In honor of James McTeigue’s recent debut of his motion picture The Raven, depicting Edgar Allen Poe’s eerie tale, Ghosts of NY is highlighting their featured ghost tour entitled “Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village.” On this spooky walking tour, walkers will venture to several Edgar Allen Pie sites and encounter some noteworthy ghostly figures.
Edgar Allen Poe was a frequent visitor and even resident of New York City, and has established his place in history as an author of scary stories, including the first American detective short story. Fixated on exploring pure evil in his writing, Poe frightened fiction lovers in his time and continues to frightened readers and now film watchers today.
Ghosts of NY’s 90-minute walking tour, totaling less than one mile in length, calls upon the ghosts and spirits of renowned historical figures like Poe. Amongst the possible appearances is the beloved former First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, and her pet dog Fala, as well as the notorious Aaron Burr, who shot and killed former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in a duel.
The walking tour will visit supernaturally active sites like the New York University Library, Washington Square Arch, and Washington Square Park, the most haunted area in America. The tour kicks off 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.
The price is $20 by credit card on line or $25 in person. Those paying cash are asked to call (718) 591-4741 to reserve your place. Join Ghosts of NY on this epic ghostly journey.