Upcoming Events

New York Walking Tour: The Gilded Age World of Edith Wharton

Upcoming Date:
Sunday, October 8th at 10:30 am

A two-hour tour led by Carl Raymond that transports you back to Edith Wharton’s New York

The great American novelist Edith Wharton was a New Yorker. Although she spent tremendous parts of her life traveling in Europe and ultimately settling in France, it was the Gilded Age metropolis of New York in which she set the majority of her major fiction and stories.  

This unique tour will trace the life and quite literally the footsteps of Edith Wharton through the streets and neighborhoods she and her famous characters knew so well. Our explorations will include not only sites associated with Wharton’s life but also locations used as settings for her novels.

Private Candlelight Ghost Tour of the Merchant’s House Museum

Photo: Hal Hirshorn

A Private Candlelight Ghost Tour of the 1832 Merchant’s House Museum with Carl Raymond

Upcoming Dates:
Friday, October 20th at 6 pm
Saturday, October 21st at 6 pm

Join us for a spooky night of fun with Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman — limited tickets available!

Join Carl Raymond, host of The Gilded Gentleman history podcast (produced by Bowery Boys Media) for a truly unique visit to what the New York Times has called “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”. Shortly following the death of patriarch Seabury Tredwell’s last surviving daughter, Gertrude, in 1933, strange things began to happen. 

The family home built in 1832, still filled with their belongings and furniture today, became a museum in 1936 and visitors and staff have reported hearing footsteps, seeing apparitions of family members, as well as finding unexplained orbs of light appearing in photographs. 

In recent years, the Museum has conducted an on-going series of in-depth investigations with a paranormal research team who have assembled a significant amount of curious evidence of activity in the House. 

On this tour, Carl will escort guests through three floors of the House, lit entirely by candlelight,  and will share a variety of stories of instances of paranormal activity, including several things he has experienced himself.  The tour will include visual as well as audio examples from paranormal research including fascinating examples of  EVP, electronic voice phenomena. 

This special tour with The Gilded Gentleman is offered exclusively through Bowery Boys Walks. Carl will conduct the tour in the mourning attire of a 19th-century gentleman. 

Gilded Age Mansions of Fifth Avenue with Carl Raymond

Gilded Age Mansions – Special Tour VIP Edition

Upcoming Date:
Sunday, October 22nd at 11 am

This tour focuses on the design and history of the great mansions of Fifth Avenue and their owners who constructed them as lavish displays of their wealth and status in Gilded Age New York City. The tour starts at the Frick Collection (1 East 70th Street) and ends at the Cooper-Hewitt (2 East 91th Street), the former homes of two protagonists on this tour – Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919) and Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919).

This unique tour will be led by Emma Guest-Consales, Ph.D., joined by the host of The Gilded Gentleman History Podcast, Carl Raymond. ($65; very limited tickets available)

Carl is also available for private events, live or virtual, please email carl (at) for more information.

Carl speaking in Ann Arbor, Michigan