Obscura Society NY: Magicians and Mediums at Green-Wood Cemetery - Atlas Obscura


Obscura Society NY: Magicians and Mediums at Green-Wood Cemetery

Join us as we explore the occult and the esoteric at historic Green-Wood Cemetery while paying respect to the spiritualists and illusionists interred within

A magician killed by his own autopsy, a woman who spoke to the dead, and a girl who stopped eating and got second sight — all are now entombed amongst the nearly 600,000 graves in Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery.

On this Sunday afternoon tour, we will pay our respects to these illusionists and spiritualists, as well as uncover some of the occult symbolism hidden on the tombs. Established in 1838, Green-Wood was planned as a Victorian garden of mourning, predating Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum, with winding paths amongst 478 acres of glacier-carved terrain. 

Led by our resident cemetery aficionado Allison Meier, come prepared for a walk through some of the stranger forgotten stories of New York City.

Tickets: $20
Sunday, November 23, 2 - 4 pm
We will meet just within the stone Gothic arch at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for walking. 

A portion of the proceeds from this event goes to support the Green-Wood Historic Fund.

Questions? Email allison@atlasobscura.com.

Refunded cancellations are required to be at least 24 hours in advance.