Love & Death

LOVE & DEATH A ghost tour for Valentine’s Day

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 evening as you listen to ghost stories and strange tales of New York City’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 ghost, the scandalous tale of the Girl on the Red Velvet Swing, the forgotten queer Gothic romance of Washington Square, and a bizarre 19th century love triangle involving Edgar Allan Poe.

We’ll try to answer the age-old question of whether love can persist beyond the grave as we decode the ethereal messages of a departed magician to his beloved wife. There will be healthy doses of murder and scandal, ghostly champagne corks popping at a dazzling, endless soiree for the dead, and more!

The perfect date night for anyone who loves Valentine’s Day, hates Valentine’s Day, and everyone in between.

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Tour at a Glance
Start Location:

Cooper Square, in front of the Peter Cooper statue (Cooper Triangle)

End Location:

Near Barrow and West 4th Sts.

Tour Duration:

90 minutes


1.2 miles

Tour Run Dates:


Important Information


Not currently open for booking, check back soon!

Important Information


  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Cash (or your preferred app, i.e. Venmo) if you want to tip your guide


  • Pets
  • Drugs and/or alcohol
  • Film/photography/recording equipment without prior permission


  • Tours run rain or shine, so dress appropriately for the weather! (See our advice here)
  • Wear comfortable shoes! Most of our tours are at least a mile in length.
  • In the event of extreme or severe weather conditions, this tour may be amended or postponed; if postponed you will be given a rain check to take another tour at your convenience.
  • There are no bathroom breaks or rest stops on the tour.
  • Tours start on time, so please try to get to the meeting point 15 minutes early to give yourself time to check in and get comfortable before the tour starts.