From the disturbing tale of murderous guilt in "The Tell-Tale Heart," to the gothic romance poem "Annabel Lee," the dark words of the famous Edgar Allen Poe serve to haunt readers decades later, hinting at the shadowy details of his life on earth.
Driven to a tragic death by the loss of his beloved wife (and a series of alcoholic tendencies), Poe lives on through his words and, allegedly, his various haunts in New York City.
Edgar Allen Poe & His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village Ghost Tour:
August 18th – 9:30 PM
August 24th – 7:30 PM
Ghost of New York Tours will take you on a phantasmal ghost tour around Greenwich Village in the search of the ghosts of the New York University Library and the area surrounding historic Washington Square Park. The spirit of Edgar Allen Poe, as well as Aaron Burr, the First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and her beloved dog Fala, are reported to call this area their spectral home. There is little wonder that so many ghosts frequent the area; Washington Square Park is considered a serious ghost central, among one of the most eerie and haunted areas in America!
To have a lasting memory of the haunting experience, have Ghost of New York Tours record an exciting video account of the tour. The talented Omar M’sai will capture the whole tour on video for individuals or tourist groups, so be sure to inquire for a video memory, available by individual or group rate.
This tour, led by Dr. Phil’s ghost experts, is 90 minutes in duration and spans less than a mile in length, with each ghost site becoming entirely handicap accessible.
Meeting Point: This tour departs across the street from Fire Patrol Station No. 2, 85 West Third Street, one block south of Washington Square Park between Thompson and Sullivan Streets, in Manhattan.
Special Upcoming Fall Tours!The Ghosts of New York Tours will also feature two exciting tours in the month of October: Edgar Allan Poe's Gaslight Greenwich Village Tour Sunday, October 21 at 2 p.m. This tour is unlike any other of its kind in New York City. Set apart from ghosts tours, which take place year round, the 90-minute literary and historical walking tour steps into the life of Edgar Allan Poe during the 1840s. Guests will also visit three of his former homes and trace a path into the past gas-light era in NYC's Washington Square Park. Halloween Tour! From Peter Stuyvesant to Edgar Allan Poe: The Ghosts of the East Village Wednesday, October 31 at 7 p.m & 9 p.m. There will be two tours to start off the Halloween season with Ghosts of New York. Designed to entertain both young and old audiences, this tour is funfor the whole family! Guests can look forward to ghostly tour guides, Elizabeth Blackwell, the first women doctor in the U.S., renown former investigative journalist, Nelly Bly, poet Edgar Allan Poe and much more! Special apparitions await all those who take this East Village walking tour and pre-halloween season discounts are only $10! Attendance of the ghost tour costs $20 by credit card online or $25 cash in person. Those paying in cash must RSVP via email at email@example.com. Ghost of New York Tours is here to introduce those who are supernaturally inclined to the ghost of Edgar Allen Poe and his other ghastly companions, so RSVP for a truly terrifying Greenwich Village ghost tour experience.