• Sep
    • 01
    • 2016

The Mercy Walk: Join Us for the Last Tours of 2016!

The Mercy Walk inspired by Mercy Street on PBS
Join us this Labor Day weekend for The Mercy Walk! Buy tickets online now to experience Old Town Alexandria’s Mercy Walk tour, based on the hit PBS show, MERCY STREET!
You’ve watched the show, either live or in a binge watch session on Amazon Video, now experience walking the same streets as your favorite characters! See the sights that inspired the show and visit the very location of the Green family home, which was turned into a Civil War hospital. And, when the walk is over, the tour timing is perfect to catch the tour experience, “‘Who These Wounded Are:’ The Extraordinary Stories of the Mansion House Hospital”  at The Carlyle House.
There are only three more chances to take The Mercy Walk before MERCY STREET premieres on PBS on January 22, 2017. Don’t miss out on the experience that will bring the show to life!
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    • Mar
    • 11
    • 2016

New Ivy Hill Tour Dates Announced

Alexandria Colonial Tours is excited to announce two Ivy Hill Cemetery Tour dates added to the calendar this spring!

Saturday, March 26, 2016 4:30pm

Saturday, April 2, 2016 4:30pm

This tour, inspired by the hit 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 Emma Green and Confederate spy Frank Stringfellow, as well as many of Alexandria’s most prominent and historic families. Learn the fascinating history of the cemetery and hear the stories of how the Civil War transformed lives and the city forever.

Purchase tickets online, call us at 703-519-1749, or email tours@alexcolonialtours.com. Space is very limited.

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    • Feb
    • 11
    • 2016

2016 Ghost & Graveyard Tour Tickets Now Available!

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Tickets are now available for the 2016 season!

Tours will begin on March 18th and will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until mid-June, when more evening tours will be added to the schedule. As always, October tours will take place every night throughout the month. And, due to popularity this year, Holiday tours will be on the schedule once again this year.

You may purchase tickets online, call 703-519-1749, email tours@alexcolonialtours.com, or purchase in person at The Christmas Attic, the Visitor’s Center, or from one of our costumed guides!

We’re looking forward to continuing to scare serve you this year!

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    • Jan
    • 18
    • 2016

The Mercy Walk in Old Town Alexandria

Emma Green (Hannah James) / Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Walk the same streets as Nurse Mary Phinney, Jedediah Foster, Frank Stringfellow and the Green family.
Based on the new PBS series, MERCY STREET, Alexandria’s The Mercy Walk tour will give visitors and locals alike a feel for Alexandria and what it was like to live in an occupied city during the Civil War. This tour includes stops at the former Marshall House, the Confederate Statue, James Green’s furniture factory, and the only portion of the Mansion House Hotel still standing today. Join us to hear the true stories of Alexandria, a true microcosm of the Civil War all within one city.
 
Mercy Street PBS Alexandria VA

Nurse Mary Phinney (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) Photo Courtesy of Antony Platt/PBS

Tours will begin in March 2016.

Stay tuned for details, a schedule and the option to purchase tickets online.

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    • Oct
    • 06
    • 2015

OCTOBER GHOST TOURS

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.

GADSBY’S TAVERN GHOST TOUR
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.


IVY HILL CEMETERY 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.

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