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  2. New York (State)
  3. New York City
  4. Fifth Avenue

Private Ghosts of the Village Tour

Product ID: 106015
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Dig up Manhattan's spine-chilling past on this 2-hour walking tour of Greenwich Village, known as one of the city's most haunted neighborhoods. Together with a guide, you'll head to some of the village's spookiest spots.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Washington Square Park
  • Learn about the House of Death
  • Learn about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Full description
Meet your guide and group on Manhattan’s 6th Avenue in Greenwich Village. After brief introductions, learn why Greenwich Village has such a rich array of resident ghosts and suspected hauntings. Pay a visit to Poe house, where the famed writer of mystery and the macabre Edgar Allan Poe once lived, and hear tales of his time. Continue on to Washington Square Park, and learn about the park’s “Hanging Tree” and the events that gave it its name en route. Once in the park, view its marble arch and listen to spine-chilling tales of what makes this one of the city’s most haunted public spaces.

Next make your way to the Brown Building, site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. Victims of this tragedy are said to still wander the building's halls to this day. Stroll up 5th Avenue to see the Church of the Ascension — supposedly haunted by artist John Lafarge — before stopping at 14 West 10th Street, reportedly the most haunted residential address in Manhattan. This house is thought to be home to 22 different spirits and has been the site of several murders.

Make your way into the heart of the West Village, passing the former house of American poet Emma Lazarus as well as one of the most beautiful libraries in New York. Your next stop is 12 Gay Street, which is haunted by several spirits — including former New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker. Along the way you’ll pass the Stonewall Inn and Sheridan Square, where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 occurred. Cross Christopher Street for a visit to the historic piano bar known as Marie’s Crisis and Chumley’s, a legendary speakeasy that recently reopened as a restaurant. Your tour commences at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Manhattan's oldest Off-Broadway theater and home to a few actors who never left the stage after death.
Includes
  • Local guide

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Meeting point

Waverly Restaurant

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Weapons or sharp objects
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Involves a moderate amount of walking
• Operates rain or shine, please dress accordingly
• The tour takes place at night — dress for colder weather
• Please note: the operator reserves the right to deviate from the route of the tour in the event of marches, parades, and circumstances beyond their control
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TopDogTours

Product ID: 106015