Merchant’s House Museum’s
Walking Tour: Spiritualists & Suffragettes of NoHo with Boroughs of the Dead
Sunday, March 31
3:00 to 4:30 pm
Discover a forgotten aspect of women’s history on this spirited walking tour! The 19th century saw an enormous wave of interest in spirit communication, with women at the forefront of the American Spiritualist movement. New York City, unsurprisingly, was a hotbed of both serious spiritual inquiry and curiosity-seeking spectacle, and the Bond Street area, now known as NoHo, contains a plethora of locales associated with the Spiritualists of the 19th century.
Even wealthy New Yorkers like the Tredwells hosted neighbors and friends in their homes to showcase the latest in psychic entertainments. This 90-minute walking tour will lead you into the realm of self-styled mediums, spirit photographers, radical suffragettes and Spiritualists, including Tredwell neighbor Victoria Woodhull (first woman to run for president), as we explore the link between Spiritualism and the beginnings of the women’s movement in America.
Boroughs of the Dead walking tours explore the haunting, macabre, and overlooked histories of New York City. They are NYC’s top ranked ghost tour on Trip Advisor, and are rated among the top ten ghost tours in the country by USA Today.
Tour begins at the NE corner of 1st Avenue and 1st Street (Peretz Square) and is approximately 90 minutes; less than one mile of walking. It is fully accessible. Tour ends on Bond Street.
$25 General; $20 MHM Members. Capacity is limited.