For every New York neighborhood you care to explore, there are ghosts and chilling ghost stories. Go to the East Village and search for the ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe and Harry Houdini. Ghost hunt in Greenwich Village with the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. Head to Brooklyn Heights in search of the ghosts of Walt Whitman and Jackie Robinson or wander Lower Manhattan looking for the spirits of Captain Kidd and Alexander Hamilton. New York may, indeed, be the city that never sleeps; and after one of these terrifying tours, you may understand why it’s one of the top 10 ghost tours in the U.S. We do an Edgar Allan Poe tour that is like no other in the country.
Visit America’s most haunted city, the Big Apple looking for the New York of myth, movies and books. Let us see if we can scare you with stories of ghosts, antique sites, ghostly sightings, scandalous tales, haunted places, mysterious sightings of apparitions, strange and unusual tales of centuries past, legendary stories, folk lore and ghostly experiences stranger than reality, and supernatural intrigues of Manhattan. Listen to accounts of our guides and participants on tours have had on our saunters. Our tales and legends are blended with bits of human interest and historical fact also making them educational for all ages
My friends and I were on the Edgar Allen Poe tour led by Prudence Holmes and loved it! She was very knowledgable, funny and entertaining. Great way to learn about historic information in NYC around Washington square park. Fun activity to do with friends and/or family around Halloween
Just some disclaimers: this is a review for only the Edgar Allen Poe-focused Greenwich Village tour. I’m not a ghost fanatic. I’m normally really skeptical of anything labeled as “paranormal.” I took my mom on the tour as a birthday present, since she loves ghost stories and went to school in the neighborhood. The tour was surprisingly not stupid. It was so not stupid, I’m going to not recommend it to ghost fanatics and people who immediately believe any ghost story that they’re told because they like the scare. This tour wasn’t full of scare tactics and macabre, obviously made-up stories. It was historically informative and really well-researched. No bullshit. Karen, as mentioned in other reviews, is fantastic and has got crazy knowledge. And as mentioned before, she does disparage NYU a lot. My mom, an NYU alum, disparaged it right along with her. Because, let’s face it, NYU is a like destructive, greedy, vomit-y, real estate-obsessed infant. Complaints: We didn’t go inside any of the supposedly haunted places, but I understand that it’s hard for a tour group to gain access to them. The tour could’ve been more expansive, but then I could have chosen to go on a longer tour. Last complaint: for a walking tour, it was awfully friendly to people who didn’t like walking. I would’ve been okay with walking to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory building, rather than hearing about it from down the street.