Richmond Ghosts welcomes you to a tour of the haunted past of the capital city of Virginia, the Confederate capital during the Civil War and the second biggest slave market in the United States. Richmond has a fascinating past and some horrifying ghost stories.

Let our knowledgeable local guides take you on an adventure around Shockoe Bottom and Church Hill to 8 or 12 locations over an hour or 90 minutes of gentle, accessible walking. We encourage our guests to stay alert during the walking tour as you never know when there might be a ghost sighting!

Our historical ghost tour is created to be scary and creepy but is still family-friendly and suitable for all ages. Let us bring history to life, through death. Your kids will be talking about this exciting tour for years to come!

Our tour starts and ends at the 17th Street Farmers market, which is between Franklin and Main Streets at 17th. Your guide will be waiting by the Big Bell in a loop in the middle of the Market area. 

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Our tour starts and ends at the 17th Street Farmers market, which is between Franklin and Main Streets at 17th. Your guide will be waiting by the Big Bell in a loop in the middle of the Market area. 

Click here for directions.

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Standard tour: is roughly a 1 mile route and takes about 1 hour.
Extended tour: adds an additional 30 minutes and 0.6 miles.


Timing Info


Tour times may vary, click on the ‘Get Tickets’ button for all available times. Please only attend the tour for which you are scheduled. We recommend that you arrive for your ghost tour 10 to 15 minutes before start time. Tours are held rain or shine, so dress accordingly! Guests may only attend a tour for the day and time reserved.

Changes are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If a change is needed for your tour reservation, please email for further assistance.

When Info


Tickets for our Richmond Ghosts Tour must be purchased in advance and can be found here on our website.

You can add a tour extension during booking.

Tour guests are NOT required to print out tickets. Simply bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!

Once your order is made online, you’ll be added to the list! You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Rescheduling may be done upon approval and may be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.

Admission Info


There is plenty of parking around the 17th Street farmers market, public parking to the north, and paid parking between the market and the Main Street Station, a list of the local parking options are available on its website.

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Parking and Meeting place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We've been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can't hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/pet policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How to contact us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

How do I order an extended tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

What is an extended tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How do I order a private tour

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website's book now option.

Weather / Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I show up to a different tour day or time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What if i'm late ?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

I want to work for you ! How do I apply ?

Please email us with the contact form

What is a ghost plush

Ghost plush are small soft ghost souvenirs you can take home and keep as a friendly friend, or to give to someone as a gift!

What is an EMF Detector

EMF Detectors

How do I order EMF or Ghost Plush ?

Order a tour and check the +1 box for each item during the checkout process

Do ghost tours go inside Buildings ?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn't have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exporing up to you!

When should I arrive ?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do you offer food ?


Do we ride on a vehicle ?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is your tour wheelchair / stroller friendly ?

Yes, but there may be some grassy and cobblestone areas

Can I take photos ?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I take a video ?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I smoke on tour ?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Policy alcohol and drinking ?

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

View Our Cancellation Policy Here