Virginia Ghost Tours
I’ve discovered 23 ghost tours in Virginia so you’ll find lots of opportunity to hunt ghosts among its plantations, battlefields and old buildings. Leesburg was the site of a battle during the Civil War at Ball’s Bluff which is now reportedly haunted by soldiers who died there. And Ferry Plantation House in Virginia Beach has received reports of 11 ghosts haunting the residence.
I’ll add more information about these ghost tours when I get a chance. You can eventually expect to find the length of the tour, mode of movement from place to place, reservation information, ticket price, parking information, and dates of tours. I apologize for not having this information up already.
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Here are the Virginia ghost tours that I have discovered:
Alexandria Colonial Tours – Follow the glow of lantern light through Alexandria’s Old Town, mere blocks from the Potomac River, as your costumed guide spins tales of hauntings steeped in rich history and folklore. Tour season begins in March, extending to the end of November.
Leesburg Ghost Tours – Combining history and hands-on demonstrations of technology, this two-hour walking tour of downtown Leesburg, Virginia allows patrons to enter the world of paranormal investigations. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12 years of age. Group rates and specials are available.
Ghosts of Fredericksburg Tours – Candles hold back the night as costumed guides lead intrepid adventurers through one of the bloodiest, darkest cities in the Civil War: Fredericksburg. Tales of murder, treachery, and madness await the unaware. This 90-minute walking tour is held on Fridays and Saturdays with tickets at $11 per person, children under 7 are free.
Historic Preservation Club of UMW Ghost Walk
A walking tour and production in one, this tour explores the deep history of Fredericksburg and its connection to the lives lost in the Civil War. The tour is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and free for children less than 6 years of age. Special rates apply for UMW students, faculty, and staff.
Tell Me About It Tours – Coming in at about two hours, this walking tour of Charlottesville, Virginia offers patrons a glance into a 1904 murder of the town’s mayor as well as the rich, if dark, history of the city. Tours are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays in May through October. Prices vary depending on patron age. Private group rates are available.
Ghosts of Staunton Walking Ghost Tour – With an array of tours available, Ghosts of Stanton has something for anyone’s interests. Whether a 90-minute, candle-led walking tour of downtown, a two-hour tour of the historic Depot Station, or a stroll through the long-abandoned halls of the DeJarnette Center, no one will be unsatisfied…or sane. Reservations are highly recommended.
Lexington Ghost Tour – Experience the rich history of Lexington, and its brush with some of the country’s most influential military figures, in this 90-minute walking tour. Professional guides regale participants with tales of the city’s legacy, both sublime and sinister, as they tread the same streets and alleyways as those who shaped the United States. Reservations are required.
Spooks and Legends – Historic Williamsburg comes to life, so to speak, in this tour of one of the most haunted landmarks in Virginia. With a guide crossing the veil from the 18th century to lead them, guests will encounter inhabitants from a time not easily forgotten. Tours are conducted September through May. Tickets are $12, no charge for children under 6.
Tavern Ghost Walk – It’s time for some spirits with your spirits. The ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg’s most historic taverns and meeting houses are open for all who dare to explore this family-friendly exploration. Walking tours are scheduled throughout the current month. Please check their site for detailed scheduling. Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for children under 12.
Ax Wild Ghost Tours – Williamsburg, VA
Both eerie and educational, Ax Wild Tours offers in-depth historical tours of Williamsburg’s most dark and desperate sites. The strange history of the old city is laid bare in relation to almost any social issue. Reservations are highly recommended. Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for students, and $7 for children 6-12 years of age.
Williamsburg Ghost Lantern Tours
At just over an hour, this lantern tour of Williamsburg is perfect for anyone interested in the history of the colonials or pirates, even both, which walked the city’s streets. Public and private tours are available with varying prices.
The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour
In business for over 20 years, this candlelight tour of historic Williamsburg offers entertainment and education for all ages with a professional staff of storytellers. A more extreme version of the tour is available, too. Prices vary depending on the chosen tour.
Williamsburg Walking Tours – Legends and lore abound in this lantern-led walking tour of Williamsburg, Virginia. Keeping the tour family-friendly, guides spin tales of the colonial days with a twist of the dark to send shivers down spines. At about one hour, tour tickets are $12 for all patrons over 7 years of age.
Old Coast Guard Station Shipwrecks and Ghost Lore – Stories of the watery deep await visitors at the Old Coast Guard Station. This walking tour along the boardwalk will be of particular interest to those intrigued by the ghostly lore of the sea and its tragedies, of both natural and human. Tours are regularly 60 to 90 minutes long and are $12 for adults, $5 for those 6 to 12 years old. Ghost Walks for Fall 2014 run every Friday night at 7pm in September and October, culminating with a special Halloween night event “Brews & Spirits”. Private tours are also available.
Histories and Haunts – Virginia Beach, VA
Deftly weaving facts and entertainment, Virginia Beach natives lead walking tours through the intricate and bloody history of the area. Tours are conducted on a reservation basis, with a starting price of $50 for the first five individuals. Upon request, tours can be customized to accommodate specific times and places of interest.
Haunts of Richmond
Delve into the tragedies of Richmond with this walking tour of four locations rife with blood and horror. Public tours resume in May, with private tours available year round. Prices are determined by group size; advance sales and reservations are highly recommended.
Eerie Nights Ghost Tours – Richmond, VA
Two walking tours of Richmond are offered from Eerie Nights. Theatrical and educational, no patron can leave disappointed. Pricing and availability can be found at their website or by calling directly.
Abingdon Ghost Walk – Voices from 18th century beckon from the streets of historic Abingdon. This walking tour guides explorers through the darker side of United States history as well as welcomes them to modern amenities. Carriage rides and haunted vacation packages are also available.
Floyd Ghost Tour
Exploring the stories of Floyd, Virginia, this guided walking tour allows patrons a peek into the eerie history of the city and its cemetery. Tickets are $7 per person, with tours held on weekends through October.
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