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Stories and figures from the city’s dark side come to life for the season of spooks and frights as the Hampton History Museum presents their popular “Hampton Horror Tours” Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. Tours will depart the museum at 6:30 and 8 p.m.
Leaving from the museum lobby, these 60-minute walking tours will include eerie tales of old Hampton and the Coastal Virginia region. Those who dare brave the journey will meet the first witch recorded in America, ghosts of Civil War Soldiers, pirates from Blackbeard’s crew, and the great American author best-known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe, WWII German submariners who perished in the Chesapeake Bay and were buried in Hampton, Declaration of Independence signatory George Wythe, Spanish flu victims, roaring 20s gangsters, and other personages from the city’s storied past. Each tour will include the grisly side of Hampton history, special surprises, a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s graveyard, and other chilling downtown Hampton sites along Queens Way.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance per person, $12.00 at the door. Tickets are limited, and may sell out. Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets can be purchased at the Hampton History Museum and Visitor Center, or reserved by credit or debit card by calling 757-727-1102. Proceeds benefit Hampton History Museum. Tours will be held rain or shine. No rain checks.