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About NY Ghosts

New York City is known by many nicknames. At NYC Ghosts, our favorite is “the city that never sleeps”, because, after talking this tour, the chances are you won’t either.

Of all the activities you could do in the Big Apple, a ghost tour is the best way of seeing some of the history of the big apple, with a topping of scary stories. We blend the two expertly into a melting pot of history and horror.

Across just over a mile walk around the Greenwich Village neighborhood, one of the oldest in Manhattan, NYC Ghosts explores 8 or 12 of the most haunted hotspots in the city. We walk to sites you wouldn’t necessarily expect, and certainly won’t find on any Top Ten lists. And we don’t race by these locations in a New York minute, either. Our stories dive into the details of the dark past of this sordid corner of NYC. We strive to create an all-encompassing picture of life in the New York era’s that created these ghosts.

New York City, Gotham, or The Empire city, this is one of the oldest and most densely packed cities in our nation. Layers of human life accumulate and interact and inevitably there is suffering, and where there is suffering, there are ghosts. At each of the 8 or 12 stops, our tour guides uncover the hidden history of these paranormal places and the spirits who occupy them.

Of course, our ghost tour isn’t only informative—it is scary and entertaining. You will stand on the same spots where American historical icons once lived (and still live on). While we visit them, there is always the chance that they may decide to visit you, too. You would not be the first guest of NYC Ghosts to have reported inexplicable sensations, blurs, and chilling encounters.

Whether you’re a long-time New Yorker taking a ‘staycation’, a first-time visitor or a paranormal enthusiast, history buff, deep believer in ghosts, or skeptic, our tour has something to offer all of you.

Join our NYC Ghosts Tour and discover a different side to the city. By the end of our tour, you’ll have learned more about New York, its history, its hauntings, and the trials and tribulations of notable historical figures in literature, government, and culture and ordinary citizens just like you.

Why is New York so haunted?

America’s first capital city (however briefly), New York City has also functioned as our cultural capital since shortly after its founding as New Amsterdam. Because of the city’s strategic access to waterways, and its cultural reputation, people from all walks of life have flocked to New York seeking better opportunities for themselves.

Unfortunately, not all of those people have been lucky enough to find the happiness they pursue. Some who come to the bright lights found conflict, murder, or they simply became victims of disease outbreaks, fires, or other calamities.

As you’ll discover, the spirits of the unlucky continue to haunt New York City.

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New York City's locals are known for having their own unique codes-of-conduct in dealing with life in the city. Even with the deceased, there is a code to follow:

  • Remain calm.

    Ghosts don’t hurt people. Poltergeists do, but hopefully we won’t meet any of them.

  • Be polite.

    These spirits were all once living people, including some very famous figures in the worlds of government and literature. Much like a grandparent, please be polite if you're graced with their presence!

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    Being a ghost is hard enough, please don’t make it any harder.

  • Stay together.

    Much as being the ghost of a cultural luminary might seem cool, we want to keep all our guests in the realm of the living, try to stay with us.

  • Watch your step.

    To help us meet our above stated goal, please mind your step.


You can read their experiences at NY Ghosts in the reviews below , and even see how many stars they rate our tours with.

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597sonyab

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October 18, 2020

Damien was a great tour guide! He also talked about architecture and history of Greenwich Village, w...
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amybNYC123

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September 24, 2020

Shannon was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. A great start to Fall in the city. T...
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