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Virginia Ghost & vampire tours

Our most recommended Virginia Ghost & vampire tours

Alexandria Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac by USGA

1. Alexandria Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac by USGA

Take a journey through historic Alexandria’s most spine-chilling haunted locations on this walking tour. Listen to tales of betrayal, murder, and magic as you wind through the shadowy streets of Old Town. Upgrade to an extended tour for even more ghost stories. Meet your guide at the meeting point, then set off on your ghostly walk, armed with a lantern. As you go, hear chilling, first-hand accounts of paranormal activity dating as far back as the 1800s. You might even capture your own evidence. Stand at the gates of the harrowing Carlyle House, where an ancient Scottish tradition has been warding off evil spirits for the last 100 years. Investigate a 19th-century murder in the Wilkes Tunnel, and gather clues about the mysterious dead stranger hanging around Gadsby’s Tavern. At the Schafer House, follow young lovers from their first meeting to their tragic deaths and beyond. Wander the same paths as George Washington, mingle with the ghosts of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, and gain insight into the darker side of American history. At the end of the tour, circle back to the meeting point with plenty of spooky tales to entertain friends and family. This isn’t your average tour of Old Town Alexandria: are you brave enough to step into the shadows?

Williamsburg: Haunted Ghosts, Witches, and Pirates Tour

2. Williamsburg: Haunted Ghosts, Witches, and Pirates Tour

Hear the stories of the ghosts who inhabit the town of Williamsburg. Follow your ghostly guide down eerie streets and experience 13 haunted locations on this tour of the most haunted places in town. Discover the 17 spirits of the Peyton Randolph House, known as the most haunted place in Virginia. Learn what happened in the oak panel bedroom and hear what is waiting for you in your jail cell. Learn about the Wagon of Death, the gallows, and what happened to Lucy Ludwell, George Wythe, Ida Jones, and many more. Learn the outcome of the witch trials here and what happened to Williamsburg's most famous witch. Guests often see and hear strange, unexplainable sights and sounds, so you will not want to attend without a camera in hand.

Virginia Beach: Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

3. Virginia Beach: Haunted Walking Ghost Tour

Experience one of the most terrifying cities on the East Coast. Walkthrough this seaside town and learn of the horrific history that will raise the hairs on the back of your neck. Discover some of the most haunting events in history, from the legendary Blackbeard pirate and his murderous crew to the notorious witch of Pungo. Look for the long-lost souls of shipwrecked sailors that roam the waters for all eternity and uncover their sinister history. Hear horrifying tales of betrayal, murder, and heartbreak. Walk in the footsteps of the tortured spirits that still cling to their watery graves. Get a glimpse of the family that lost their lives aboard one of the earliest ships to sail across the Atlantic. Walk past the monuments and statues that decorate the boardwalk along Virginia Beach and hear a plethora of history that comes with one of the oldest colonial cities in America. Find all the hidden secrets behind each iconic monument on this spooky guided walking tour.

Colonial Williamsburg: Booze and Boos Haunted Pub Crawl

4. Colonial Williamsburg: Booze and Boos Haunted Pub Crawl

Drink like a founding father on this spooky walking tour of Williamsburg with stops at Bruton Parish Church, Peyton Randolph House, Kimball Theatre, and Wythe House. Visit 8 haunted sites, including 4 pubs, and listen to bone-chilling stories from your guide. Meet your guide at a pub to down a pint of liquid courage before delving into the creepiest ghost stories this historic town has to offer. If you're not a drinker, treat yourself to mocktails and other non-alcoholic drinks. Learn about the ghosts of William and Mary and the many tortured spirits who haunt Kimball Theatre. Stand in the shadow of the Public Hospital, where the screams of former patients still echo in the night. Mingle with the spirits of the 325-year-old Wren Building before topping off with a drinking game at DoG Street Pub in Colonial Williamsburg's Merchant Square.

