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Alexandrias Footsteps To the Past

703 Braxton Pl, Alexandria, VA 22301-2705
+1 703-683-3451
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Ghost Tour?

Picture a Friday eve in October, the night of the full (harvest) moon and rallying your friends for... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Sabrina A
via mobile
Beautiful historic area wasnt done justice

We took the tour hoping for history about the area and ghosts stories. It was very light on the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
via mobile
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6 Oct 2017
“Ghost Tour? ”
13 Aug 2017
“Beautiful historic area wasnt done justice”
703 Braxton Pl, Alexandria, VA 22301-2705
703 Braxton Pl, Alexandria, VA 22301-2705
+1 703-683-3451
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Picture a Friday eve in October, the night of the full (harvest) moon and rallying your friends for a guided ghost walking tour of Alexandria. Well, we only stopped at three places and the tour was light and spotty on ghost stories, way too heavy...More

Thank Sabrina A
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We took the tour hoping for history about the area and ghosts stories. It was very light on the ghost stories and the history given really didn't give enough background about the area. The guide was costumed and spoke in a Scotiah/Irish accent and seemed...More

Thank Geistmadl
Reviewed 11 August 2016

I have been on several tours with the guides at Alexandria's Footsteps to the Past. Every tour is fascinating and entertaining. They really know the history of the area. But what's more important, they know how to make it interesting, and they can usually answer...More

Thank historyscholar
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I took the Alexandria History tour on a Saturday (at 1:30pm) starting from the Alexandria Visitors Center. There was some confusion between the people at the Visitors Center, who sell the tickets, and the guide. I bought my ticket around 15 minutes before the tour...More

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We were in Old Town Alexandria for the day and decided to take in one of the local ghost tours. We had a choice between Footsteps to the Past and another "more well known" tour group. We were very pleased that we chose Footsteps to...More

Thank PasoMan724
Reviewed 27 January 2015

When we went on the footsteps of the past tour with our school group, I wasn't really sure what to expect, since our leaders on the trip made it sound like a 'ghost tour', which I had been on those before and they were less...More

2  Thank samdancindiva
Reviewed 21 October 2013 via mobile

I guess it depends on who your guide is... We had Pat. A nice, older lady. You can see she likes her town and has been doing this for a while. She even had personal ghost stories to tell. It was mildly entertaining, but I...More

2  Thank magali
Reviewed 15 April 2013

I have taken my students to Alexandria for the past six years just for the Ghost Tour. It is excellent, and I always look forward to going again. Great history lessons!!!

1  Thank jill k
Reviewed 11 December 2012

Ben, our tour guide did a great job leading us on a 2 hour architectural tour of Old Town. Our guide went out of his way to customize the tour to our interests. Loved it! Highly recommended.

1  Thank Robert9876_12
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We have always wanted to try a "ghost tour" but never found the right time. My wife and I were in Alexandria for the night and saw a brochure in the visitor center and decided to try it. It was $10 for adults and $5...More

Thank rumcreme
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