Alexandria Colonial Tours

Alexandria Colonial Tours


A great tour mixing in a little history with a lot of folklore makes it an entertaining event.
Great tour experience! Well worth it!!
Great tour experience!
Because of the pandemic, Alexandria Colonial Tours has expanded its tours to include Virtual Tours with live guides — excellent and entertaining!

We’ve been on several!!

Pandemic, weather, and distance are no factors and one ticket can be for the whole family.
Did anyone post the big group photo of us at the Christmas party yet? :D
I had an absolute blast with our group and Julliane!!

She was funny, knew her stuff, and made sure we had a blast!!
A great tour experience!!
Great tours and great virtual reality experiences!!
Captured during our tour a few weeks ago. Keep your eye on the lower left corner.
Meigs Middle School 8th grade. What an awesome experience! The guide was amazing!
Halloween has come and gone, but there's still plenty of time to rate your favorite local haunts! If you visited Alexandria Colonial Tours this Halloween Season, be sure to leave them a review on, and let Virginia know about your experience! To leave a review for Ghost & Graveyard Tours on, click here!
Great ghost tour last night. really enjoyed it.

Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour offers an entertaining & educational experience filled with ghost stories, legends & folklore.

Operating as usual

04/16/2021 there anything more beautiful than Spring in Old Town?? 🌸
Well, other than Summer in Old Town...or Autumn in Alexandria, oh and we can’t forget Winter with the festive lights... 😆
Ok ok, so it’s gorgeous year round, we just get to enjoy different elements throughout the seasons! Enjoy this Spring with us on an outdoor walking tour to discover the haunted history of our charming city. ✨

Beautiful photo by @amberamcdowell 📸 there anything more beautiful than Spring in Old Town?? 🌸
Well, other than Summer in Old Town...or Autumn in Alexandria, oh and we can’t forget Winter with the festive lights... 😆
Ok ok, so it’s gorgeous year round, we just get to enjoy different elements throughout the seasons! Enjoy this Spring with us on an outdoor walking tour to discover the haunted history of our charming city. ✨

Beautiful photo by @amberamcdowell 📸


Spring is here and blossoms are blooming in Old Town Alexandria! Beautiful photo by @damarisstgo! 📸🌸

Spring is here and blossoms are blooming in Old Town Alexandria! Beautiful photo by @damarisstgo! 📸🌸


Surprise! The weather looks like it will be beautiful this weekend and we were just too excited to tours will return this Friday, March 12th! As always, we will be following the latest guidelines and protocols to stay safe. So if you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to enjoy whether you’re a visitor or a longtime local, we look forward to seeing you with us as we walk the charming cobblestone streets of Old Town Alexandria once again! 🕯
Purchase tickets on our website to guarantee your spot! 🎟


Our 2021 season is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 19th! We are planning on, and hopeful to return to, our traditional schedule, but will pay close attention to the latest updates and guidelines as we get closer to opening night. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy! 🕯


Happy Halloweekend! 🎃
We have a full schedule of tricks and treats to celebrate spooky season! We still have tickets available for our virtual Zoom Ghost & Graveyard Tour from the comfort of your own haunted house! 🏚 Join us online at 8pm Friday, October 30th or Saturday, October 31st! Or if you’d prefer to mask up and take the classic, in person version of Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour, tickets are still available for Sunday, November 1st. If you don’t see a date/time available to purchase on our website, that means it’s sold out. To check the schedule and purchase, please visit:! 🎟
Have a ghoulishly great time this weekend! 🎃🧟‍♀️👻🏚☠️🧟😱


Now you see it, now you don’t! 👻🙈
These images were taken just moments apart on one of our recent tours, although we think the second one looks quite a bit more ghostly...thanks to Hayley for sharing! 👻 Join us for a Ghost & Graveyard Tour, going on every night through Halloween, to see if you might have your own close encounter! If you do, be sure to tag us #GhostTourALX 👻🎃 10/01/2020

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Halloween season is here!
2020 has been a frightful year, but we hope our spooky storytelling will bring a bit of eerie cheer! Whether you join us in person for Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour with a festive mask or experience a virtual Zoom version of our classic tour, we have the October magic you’re looking for this season! Purchase tickets online or check out our calendar of events at: Walking tours of Alexandria, Virginia. From Alexandria's Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour to customized private tours or large group tours, we're here to show you the interesting past and charming present of Old Town Alexandria.


