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Does “Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…” ring a bell? Pun intended.
Join us, Poe fans, on a tour of Edgar Allan Poe’s Greenwich Village. On the birthday of Poe’s wife, Virginia Clemm, we’ll pretend it’s the 1840s, and wander through Edgar Allan Poe’s Greenwich Village on this 90-minute literary and historical walking tour with Boroughs of the Dead (whom we partnered with during our Crime and Vice tour as well).
On the tour, we will visit three of his former homes, learn of Poe’s contemporary rivals and admirers, and see where he wrote some of his most famous books. We’ll see where he read “The Raven” for the first time in public, and the places which inspired Poe. Of course, we’ll also dive in to the scandal’s and triumphs of Poe’s Greenwich Village life.
Interweaving some of his most famous tales with Greenwich Village’s macabre secret histories, this tour is guaranteed to delight fans of Poe’s literary grotesques.
Following the tour, we will host an optional cocktail at the subterranean bar, The Wine Spot, located in a historic townhouse built in 1828 when Poe was alive.