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Virginia Ghost Tour

Are you visiting Virginia Beach and wish you could learn more about its history before you leave? Or perhaps you live in the city and have always wondered what some of the oldest buildings in the square were – now you can find out, with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours! We offer hauntingly fun historical tours in over 33 cities in America, Virginia Beach included!

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Why You Need to Take Our Virginia Ghost Tour

Our tours are unlike any other, with knowledgeable local guides ready to show you the spookiest spots around town. If you’re looking for amusement park thrills, look elsewhere. Our tours are relaxed and focused on local history and lore – they’re even appropriate for kids! We offer an authentic experience that allows questions to be asked about some of your city’s most unexplainable happenings.

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Five Stars

It was very interesting to learn some of the history of VA beach. Krissy was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to take the tour with.

07.17.24
Andrea Whittle
 

Five Stars

Our tour guide Max was excellent! Very kind and friendly. Seems to know a lot of the history around here. We really enjoyed it! The best part was that...

07.12.24
Yerina Labarca
 

Five Stars

Shelley was so much fun! She was a great guide! So thankful for the information she sent beforehand as well 🙌🏽

07.11.24
Rebecca Spreitzer
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The history of Virginia Beach, Virginia, goes back to the Native Americans who lived in the area for thousands of years before the English colonists landed at Cape Henry in April 1607 and established their first permanent settlement at Jamestown a few weeks later. The Colonial Virginia period extended until 1776 and the American Revolution, and the area has been part of the Commonwealth of Virginia ever since. Virginia Beach developed as a resort following construction of a hotel and a railroad linking it with Norfolk. After World War I it became an important base in the national coastal-defense system. In 1963 Virginia Beach and the former Princess Anne county merged as the City of Virginia Beach.

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Virginia Beach is home to plenty of unexplained history and strange locations, such as The Surf and Rescue Museum. Housed in a former U.S Life Saving Station built in 1903, the Virginia Beach Surf and Rescue Museum preserves the coastal city’s maritime history through exhibits on local surfing legends, super storms that have hit Virginia Beach, shipwrecks, local lifeguards and more. Many of the museum’s staff report experiencing otherworldly phenomena in the old building, which is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Some have heard maniacal laughing attributed to the Witch of Pungo, Grace Sherwood, disembodied spirits of shipwreck victims who were often laid in the attic until the bodies were claimed, and even phantom footsteps leading up to the guard tower.
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Why should you tour with us?

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You want to experience the unique culture of this seaside town

Tragedy, spine-tingling ghost encounters and strange, inexplicable death have all come to lay the foundation of this popular oceanfront destination. Travel like a local and join a Virginia Beach ghost tour on a one-hour stroll down Virginia Beach’s famous boardwalk, where the souls of long-dead pirates, ghouls, and former residents are said to roam once the sun goes down.

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You’re intrigued by singing sirens and deadly sea monsters

If you’re curious about what really lies deep in the depths of the Atlantic, join our Virginia Beach ghost tour to hear the terrifying tales behind some of the most vicious sea monsters, many of which have lurked around Virginia Beach’s idyllic coast for centuries. Hear sordid stories about sinful sirens, who have been said to drag helpless men into the water to their eventual deaths.

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You're a skeptic

It’s hard to be a skeptic in a place like Virginia Beach, but after our ghost tour, you’ll find that sometimes, there’s no logical explanation for why strange and mysterious things keep happening around this historic seaside city. If there’s one place on Virginia’s coast that’s bound to send a shiver up your spine, it’s Virginia Beach, and you’ll have to see it to believe it.

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You need a break from the water activities

Parasailing, catamaran expeditions, sea kayaking…as fun as these can be, there’s likely going to come a point during your trip to Virginia Beach when you’d rather ditch your sea legs for solid ground. On our ghost tour, you’ll get the chance to come face-to-face with some of Virginia Beach’s most popular haunted destinations and its legendary creatures and ghosts.

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You've already visited the locations you planned to visit

If you’ve already visited the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, the Aviation Museum, and Cape Henry Lighthouse, then it’s time to add a Virginia Beach ghost tour to your “to-do” list. Hear the sinful secrets and sordid stories of Virginia Beach’s tormented past, and experience the otherworldly by stopping at some of the area’s well-known haunts.

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You're a local who wants to learn more about the haunted side of your hometown

If you’re a local resident, then you know that a city like Virginia Beach is a rarity. Acting as both an idyllic oceanside town and the site of countless, grisly horrors, you know your town is a special one. So why not take the chance to learn the ghostly legends behind the city you call home? Follow us around town and hear secret stories from this town’s past that you may have never heard before.

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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