So very happy #spookyseason👻 is here!!
Thanks to @shantell.lopezphoto for capturing this classic Old Town Alexandria Halloween decor! 🎃


Join us tonight for a Ghost & Graveyard Tour from the comfort of your own home! 🏡
Hear the spooky tales of history’s mysteries that happened right in charming Old Town Alexandria. 👻
Book your ticket online at and cozy up with your phone, tablet or computer with us at 8pm tonight! 💻 07/10/2020

Annual Alexandria and USA Birthday Celebration to Go Virtual this Year

Will you be there for the annual USA & Alexandria birthday celebration virtually tomorrow, July 11th? Join the sing-a-long at 7pm and then join us for a virtual Zoom Ghost & Graveyard Tour at 8pm to continue the celebration of our history! 🎉
Purchase tickets online: 🎟 Nothing will keep Alexandria from celebrating its birthday...


Alexandria's Original Ghost & Graveyard Tours are back! We have completed the ALX Promise Program and pledge to follow health guidelines to keep everyone safe as we reopen. Our group size will be limited to 10 and we request you bring your own face masks/coverings.
If you aren’t comfortable touring in person, we have also created an online, live virtual tour experience on Zoom!
Please visit our website,, to purchase tickets online in advance for contactless payment.
We’re so excited to walk the charming, cobblestone streets of Alexandria with everyone again, either in person or virtually! 👻 @ Alexandria, Virginia


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Alexandria Colonial Tours will not be offering tours of any size until further notice.

​We are devastated we will not be walking the streets of our charming city, sharing stories that celebrate Alexandria's rich history, but we know we must do our part to practice social distancing to protect public safety and contribute to the wellness of all. We are hopeful, as we all work together from afar, we will be back to normal as soon as possible.

In the meantime, as a small business, we would be extraordinarily grateful for your continued support. We have made a special version of our flagship tour available to rent on Vimeo as a virtual reality tour experience. We also have gift cards for sale if you would like to plan ahead for days in the future when you will be able to tour again.

Until we meet again - stay healthy and safe. 🕯️


It’s Friday the 13th and today marks the beginning of our 2020 tour season. It also marks an unprecedented time in our country and the world. We wanted to take a moment to let you know our public tours will still be operational. We feel it is safe to continue since tours take place outside and in smaller groups. We ask our wonderful customers and excellent guides to follow the proper precautions and stay home if you are sick or have the need to self-isolate. If you feel more comfortable rescheduling your already purchased tour, we are increasing the window to re-book for any date in the 2020 season. We will continue to monitor the situation and recommendations and will keep you informed of any changes. As always, we greatly appreciate the support from all who live, work or love to visit Alexandria!


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Paint the town green this weekend, Alexandria! Everyone ready for the fun St. Patrick's Day celebrations? 🍀🍀🍀


Beautiful signs of SPRING in Old Town Alexandria captured by @lindsaymarie1783! 🌸📸


Alexandria's Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour returns on Friday, March 13th! Join us as a Colonial-costumed guide leads you through the charming streets of Old Town before you're abandoned in a graveyard! This year we're inviting you to "choose your own adventure" by booking either a North Route or South Route tour...or make it a double feature! 👻🕯️

Learn more and book online:


We hope everyone is enjoying Presidents' Day! Here's a great article about the story behind this holiday. 🇺🇸


A stroll down Captain's Row just makes you feel like you're back in time. ✨Thanks to @jelizh8r for capturing where the brick and cobblestones meet! 📸

#AlexandriaVA #OldTownAlexandria #CaptainsRow #ExtraordinaryALX


Beautiful brick and quaint cobblestones: just part of the charm in Alexandria captured by @bricksandstars! 📸


Happy Friday Alexandria! We hope you enjoy a night under the twinkling lights out in Old Town! ✨

Thanks to @610_pics for such an awesome photo! 📸


Are you fascinated by history and ghost stories?
Do you enjoy using your speaking skills?

​We are currently hiring customer service oriented tour guides!

As a Colonial-costumed guide, you’ll lead groups through the historic streets of Old Town Alexandria on a one hour walking tour. You’ll tell ghost stories, legends and folklore to groups of all ages.

You bring: the performance, passion for history, love of paranormal mystery and your custom-selected costume.

We provide: the spooky scripts, historic stories, lantern lights, excited tour groups and Colonial camaraderie.

