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 went undercover to report on the conditions at […]

Mortimer and the Witches Walking Tour

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 Thomson, the journalist who wrote under the pseudonym, Q.K. Phlander Doesticks, P.B. went undercover in 1857 […]

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 tales of dark romance, including a brokenhearted spinster […]

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.  On October 7th, 2013, we started with two ghost tours of Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan, and our all-time favorite, […]

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 and guide Leanna Renee Hieber, […]

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. Other rites of passage — staying up late, telling ghost […]

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 connection to New York City. Learn how New […]

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. Simply select “pod tour” at checkout to book […]

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 we’re offering “Butchery and […]