It should come as no surprise that there are ghost tours in New York.After all, one of the world’s best ghost stories is set in Sleepy Hollow, NY.If you don’t know which one I’m referring to, you should be ashamed of yourself.It’s the Legend of Sleepy Hollow of course.Washington Irving’s recount of the Headless Horseman and Ichabod Crane.But you don’t have to travel to upstate New York or Niagara Falls to chase ghosts.You’ll also find them near New York City, appropriately referred to as the city that never sleeps.The Amityville Horror, portrayed in a 1977 book by Jay Anson and later a hit movie, happened in Long Island in 1974 and the house has been the subject of controversy related to paranormal phenomenon ever since.Time Magazine named it one of the Top 10 Haunted Places in the world.
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Boroughs of the Dead - Brooklyn, NY
A boutique tour company devoted to strange, dark and unusual walking tours of New York City. the only ghost tour company in New York City with a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Offer haunted and ghostly walking tours in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens!
Candlelight Ghost Tour of Merchant’s House Museum - New York, NY
Since the 1930s, when the house opened to the public as a museum, strange and inexplicable happenings have been reported – sounds, sightings, smells – by staff, volunteers, visitors, neighbors, even passersby. Venture into the shadows of history to see the house where eight family members died and hear true tales of inexplicable occurrences from the people who actually experienced them. Third Friday of the month, January – July. Next Ghost Tours in 2017: October 20, 21, 26-30. 50 minutes. $30 (Public), $20 (Members).
Fort Totten Park Haunted Lantern Tour - New York, NY
Annual event in October. This free lantern-led walking tour of the Water Battery is open to all who wish to explore this piece of American history. No registration is required and a tram service from the parking lot to tour location is provided. Participants must arrive no later than 8:00 p.m. on select date for guaranteed admittance.
Ghost Doctors - NY, NY
As much a ghost hunt as a 90-minute walking tour of historic Grand Central Station, this experience puts guests in the action with hands-on demonstrations of the technology used to interact with the world beyond the veil. Ticket information is available through the website.
Ghosts of New York - Manhattan, NY
No city can boast the reputation of New York, and this series of 15 available walking tours reveals the secrets and mysteries that make up the darker side of that reputation. Please call for pricing. Gift certificates and group rates are available.
Ghosts, Murders and Mayhem Walking Tours - New York City, NY
Learn about the haunted and horrific past of New York City’s unique neighborhoods on these guided walking tours by lantern light. The bloody histories of New York’s Greenwich Village, Hell’s Kitchen, and Lower Manhattan are open to all guests in this walking tour. Reservations are required and group sizes are limited. Prices are different depending on tour and group size. Parents are warned of adult subject matter. 2-Hour Tour: $25 Per Person
Gotham Walking Tours - New York, NY
With stops at the hanging ground and cemetery of Washington Square Park, this 3-hour tour of New York’s Greenwich Village is at once educational and chilling. Rates vary depending on group size and special deals for groups over seven.
Haunted Broadway - New York City, NY
2 Hour Tour for only $40 (Children under 10 are free!). Explore the spookier side of Broadway. Visit legendary haunted theatres and locales where those denizens of the dark and famous Vaudeville/Broadway stars still take to the stage long after the curtains have closed and after the ghost lights have been turned on.
Haunted Manhattan - NYC, NY
Explore Manhattan Like You’ve Never Done Before. 3 Tours, 90 Minutes, 13 Stops. You’re guided through the streets of Greenwich Village by creepy characters who are experts on New York City’s outrageously spooky after-life. From the ghost train at the Astor Place subway stop to dead poets at the White Horse Tavern, you’ll see the landmarks that make up the heart of this city and the spirits that call them home. Start your walking tour in New York City’s East Village, West Village, or Greenwich Village.
Haunted Manhattan Tour - Woodhaven, NY
Tour the famous, and haunted, locations of New York in this 25-location, luxury van ride. Prices are $39.95 each and there is no age restriction as the tours are kept family friendly.
Haunted Waters Walking Tour - Long Island City, NY
This guided stroll passes through various sites along the Astoria/Long Island City waterfront where grisly murders and major tragedies took place … and imaginary (or not) poltergeists rule the night. Select date(s) in October. Sponsored by the Greater Astoria Historical Society.
New York Ghost Tours - New York, NY
The mysteries of Greenwich are opened up to guests led by costumed spirit guides in this lantern-lit walking tour of historic locations from New York University’s haunted dorms to the Mark Twain House. Reservations are required, and space is limited. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 7 to 11.
