• Tour code: 5277NYCGHO
  • Location: New York City, New York
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

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Find out where the ghosts are in New York City on this guided 2-hour walking tour through the Big Apple’s scariest streets. Look and listen as a local guide shares terrifying tales from sites in Greenwich Village’s haunted history, like the potter’s field, a mass grave under one of New York’s most beautiful parks. Walk past Hangman’s Elm, the oldest tree in Manhattan, which has seen more than its share of scare. And find the home where Edgar Allan Poe wrote many of his stories of mystery and the macabre.


  • A haunted ghost tour of New York's historic streets
  • Take an easy walk through the haunted hotspots of Greenwich Village and West Village
  • Travel to Edgar Allan Poe's New York residence, where he wrote and published renowned stories
  • Learn the stories behind the purported ghosts who wander Gay Street and White Horse Tavern
  • Discover Washington Park's dark past, including Hangman's Tree
  • A knowledgeable and entertaining guide provides full narration throughout your spooky tour

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Ghosts of New York Walking Tour

What ghastly tales lurk behind unassuming Brownstone doors?

Meet at the Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park to begin this spine-chilling 2-hour walking tour through New York City’s scariest streets. Unbeknownst to many visitors, this popular park used to be a community graveyard for “undesirables.” To this day, the remains of more than 20,000 people rest under Washington Square Park. Hangman’s Elm, also known as the Hanging Tree, is an English elm located at the northwest corner of the park. Your guide knows all the scary stories and will share the sinister side of the city as you walk through Greenwich Village.

Onward to the Greenwich Village and West Village streets. See the home where Edgar Allan Poe used to live. He wrote the story “The Cask of Amontillado” and revised and published “The Raven” while living here. The White Horse Tavern is known as the place where writer and poet Dylan Thomas drank heavily, downing 18 shots of scotch. He became ill from that and died a few days later.

There are many more scary stories to hear on this New York City ghost tour — for those who dare.

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