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 tours, and whether or not she thinks NYC is haunted. […]

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 guides are encouraged and appreciated. All tours […]

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 a Zoom link on the day of the tour. We hope to resume […]


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.

Tours for Women’s History Month

This March, Boroughs of the Dead presents a series of themed tours to celebrate Women’s History Month! We kick off our spring season on Saturday, March 23rd, with our brand-new 90-minute ghost tour, Ghostly Women of Greenwich Village. Explore the haunting histories of the neighborhood’s most iconic female ghosts. Discover the stories of Gertrude Tredwell, […]

Christmas Ghost Stories at the Players Club

Join Boroughs of the Dead for our annual holiday event at The Players Club! Each year we gather in the library of this exclusive (and reputedly haunted!) private club for a reading of ghost stories in the style of the old Victorians, who loved to tell ghost stories at Christmas. Our tour guides will celebrate […]

Halloween Walking Tours 2018

Our full schedule of October tours is here! We’ve got mystics on the Lower East Side, magicians in NoHo, and mediums on our newly revamped Green-Wood Cemetery tour; we’ve got witches on Wall Street, “weird tales” in the West Village, madness and medicine on Roosevelt Island, and so much more! Read on for highlights, and visit our Calendar for an at-a-glance look at all our upcoming […]

Weird Tales of the West Village: H.P. Lovecraft Birthday Edition

“The man came upon me…as I was threading a series of detached courtyards; now accessible only through the unlighted hallways of intervening buildings, but once forming parts of a continuous network of picturesque alleys.” In the month of August, a sort of sleep settles over the rational part of the human mind. Work becomes difficult; […]