Washington Square Park
Go in search of the spirits of Eleanor Roosevelt and her pet dog Fala, Aaron Burr, the ghosts of the New York University Library and of Washington Square Arch, Washington
Go in search of the spirits of Eleanor Roosevelt and her pet dog Fala, Aaron Burr, the ghosts of the New York University Library and of Washington Square Arch, Washington Square Park — ghost central, the most haunted area in America — and, of course, several Edgar Allan Poe sites.
We offer both private and public tours. Private tours offered Sun-Thurs and Public tours Fri & Sat
Itinerary of Highlights!
• Edgar Allan Poe’s home – just one of many in New York City but the one he stayed longest for nine years outside of the Bronx. Does he still haunt there? Find out! Find out why he is the most popular ghost in America!
• Anderson Cooper’s home – Explore its ghostly history.
• Ghost Central – Discover why Washington Square Park is the most haunted in America!
Find out how this park inspired Edgar Allan Poe!
• The most famous phantom pet in America! – Fala, a black scotie, roams Washington Square Park in search of his master, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
• Who is the second most popular ghost in New York City? – Aaron Burr is still causing
mischief in several locations, sometimes in cahoots with his daughter Theodosia!
• Bobst Library – Built in 1972, it already has several ghosts!
• The NYU Séance – Why is there an annual séance to remember the 146 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire?
• Washington Square Arch – is still the site of a phantom New Year Eve’s celebration.
• The Hanging Tree – of Washington Square Park, the oldest tree in Manhattan, has a few specters hanging from the tree!
• “The Raven” – Edgar Allan Poe may not haunt here but this is where he read his poem in public to the first time to the “literati” of New York.
• There are many more ghost stories by our ghost hosts to chill and thrill you on this tour!
We are the only New York ghost walk to post videos of our tours on our home pages. Watch the video for more highlights!
Tours are 90 minutes in duration and less than a mile in length.
Everything is handicap accessible.
This tour departs across the street from the former Fire Patrol Station No. 2, 85 West Third Street, one block south of Washington Square Park between Thompson and Sullivan Streets, in Manhattan. You will see a plaque honoring Poe on the building facade across the street from the former fire patrol station.
Subway trains A B C D E F M stop at the West 4th Street Station. Exit from Third Street exit and go eastward on Third Street.
Tips for your tour guide are always appreciated.