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 am also a Experience Host 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.

Social Media  Be sure and follow me on Instagram at nycemeterytours to see my daily picture post from one of New York City’s many amazing cemeteries. 

Green-Wood Cemetery

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. and “Green-Wood at Night” which is a sort of companion tour but on a completely different route.  I also often 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 “Winter Wander” Walking tour of Green-Wood on Sat, Feb 15th  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. There is a public water fountain and bathrooms. 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. 

Private Evergreens Tours: If you would like to schedule a private tour of  The Evergreens Cemetery with me, please contact them directly here


Private Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan Cemeteries & Graveyards