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Richmond, Virginia Ghost & vampire tours

Our most recommended Richmond, Virginia Ghost & vampire tours

Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

1. Richmond: Patriots, Boos, and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Head on a haunted pub crawl and learn about the spooky side of Richmond. Explore the Shockoe Bottom district with your guide and discover the haunted history of the area at different pubs and other haunted locations. Raise a glass to the icons that made America. You may even run into a few of them. Meet your guide at Rosie Connolly’s Pub and down an Irish black and tan as you investigate reports of two mysterious spirits in the kitchen. From there, explore 7 additional historic, haunted locations. Sip on some African wine at JewFro as you hear about the gory details of a murder-suicide. Stand where Patrick Henry delivered his famous line and uncover his darkest secret. Then, learn about some untold history, like the story of the beer shortage that steered the Mayflower to Plymouth Rock.

Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

2. Richmond Ghosts: Sinister Scares of Shockoe Bottom Tour

Experience Richmond’s haunted past and uncover stories of murder, mayhem, and tragedy while discovering the secret histories that hide in the shadows. From the Powhatan Confederacy to present-day grisly murders. Listen to honest accounts from a professional guide of the events that shaped this River City and led to the very real Richmond Ghosts. Take a tour of the darker side of Richmond and visit the most haunted sites around the Shockoe Bottom area, depending on whether you choose to upgrade to an extended tour. Hear of the spirit of Edgar Allan Poe, said to haunt the staircase that was once in his house, and the chilling tales surrounding Lumpkin's Slave Jail and the historic Masonic Lodge and the ghosts said to linger there, along with many other terrifying tales. Learn about the lesser-known history and the hauntings that often accompany it. You're guaranteed to be creeped out, but you'll still be able to sleep.

Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

3. Richmond: Shockoe Bottom Ghost Walking Tour

Hear haunting tales of generations past on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's oldest neighborhood, Shockoe Bottom. Marvel at the long-standing architecture that has evolved over the course of several centuries as your guide leads you through this still thriving neighborhood. The first stop on your tour is the Poe Museum. See the structures that are now dedicated to the master of the macabre and learn about the hauntings of one of Richmond's founding families. Walk past the oldest active Masonic Lodge in the western hemisphere and hear about how its halls are frequented by its past members. Moving through the neighborhood, see how centuries of tumultuous history have shaped the physical city that surrounds you today and the spirit world that is just beyond the veil. See the landmarks that house many of the city's most chilling and spirited tales, including Civil War-era hospitals and learn about the spirits that still haunt their walls. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions and venture onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that call Shockoe Bottom home today.

Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

4. Richmond: Hollywood Cemetery Guided Walking Tour

Explore Hollywood Cemetary with a local guide on a walking tour. Travel back in time to the 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic, hear Jefferson Davis’s most embarrassing moment, and come face-to-face with the Richmond vampire, William Wortham Pool. Meet your guide at the entrance to the Hollywood Cemetary, nestled beside the scenic James River. As you stroll past intricate landscaping and ornate gravesites, hear fascinating, fun, and tragic stories about the inhabitants of this graveyard. Visit 14 memorial sites with your guide, including the final resting places of William Wortham Pool, Jefferson Davis, and a famous guitarist. At each one, hear poignant, funny, and saucy tales. Bring the kids along for a little history lesson, or take some time to enjoy a lovely afternoon walk with new friends as you learn fun facts about Richmond's rich history.

Richmond: Church Hill Guided Ghost Tour

5. Richmond: Church Hill Guided Ghost Tour

Discover haunting tales of generations gone by on a ghoulish guided tour of Richmond's oldest residential neighborhood, Church Hill. Marvel at the beautiful architecture that has evolved over the course of more than 200 years. Meet your guide at Patrick Henry's Pub and Grille, a local watering hole that holds haunted tales from some of Richmond's most transformative moments. From here, join your guide as you walk the haunted streets of Church Hill and see the landmarks that house many of the city's most chilling tales. See St. John's Church, the oldest church in Richmond that played host to the legendary "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech. The church graveyard also hosts notable figures from Richmond's colorful past. Move through the neighborhood and see how centuries of tumultuous history have shaped the city that surrounds you today and learn about the spirit would that lingers just beyond the veil. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the bars and restaurants that call Church Hill home today.

Richmond: Monroe Park Campus Walking Ghost Tour

6. Richmond: Monroe Park Campus Walking Ghost Tour

Hear about the haunting and macabre tales of generations gone by on a chilling guided walking tour of the Monroe Park college campus. Marvel at the beautiful, gilded age architecture that is now home to one of Richmond’s most prestigious universities. Meet your guide on the steps of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, a landmark that stands as a symbol of Richmond’s gilded age. From here, follow guide you through the beautifully haunted streets and alleys to see the homes of some of the city’s most chilling tales. See a former which is now a student residence. Hear about the entities that linger there decades after the last patients checked out. Discover Ginter House, once the home of one of Richmond’s most notable businessmen, Lewis Ginter. It also hosts a number of spirits that keep the modern employees at the one-time home on their toes. Move through the neighborhood and learn how the gleaming veneers and modern academics belie the tumultuous and eerie history that remains just below the surface. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and move onward into the city to take advantage of the bars and restaurants that call the area around the Monroe Park Campus home today.

Richmond: Phantoms of Franklin Walking Ghost Tour

7. Richmond: Phantoms of Franklin Walking Ghost Tour

Hear haunting tales of generations past on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's Franklin Street and its surrounding areas. Marvel at the turn-of-the-century architecture of the gilded age that is still reflected in many of the buildings throughout the neighborhood. Start your tour with a stop outside the Jefferson Hotel. Richmond's landmark, the luxury hotel has played host to celebration and tragedy alike for over 125 years, and many who checked in here seem to have never quite checked out. Moving through the neighborhood, witness the landmarks and homes that set this neighborhood apart from so many others. See why so many spirits have decided to call this neighborhood home after their time on earth has come to a close, including famous authors and entrepreneurs from past generations. As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and venture onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that call the city home today.

Richmond: Capitol Hill Ghost Walking Tour with A Guide

8. Richmond: Capitol Hill Ghost Walking Tour with A Guide

Hear haunting tales of past generations on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's Capitol Hill neighborhood with a guide. Marvel at the long-standing architecture that has served as Virginia's seat of political power for over 240 years. Start your tour outside the Berkeley Hotel, in Shockoe Slip at the toe of Capitol Hill. Take in the bustling modern atmosphere that mirrors the trade that took place in the old warehouses over a century ago. From here, begin your ascent up Capitol Hill. As the Capitol Building comes into view, admire the solemn atmosphere that belies the often frantic activity that has taken place at this center of power over numerous generations. Along the way, hear about the spirits that linger in these historic grounds, and the structures that surround you. After moving through Capitol Square, find yourself headed towards Monumental Church, which has stood as a memorial to those who perished in the Richmond Theater fire over two centuries ago. Hear about how the tragedy unfolded, and the paranormal tales associated with the devastating event. As the tour draws to a close, descend back into Shockoe Slip. Along the way, ask your guide any questions that you might have before venturing onward into the neighborhood to explore the many bars and restaurants that call this neighborhood home today.

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It was a great tour! Tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the area. It was almost two hours long which was awesome cause we definitely got what we came for. And it led us to see so many other cool spots in the area!

Tim was awesome! He knew so much about the history of Richmond and was a great tour guide. We had so much fun! So glad we decided to add this onto our Richmond trip.

Very good tour! A lot of history thrown in and a lot of walking! Something fun and different!

Great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun.

Tim was wonderful and funny! It was a perfect night.