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Alexandria Ghost Tour

Are you ready to explore the most haunted locations of Old Town Alexandria on a spine-tingling Alexandria ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours? Join us for an unforgettable experience as you discover the darker side of this beautiful destination.

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Why You Need to Take Our Alexandria Ghost Tour

Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours is the leading ghost tour company offering nail-biting night-time experiences in Alexandria as well as in over 50 cities across America. Experienced and knowledgeable local guides handle every tour we offer. You’ll hear firsthand accounts by people of Alexandria who have experienced the unexplainable- maybe a creepy encounter a guest witnessed or even the tour guide’s own unexplained happening!

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Five Stars

We had a great time with Rob. His tour was very lively and in grossing. We all recommend the tour. It was an active night with ghosts and spirits.

05.18.24
Paul Delaney
 

Five Stars

Now know so much more about Alexandria!

05.10.24
Michael Anderson
 

Five Stars

Dana was great guide! Really learned a lot and had a good time

04.28.24
Micah Cohen
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $29

Alexandria Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Take this Alexandria Boos and Booze haunted pub crawl tour and add some fun into your work week!

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at Union Street Public House, 121 South Union Street

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $11

Walking in Washington's Footsteps Old Town Alexandria Colonial History Tour

Join this walking tour of historic Alexandria, Virginia and follow in the footsteps of George Washington.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 300 King Street, Alexandria VA

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $29

Alexandria Ghosts Ultimate Dead of Night Haunted Ghost Tour

From natives who lived here thousands of years ago to John Smith and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, join us for an unflinching look into the city’s history, and tales of its real hauntings.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Ice Well at 138 N Royal St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Tour TimeTour Times: 10PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Alexandria So Haunted?

 

Alexandria has a rich and intriguing history that dates to the first Native American settlers. The land was recorded in 1608 by an Englishman, John Smith, who was exploring the Chesapeake Bay. While Smith encountered several groups of indigenous people living there, it was home to thousands more. 

They lived along the banks of the Potomac River, enjoying the fruits of the land and the fish and game. Native Americans occupied the land until around 1675. 

In 1669 John Alexander bought the land for 6,000 pounds of tobacco. That’s a lot of tobacco! The town was incorporated in 1749, which was the beginning of the long history of Alexandria, Virginia.

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Alexandria was known for being the most extensive tobacco trading post and one of the busiest ports in America and was home to the largest slave-trading firm before the Civil War. An interesting fact about Alexandria is it is older than the United States! 

The rich history includes that it was the hometown of George Washington and Robert E. Lee, who are subject to much influence and many stories. In fact, you can’t talk about the history of Alexandria without at least one or two tales of each or even both of these men popping up! 

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want to Immerse Yourself In The Terrifying History of Alexandria

Limbs were once piled high in Alexandria’s streets, painted red with the blood of soldiers from multiple wars. The avenues reeked of copper and the salty taste of blood. Alexandria was not a pleasant town. What you see today, its picturesque glory, its hipster veneers, was once caked in tragedy, murder, and mayhem. Learn of its past, a past that tells the true tale of Washington D.C.’s history. 

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You Have A Dark Sense Of Humor

You delight in things that go bump in the night and revel in spine-chilling tales of horror and haunting. You’re not the only one. Some folks like to go to the beach, some like to unwind looking at mountains, and some love nothing more than to take pictures of a serial killer’s house. You’re not alone. Embark on a petrifying adventure with our tour guide and learn the spine-chilling secrets behind this beautiful city. 

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You enjoy the magic of a good scare 

Your blood turns to quicksilver, fast, mercury quick, hot, and bothered. Your heart is about to burst out of your chest. The hairs on the back of your nape stand up. There’s a reason why horror movies have long been associated with date nights. There’s a reason why girls love bad boys. And boys go gaga for bad girls. We love danger; it’s instinctual.

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You’re a history buff

The ghosts of soldiers sent to Alexandria’s makeshift hospitals during several wars still haunt the streets of Old Town. And there are plenty of local accounts from people who have heard their dying moans, still pleading for relief hundreds of years after their deaths. Discover the dark side of American History on our haunted Alexandria tour and encounter blood-chilling ghosts of the city’s blood-soaked past.

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You’re sick and tired of the National Mall

Most folks that come to Port City came while they were vacationing and doing the Capitol huddle. Well, sooner or later, you just need to get away from it all. Alexandria is an outskirt town that takes you back in time to an era where alliances weren’t that forged and set in stone, when betrayals were an everyday occurrence, and where cutthroats and highwaymen roamed the streets.

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You’re a sucker for guts, grits, and glory

Alexandria was George Washington’s hometown. The father of our independence, a man who had stones the size of Mount Everest, a man so full of grit that even the Reaper had to ask permission from him -  “Tis well,” his last words - roamed the streets of Port City when he was baking our independence in his brain. Learn a bit about his childhood years and what forged him into the titan he ultimately became. 

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN ALEXANDRIA, VA

CARLYLE HOUSE HISTORIC PARK

James Green refused to swear allegiance to the Union Army — so the Union Army went and took all his properties. And what did they do with James’ uber-big mansion? They turned it into a mammoth hospital for soldiers. The biggest in the land. This place saw so much bloodshed that visitors actually jumped out windows to get away from the dread and moans of the injured and dying. Is it any wonder it's haunted?

Gatsby's Tavern

Gadsby’s Tavern is a haunted bar that’s older than Virginia itself. Several prestigious historical figures dined there regularly, including first president George Washington.
Patrons who have visited the establishment recently claim that some of those historical figures haven’t left the tavern. Some spooky occurrences have made it one of the top haunted destinations to visit during your time in Alexandria.

Wilkes Tunnel

Nothing screams “haunted” like a long spooky tunnel. The Wilkes Tunnel has garnered a reputation for being full of bad karma. It’s a creepy yet fascinating site to see if you’re stopping in Alexandria. Built during the 1850s, it played a vital role during the Civil War. Alexandria used to be a central railway terminus during that era. The legend has it that several spirits still roam the location.
For an in-depth spooky history lesson, don’t miss out on visiting the Wilkes Tunnel.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

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