Guided tour

Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond

Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond
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From US$ 20 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Shockoe Bottom, the oldest and most haunted neighborhood in Richmond, on a walking ghost tour. Hear how over 400 years since its creation have led this district to be full of ghostly stories.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Hear the haunted tales of the Poe Museum and the haunts behind its walls
  • Learn about the grim history and chilling tales behind the Civil War era hospitals in Richmond
  • See the oldest active Masonic Lodge in the western hemisphere
  • Feel the chill down your spine as you hear haunted history ghost stories
  • Follow your guide through the historic streets of Shockoe Bottom where hundreds of years of Richmond history converge
Full description

Hear haunting tales of generations past on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's oldest neighborhood, Shockoe Bottom. Marvel at the long-standing architecture that has evolved over the course of several centuries as your guide leads you through this still thriving neighborhood.

The first stop on your tour is the Poe Museum. See the structures that are now dedicated to the master of the macabre and learn about the hauntings of one of Richmond's founding families. Walk past the oldest active Masonic Lodge in the western hemisphere and hear about how its halls are frequented by its past members.

Moving through the neighborhood, see how centuries of tumultuous history have shaped the physical city that surrounds you today and the spirit world that is just beyond the veil. See the landmarks that house many of the city's most chilling and spirited tales, including Civil War-era hospitals and learn about the spirits that still haunt their walls.

As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions and venture onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that call Shockoe Bottom home today.

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside Richbrau Brewing Company. They will be wearing clothing marked with the Haunts of Richmond name.

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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.

Product ID: 398732