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.
Mon 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tue 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Had an amazing tour with Alistair a few weeks ago. I was pleasantly surprised to have a British tour guide and he was super entertaining and knowledgeable! A lot of history of the area combined with ghost stories and completed in a graveyard. If you’ve been on this tour before, remember that there are two separate tours – we just got lucky with an amazing guide and easy route.
Attended the Mercy Street tour. First, be advised that Mercy Street is not filmed in Alexandria, so temper your expectations accordingly. Second, our tour guide was entertaining, fun, and well-spoken but I thought he gave us a white-washed view of the causes of the Civil War. He stated that the North was fighting to preserve the Union while the South was fighting for states’ rights. This is correct only to the extent that the South was fighting for states’ rights to maintain the institution of slavery and spread it to new territories. It was the but-for cause of the war. We need to get real about our history.
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