For more information about how to apply, please visit:


You can almost feel the crisp air in this beautiful photo of Old Town’s Waterfront by @pauline_le_higgins! ⛵️


We hope 2020 is off to a great start! 🎉
Our regularly scheduled tours will be back in March, but in the meantime, you can always schedule private or group tours for your special events! ✅
Cheers to a new year and new decade in Extraordinary Alexandria! ✨
Tour photo by @caroljeanphotography 📸


Happy New Year, Alexandria! 🎇
We’re excited for our last tour of this season...of this year...of this DECADE tonight and the first of 2020 tomorrow night!! 🎉
We’ll be celebrating in our Colonial costumes ready to light the way into next year — visit us while you’re out and about in Old Town for #firstnightalexandria or your other New Year’s Eve fun. 🥳
Cheers to @gabriella_hoffman for capturing the magic of Alexandria’s fireworks and the beautiful, historic charm in one picture perfect photo of Old Town. 🎇


Thank you again to Visit Alexandria VA for letting us takeover your Instagram stories this festive Friday the 13th! 😱
We’re looking forward to a great holiday season of Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour!! Tickets available online at:! 🕯🎄👻 12/12/2019

These Are The World's Most Magical Christmas Villages to Visit This Year

It's no surprise to us that Alexandria was named one of Oprah Magazine's 19 Most Magical Christmas the world! 🎄⁠

We're enjoying this holiday season and hope you are too...join us tomorrow over on Visit Alexandria VA's Instagram [@VisitAlexVA] as we takeover their account for a very festive Friday the 13th! 👻 It's the most wonderful time, after all.


It’s a big holiday weekend in Old Town! 🎄
Check out our Instagram story for a link with more information about this weekend’s festivities. 🎉
Hope it’s magical for all. ✨
Beautiful photo of Alexandria’s tree by @hopehollenbeck! 📸


Absolutely gorgeous Christ Church Alexandria at twilight with colorful autumn leaves to add even more beauty to the grounds. ⛪️🍂

Stunning photo by @bricksandstars! 📸 11/21/2019

21 Parents Share The Time Their Kid Saw A Ghost, And Yeah, You're Not Sleeping Tonight

Kids say the darndest things! 😆😳
Do you have any stories to add to the mix?? 👻 "I was awakened by a bald man crouching in the corner, mumbling about 'killing them all.'"


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We're excited for this festive tradition at Market Square! We'll see you there on November 23rd! 🎄
Join us in front of the Alexandria Visitor Center (221 King Street) after the event for another classic Old Town experience: a Ghost & Graveyard Tour! 🕯👻

Kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 23! Enjoy free music, dance performances and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.


We hope you got all your gourds in a row this week so you can fully enjoy this crisp fall weekend!! 😆🍂🎃
Awesome autumn photo by @dccitygirl! 📸


Tonight is October 31st...Halloween...All Hallows’ Eve. 🎃
No matter what you call it, it is said that this is the very night that spirits wander closest to our realm. 👻
You may be too old for trick or treating, but you’re never too old for a Ghost & Graveyard Tour. 🕯
Tonight we’ll abandon you in a graveyard and you can see if you can feel the energy of those who once walked these historic streets. 👻👻👻
Eerie photo of one of our tours by @raydiaziii! 📸
Join us tonight or keep spooky season alive with our tours all weekend long! 😱

Tickets online: 🎟


Halloweekend is here! 🎃
Open the door to a weekend of spooky celebrations...if you dare! 👻
Tickets are still available for our Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour offered every night through Halloween. 🎟
Friday: 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9pm
Saturday: 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9pm
Sunday: 7:30pm
We’re also thrilled to be participating in two awesome events: The Waterfront Beer Garden by @portcitybrew and a special Halloween Instameet with @igdc! 🍻📸
We’re certainly feeling the spirit(s)! Are you?

Awesomely creepy photo by @bfgproductions!


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We're thrilled to be sharing our ghostly tales at the Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company! 👻
Brews and Boos! 🍻🧟‍♀️
What more could you ask for this Halloweekend?? 🎃

Award-winning craft beer, ghost stories, and bites at the Waterfront Beer Garden by Port City Brewing Company on October 25-27. See you portside!


Raise your hand if you’re ready for the weekend! 🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️
Awesome, creepy capture by @velogirl22! 📸

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