetery, Atlas Obscura, Morbid Anatomy, and others — some pretty amazing and impressive company. Appropriately enough, the tour Gutierrez […]