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Tickets on Sale for Boroughs of the Dead's 2017 Halloween Tours

Tickets on Sale for Boroughs of the Dead's 2017 Halloween Tours

Tickets to all Boroughs of the Dead tours are now on sale for the Halloween 2017 season. Our meticulously researched ghostly and macabre historical tours are, as always, led by expert guides who are published authors, museum educators, and seasoned storytellers.

Highlights include our brand new Roosevelt Island tour; our signature Central Park tour led by noted fantasy author Leanna Renee Hieber; and our annual Edgar Allan Poe tour led by Boroughs of the Dead owner and founder Andrea Janes.

This year we're also offering our Lovecraft in Brooklyn tour led by Jane Rose, and our local-favorite neighborhood tour in Astoria led by resident and writer Marie Carter.

Also on the schedule is our Brooklyn Heights tour; our ever-popular tour of scandal and spiritualism in Green-Wood Cemetery; and of course our full complement of regular ghostly and macabre Manhattan tours,

Please visit our website for full calendar and tour descriptions, or find out more, below. Tickets are $25 online and $30 on site, but advance online purchase is highly recommended - these tickets always sell out fast!


Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village
A literary and historical walking tour that steps into the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, where Poe lived and worked at the height of his fame. Offered on the anniversary weekend of Poe's death.

Saturday October 7th at 4pm, Sunday October 8th at 2pm and 5pm

Lovecraft in Brooklyn
A literary walking tour of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft's time living in Flatbush and the area now known as Brooklyn Heights. This tour will focus specifically the author's ties to Brooklyn, exploring his impressions and inspirations along the way.

Saturday October 1st and October 15th at 2pm

Roosevelt Island
Island of Lost Souls: A History of Madness and Medicine on Roosevelt Island
Visit the sites of the former almshouses, hospitals, laboratories, prisons and asylums that dot Roosevelt Island, including the eerie neo-Gothic ruins of the smallpox hospital and the site of the former New York City Lunatic Asylum, built in 1841.

Saturday October 14th and Sunday October 22nd at 4:00pm

Haunted Brooklyn Heights
Stroll among the graceful old homes of one of Brooklyn's oldest neighborhoods... but don't let their sedate charms fool you. Nestled within these dwellings are a wealth of gory, ghastly, haunted, and gruesome tales. See H.P. Lovecraft's former home, visit the site of a "ghost-haunted" fort, discover the "Gate to Hell" and more!

Offered various dates throughout October

Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria
Delve into the dark secrets of Astoria's past with "Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria." One of our most popular tours, this 2-hour walk is a local favorite and sells out fast! Designed and led by our guide Marie Carter, writer, lecturer, and NPR guest.

Offered various dates throughout October

Green-Wood Cemetery
Murder and Mayhem, Scandal and Spiritualism
Discover the hidden gems and strange secrets of New York's foremost Victorian cemetery as we visit final resting places of spiritualists, gangsters, murderers, and more. Tour led by Boroughs of the Dead founder Andrea Janes.

Saturday October 14th and 21st, Sunday October 22nd at 1:00pm

The Magic and Mysticism of Central Park
Join author Leanna Renee Hieber on a transportative journey through the city's crown jewel, drinking in the endless magic of a space rich in mystical imagery, spiritual symbolism, and hidden traces of the 19th century's spiritual revivals, echoed in the landscape aesthetics of the park.

ONE DAY ONLY! Sunday October 15th at 3:00pm

Tickets to all tours are now available online. Advance purchase is strongly recommended

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