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Posted on: September 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Hampton Horror Tours—October 22 - 26, 6:30 & 8 pm


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 a new reincarnation of their “Hampton Horror Tours” Monday, October 22 through Friday, October 26. Tours will depart the museum at 6:30 and 8 p.m. 


For 2018, new director Jeffrey Corriveau, entertainment manager at Busch Gardens, brings over 25 years of theatrical experience to this annual event. He has added additional characters and stories from Hampton’s history to the new script.

Leaving from the museum lobby, these 60-minute walking tours 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, Hannah Tunnel who warned of the approach of Union troops, Black Bart the pirate, 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, George Wythe’s murderer, survivors of the War of 1812 burning of Hampton, Yellow Fever victims, roaring 20s gangsters and flappers, drowning victim Jenny Kane whose husband was acquitted of her death in the 1931 “trial of the century,” 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.

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.

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