Photograph Courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

In the mid-19th century, while Edgar Allan Poe was at the height of his fame, he called New York City home. It was in New York that Poe wrote some of his most famous poems. On May 16th, you can discover Poe’s New York on a special walking tour led by Boroughs of the Dead founder Andrea Janes. Edgar Allan Poe’s Greenwich Village is a two-hour historical walking tour that will bring you back to the Greenwich Village of the 1840s, for one night only, in honor of the anniversary of Poe’s marriage to his young bride Virginia Clem. On this tour guests will visit the site of three of Poe’s former homes, trace a path into the past to gaslight-era Washington Square Park, learn of his contemporary rivals and admirers, and see where he wrote some of his most famous stories and poems. Participants of the tour also have the chance to win a copy of Cat Winters’ new book, The Raven’s Tale! and Dwight MacPherson’s graphic novel The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe. If you are an Untapped Cities Insider, you can attend this tour for free! Not an Insider yet? Become a member today to gain access to free behind-the-scenes tours and special events all year long!

DATES: Thursday, May 16th, 2019, 7:30-9:30PM

PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders! ($25 for the general public)

CAPACITY:  10 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.

REGISTRATION: Thursday, May 2nd at 12PM EST


  • Discover the places that inspired Poe
  • Find out where he read “The Raven” for the first time in public
  • Learn of the scandals and triumphs he experienced while living in NYC
  • Hear about some of Greenwich Village’s macabre secret histories


Photograph Courtesy of Boroughs of the Dead

Image via Wikimedia CommonsLibrary of Congress

85 West 3rd Street – Recreation of Edgar Allan Poe House

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