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About NY Ghosts

New York City is known by many nicknames. At NY Ghosts, our favorite is “the city that never sleeps”, because after our tour, neither will you.

Across two miles in Manhattan, our New York Ghost Tour explores the most haunted hotspots in the city, including sites you wouldn’t necessarily expect. We don’t simply race by these locations in a New York minute, either.

New York City is one of the older cities in our nation. As you’ll discover on our tour, a lot of terrible tales and tragedies inevitably come with that age. At each stop, our tour guides uncover the hidden history of these paranormal places and the spirits who occupy them. Knowing the historical background of each tour stop enhances the experience. It no longer becomes a superficially creepy activity, but an unsettling walk through (after-)living history. We research each location thoroughly, so the accounts you hear from our guides aren’t made up, but authentic.

Of course, our ghost tour isn’t only informative—it is eerie. You will stand among the same places 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 upon you, too. The tradition of being “visited” is already set: our guests have already reported inexplicable sensations, blurs, and encounters.

Whether you’re a long-time New Yorker, first-time visitor, paranormal enthusiast, history buff, deep believer in ghosts, or skeptic, our tour has something to offer you. We welcome anyone curious and brave enough to take the trek with us.

Join our New York Ghost 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 troubles of notable historical figures in literature, government, and culture. You also might find yourself living up to the “city that never sleeps” nickname later that night (and the next, and the next…).

Why is New York City so haunted?

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

Unfortunately, not all of those people have been so lucky. Having so many residents and visitors can woefully result in more conflict, strife, murders, or simply more victims for disease outbreaks, fires, and other calamities.

Some of these victims have been able to go at peace, but not all. As you’ll discover on our tour, the spirits of the unluckier 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.

  • 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.

  • Stay together.

    As cool as being a ghost with cultural luminaries may be, please don't become one! Buddy up!

  • Watch your step.

    Again, we don't want you becoming a spirit. ;)

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

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December 12, 2019

One of the best tours out there. They really have it all. The stories are spooky as well as historic...
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November 17, 2019

Educational and fun to do. As a local, I learned facts about the neighborhood that I've never learne...
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