New York City is known for its crushing hustle and bustle, and many of America’s most historically significant people lived their lives layered on top of one another for hundreds of years.
The city has such a rich and ruthless history that it is one of the best places to visit when you seek truly spooky tales.
With every step you take in this concrete jungle you unearth new histories that your authoritative guides will shepherd you through. Around every corner, you’ll encounter a story you’ve never heard before.
Greenwich Village is home to centuries of human history. Each tale on your ghost tour will give you a new opinion of the streets beneath your feet.
NYC Ghosts unearths a side of Greenwich Village that many people never hear about. Since its beginnings the village has been inundated by people seeking a new life, creating a history that is fascinating, tragic, and strange. Join us on a life-changing experience where we explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see.
Strange and twisted – tour the darkest secrets of New York City
Take the NYC Ghosts tour and see some of the most haunted places in New York City.
Visit 8 or 12 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village and see fascinating historical places that are home to some of the strangest stories you will ever hear.
The Jefferson Market Library
This architectural curiosity’s unique tower catches the eye, but let us show you a dark and macabre past. This building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals and served as its first night court. It’s no surprise that this building comes alive after dark as you hear the legend of the women at the window, who waves to passersby, dare you wave back?
The Triangle Factory Fire
Your expert local guide will talk you through the Triangle Shirtwaist Company Fire. This tragic event led to the death of nearly 150 people. Men, women, and children were forced to jump out of the windows of the ten-story building onto the street below in a last-chance bid for survival, not many people made it. Despite the tragedy of the event and the intensity of the inferno, the building survived. It was eventually transformed into a library and is currently used as classrooms for New York University. Despite the changes, the past cannot be erased, and the lost souls from that fiery night still remain trapped to this very day.
Famous Landmarks where Ghosts love to roam
So many places have otherworldly activities in New York. If you were expecting to enjoy a tranquil dinner at one particular restaurant, you might find yourself with disruptive guests. The “One if by Land, Two If by Sea” restaurant sits in the heart of the West Village. Behind its beautiful décor and amazing food hides a rather peculiar history. The restaurant operates today inside a carriage house built in 1767. At one time after that, it was a home, the building was then converted into a brothel and then a pub. Since the late 1700s, the area has been rumored to be haunted by Aaron Burr, Vice President from 1801 – 1804. Since 1910 the restaurant has had a steady stream of sightings and diners have often had very unusual experiences.
The history of the most romantic restaurant in New York City is a long one that is filled with mystery and intrigue.
Mark Twain’s House of Death
Although Mark Twain only lived for a year in this beautiful brownstone house, there are regular sightings of his ghost. People claim to see Mark Twain wearing a white suit. Sometimes he appears near the staircase or on the first floor. There have even been claims of the ghost speaking to shocked people when he suddenly appears in front of them. Mark Twain isn’t the only ghost that resides in this area either. There are reportedly dozens of ghosts haunting the street where Mark Twain once resided. Keep your eyes peeled and be prepared for the unexpected.
Every night, come along as we take you through historic Greenwich Village on our New York Ghost Tours. Check our booking calender for when nightly tours are held. Our tours cover centuries of history as we take you to haunted locations throughout the area. These aren’t just tales to scare you. Everything we tell you on this tour is real. We constantly keep our tales up to date and we’ve done intense research behind every one of them.
All Ghost Tours meet in Washington Square Park at the Arch, located at Washington Square North, New York, NY.
Standard Tour: Approximately 60 minutes and 1.2 mile walking. Standard tours include eight stops.
Extended Tour: Approximately 90 minutes and 1.5 miles total. Extended tours include an additional four stops, making twelve stops total.
Tours depart nightly, check the ticket information for exact times. Please arrive ten minutes early and give yourself plenty of time to park and arrive on time. Tours are held rain or shine!
Admission for the New York City Ghost Tour must be purchased in advance here online. We recommend making your reservation online. You do NOT need to print any tickets. Once your order is made online, you’ll be added to the list!
Why Should You Go On the New York Ghost Tour?
See a Side of New York Few Discover
Whether this is your first time visiting New York, or you’ve been living here your entire life, the NYC Ghosts will give you an entirely new perspective on the place millions call home.
With a history so deep that every building has multiple stories to tell, a guide is essential. People have discovered truly strange and unexplainable things while going on the NYC Ghosts. There’s no doubt that you will experience a side of New York you never thought you would. Prepare for an unforgettable experience.
Entertaining and Informative
NYC Ghosts is proud to present an informative yet entertaining account of the ghosts that haunt Greenwich Village. Hear the stories of these ghosts and why they still linger today.
It’s All Based on Real Life History
While some ghost tours are designed to only scare you with tales of misery and woe, NYC Ghosts does things a bit differently. We firmly believe that there is nothing stranger than real life and some of the scariest things in this world, and the next, stem from true stories.
Some of these tales are a shuddering insight into the cruelty of humanity. Researchers spent countless hours diving deep into the history of Greenwich Village in order to uncover the stories too frightening to be shared with everyone. Dare you book your place and hear these tales?
You Claim You Aren’t Afraid of Ghosts?
It’s easy to act as if ghosts don’t walk among us, but what happens when you enter into the heart of darkness where they roam freely? When you see something out of the corner of your eye, will you try and dismiss it as just your imagination or run away in fear? New York is rife with hauntings, but you won’t find many places as haunted as Greenwich Village. From the very first location on the tour, you can bet that every step you take will lead you to another place that has been known for strange sightings and paranormal activity.
Test yourself by walking with us and taking a trip through centuries of history lost to most people that roam the streets of New York.
Have You Always Wanted to Experience Paranormal Activity?
Some of us have always wanted to venture out into an area and just see something strange. Perhaps you are hoping to catch a glimpse of a man walking through a door or hear the haunted voice of someone from the distant past. Maybe you just want to experience something paranormal just to prove to yourself that spirits really do walk among us.
If it has always been your desire to experience activity, then Greenwich Village and it’s many ghosts are somewhere the chances of having that experience rise exponentially. We’ve had many guests tell us of strange things they’ve seen and felt throughout the tour. You could be among them and finally satisfy that itch you’ve always had of experiencing something truly otherworldly. Just be careful, you may get more than you bargained for.
You Want to Do Something New and Exciting
Break out of your usual routine and go on the NYC Ghosts. Don’t spend another night at home, but grab some friends and join us on our nightly tours. The experience is something that you won’t soon forget.
In fact, it’s the perfect place to take someone on a date. Take your date to see a church that has been haunted for centuries. The best activities to do with someone new are exciting…and a little scary.
NYC Ghosts will show you historical stories about a fascinating place, that perhaps you never knew before.
You’re Finally Ready for a TRUE New York Ghost Tour?
If you think we created this ghost tour to scare you with anything but the facts, then you thought wrong. With every story that we tell, you can bet that it comes from a source we value and lots of research. We constantly update the ghost tour to keep you up to date on the latest hauntings that happen in the area and the changes in newly uncovered facts from historians’ ongoing research.
With that being said, there’s another reason why this is a TRUE New York Ghost Tour. The strange sightings, paranormal activity, and hauntings guests experience are real. This tour isn’t for the faint of heart and many who are quick to fear and susceptible to the paranormal are pushed to their limits by what they experience on the tour.
If you think you can handle a real ghost tour, then it’s time for you to go on the NYC Ghosts tour.
The ghosts of New York are eagerly awaiting your arrival.