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Richmond Ghost Tour

Richmond is one of America’s oldest cities, which can only mean one thing...GHOSTS! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours provides the best ghost tours in America, touring cities from coast to coast. The haunts of Richmond are incredibly spooky, and they’re sure to keep you on your toes!

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Why You Need to Take Our Richmond Ghost Tour

Our expert tour guides are locals who know the real haunted history of Richmond, and they’ve had their fair share of supernatural encounters. You might even come face-to-face with a real Richmond ghost! Our ghost tours are authentic, informative, and, most of all, fun! We don’t rely on someone with a cheesy costume for cheap scares. Our tours bring the real spooky aura of the city to get those juices flowing. Whether you’re a Richmond native looking for a night on the town, or you’re a tourist searching for some colonial-era spirits, Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours has you covered! Book a Richmond ghost tour today!

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Five Stars

Great tour guide. Great experience! Very knowledgeable!

06.22.24
Dustin Mathews
 

Five Stars

Alexis was informative and lively with ghost stories. She ensured we were safe when crossing the streets. Alexis was a great guide. ❤️👻❤️

06.22.24
Susan Lemerise
 

Five Stars

Alexis was a very informative tour guide. She made it fun by being dressed up and really knew her Richmond history!

06.22.24
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Tickets Start At $25

Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

Dare to embark on a bone-chilling exploration of Virginia’s haunted capital and be prepared to encounter Richmond’s notorious ghosts on an authentic ghost tour of Richmond.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet at The 17th Street Farmers market, between Franklin and Main Streets at 17th

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr. across 1 mile

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $30

Richmond Ghosts Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Take a Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl for genuine stories, scares, and delicious drinks in the historic district, with up to 2 hours of ghostly fun with the city's spirits and Spirits.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside of Rosie Connolly's Pub Restaurant. 1548 E Main St A, Richmond, VA

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

Hollywood Cemetery Tour: Richmond Lore and Civil War

From former Confederate President Jefferson Davis to the legend of the "Richmond Vampire", Hollywood Cemetery is home to historic figures, shocking stories and hidden history that you’ll only hear about on an authentic Richmond Lore tour.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: At the front office of Hollywood Cemetery, at 412 S Cherry Street, in Richmond.

Tour TimeTour Times: 3PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $69

DRINK RICHMOND WALKING TOUR

Our Craft Brewery Pub Crawl is proud to bring you the best of Richmond's breweries, meaderies, and more, where you can taste your way through one of the city's hippest neighborhoods.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: In front of Buskey Cider: 2910 W Leigh St

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 3 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $70

TASTE OF RICHMOND: MONROE WARD CULINARY FOOD TOUR

The capital of Virginia has always been a popular destination for eating, and in recent years, the city's dining culture has exploded onto the national stage. Richmond has developed into a destination for outstanding cuisine.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The Bell Tower at the Virginia State Capitol, 101 N 9th St

Tour TimeTour Times: Mid-Day

Tour LengthTour Length: 2.5 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Richmond So Haunted?

 

From the days of the Powhatan Tribe to the first English settlers of Jamestown, the area around Richmond has played an essential role in American history. Richmond was established by the refugees of the failed Jamestown settlement, who migrated north along the James River searching for a new home.

The Powhatan Nation inhabited the region, which fought fierce battles with the Europeans for control of the land. The Iroquois Nation later attempted to expand into the area, pitting several Indigenous tribes against each other in the Battle of Bloody Run. The town later saw the fierce battles of the American Revolution and the Civil War.

Patrick Henry delivered his famous speech, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death during the Revolutionary War.” The city served as a significant industrial and manufacturing center during the war, and the city was used to transport cargo through the meandering waterways of the Virginia coast.

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Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War after the government moved out of Montgomery, Alabama. Despite being an industrial powerhouse, the city eventually fell to Union forces when they destroyed the city’s rail lines and supporting infrastructure.

The ghosts of wounded soldiers have been seen all over town, especially at haunted hotspots like the Waverly House, the Hollywood Cemetery, and the Museum of the Confederacy. The Byrd Theatre is one of the most haunted places in all of Richmond, with dozens of ghosts calling the building home.

There’s also the Tuckahoe Plantation, the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson. A beheaded bride has been seen roaming the house for over 100 years. Whatever your cup of tea, there’s a haunting here just for you. So don’t keep these spirits waiting! Book a spooky Richmond ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours today!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to experience the dark side of Richmond

Most visitors to Richmond have their typical list of “must-see” sites: the Virginia State Capitol Building, the Museum of Fine Arts, or Maymont, to name a few. But don’t you want to learn about a darker, more hidden, yet equally as important side of Richmond’s history? Join our Richmond ghost tour and immerse yourself in the haunted legends that have been passed down to locals for generations.

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You've had your fill of war history

The city of Richmond played a key role in the American Civil War, and if you’re visiting, odds are you’ve learned more than your fair share about this side of the city’s history. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge of what really lies between every darkened corner of this historic town’s streets, look no further than an authentic Richmond ghost tour with Lizzie Borden ghost tours.

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You're skeptical about the existence of ghosts

Curious about what lies beyond the grave? Even skeptics are bound to get goosebumps with our Richmond ghost tour. Even the most adamant of non-believers won’t be able to deny the sense of dread, horror, and misery that plagues this historic town. If there’s one place that will convince you that ghosts are, in fact, very real, look no further than Richmond.

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You want to keep the party going after the sun sets

Richmond isn’t exactly known to be a late-night town. But a certain group of Richmond’s residents is especially active after the sun goes down: its ghoulish ghosts and otherworldly spirits. Stop by the infamous Rosie Connelly’s Pub, and learn about the haunted drinking establishment where brothel-goers, youth, and many visitors used to sip whiskey back in the early 1900s.

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You're a fan of Edgar Allen Poe

Richmond is widely considered to be the home of Edgar Allen Poe, who, for a time, lived at the corner of Second and Franklin Streets during his youth. Since then, Richmond has become a mecca for fans of the famous author, who penned countless, spine-tingling stories throughout his career that continue to haunt readers today. Join our Richmond ghost tour and dive into the dark history of the Edgar Allen Poe.

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You want to make your date night a spooky one

As nice as it is to wine and dine your significant other, don’t you want to try something new for your next date night? Join our Richmond ghost tour for your next big night out on the town, and get the blood pumping by visiting some of the city’s most haunted locations. Whether you’re a Richmond local, or just enjoying a romantic getaway, be prepared to cozy up to your date after visiting chilling sites!

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN Richmond, VA

C&O Church Hill Tunnel North

Beneath Richmond’s Church Hill district sits an abandoned tunnel built in 1873. Before construction was complete, ten men died in cave-ins. 
So it is no surprise that on October 2nd, 1925, the entire tunnel collapsed on a work train. Several workers died, and rescuers only ever recovered one body. The city has since sealed the tunnel to prevent anyone from going in — or coming out.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum

Richmond was Edgar Allan Poe’s adopted city. This museum honors the mastermind of horror. The museum houses many pieces of furniture belonging to Poe. Some say he still reclines on his favorite sofa after visitors head home. Perhaps he is there to admire the collection of his earthly belongings. Since 1922, this museum has been a Mecca for enthusiasts of horror, mystery, and fear.

Mason’s House

Located in the historic Shockoe Bottom district, the Mason’s House was built back in 1785. Often heard is the rattling of keys belonging to the original caretaker. Nearly all of this nation’s Founding Fathers were Freemasons. Who knows what rituals they performed as a part of this secret society. These are the stories you won’t find in history books.

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.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021