We hope you’re in the mood for a good scare, or maybe just some entertaining late night information, because your next stop is Alexandria’s Original Ghosts and Legends Lantern Tour. Put on by a popular local touring company, you'll be transported back in time into the D.C. of yesteryear. On this particular tour, you and your group will follow the 18th century costumed guides by lantern light through historic Old Town, in Alexandria. You’re going to want to wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket for the chilly night, many groups even like to bring glowsticks for extra light and/or as a group identifier in the dark!
This entertaining tour will enlighten your group on various stories of local ghosts, local legends, and even more local folklore. Some of the stories involve unsolved mysteries or angry ghosts still out looking for revenge, others are captivating tales of romance and of horror. Enjoy walking the empty D.C. streets, the tour departing from the Ramsay H. Visitor Center each Friday through Sunday, 7:30 pm and 9 pm (be sure to arrive 5-10 minutes early). The departure point is just two blocks from the Potomac River if you get lost, and while any guest is allowed to partake in this night-time tour, keep in mind that the suggested age for this spooky walk is 9 and up.