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Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour in the Metropolitan Museum

4.8 (18)
New York City, US

Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour in the Metropolitan Museum

4.8 (18)
New York City, US
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Experience the spine-tingling thrill of the Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour in the Metropolitan Museum. This interactive tour takes you on a journey through the world of frightful and haunting art. From the Flying Dutchmen to funerary masks, still lifes to sculpture, you'll explore the eerie and fascinating depictions of fear and mystery across different cultures and time periods. Discover how different societies have portrayed the fearsome and the gruesome as you delve into the depths of the Metropolitan Museum's collection. With engaging activities and discussions, this 120-minute tour will leave you captivated and intrigued. Don't miss your chance to experience the uncanny and uncover the secrets that lie within the museum's haunting artworks.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Guided Experience
  • Unique and interactive tours at the Metropolitan Museum
  • Explore spooky and mysterious artworks from different cultures
  • Engage in fun and spooky activities throughout the tour
  • Discover the fear-inducing and gruesome depictions in art
  • Uncover the secrets and stories behind ghostly legends
  • Skip-the-line tickets
  • Tickets are good in the museum after the tour ends

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Get ready for a spine-tingling adventure at the Metropolitan Museum with the Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour. This unique tour offers a captivating way to explore the museum's vast collection of art from around the world. Led by expert guides, this interactive experience takes you on a journey through time and cultures, delving into the frightful and gruesome aspects depicted in art. Brace yourself for an exploration of the dark side as you discover the secrets and mysteries hidden within the museum's walls.

What to expect?

During this 120-minute tour, you'll embark on a captivating adventure that will send shivers down your spine. From the spooky to the scary, the macabre to the mysterious, the Ghost Stories tour will expose you to the chilling and haunting works of art in the museum. Travel across cultures and time as you encounter the Flying Dutchmen, funerary masks, still lifes, and sculptures that embody the fearsome and the grotesque. Engage in fun and spooky activities that will enhance your understanding of how different cultures have depicted the frightening and the macabre throughout history.

Who is this for?

This captivating tour is perfect for anyone with a love for the eerie and the enigmatic. Whether you're a history enthusiast, an art lover, or simply seeking a unique and immersive experience, the Ghost Stories tour will leave you enthralled. It is an ideal activity for friends, couples, or individuals looking to explore the darker side of art and history. No matter your age or background, this tour will intrigue and entertain you.

Why book this?

The Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour offers a one-of-a-kind experience at the Metropolitan Museum. Unlike traditional museum visits, this tour provides a curated exploration of chilling masterpieces, allowing you to see the museum in a whole new light. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how fear and the macabre have been portrayed throughout different cultures and time periods. The expert guides will weave captivating stories, engaging discussions, and interactive activities into the tour, making it an unforgettable journey into the darker side of art.

Good to know

Please note that the Ghost Stories tour lasts for 120 minutes and will start at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Be prepared to meet in front of the museum to embark on this thrilling adventure. All necessary materials, activities, and handouts will be provided to ensure an immersive and interactive experience. End your tour with a newfound appreciation for the art that ignites our fears and explores the depths of our imagination.


Visitors who have experienced the Ghost Stories tour have left enthralled and amazed by the unique perspective it offers. Guests have praised the knowledgeable guides who expertly navigate the museum's collection, uncovering the captivating stories and secrets behind each artwork. Many have mentioned how this tour has provided a fresh and exciting way to explore the Metropolitan Museum, inviting them to look at art from a different perspective. For those seeking an unforgettable journey into the eerie and macabre, the Ghost Stories tour at the Metropolitan Museum is an absolute must.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ghost Stories tour: From the spooky to the scary, the macabre to the mysterious, the ghostly to the ghoulish, the interactive “Ghost Stories” will take visitors on a tour of things frightful in the Metropolitan Museum. Participants will travel across cultures and across time to see Flying Dutchmen and funerary masks, still lifes and sculpture. We’ll look at Egyptian, American, and European works of art, to name a few, plus do fun and spooky activities. All the while, we’ll look at how different cultures depict the fearsome and the gruesome, in pursuit of what scares us…and why.



4.8 (18)


My boys and I took this tour during spring break. I appreciated that it was a small group. My boys are 13 and they were completely engaged the entire time. It was interactive and interesting and we got lots of sidebar stories. Evan is extremely knowledgeable and very warm.


Guide was an expert and kept everyone's attention..very informative and knowledgeable. So many things to see


This is a great tour! Evan is supremely knowledgeable and also very entertaining. A brilliant way to visit this awesome museum


The history shared. It was evident that our tour director did indepth research prior to the tour. Her knowledge base was wonderful


Was pleasantly surprised that this tour was more educational than just sensationalistic! Evan integrates superstitions, mythology, history, evolution, and spirituality into the discussion to make it more insightful and give the pieces more depth. Evan worked at the Met for several years so she also provided a curatorial viewpoint.


My partner and I had a wonderful time on the Ghost Stories tour. Evan gave us clear instructions on where to meet the tour group. We had four people total in the group, including myself and my partner. Evan was very personable and engaging throughout the tour, including customizing some aspects of the tour based on our interests. She gave us fun activities for us to reflect on the various artworks and shared great information about each of the artworks. I've gone to the Met about a dozen times before, and Evan us showed us to new areas / artwork that I hadn't seen before. I'd strongly recommend this tour for both tourists and locals alike!


Very loud at MET -some content was irrelevant. Was expecting the Museum to be closed. Hard to hear with a group.


We have now attended several tours with Evan and she is amazing! She is truly knowledgeable, and makes the subject matter both entertaining and educational! We are looking forward to her next tour!


Absolutely wonderful tour! Evan is very knowledgable about the museum, the art, and the subjects on which she spoke: it is obvious she puts a lot of preparation into her tour. She is an engaging storyteller, and her topics are interesting and appropriately spooky in both concrete and philosophical ways. She sought out and included our daughters (9 and 11) in various tasks and questions throughout the tour, and they were thrilled! This tour was a highlight of our trip, and I can’t wait to see what Fable and Lark has to offer on our next journey to the Met!


I brought my husband on this tour and we had a great time. We heard interesting (and creepy) stories we’d never heard before and Evan was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend.
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2024-04-15 21:10