Guided tour

Richmond: Capitol Hill Ghost Walking Tour with A Guide

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond

Richmond: Capitol Hill Ghost Walking Tour with A Guide

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond

From US$ 20 per person

Climb Richmond's Capitol Hill on a walking tour to see that it's not just elected officials and security guards who patrol the hallowed halls of Virginia's legislative and executive seat of power.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Feel a chill down your spine as you uncover the dark side of Virginia's capital
  • Take in the sights, sounds, and haunted tales of Richmond's Capitol Hill
  • Walk down Shockoe Slip, a cobblestoned stretch of the city's trading past
  • Hear the grim stories behind some of Virginia's most recognizable landmarks
  • See Monumental Church, a memorial to one of Richmond's greatest tragedies
Full description

Hear haunting tales of past generations on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's Capitol Hill neighborhood with a guide. Marvel at the long-standing architecture that has served as Virginia's seat of political power for over 240 years.

Start your tour outside the Berkeley Hotel, in Shockoe Slip at the toe of Capitol Hill. Take in the bustling modern atmosphere that mirrors the trade that took place in the old warehouses over a century ago. From here, begin your ascent up Capitol Hill.

As the Capitol Building comes into view, admire the solemn atmosphere that belies the often frantic activity that has taken place at this center of power over numerous generations. Along the way, hear about the spirits that linger in these historic grounds, and the structures that surround you.

After moving through Capitol Square, find yourself headed towards Monumental Church, which has stood as a memorial to those who perished in the Richmond Theater fire over two centuries ago. Hear about how the tragedy unfolded, and the paranormal tales associated with the devastating event.

As the tour draws to a close, descend back into Shockoe Slip. Along the way, ask your guide any questions that you might have before venturing onward into the neighborhood to explore the many bars and restaurants that call this neighborhood home today.

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside the Berkeley Hotel. They will be wearing clothing marked with the Haunts of Richmond.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • You will climb about 100 steps to the top of Capitol Square
  • The total walking distance is about 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers)

Product ID: 418371