Edgar Allan Poe Birthday Tour 2018

On Friday, January 19th, 2018, join us for our fifth annual Edgar Allan Poe Birthday 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...

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...

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

“Oh, outcast of all outcasts most abandoned! — to the earth art thou not forever dead?” – Edgar A. Poe, William Wilson Every year, I read or re-read a shorty story or poem by Edgar Poe. This October I had a craving to revisit William Wilson. As I read it, I was...

Tickets for Halloween 2017 on sale now!

Tickets to all Boroughs of the Dead tours are now on sale for the Halloween 2017 season! See our calendar for our full schedule! Tickets are $25 online and $30 on site, but advance online purchase is highly recommended – these tickets always sell out fast! TOURS AND...

Truman Capote’s Haunting Perspective of Brooklyn

The following is a guest post by Boroughs of the Dead tour guide Marie Carter. Marie will be leading our next Haunted Brooklyn Heights tour on August 26th. Tickets are available here. “I live in Brooklyn. By choice.” This is the first line of Truman Capote’s legendary...

The Poisonous Prohibition in Brooklyn Heights

The following is a guest post from our tour guide Marie Carter, who will be conducting a lecture on “The Poisonous Prohibition” at QED in Astoria on Sunday, June 25, 2017, and leading our “Haunted Brooklyn Heights” tour — which will...