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Address: 703 Braxton Pl, Alexandria, VA 22301
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Amazing historians and spellbinding story tellers -- should be on your bucket list

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 just about any question that anybody answers. Whether you go on one of their ghost... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 started and was told the guide would meet me outside, but by 1:35 I still... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 the Past- our guide, Lee, was very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. Not only did he... More 

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Greensburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 than great. Our tour guide was very nice, and very passionate about the history of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 expected more...

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 for children, and the tour lasts approx and hour, depending on how many questions are... More 

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Lititz, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

Very accomodating to the changing January weather. Met our little group on time. We found him very knowledgeable about Alexandria, its history and all the important players. Plan to go again in Spring and pick a different set of blocks to walk.

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