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New York Ghost Tour

Ever wonder why New York is known as the City That Never Sleeps? Find out what keeps the ghosts so restless on a New York ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

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Why You Need to Take Our New York Ghost Tour

Our tours are fun, educational, and, best of all, they’re authentic. We rely on the ghosts to get that blood flowing. Whether you’re a native New Yorker or a tourist looking to enjoy your time in the city, a tour with Lizzie Borden Ghosts is an unforgettable experience. Book your New York ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Marcus was great! Very knowledgeable and patient with the visitors

05.13.24
Bee
 

Five Stars

Marcus was great. Interesting stories and fascinating places. Would go again

05.05.24
Jon Carlin
 

Five Stars

Kind and friendly. I enjoyed the tour!

05.04.24
Melissa LaMontanaro
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Why is New York So Haunted?

If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere – and that applies to the ghosts, too! New York can trace its roots to the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, founded in 1625. The settlement was later handed over to the British, becoming part of the Colony of New York. The city grew in importance as it became a major port and center of commerce.

 

New York became a Loyalist refuge, and the Brits used the city as a base of operations, being joined by thousands of escaped slaves. During the 19th and 20th centuries, New York’s population exploded as the city’s central location and its status as a financial and cultural stronghold attracted immigrants from all over the globe. Today, New York is a world-class city and one of the most recognizable places in the world.

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The city’s eclectic clash of cultures, long history, and sheer volume of unexplained activity have left behind countless horrors just waiting to be explored. There aren’t any two-bit spooks in the Big Apple. Many of New York’s most famous landmarks are haunted. Washington Square Park is the site of a mass grave stemming from the city’s many Yellow Fever epidemics. 

Their ghosts are still known to haunt the park at night. The iconic Empire State Building was at one time the world’s tallest building, and today, it might still be the tallest haunted building on Earth. The building has been the site of several suicides over the years, and their ghosts have been seen around the observation deck. So don’t miss your chance to see the city like never before. Book your New York ghost tour today!



Why should you tour with us?

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You want to learn about New York's darker history

History comes to life in the shadows of New York, for when the sun goes down the ghosts of America’s City awaken. Disease, violence, and murder have left plenty of disturbed souls seeking a way back to the land of the living. Embark on a tour with us of some of New York’s most haunted locations and hear the soul-disturbing tales of tragedy that trapped New York’s residents in the city forever.

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You're a fan of haunted bars and pubs

You know you’re not alone when you grab a seat at a New York bar, but what if unseen patrons occupied nearby chairs? Keep an eye out for anything mysterious when you decide to go out for a drink at one of New York’s haunted establishments. Unearth the origin stories of those ghosts on a haunted walking tour of New York and see why you really should be scared to get a drink in the dark in this town.

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You're a sucker for the history of Prohibition

Look for faces in the windows of the houses you pass and hear terrifying stories of Prohibition-era ghosts who still haunt New York today. Learn spine-tingling stories about speakeasy proprietors who still haunt their establishments and flapper girls who still appear to guests in their 1920s attire. On our walking tour of New York, you’ll learn gut-wrenching stories of murder and mayhem that you’ll never forget.

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You want to make your New York trip unique

Bone-chilling stories of mass graves and diseased ghost corpses are bound to bring your loved ones closer together. Whether it’s family night or date night, join us on a spooky adventure through some of New York’s most haunted locations. Creep closer together as you join us on a ghost tour of New York, and make memories that will linger in your nightmares.

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You want another way to sightsee

The poet featured on the Statue of Liberty never left New York when she died in 1903, rumor has it she still haunts the brownstone she called home when she was alive. Ghosts of distraught businessmen walk the skyscrapers that line the streets you walked when you were shopping. Murder victims haunt the waters of the Brooklyn Bridge. Join us to learn about the secrets that lurk in the shadows of the Big Apple.

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You want a spooky stroll through the park

The gateway to Washington Square Park looms like a brilliant beacon in the sunshine, but when darkness falls the gateway summons more sinister things to the park. Join us on a ghost tour of the park and other haunted New York locations to learn spine-chilling stories of diseased and vengeful ghosts that still haunt the area.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN NEW YORK, NY

Mark Twain House/ House of Death

With a name like “House of Death,” you’re bound to expect a scary backstory. From the surface, it looks like any other brownstone in a nice area of the city. However, numerous twisted tales give this home an infamously haunted reputation. Samuel Clemens, also known as the famed journalist and literary legend Mark Twain, is perhaps the home’s most famous tenant. He claimed to have seen a piece of wood floating in the air on its own. He shot the piece of wood only to see it fall in a pool of blood. Creepy, to say the least.

Emma Lazarus House

The legend goes that after Emma Lazarus passed away, her spirit stayed behind at her residence. Today, the Emma Lazarus house is one of the hottest haunted destinations in New York City. Emma was a well-renowned poet mentored by the late Ralph Waldo Emerson. People who have visited the residence claim to have heard strange noises and felt an abnormal presence in some rooms. If you’re looking for a spooky thrill right in the center of NYC, don’t miss out on this attraction.

Thomas Paine House

The Thomas Paine House in New Rochelle is one of the few haunted but friendly sites in the state. It’s the perfect attraction for those looking to experience the spooky side of New York without losing sleep at night. The home claims to have six spirits lurking in residence. Haunted house experts have investigated the site, and even their biggest skeptics found some of the footage intriguing, to say the least.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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