Join a Psychiatric History Walking Tour of New York

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Take an analytical stroll through the evolution of psychiatry on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to learn more about the psychiatric history of New York.

Main Features:

  • Find out about the journey of psychiatry from Central Europe to America
  • Learn about the “madhouses of the metropolis”
  • Discover the psychoanalytic explosion that occurred in New York City
  • Hear about the Sackler family’s beginnings in “valiumania”
  • Peer at the psychiatric islands of the East River, the homes of distinguished and disgraced doctors, the first American psychoanalytic society, and the offices, mansions, and townhouses of medical research and Freudian relations


About this tour by Purefinder New York

Purefinder New York was created by author and journalist K. Krombie. Krombie’s books, Death in New York (published in 2021 by Arcadia Publishing) and The Psychiatric History of New York (scheduled for release in 2023 with Arcadia Publishing) formed the basis for Purefinder New York’s thoroughly researched tours. Each tour is thematic, unusual, and focused on aspects of New York City that often occur behind the scenes. Whether you are a New York resident or visiting the city, Purefinder New York offers a range of discoveries lurking in and around…and indeed beneath the metropolis.


  • All tours are conducted by a New York City-licensed guide
  • Advance registration is required
  • Tickets cost $34
  • Meeting point: East 87th Street and East End Avenue entrance to Carl Schurz Park (Upper East Side, Manhattan)
  • Each tour operates rain or shine, but are subject to cancellation due to extreme weather conditions

Event Detail

September 10, 2022 3:00 pm
September 10, 2022 5:30 pm


Purefinder New York