Spooky summer sale

Take 15% off all regular ghost tours

This summer, take 15% off regular Boroughs of the Dead ghost tours! Enjoy any of our Manhattan and Brooklyn ghost tours for only $30 through August 18th. No discount code needed! Tours include Forgotten Dark Histories of Lower Manhattan, The Ultimate Greenwich Village Ghost Tour, West Village Ghosts, and Haunted Brooklyn Heights. We love a […]

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 […]

South Street Seaport Ghost Tour

Ghosts of the Seaport, a phantasmagoria of nautical ghosts, vengeful spirits, pirates, and other waterfront phantoms.

THE CITY’S ONLY SEAPORT GHOST TOUR This is the city’s only South Street Seaport ghost tour, and the first to focus specifically on the spectral and supernatural side of the seaport. Nautical lore is filled with ghost stories and sailor superstitions, and we’re so excited to finally have an appropriately haunted walking tour of this […]

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, […]

Industrial Monsters

Ghosts of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory

In honor of the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, which took place on March 25, 1911, we’re sharing a chapter from our new book. The following is an excerpt from A HAUNTED HISTORY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN by Leanna Renee Hieber and Andrea Janes, reprinted with permission from Kensington Books. Copyright 2022   Carnations in […]

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 […]