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Ghosts of Greenwich Village: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour

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  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a 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
Overview
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.

Reviews (11)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not a ghost-tour

It was a nice walk around Greenwich Village, but calling it a ghost-walk is not correct. There are few ghost-stories, and the poor guide had little to work with. Compared to other tours, you can pass this one. Maybe rather call it an evening tour...More

Thank LCNNorge
NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, As you haven't mentioned the name of your guide, we believe it is possible you took this tour with another company due to your comments. This is one of our most popular tours and we've never received a review like this which leads us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
"Fun,educational and informative.

I have been to New York City numerous times and as usual, I am always looking to do something new and learn more about this amazing city. We signed up for the Ghosts of Greenwich Walking Tour and was very fortunate to get Jordan as...More

Thank LHall36130
NKelly86, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of the Ghost Tour you took with Jordan. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time here in the city and had a safe trip home! -The Team at TopDogTours

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Fun and Informative!

Living in Staten Island and coming to NYC my whole life, I didn't know half of the things that our guide Jordan told us about last night. He was extremely knowledgeable and with a great sense of humor made for a fun night. We saw...More

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TopDogTours, Owner at Top Dog Tours NYC, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Hi Tracy, Thank you so much for your review of the tour you took with Jordan. It's always great when a local gets the chance to take one of your tours and learns new things. We hope to see you again in the future! -The...More

Reviewed 1 August 2018
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 3 August 2018

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 9 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

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