Roosevelt Island Haunted Walking Tour


Mon. – Fri., 9 AM – 5 PM


1 Hour 30 minutes


The Tram is completely handicapped-accessible. The MTA MetroCard is accepted as a valid fare, allowing transfers to NYCTA subways and buses.

Discover Roosevelt Island’s unique blend of history, modernity, and scenic beauty in the heart of New York City’s East River.


New York, New York, 10044

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(212) 832 4545

Getting There

There are several ways to get to Roosevelt Island. From Manhattan, you can take the Roosevelt Island Tramway, located at East 59th Street and Second Avenue. If you're coming from Queens, you can drive or walk onto the island via the Roosevelt Island Bridge, or take the Q102 bus line.


New York, New York, 10044

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Roosevelt Island, a sliver of land nestled between Manhattan and Queens, boasts a vibrant present. But beneath its modern facade lies a captivating, and sometimes unsettling, history. Embark on a Roosevelt Island Haunted Walking Tour and delve into the island’s darker side.

Whispers from the Asylums

The tour sheds light on Roosevelt Island’s past as a center for mental health institutions. Explore the chilling stories of the patients who resided in the now-abandoned asylums. Learn about the controversial treatments and the lingering questions about what transpired within those walls.

Haunts of the Smallpox Hospital

Step into the eerie remnants of the Smallpox Hospital, a monument to a bygone era of infectious disease. Hear tales of quarantine, loss, and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of a terrifying illness.

Unresolved: The Stories Yet Untold

The tour does not shy away from the island’s unsolved mysteries. Listen to eyewitness reports of paranormal activity and inexplicable events. Perhaps you’ll even get some unexplainable thrills when you tour the legendary spots.

More Than Just Spooks

This haunted walk isn’t merely about jump scares. It’s a thought-provoking journey through Roosevelt Island’s complex past. As you uncover the stories of the island’s former inhabitants, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for its present-day transformation.

  • Roosevelt Island, New York City’s hidden jewel, offers urban calm and historical ghost stories.
  • Discover a thriving community and diverse culture on the beaches of Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.
  • Discover the ideal balance of history and hauntings as you tour Roosevelt Island’s scary attractions and green areas.
  • Elevate your city living experience with easy access to world-class facilities and tranquil waterfront living on Roosevelt Island.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. SUMMIT One Vanderbilt – Distance: 2.49km

  2. Empire State BuildingDistance: 3.22km

  3. The Edge – Distance: 4.27km

You can call PSD at 212-832-4545 for the available island cooling center locations and you can also check with Notify NYC for other locations across the NYC area.

Grilling is only permitted in the designated areas in Octagon and Lighthouse Parks. Picnics are permitted. Patrons are expected to dispose of their trash responsibly.