In a metropolis with as a lot historical past as Alexandria, it’s no shock that tales of ghostly sightings abound. Halloween is the right time to be taught extra in regards to the spooky spirits that hang-out town at one of many many ghost excursions or occasions being provided this yr.
Honor the Feminine Stranger with Lengthy Black Veil ®
Oct. 14 | 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
3950 Wheeler Ave.
Kick-off your enterprise into the paranormal with a drink of native beer on Oct. 14. Port Metropolis Brewing Firm in partnership with the Gadsby Tavern Museum are internet hosting the annual launch of their black IPA known as the Lengthy Black Veil ®. This brew is impressed by Alexandria’s most well-known ghost, the female stranger, who handed away in Gadsby’s Tavern on Oct. 14, 1816 on the age of 23 following an extended sickness. She was buried in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Cemetery with a mysterious headstone and her spirt is alleged to nonetheless hang-out the tavern. For each 16 oz pour bought, $1 shall be donated to the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
Associated: Who was the Female Stranger?
Alexandria Colonial Excursions’ Ghost and Graveyard Tour
Numerous dates and occasions
221 King St.
Join Alexandria’s Unique Ghost and Graveyard tour. Tour guides sporting colonial period costumes lead fright-seekers for an hour by six blocks in Outdated City Alexandria by lantern gentle. Hearken to tales of romance, revenge, demise and thriller and study Alexandria’s most infamous ghosts. Tickets vary from $9 – $15 and youngsters below six are free. Go to the Alexandria Colonial Tours website here for a whole record of dates and occasions.
Frights and Pints Outdated City Alexandria Tour
Numerous dates and occasions
301 King St.
In the event you want somewhat liquid braveness when you take heed to scary tales, Nightly Spirits presents their Frights and Pints Outdated City Alexandria Tour yr spherical. The 2 and a half hour lengthy tour stops at three or 4 pubs or bars. A costumed information shares ghost tales and historical past of Alexandria’s most haunted spots alongside the way in which. Excursions are each Friday and Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 and individuals have to be 21 years of age or older. Personal excursions are additionally accessible.
Spirits of Carlyle Home
Oct. 15, 22 and 29 | 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
121 N. Fairfax St.
Carlyle Home’s lengthy and numerous historical past is stuffed with truths, myths, and rumors that makes it one of the vital visited locations on Alexandria’s ghost excursions. Come and expertise a uniquely haunting tour of the home and grounds by candlelight, maybe encounter the departed spirits of notable residents and neighbors, and listen to their tales of disappointment and triumph. This occasion is being held in partnership with the Little Theatre of Alexandria. Tickets are $10 and reservations have to be made upfront. Excursions are provided on the half hour.
Grief and Ghost Tour
Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30 | 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
615 Oronoco St.
Lee-Fendall Home Museum and Backyard is holding their standard Halloween tour for 2 weekends solely. Guests may have a uncommon alternative to see the home after darkish. The tour will concentrate on a few of the extra macabre Victorian mourning customs like hair jewellery and séances. Guests may even hear the tales of a few of the tragic deaths and mysterious incidents which have occurred over the house’s centuries lengthy historical past. Tickets are $15 per particular person and have to be reserved upfront as a result of house limitations. Face masks are required for all particpants. Excursions are provided Oct 23, 24, 30 and 31 each half hour between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ghost Tour of Ivy Hill Cemetery
Oct. 22, 24 | 7 p.m.
2823 King St.
Alexandria’s 22-acre Ivy Hill Cemetery was established in 1856 and stays an lively cemetery as we speak. Come hear tales of ghostly encounters as instructed by employees members of the cemetery on this one hour strolling tour. Tickets are $10 per particular person, pay on the door however RSVP is required by emailing information@IHCHPS.org or calling 703-549-7413.
Ghost Tails – Ghost Story Nights with Cats
Oct. 15 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Oct. 16 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m. and eight p.m.-9 p.m.
109 S. Alfred St.
Alexandria’s cat café, Mount Purrnon Cat Café + Wine Bar invitations guests to cuddle with adoptable black cats as they take heed to spooky tales. Martha Washington shall be in attendance to speak about haunted Mount Vernon and you might be invited to share ghost tales of your personal! The occasion is for ages 12+ and price is $30/per particular person.
Halloween Storytime Aboard Tall Ship Windfall
Oct. 30, 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
1 Cameron St.
In the event you’re on the lookout for a extra family-friendly expertise then come aboard Tall Ship Windfall for a spooky Halloween story time with Captain John Paul Jones as he sharestwo tales of terror on the excessive seas. This 15 minute lengthy program is nice for teenagers ages 5-12. Story occasions shall be held at 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., midday and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per particular person with a particular household price of $25 if greater than 5 members of the family. Children and grown-ups alike are welcome to come back in costume; every visitor will obtain a bag of goodies on the way in which out. No weapons, toy weapons or props weapons of any variety shall be permitted aboard the ship.