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Walking Tour: Edgar Allan Poe in Greenwich Village with Boroughs of the Dead

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.

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Join us on a two-hour literary and historical walking tour that traces a path into Edgar Allan Poe’s life in Greenwich Village in the 1840s, where the author lived and worked at the height of his fame — before plunging irrevocably into the final, abysmal chapter of his short life.

On this tour, you will visit the site his former home, learn of his contemporary rivals and admirers, and see where he wrote some of his most famous stories and poems. Interweaving some of his most famous tales with Greenwich Village’s macabre secret histories, this tour is guaranteed to enthrall fans of Poe’s literary grotesques while honoring his legacy in New York City.

This tour run rain or shine and is approximately two hours in duration and approximately 1.5 miles in length. The tour begins outside Merchant's House Museum and ends near West Third Street.

Please note: Limited capacity. Reservations are required.




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Merchant's House Museum

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(212) 777-1089

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