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

Overview
We offer a unique way to explore the Metropolitan Museum, through carefully curated, themed, interactive tours. We include discussion, activities, and handouts to create a distinctive experience. Tourgoers will explore works of art from around the world and from many cultures, looking at connections among them, and exploring their relation to the theme.
City: New York City
Fri 21 Jun
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Starting at $47.50
Fri 21 Jun
Starting at $47.50
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What's Included
Tickets are good in the museum after the tour ends
Route and map
Meeting point
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New York City
1000 5th Ave,
Please find your guide on the museum-entrance side of the giant pharaoh statue in the Museum’s Great Hall. It will be to visitors’ right at they enter the museum.The guide will hold a sign with the name of the tour. She wiil confirm the booking and give visitors a paper ticket.
End point
This activity ends back at the meeting point.
Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks recommended but not required for travelers. Guide will wear a mask in high-traffic areas or if it’s deemed necessary.
What To Expect
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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.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
Reviews (2)
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A6906OCveronicam
Nov 2022
What a fun tour! I am a history fanatic and lover of macabre. My favorite author is Edgar Allen Poe, and I am true crime and horror film obsessed. Unfortunately, my family does not share the same love for spookiness. Yet, I was able to convince my mother and daughter to join me on the tour. Evan was fantastic! Her historical knowledge and experience were awe-inspiring. Her activity planning kept all of us engaged and excited. She was sure to point out little-known facts about the museum and artifacts that are likely unknown and recommended books along the way. As an avid reader, I appreciated this. At the end of the tour Evan presented us with some surprises that made us all smile. I can't wait to book the next tour with Fable and Lark!
Response from Host
Dec 2022
Thank you so much for the lovely review! It was such a pleasure to meet you, and I look forward to having you return for another tour!!
samanthapA3436TN
Nov 2022
Ghost Stories: A Mysterious, Macabre Tour in the Metropolitan Museum was another great tour offered by Fable and Lark! It taught me so many things that I didn't know--including the origins of trick or treating, myths, and beliefs surrounding the afterlife, monsters, and more, from different cultures and across the ages. Evan is a fantastic guide who brings history, art, culture (and more!) to life! This is the second tour of hers that I have attended, and look forward to attending many more! As a native New Yorker, I have been lucky enough to regularly explore the Met Museum of Art; however, what is so special about attending Evan's tours are that she highlights objects that I have observed in passing or walked past many times, but never gave much thought to. I think what is so special about her and her tours is that she adds a richness to your experience. You can have a wonderful time seeing the Met on your own, but Evan makes it even better! She tells you about all of the people and their backstories, she contextualizes and connects these stories to what what going on at the time, and she focuses on diverse subjects (stories, objects, and people from around the globe and from different time periods). Finally, she does all of this in an engaging and interactive way, asking tour goers to be active participants. I always walk away wanting to revisit objects and knowing far more than I did before the tour. The time flies and I always want to hear more stories from Evan! Note: I attend these tours with my mother who has some mobility issues (she often uses a wheelchair). Evan is super accommodating and inclusive, making sure that we take routes that have elevators/don't have stairs. We feel lucky and grateful not to miss out on any of the tour. I cannot recommend Evan and her tours more strongly! Don't miss out!
Response from Host
Dec 2022
Thank you so much for that incredibly thoughtful review! I am deeply appreciative. It is always a pleasure to see both of you—stay tuned for “Whodunnit?” coming this winter!

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