Greenwich Village, West Village, Lower Manhattan, NoHo & Lower East Side


Meeting Point: In front of St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery, 131 East 10th Street. This tour is approximately 2 hours in duration and one mile in length. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severely inclement weather.

Tour ends near Washington Square Park.

Tour Description: All killer, no filler! This 2-hour walking tour presents the very best ghost stories from the East Village and Greenwich Village. The tales on this carefully researched route have been hand-picked by our expert guides to bring you the most fascinating ghostly lore in these historic neighborhoods.

Delve into the history behind the hauntings as we situate these stories within the broader narrative of Greenwich Village. Explore some of the parapsychological principles underpinning the ghost stories, from the earliest forays into psychical research and Spiritualism in the 19th century to current theories of paranormal phenomena. Discover how turbulent histories often create enduring local legends.

Bring your skepticism, morbid fascinations, and love of NYC history — and your respect for the unseen world that rests at the edge of our perceived reality.

Photo courtesy of the Merchant’s House Museum.

Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door


Meeting Point: Meet at the north-east corner of Sullivan and West Third Streets in Greenwich Village (street address 245 Sullivan). This tour is approximately 2 hours in duration and one mile in length. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severely inclement weather.

Tour ends approximately near W 4th Street and 7th Avenue South; end point subject to change

Tour Description: This macabre walking tour begins near Washington Square and wends its way westward through the labyrinthine streets of the West Village.

Forgotten histories and urban lore abound on this haunting, mysterious, and wonderfully weird stroll through one of the most charmingly strange neighborhoods in the city. Discover the mystical symbolism hidden in everyday architecture and the subterranean histories lurking below New York City. Hear tales of phantoms, occultists, restless spirits, body snatchers, and spectral founding fathers including Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr! Find out how horror writers like Poe and Lovecraft were inspired by Greenwich Village, and more!

For anyone interested in ghosts and horror, mysticism and the occult, and the weird side of NYC history, this tour is a must.

Price: $25 in advance, $30 at the door


Meeting Point: 1 Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004, in front of the National Museum of the American Indian (Tour ends by City Hall) This tour is approximately 2 hours in duration and one mile in length. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severely inclement weather.

Tour ends near City Hall Park.

Tour Description: Here in the oldest part of New York City, the spirits of our past are palpable as we stand in its crooked, shadowy streets. In Lower Manhattan there is a wealth of histories ghastly, grim, and stranger-than-fiction.

The tales told on this tour range from the to the heart-wrenching and horrific to the ghoulishly funny to the flat-out frightening. Our guides lead you through 400 years of legends and history––across burial grounds, sites of rebellion and revolution––that haunt us still today.

Visit burial sites and sacred spaces, haunted taverns, parks and potter’s fields. Meet witches and wretches, pirates and prisoners, and be prepared to shift your perspective of this urban pocket of the material world.

Part historical tour, part ghost tour, this spirited stroll is perfect for history lovers with a curiosity for the macabre, and for fans of all things paranormal, creepy, and strange.

Content warning: We always leaven our stories with humor, but some on this tour may be disturbing. Learn more at the BotD FAQ page >

$25 in advance, $30 at the door


Meeting Point: Meet in Peretz Square, at the corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street.

Tour ends on Bond Street.

Tour Description: Discover the secret magical history of NoHo on this spirited walking tour! The Victorian era saw an enormous wave of interest in the supernatural and magical, with a nearly insatiable appetite for séances, spirits, and stage magic. New York City, unsurprisingly, was a hotbed of both serious spiritual inquiry and curiosity-seeking spectacle, and the neighborhood now referred to as NoHo contains a wealth of locales associated with the Spiritualists and magicians of the 19th century. This two-hour walking tour will lead you into the realm of self-styled mediums, spirit photographers, magicians who taught Harry Houdini the ropes, radical suffragettes and Spiritualists including Victoria Woodhull, and more on a mesmerizing stroll through elegant NoHo.

$25 in advance, $30 at the door


Meeting Point: Meet in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, at the intersection of Forsyth and Rivington Streets.

Tour ends approximately a 15-minute walk from the starting point.

Tour Description: Discover the dime-museum magic and front-parlor palmistry that abounded in the Lower East Side from the mid 19th to early 20th century. Fortune tellers, mystics, and clairvoyants populate this bewitching walking tour of one of Manhattan’s most diverse neighborhoods. Often immigrants and housewives, these outsider entrepreneurs supported themselves by means of astrology, spiritual readings, tarot, and palmistry; some were serious about their occult learning, others were simply trying to augment their income. We’ll visit the locations where they lived and worked, and learn about the Jewish mystic whose funeral was attended by a crowd of 10,000 people, an African American occultist living in the Five Points in the 1850s (who was New Age way ahead of his time), an infamous guide to the city’s fortune tellers written in 1858 called “The Witches of New York” (many of whom resided on Broome Street!) and the strange fate that befell its author, plus much more!

$25 in advance, $30 at the door

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