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Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

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Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour
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Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour
US$ 70.00
Discover the dark side of Manhattan on a 2-hour private evening walking tour in Greenwich Village, known to be one of New York City's most haunted districts. Following a private guide, visit some of the neighborhood's creepiest locations, such as the Brown Building at New York University and Washington Square Park. Along the way, listen to stories of celebrity spirits, local phantoms, and more.
What to Expect

Meet your guide at a location in Greenwich Village, and start your private walking tour by learning why the Village has such a rich array of resident ghosts and suspected hauntings.

Pay a visit to the Poe house, where famed writer of mystery and macabre Edgar Allan Poe once lived, and hear tales of his time in New York City. Then continue to Washington Square Park, learning 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, pass the Stonewall Inn and Sheridan Square, where the Stonewall Riots of 1969 occurred.

Cross Christopher Street for a visit to the historical piano bar known as Marie’s Crisis and Chumley’s, a legendary speakeasy that recently reopened as a restaurant.

Your tour concludes at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Manhattan's oldest Off-Broadway theater and home to a few actors who never left the stage after death.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A very fun and interesting tour

Liz was great!! The only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is becase it wasn't as "ghosty" as we were expecting. Liz was very knowledgable about the area and had some really cool stuff to tell us. She took us through...More

Thank mrschembio
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of your tour with Liz. We just wanted to make the structure of the tour clearer to anyone who may be taken aback by your 'not ghostly' comment. On the tour you visit 3...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018
Super interesting and pretty darn spooky!

I live in NY and have never done a tour before but this one has made me want to do more! The tour was fun and full of really interesting history of the village---so many stories I knew nothing about previously. It was also the...More

Thank Melissa H
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your great review! It's always fun to have a local on the tour and it's lovely to hear that it was just the right amount of spooky! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 7 June 2018
A new perspective on the West Village!

I live in New York, so it's extra fun when I can do something I've never done before *and* learn stuff about the city I love. Signed up for the ghost tour because a friend wanted to do something different for her birthday and that...More

Thank lisabethnyc
TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for your review! It's great to hear that even a local learned new info on the area! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 8 November 2017
Spooky and Informative

New York is lousy with ghosts, and this walking tour was a great way to learn the history of the hauntings! In addition to visits to your conventional murder houses, I also learned about haunted theaters, ghost dogs, and a lurid high-society honor killing. Recommended!

Thank cheeky_grub
NKelly86, Manager at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed your Private Ghost Tour and would recommend the tour to friends. We hope you had an enjoyable time here in the city and had a safe trip home. -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Fascinating Halloween weekend tour

I found the tour around Greenwich Village to be fascinating, informative, and incredibly enjoyable. It was a very well-run, entertaining tour, and a great way to spend Halloween weekend.

Thank backwardschic
NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

We're so glad you enjoyed yourself!

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