THE FORGOTTEN DARK HISTORIES OF LOWER MANHATTAN

This spirited stroll is perfect for history lovers with a curiosity for the macabre

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 >

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