Welcome to New York Cemetery Tours. I’m your host, James Henry. I’m a Certified New York City Tour Guide specializing in the cemeteries and graveyards of New York City. I am part of the staff of tour guides at Green-Wood Cemetery and I’m the head tour guide at the Evergreens Cemetery. I have also started working as a Field Agent for Atlas Obscura and will post non-cemetery tours here as well.
You can book tours with me a number of different ways. I offer private walking and driving tours year round. I accept check, Venmo and Paypal payments.
When I am leading a public tour for one of the cemetery’s I work with, I will post a link to that tour so you can sign up. Be sure to check back regularly because I will be adding tours usually every week starting in April through December.
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Public Tours: As part of the staff of tour guides at Green-Wood Cemetery I lead various tours throughout the year, most notably their famous “Twilight Tour” which takes you to their underground catacombs by flashlight. I also sometimes lead the “Dead Distillers” Tour which includes a trolley tour of the cemetery and a trip to the Kings County Distillery for a whiskey tasting. I will post any of my upcoming tours here. Just click on the link and it will take you to their website so that you can book the tour. These tours can only be booked directly through Green-Wood Cemetery.
Book my “Dead Distillers” Trolley Tour on Saturday, July 13th here.
Book my “Dead Distillers” Trolley Tour on Saturday, August 10th here.
Private Green-Wood Tours: I offer private walking and driving tours of Green-Wood Cemetery that are not sponsored by the cemetery. Tours are 2.5 to 3 hours. Each admission price includes a $5 donation to the Green-Wood Historic Fund. Walking tours will require climbing about 20 steps and walking about 2 miles. It is not handicapped accessible. Also note that there are no concessions at the cemetery so pack your own snacks/drinks if need be. For all private driving tours I can pick you up from the 25th St Subway Stop. Please see the breakdown below for pricing. Contact me here to book a tour.
Driving Tour (3 adults max)
1 person $45 2 to 3 people (max) $35 per person
Walking Tour (any size group)
1 person $45 2 to 3 people $35 each 4 or more $25 each
The Evergreens Cemetery
I am the head historic tour guide at The Evergreens Cemetery in Bushwick, Brooklyn. I lead the “Hidden History Stroll” roughly once a month on Saturdays at 10am, from April to December; as well as a military history tour called “Battle of Brooklyn and Beyond”. Tours are 2 hours. I will post those tours here with links as they come up.
Book my “The Evergreens Cemetery Brewer’s Row: Tour and Tasting on Sunday, July 14th here.
Private Evergreens Tours: If you would like to schedule a private tour of The Evergreens Cemetery with me, please contact them directly here.
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Private Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan Cemeteries & Graveyards