Sag Harbor Ghost Walk - Sag Harbor, NY
Annual event. A haunted walking tour of Sag Harbor. The tour begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum and makes stops at several locations throughout the village where ghostly true tales that have been reported there will be shared. Dress appropriately. The tour lasts approximately two hours. Tickets are $25 per person. There is a 30 person maximum so register ASAP after they announce dates.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetary Walk - Sleepy Hollow, NY
Located in legendary Sleepy Hollow, New York, two tours of local haunts and cemeteries are offered for the curious and brave. A two-hour, afternoon walking tour and an evening lantern tour are available at prices of $19.99 and $24.99 respectively. Themed tours are also available.
Beyond Ghosts - Buffalo, NY
Public ghost hunts of Buffalo Central Terminal ($25 per person), Van Horn Mansion ($20 per person), and the host of Carnival of Parahorror (August 2017).
Buffalo History Tours - Buffalo, NY
Canalside Ghost Walks.
Ghost Tours of Niagara - Niagara-on-the-Lake, NY
This lantern-guided walking tour of Fort George drops visitors into the story of a fort with a history that reaches back to the War of 1812. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for children under 12, and special pricing for Halloween tours.
Haunted History Ghost Walks - East Aurora, NY
Offer tours throughout upstate New York, as well as lectures and events — based on history, architecture, folklore, and parapsychology. Schedules include Canalside, East Aurora, The Supernatural Roycroft, Orchard Park, Allentown, Larkinville, Buffalo Theater District, Lewiston, Saratoga Springs and more. These walking tours of haunted village sites are historic, informative, engaging, and even spellbinding. For fifteen years the ghost walks of Mason Winfield (author of nine books) have been happening in upstate New York.
Paranormal Walks - Medina, NY
Tours in Medina, Hamburg, Lockport and Cobblestone. Tours run in September and October (varies by tour). Starting location varies by tour. Price is $10 per person, children under 10 free. Founded by John Koerner (author, professor, and historian).
Statler City Ghost Tour - Buffalo, NY
The original Statler City Hotel was built in Buffalo in 1921, and at the time, was one of the area’s most luxurious stays. Hunt for ghosts through the upper floors of this haunted building on select evenings.
Rochester Candlelight Ghost Walk - Rochester, NY
Multiple candlelit walking tours of Rochester, New York’s. Takes you through haunted Rochester, sharing Rochester’s unique history and infamous true ghost stories for an unforgettable experience. Ticket prices vary depending on the tour chosen and time of purchase. Options include the Ghosts of Mt. Hope Avenue Ghost Walk ($10/adults, $5/children 10 & under), Jack the Ripper’s Murder Mystery Tour ($15 per person), Spirits in Sea Breeze Ghost Walk ($10/adults, $5/children 10 & under), Lady in White Ghost Walk ($15/person), Phantoms of Fairport Ghost Walk ( ($10/adults, $5/children 10 & under), Haunts of Henrietta Ghost Walk, Flower City Ghost Walk ($10/adults, $5/children 10 & under), Dinner & Ghost Stories at The Reunion Inn ($10 per person, does not include price of dinner/drinks/etc.) and Sea Breeze Haunted Pub Crawl ($35 per person including drinks).
Rolling Hills Asylum - East Bethany, NY
Historic Ghostwalks - Syracuse, NY
Presented by the Onondaga Historical Association are led by guides to locations in neighborhoods, buildings, and cemeteries where actors in costume portray individuals from Onondaga County’s past. The “ghosts” reveal their lives in 12 to 15 minute vignettes, giving personal insight to those who have preceded us. Reservations are $15 for the general public and $12 for members. Visit Eastwood this year: October 13-14 and 20-21, 2017.
Park After Dark Ghost Tours - Sylvan Beach, NY
The CasperCops will guide you through a Haunted Amusement Park. The tour begins with a brief walk through of the park while they discuss the legends of who still roams the park after death has taken them. Once the park closes at 10:00pm, the tour becomes an investigation.Enter the secured empty buildings and conduct a ghost hunt. Cameras, recorders and your participation are welcome and encouraged.
Cooperstown Candlelight Ghost Tours - Cooperstown, NY
Also seen on SyFy’s Ghost Hunters, the macabre history of Cooperstown, New York, home of James Fenimore Cooper, is revealed in this candlelit walking tour. Reservations are required and can be made by phone or email. Prices are $15 for adults and $10 for children 6 to 12. Group rates are available.
Ghosts of Albany - Albany, NY
They have been on hiatus, but plan to come back with tours in September and October 2017.
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