Colonial Ghosts of the Revolution Haunted Tour by USGA

5. Colonial Ghosts of the Revolution Haunted Tour by USGA

Since the 1930s, Colonial Williamsburg has honored the city’s past by recreating the glory days of the 18th century. Horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone paths, historic brick buildings, and vintage clothing set a charming, patriotic scene — but there’s a dark energy lurking in the shadows of this tourist town… Join a seasoned local guide for a nighttime walking tour of the most chilling, haunted sites in Williamsburg. Did you know one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was poisoned by his grandnephew? Or that a sadistic Civil War surgeon did his dirty deeds at Market Square? Williamsburg may be home to American treasures like the Raleigh Tavern, but it’s also home to one of the most haunted, cursed homes ever built: The Peyton Randolph House. Stand in its blood-red glow as you hear first-hand accounts of its evil energy. Tales of true crime, betrayal, and bloody wars line the streets of this famous city. Are you brave enough to get to know the real Williamsburg? The spirits are waiting.

Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

6. Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Head on a haunted pub crawl and learn about the spooky side of Richmond. Explore the Shockoe Bottom district with your guide and discover the haunted history of the area at different pubs and other haunted locations. Raise a glass to the icons that made America. You may even run into a few of them. Meet your guide at Rosie Connolly’s Pub and down an Irish black and tan as you investigate reports of two mysterious spirits in the kitchen. From there, explore 7 additional historic, haunted locations. Sip on some African wine at JewFro as you hear about the gory details of a murder-suicide. Stand where Patrick Henry delivered his famous line and uncover his darkest secret. Then, learn about some untold history, like the story of the beer shortage that steered the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock.

Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

7. Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

Experience Richmond’s haunted past and uncover stories of murder, mayhem, and tragedy while discovering the secret histories that hide in the shadows. From the Powhatan Confederacy to present-day grisly murders. Listen to honest accounts from a professional guide of the events that shaped this River City and led to the very real Richmond Ghosts. Take a tour of the darker side of Richmond and visit the most haunted sites around the Shockoe Bottom area, depending on whether you choose to upgrade to an extended tour. Hear of the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, said to haunt the staircase that was once in his house, and the chilling tales surrounding Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the historic Masonic Lodge and the ghosts said to linger there, along with many other terrifying tales. Learn about the lesser-known history and the hauntings that often accompany it. You're guaranteed to be creeped out, but you'll still be able to sleep.

Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

8. Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

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.

Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

9. Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Explore Hollywood Cemetary with a local guide on a walking tour. Travel back in time to the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, hear Jefferson Davis’s most embarrassing moment, and come face-to-face with the Richmond vampire, William Wortham Pool. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Hollywood Cemetary, nestled beside the scenic James River. As you stroll past intricate landscaping and ornate gravesites, hear fascinating, fun, and tragic stories about the inhabitants of this graveyard. Visit 14 memorial sites with your guide, including the final resting places of William Wortham Pool, Jefferson Davis, and a famous guitarist. At each one, hear poignant, funny, and saucy tales. Bring the kids along for a little history lesson, or take some time to enjoy a lovely afternoon walk with new friends as you learn fun facts about Richmond's rich history.

Williamsburg: Pirate Tour

10. Williamsburg: Pirate Tour

Take a journey through the golden age of piracy on a guided tour of historic Williamsburg. Find out the pivotal role pirates played in the city's and greater Virginia's past as you visit taverns, stores, and more. Meet your 18th-century tour guide at the Williamsburg's Capitol Building and follow them through the city to historic sites such as the Raleigh Tavern, Wetherburn Tavern, Tarpley and Thompson store, and the city jail. Hear about how pirates were way beyond just a local menace. Understand how they had significant influence on the developing colonies of Virginia and other settlements in this country. Learn about their life and customs in the era and how they built up a full-scale smuggling empire. Listen to fascinating details of famous battles and captured pirates. During your tour uncover Blackbeard's infamous past and his demise.

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Catherine gave such an amazing tour to what ended up being just my husband and I. She even took us to some unplanned spots when we mentioned that we were interested. This is a must when visiting Williamsburg. Highly recommend!

Fun local activity to see the neighborhood in old town and learn some history. Tour guide was entertaining and friendly. We recommend to come early and use street parking or garage underneath. Lots of restaurants and shops.

Tim was awesome! He knew so much about the history of Richmond and was a great tour guide. We had so much fun! So glad we decided to add this onto our Richmond trip.

super fun and full of historical facts, absolutely would recommend

Fun stories and outstanding expression and details