New York City is known for its hustle and bustle and has been the living space for many of America’s most historically significant people.
In fact, the city has such a rich history that it is one of the best places to visit when you want to explore some truly spooky sights. With every step you take in this concrete jungle, there’s a good chance you’re coming across something that has a story to it you’ve never heard before. In this dense city filled with generations of historic events, there’s one area known for paranormal activity, Greenwich Village.
Greenwich Village is home to centuries of history that will lead you to be more than just a little spooked when going through it. With each tale you hear on our ghost tour, you will have a new outlook on the very streets you walk.
New York Ghost Tours was created to explore a side of Greenwich Village that many people have never known about. The town has been inundated with a history that is fascinating, tragic and strange. Come join us on a life changing experience where we explore a side of New York that few are brave enough to see.
Behold the tour of a lifetime!
Take the New Your Ghost Tour where we send you through some of the most haunted places in New York City.
Throughout the tour you will visit 9 haunted locations in and around Greenwich Village and see historical places that are home to some of the strangest tales you’ve ever heard.
The Jefferson Market Library
This architectural curiosity catches the eye due to its unique tower, but look closer and you’ll see a dark past. This building once served as a prison for Manhattan’s female criminals and served as the 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. But beware if you dare to wave back!
The Triangle Factory Fire
Learn about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. This tragic event led to the death of nearly 150 people. Men and women were forced to jump out onto the street for survival, but only so many people could make it. Despite the tragedy of the event and the intensity of the flame, the building itself survived. In fact, it ended up being transformed into a library and even classrooms for New York University. Despite the changes, the past cannot be erased, and the lost souls from that very fire are rumored to still remain trapped within the same location to this very day.
Famous Landmarks Where Ghosts Love to Roam
No place is without its fair share of otherworldly activity in New York. If you were expecting to enjoy a lovely dinner at a restaurant, you may find yourself with unexpected guests. For example, 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 sits a rather peculiar atmosphere. The restaurant operates inside a carriage house that was built in 1767. Once a home, the place was converted into a brothel and pub. Since the late 1700s, the area has been rumored to be haunted by Aaron Burr. Despite the claims of ghosts roaming around, the restaurant has remained in operation since 1910.
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
The House of Death was the living space of the historic author. Although Mark Twain only lived there for a year, there are still sightings of his ghost. People claim to see Mark Twain wearing a white suit. Sometimes he is viewed near the staircase or on the first floor. In fact, there have even been claims of the ghost speaking to people when they catch sight of him. Mark Twain isn’t the only ghost that resides in this area either. There’s reportedly dozens of ghosts haunting the street where Mark Twain once resided. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled and be prepared for anything to happen.
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!
One Hour, 1.2 miles
New York City Ghost Tour – One hour Nightly. Check the ticket information for exact times.
Visit 8 locations on this scary & fun one-hour ghost tour through historically haunted areas of New York City.
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 there your entire life, the New York Ghost Tour will give you an entirely new perspective on the place millions call home. With a history so deep that even we can’t uncover the truth behind everything, we can assure you that there are people who have discovered truly strange and unexplainable things while going on the New York Ghost Tour. There’s no doubt in our mind that you will experience a side of New York you never thought you would. Prepare for an unforgettable experience.
Entertaining and Informative
New York Ghosts is proud to present an informative yet entertaining account of the ghosts that remain in Greenwich Village. Our guides will tell you the stories of these ghosts and why they still linger here today.
It’s All Based on Fact
While some ghost tours are designed to only scare you with tales of misery and woe, New York Ghost Tour does things a bit differently. We firmly believe in the fact that some of the scariest things in this world, and the next, stem from true stories.
Some of these tales are a lesson and reminder of the cruelty of humanity. We’ve spent tons of time researching and delving deep into the history of Greenwich Village in order to uncover the stories too frightening to be shared with everyone.
Do 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 den of where they roam freely? When you see something that sits in the corner of your eye, will you act as if it is a figment of your imagination or run away in fear? New York is known for its hauntings throughout, but you won’t find many places as haunted as Greenwich Village. From the very first place where we start the tour, you can bet that every step you take into the tour will lead you to another location that has been known for strange sightings and paranormal activity.
Test your mettle to the fullest extent by journeying with us and taking a trip through centuries of history lost to many people that roam the streets of New York. New York Ghost Tour is more than willing to take you up on the challenge and show you why the ghosts of New York are sometimes particularly fond of those who claim to be unafraid or worse yet, a nonbeliever.
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 from the other side. 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 place yourself somewhere where the chances of having that experience raises 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 New York Ghost Tour. Skip going to another movie or taking a trip to the bowling alley. Don’t spend another night at home, but instead grab some friends and join us on our nightly tour. It won’t take long, but the experience is something that you won’t soon forget.
In fact, it’s the perfect place to take someone out on a date. Instead of dinner and a movie, take your date to a church that has been haunted for centuries. After all, the best activities to do with someone are exciting…and a little scary.
The New York Ghost Tour will allow you and your guest to learn a lot of new history together that perhaps neither of you knew before. It’ll be a great bonding experience as we give you quite a bit of knowledge with just a bit of a scare.
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 tons of research. We constantly update our ghost tour to keep you up to date on the latest hauntings that happen in the area.
Not only that, but we’ve chosen the most haunted areas in Greenwich Village to take you to on our tours. Everything you’re told on our New York Ghost Tour stems from fact and it takes you through centuries of New York history that many don’t get a chance to hear.
With that being said, there’s another reason why this is a TRUE New York Ghost Tour. The strange sightings, paranormal activity, and hauntings our 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 New York Ghost Tour.
We and the ghosts of New York are eagerly awaiting your arrival.