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Dark Side of the High Line

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Dark Side of the High Line

Learn the dark side of New York City's High Line on this tour. We'll explore the park's haunted past with stories of scandal and ghostly encounters.

The skeletal remains of the High Line’s elevated tracks set the perfect scene for a spooky evening. Join Free Tours by Foot for a journey to the creepier side of New York City’s most unique park. On this tour you’ll hear tales of the strange eccentric who lived below the tracks and saved them from demise, the curse of a West Side Cowboy who fell to his death from the elevated track, and the children who haunt the street formerly known as Death Avenue. If the moon hangs right perhaps you’ll witness the spectacle of a ghostly ship floating down the Hudson River; is it the long forgotten crew of Henry Hudson’s Half-Moon warning sailors not to go to sea? Or is it Captain Kidd protecting the treasure he buried on Liberty Island? Venture at your own risk through the dark side of High Line.

Be sure to take a look at our non-haunted tour of the High Line.

Sites and stories covered on this tour include:

  • The lost souls of the Titanic
  • The Manhattan Project’s secret uranium compound
  • Death Avenue
  • The Curse of Ezekial Marcus
  • London Terrace Apartments
  • The Chelsea Hotel
  • The tragedy of Seth Low Hascamp
  • The West Side Cowboys

**This tour is suitable for most young children.

And much more!

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve. Groups of 5 or more should visit our groups page.

Where: Jackson Square Park, W.13th Street and 8th Avenue (map). Look for your guide with the Free Tours by Foot logo.  Tour ends at near the intersection of the High Line and 23rd street (map).

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours. Approximately 1 mile in length.

When: Currently available as a small group private tour only (weekdays only). View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.


And much, much more

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