Hallowen Walking Tour
$42 per person
Come experience this spooky, educational, and entertaining adventure, set in the East and West Village neighborhoods of NYC led by an experienced “New York By All Means” guide.
This 2.5–3 hour walking tour will bring you to the doorsteps of locations where paranormal entities have been sited, heard or smelled, such as the Seabury Tredwell House, where the family and its servants all long dead have made their presence known for decades, and to a former home once haunted by Edgar Allen Poe, and find out why it no longer is.
On our tour route, we will stop at a number of other locales where sprits are said to dwell and walk through a public park where 20,000 nameless souls are buried underfoot.
With McSorley’s Old Ale House, the oldest “Irish” tavern in NYC as a backdrop, while noshing on a “treat,” you will become acquainted with the history of the holiday from its origins in Europe to its arrival in the USA via the Irish immigrants who arrived in the mid 1800’s. Find out the origins of jack-o-lanterns, trick or treating, bobbing for apples, and other Halloween symbols and activities.
Our final destination will be the graveyard of St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery. Amongst the centuries old tombstones with their faded etchings and crumbly edges, hear the stories of unexplained phenomenon witnessed on this hollowed ground and the factually “gruesome” account of a grave robbery that took place there over a hundred years ago.
Tickets for this tour are limited, so early booking is recommended.