Awaken the Ghosts of War, Tragedy, and Murder
With picturesque colonial streets and historic buildings, Old Town Alexandria is a quaint place to unwind…until something creeps up and reminds you that the unknown lies underneath its ancient thoroughfares. As you visit haunted hotels, encounter apparitions by antique shops, and walk by restless spirits on the riverwalk, you may hear repeated whispers of dying soldiers taking their last breath. Alexandria is a town where unrighteous pacts were made, innocent blood was spilled, and souls were traded with evil under every turn of the moon.
Tonight, join us on a bone-chilling tour of Alexandria’s Old Town bedeviled and blood-soaked streets and see multiple haunted locations and buildings humming with the energy of the unknown. These historical sites are where death and tragedy have left a permanent stamp in time.
See the ghost of poor Laura Schafer, who burned to death just after the Civil War and days after getting engaged. Reveal the mystery ghost at 414 Franklin Street who will whisper its name in your ear, finally answering an age-old question regarding its identity. Investigate these haunted tales and hear terrifying accounts of hair-raising encounters with unseen, and unfriendly, forces.
Join Alexandria Ghosts on this spine-tingling adventure and walk the haunted streets of this infamous merchant town to revive a past that easily comes alive once the lamp lights flicker on each evening. Hear firsthand tales of nerve-wracking encounters with bloodthirsty ghosts, gruesome deaths, and the spirits that still stalk the windows of historic houses.
WHAT WILL I SEE?
Ghosts of Soldiers and Revolutionary Retribution
Alexandria was established as a tobacco seaport and was an important stop for a railroad that connected it to other cities. The combination of port and railway made Alexandria a mainstay in the trade and transport of tobacco, wheat, and other goods. Its position along the Potomac River also made it a perfect place for the inspection and holding of goods bound for England. The city’s strategic location and connectivity to other major cities made it a coveted stronghold for both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Brothers battled in the streets and left them ringing with the screams of their dying kin.
Alexandria was a refuge for those who were bloodied on the battlefield, a makeshift hospital for hopeless and dying soldiers. At the same time, the busy port also drew seedy merchants, murderous sailors, and ruthless cutthroats who mingled with upstanding businessmen and politicians just a stone’s throw away from the nation’s capital. Ghosts of the atrocities they committed still stalk the shadows of Old Town nightly.
Uncover the lurid history of Alexandria’s blood-soaked bricks as you embark on our haunted ghost adventure. Listen for the moans of dying soldiers as you walk the streets where they took their last breaths. Don’t be surprised if you feel something following you on a ghost tour through this historic town, where every cobblestone has a morbid story to tell.
See a Different Side of a Beautiful Destination
Once the sun dips, and twilight sets in, the wickedness of this Port City is too hard to ignore.
When darkness descends you will feel the chill, as history crawls out of Alexandria’s woodwork and sinks its sharp fangs into your jugular. Creatures of mists, like the Female Stranger of Gatsby Tavern, come alive. The ghost of a dead child comes out to play, reportedly tugging at the clothes of unwary visitors. Crooks and villains long dead seem to step out of Hell once more to torment new victims of the present whose only crime is walking down the streets of the old town at night.
Meet your guide at Market Square, across from The Spice & Tea Exchange to begin your grim tour of Alexandria’s dark past and a haunted present. Find yourself captivated by love stories cut tragically short. Learn how the ghosts of the past kept evil spirits at bay and discover what devil protects City Hall on our walking ghost tour of Alexandria.
Why is Alexandria so haunted?
The gruesome past of one of Virginia’s most haunted colonial cities
A mysterious waft of tobacco follows you as you walk through Old Town Alexandria, harking back to the founding of the city. A disembodied whisper echoes in your ear as you walk by 300-year-old buildings, maybe their owners voicing their last wishes. Ghosts walk with you in the gardens of haunted cathedrals with patrons so dedicated, they never left. Join our hour-long walking tour of Alexandria and step into the haunted past of an important city in American history.
Evil lurks in the buildings of Old Town. Something sinister awaits hungry at the end of a quiet alley. Alexandria is a paradise by day, but nightmarish come twilight — step into Alexandria’s shadows for a darker view of the city. Discover the haunted origins of Alexandria’s unexplained and hear the tales of locals who have encountered someone of Old Town’s many restless dead.
Be Part of A Growing Community
Alexandria has the highest concentration of haunted buildings in all of Virginia. A cornucopia of mansions and locations burning with ghosts and other fiends. Because it’s a hotspot for hauntings, people from all over the globe are drawn to Port City to investigate unexplained accounts – to get up close and personal with bold and vengeful ghosts. Join our grim little group of intrepid investigators and discover first-hand the hauntings of Old Town Alexandria.
Experience the adrenaline rush of exploring haunted locations
Don’t be surprised if you feel the hair on the back of your neck raise as we embark on our adventure through Alexandria. Residents from 300 years ago still walk these streets and their ghosts like to connect with the living. Your breath will catch in your throat as you feel a spectral hand grab hold of your arm. Your heart will skip a beat as you catch a glimpse of a shadow figure. Join our haunted walking tour for scary stories and thrilling encounters that will haunt your dreams long after you leave Old Town.