Tales from the Grave: Ghosts and Hauntings of Greenwich Village

New York, NY

  • Front page of the The New York Herald the day after the fire.
  • Peter Stuyvesant: Director-General of New Amsterdam.
  • St. Mark's Church.
  • The entrance to NYU dormitory, Brittany Hall
  • The entry to 14 W 10th St.
  • A plaque to Mark Twain to the left of the door.
  • Washington Square arch.
  • A statue of George Washington stands before the arch.
  • Photo documenting what the factory floor looked like before and after the fire.
  • Fire engines struggling to put out the fires.
  • The Edgar Allen Poe House.
  • The Fire Patrol Station #2 at 84 W 3rd St.
  • Theodosia Burr, still seething centuries later.
  • Inside One if by Land, Two if by Sea Restaurant.
  • The outside of Chumley's.
  • The Medieval-styled front door screams security and heft.
  • The scene outside of the White Horse Tavern.
  • Plaque to celebrate Dylan Thomas.

2 hours
1.9 mi
Guided by Damien

Meander through one of the most haunted neighborhoods in the world in search of ghosts that are sinister and mischievous, famous and obscure. Four hundred years of murder, plague, greed, scorn and poetry in Greenwich Village have conjured ghouls of all sorts of notoriety. Explore the dark histories of haunted churches, taverns, firehouses, parks and even a subway station. Warning: this hunt for poltergeists in the shadows of the Village is not appropriate for children.

About Your Guide
Stories of the gruesome, unsolved and occult seem to chase me. In college, I majored in history, with a focus on 19th-century American medicine and disease. Now I write crime and suspense novels. In my research over the years, I uncovered stories about murder, paranormal sightings, witchcraft, cults and spirits. Much of it can be explained away with science but other things remain a mystery. I will admit that exploring the dark side of life has become a bit of a side passion for me. Hopefully you find it just as interesting. Check out my series of haunted walks in three cities so far: New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.

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Guide Points
  1. St. Mark's Church
  2. Brittany Hall
  3. House of Death - 14 West 10th St
  4. Washington Square Park
  5. Brown Building
  6. The Edgar Allan Poe House
  7. One if by Land, Two if by Sea Restaurant
  8. Chumley's
  9. White Horse Tavern

About Sidewalk
Sidewalk is an app that provides free, guided walk experiences that can be created by anyone with stories to share about places they know and love.

The app navigates people through a neighborhood walk using GPS turn-by-turn directions, rich imagery and storytelling.