Guided tour

Alexandria Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac by USGA

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Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

Alexandria Ghosts Phantoms of the Potomac by USGA

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

From US$ 30 per person

Uncover sinister secrets, ghosts, and monsters on this walking tour of historic and haunted Alexandria. Prepare to be spooked by tales of Old Town's spirits, and try to capture your own evidence.

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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Step into the shadows of America’s dark history on a guided ghostly walk
  • Learn how a Scottish tradition has been saving Carlyle House for over a century
  • Delve into the unsolved murders of Wilkes Tunnel and mingle with war ghosts
  • Investigate rumors of a devil bat in the bell tower of Alexandria City Hall
  • Gather paranormal evidence and shocking stories to entertain family and friends
Full description

Take a journey through historic Alexandria’s most spine-chilling haunted locations on this walking tour. Listen to tales of betrayal, murder, and magic as you wind through the shadowy streets of Old Town. Upgrade to an extended tour for even more ghost stories.

Meet your guide at the meeting point, then set off on your ghostly walk, armed with a lantern. As you go, hear chilling, first-hand accounts of paranormal activity dating as far back as the 1800s. You might even capture your own evidence.

Stand at the gates of the harrowing Carlyle House, where an ancient Scottish tradition has been warding off evil spirits for the last 100 years. Investigate a 19th-century murder in the Wilkes Tunnel, and gather clues about the mysterious dead stranger hanging around Gadsby’s Tavern. At the Schafer House, follow young lovers from their first meeting to their tragic deaths and beyond. Wander the same paths as George Washington, mingle with the ghosts of Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers, and gain insight into the darker side of American history.

At the end of the tour, circle back to the meeting point with plenty of spooky tales to entertain friends and family. This isn’t your average tour of Old Town Alexandria: are you brave enough to step into the shadows?

  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • 3 additional haunted tour stops (extended tour only)
  • Transportation
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Market Square, in front of the fountain across the street from The Spice & Tea Exchange and Subway. Look for your guide wearing a US Ghost Adventures T-shirt and carrying a lantern.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • The walking distance is over a mile
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3.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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New but knowledgeable guide. Small tour group was perfect

December 24, 2022

January 9, 2023

Fun stories and outstanding expression and details

November 11, 2022

Product ID: 408043