While New York City is an exciting place any time of the year, the ideal time to visit is fall. From the changing leaves to the smell of apples and pumpkin spice in the air, Autumn days in New York are filled with warmth and joy. Yet, as the sun goes down, a far darker energy begins to take foot. With a growing population of over 8.4 million people, NYC is bound to have it’s fair share of spooky stories. Join us as we tell you the tales of some of Manhattan’s most historic haunts and horrors.
Accompany us on a 2 hour walking tour and…
There is between 2 to 3 miles of walking at a moderate pace. If mobility is an issue please arrange for a private tour. Please dress appropriately for long distance walking and for the weather.
It is important to arrive at the tour starting location at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start time, as we do start the tour promptly. It would be unfair for the others if we need to wait for those that are late. We cannot guarantee you’ll be able to find your tour group if you are late.
We only cancel the tour during extreme weather conditions. Otherwise the tour goes on. Please do check the weather report and be prepared for the weather.
You can cancel a tour up to 48 hours prior to your tour date without penalty and receive a full refund. Also prior to 48 hours of your tour date, you can reschedule your tour without penalty. Tour spots are limited.
Tips are always appreciated by our guides, but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done.
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By Car: Click here to view a map of nearby paid parking spaces. Not recommended due to unpredictable traffic which may cause you to miss the tour.
Tour Bus Loading/ Unloading and Parking: Click here for a list of DOT’s authorized bus layover locations.
13 spooky stops await you on this historic walk through two of Manhattan’s most haunted neighborhoods. Your journey begins at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery, the second oldest church in Manhattan and home to one of it’s oldest ghosts. From there you’ll snake through the East Village hearing the chilling tales of Harry Houdini, the Tredwell Sisters, and Washington Irving.
A lighthearted stop at the Orpheum Theater is included to hear the unlikely tale of how a musical about a man-eating plant became one of the hottest tickets in town.
Travel north through what is now New York University as your guide relays the chilling stories of The Brown Building and Brittany Hall. Don't blink or you might miss a glimpse of Mark Twain, Jimmy Walker, or Edgar Allan Poe while passing by their former Greenwich Village residences. Make a quick detour to do the Time Warp in front of the the theater that first hosted the midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and end up in a picturesque park that sits atop of the forgotten tomb of over 20,000 dead New Yorkers.