• Oct
    • 06
    • 2015


Haunted Tours in Alexandria, Virginia

Alexandria Colonial Tours is excited to announce TWO very special tours this October, just in time to get into the Halloween spirit! In addition to our Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour every evening through October 31st, we will also be hosting two additional ghostly experiences.

Friday, October 23rd – One Night Only!
7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm

Follow a Colonial-costumed guide by lantern light through the eerie streets of Old Town, passing through one of the city’s most historic graveyards. Visit Gadsby’s Tavern and hear the story of the Mysterious Female Stranger, whose identity is still unknown to this day. Visit the bedroom where she spent her last hours on earth. Walk the floors she walked and the floors she may be walking to this very day. Explore the historic building while you hear the tragic story that transformed this woman of mystery into a ghost!

Purchase tickets online, call us at 703-519-1749, or email tours@alexcolonialtours.com to book this limited tour.

Friday, October 30th – One Night Only!
7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, 9:00 pm

Join us for a special evening tour of Ivy Hill Cemetery in Alexandria. This tour, inspired by the upcoming PBS series MERCY STREET, features the story of the Green family, whose hotel was used as a hospital during the Civil War.

Visit the graves of nurse Emma Green and Confederate spy Frank Stringfellow, as well as many of Alexandria’s most prominent and historic families. Hear their stories of how the Civil War transformed their lives and the city forever.

Purchase tickets online, call us at 703-519-1749, or email tours@alexcolonialtours.com to book this limited tour.Read More →
    • Sep
    • 17
    • 2015

A Shadow, or Something Else…?

Thanks to a couple of our local ghost tourists, we can all have trouble falling asleep tonight!

Recent local residents enjoyed a tour and all seemed well. However, upon arriving home, this ghostly shadow greeted them! What do you think? Are these shadows reflected by headlights, or is it a ghostly dog who followed them home?

Sweet dreams!

Creepy Dog Shadow

Is this a canine spirit in Alexandria?

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    • Aug
    • 20
    • 2015

Announcing: 10% Off Kilwins with Ghost Tour Purchase

10 Percent Off Kilwins with Ghost Tour Purchase

10% Off Kilwins Alexandria

The deal just got sweeter. Now, when you purchase a ticket for Alexandria’s Original Ghost and Graveyard Tour, you will receive 10% off any purchase at Kilwins Alexandria (212 King Street). From caramel apples to fudge and peanut brittle to ice cream, Kilwins has a little bit of something for every sweet tooth! Be sure to save the sticker you will receive when you arrive for your tour, or your Alexandria Colonial Tours receipt, to show at the register to enjoy your discount. Scary stories and sweet treats. What a perfect combination. Enjoy!

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    • Jul
    • 07
    • 2015

Captain’s Row in Old Town Alexandria

Captain's Row Old Town

Captain’s Row in Old Town Alexandria

Captain’s Row is quite the famous street in Old Town Alexandria. The cobblestones serve as a great reminder of the history of the town. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the chance to take a glimpse, a stroll, or sometimes, even a very bumpy car ride down the road. Captain’s Row is also a very well known location for couples interested in taking engagement or wedding day photos.

But, did you know that there’s a fascinating history behind Captain’s Row? A history that adds an interesting layer of meaning to this popular romantic photo scenic spot? Join us on a tour to learn the interesting tale of Captain’s Row, and the more recent ghost stories that are still experienced to this day. Ask for the Southern route!Read More →
    • Jun
    • 03
    • 2015


Best Ghost Tour 2015

Best of NOVA 2015

Alexandria Colonial Tours is thrilled to announce we have been named Best Ghost Tour in the Best of NOVA 2015 issue of Northern Virginia Magazine!

Best Ghost Tour 2015

Best Ghost Tour 2015

We are especially excited to learn that we received this honor through the votes of many readers of the magazine and Northern Virginia residents. We look forward to keeping the history and mystery alive on the streets of Old Town Alexandria!

Congratulations to the other Alexandria businesses named in the issue:

The Birchmere
The Torpedo Factory
Anchor Landscape Services
Mister Rogers Electric
Hank’s Oyster Bar
Restaurant Eve
The Dairy Godmother
Xtend Barre Old Town
Pure Aesthetica
Hotel Monaco’s Yappy Hour
Blue Mercury
She’s Unique
Lululemon Athletica
Sur La Table
Evolution Home
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    • May
    • 27
    • 2015

Private Tours of Old Town Alexandria for Large Groups

Did you know you can take a ghost tour, or other specialty tour, of Old Town Alexandria Virginia, even if you’re traveling with a large group? We love working with you to make your trip fun and memorable, whether you’re traveling with 15-500+!
Tour of Old Town Alexandria VA

We love touring with groups both large and small!

Call 703-519-1749 or email us at tours@alexcolonialtours.com to organize a special private tour for your group. We look forward to scaring seeing you!Read More →
    • May
    • 14
    • 2015

National Police Week 2015

Police Officer Unity Tour

An officer rides to DC for Police Week. Photo via NLEOMF.

Did you know National Police Week is going on through this Saturday, May 16? Thousands of police officers have joined together in Washington, DC to remember those officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

During this week officers also attend conference events, participate in fundraisers and enjoy time together in and around our nation’s capital.

This week — and every week — Alexandria Colonial Tours offers a law enforcement discount on all tickets. We thank you for your service!Read More →
    • Apr
    • 07
    • 2015

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Proof Is In The Picture

Wilkes Street Tunnel

Wilkes Street Tunnel Photo via Pinterest @dnrorrer

Have you ever had a not-so-easy-to-explain experience in Old Town Alexandria? It wouldn’t be so hard to believe, there are hundreds of years of history all around! Whether you were out on the town, taking a ghost tour with us, or hanging out in any of the places you visit, work or live, did you ever have something strange happen to you and you snapped a picture? Or, maybe everything seemed just fine and normal, but upon closer inspection of your photos, you noticed something a little off, or downright creepy?

We would love for you to share your story with us for a new regular blog feature: The Proof Is In The Picture. If you have something exciting to share, please email us at: ghostandgraveyardtour@gmail.com with the subject line: PROOF PICTURE.

Please feel free to share this information if you know someone who might have a tale to tell.

We’re looking forward to building quite the collection of all that we can see, or not see, in Old Town Alexandria!

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    • Mar
    • 31
    • 2015

Alexandria in the Spring

From restaurants and shopping to charming surroundings and historic tours, there are so many reasons to visit Alexandria, VA in the spring and all year long!

Spring Events in Alexandria, VA

In fact, if you’re planning a trip to visit the landmarks, museums and cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, staying in Alexandria is a perfect plan.

How to See the Cherry Blossoms from Alexandria VA

When you stay in Alexandria you have the chance to experience the monuments by day and some of the country’s finest dining and historic ghost tours by night. Join us on your next trip to the DC metro area. You’ll be glad you experienced Extraordinary Alexandria!

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    • Mar
    • 24
    • 2015

Alexandria Colonial Tours in the Blogosphere


Tour Guides: John, Larry & Richard

We love discovering blogs out there that have counted Alexandria Colonial Tours as one of the best ghost tours! Check out this article, where one of our guides, Richard, is mentioned by name:

Best Places To Take A Ghost Tour

There’s nothing we love more than teaching our tourists a thing or two about Alexandria’s history. Well, there is one thing we love more: scaring our visitors with mysterious and often creepy tales of Old Town’s past.

Join us for a ghost tour this season and you too can learn the secrets of King Street and beyond.

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