Alexandria’s Ghost & Graveyard Tours were previously offered by Doorways to Old Virginia. Doorways owners, Ed and Stella Michals, retired and passed on their business to one of their veteran tour guides, Wellington Watts, who began Alexandria Colonial Tours. Watts and his team of veteran tour guides carry on the long standing tradition.


Wellington is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Communications. Since 2000, he has led a variety of experiences, including African American, Civil War, colonial, family-focused, ghost, specialized topic and private tours, in Old Town Alexandria. Wellington is also frequently commissioned for speaking engagements to discuss historical topics in an informative and entertaining way. He is an accomplished speaker, having earned awards in many Toastmasters competitions.