FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you walk in the rain?
Yes! Bring your umbrella and rubber boots.
What if I have to cancel?
Just email us, and we will issue you a full refund if you cancel 24 hours before the tour start time. Tours cancelled same day are refunded 50% of the tour fee. We walk in the rain unless it's dangerous.
Do you ever cancel a tour?
It is rare, but we will cancel due to dangerous weather, low attendance, or the guide’s illness. If we cancel, you will be notified via email and via phone if a phone number is provided, and your full payment is refunded.
It’s always best to check your email on the day of the tour.
How many people will be on the tour?
These are our public tour sizes: 20 people for Hell’s Kitchen, 25 people for Greenwich Village, and 30 people for Lower Manhattan. Unlike other tour companies, we limit the tour size for maximum enjoyment and due to the width of the streets in different neighborhoods.
Do you offer Private tours?
Yes! Click here.
What can I expect? Will I be scared?
Ghost walking tours are not typically scary events like going through a haunted house. It’s like hearing ghost and murder stories around a campfire, only without the fire and you walk to the actual locations of the stories. The tours tend to attract super fun people, and you get to see the beautiful, varied sights of New York City.
How are your tours different?
We are a local, boutique company based in the city, offering tours since 2010. Our stories tend to offer more details and are well researched. Unlike other tours, we show pictures (some gross ones) and share direct quotes to enhance the stories. We also handout a Source List, so you may do your own research, and we give a list of the story dates, to remember what you heard.
How long are the tours?
Our 2 hour tours vary in length:
Hell's Kitchen 1-3/4 Hours
Greenwich Village 2 Hours
Lower Manhattan 2-1/4 Hours
Which neighborhood should I choose?
History buffs will particularly enjoy Lower Manhattan’s stories which include colonial mayhem, torture and 9 ghost stories. Greenwich Village offers the most historic, quaint buildings with stories of serial killers and actual haunted houses including 7 ghost stories. East Village has mainly ghost stories, a couple of good murders and a story of mayhem. Hell’s Kitchen is our bloodiest tour, featuring mostly macabre murders with 4 ghost stories.
Do you go inside buildings or cemeteries?
We wish, but no. In the winter time, if the group is small and everyone agrees, there may be a Starbucks stop halfway through.
What do I wear?
Comfy shoes for sure. In Winter, dress warmly especially for Lower Manhattan. It can get pretty windy down there. Bring bottled water in the summer. Check the weather in case you need an umbrella.
Will the guide accept a tip?
YES!!!! But only if you enjoyed the tour.
When and where does the tour start?
Tours start at 8 pm
Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park at the NW corner of the park - Waverly Place and MacDougal also known as Washington Square North and Washington Square West (21 Washington Square West).
Hell’s Kitchen: NE Corner of 8th Avenue and 41st Street
Lower Manhattan: Tweed Courthouse on Chambers between Broadway and Centre St (52 Chambers)
East Village: Corner of Astor Place and Lafayette Street (20 Astor Place
Where do the tours end?
Greenwich Village: 1-Hour tour ends at 6th Ave & 10th Street. 2-Hour tour ends at 2 Horatio near 8th Avenue & 14th Street
Lower Manhattan: 1 and 2-Hour tour ends at Pearl & Broad Streets
Hell’s Kitchen: 1 and 2-Hour tour ends at 8th Avenue & 46th Street
East Village: 1-Hour Tour ends at 7th Street & 3rd Ave.
May I bring my dog?
You may bring a dog on a leash providing:
They won’t distract from the stories (like barking or can’t sit when asked)
They won’t bite another dog or person
You promise to clean up after their business