Guided tour

Richmond: Phantoms of Franklin Walking Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond

Richmond: Phantoms of Franklin Walking Ghost Tour

Activity provider: Haunts of Richmond

From US$ 20 per person

Discover the eerie beauty of Richmond's turn-of-the-century Franklin Street on a guided walking tour. Home to many notable landmarks, it's easy to see why spirits would still want to linger here today.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feel a shiver run down your spine as your guide shares haunted ghost stories
  • Explore the dark side of Virginia's capital city after the sun goes down
  • Follow your guide through the historic Franklin Street and its iconic buildings
  • Stop outside the Jefferson Hotel to learn about the haunts behind its walls
  • Hear the tales of one of Richmond's most famous authors of the early 1900s
Full description

Hear haunting tales of generations past on a walking ghost tour of Richmond's Franklin Street and its surrounding areas. Marvel at the turn-of-the-century architecture of the gilded age that is still reflected in many of the buildings throughout the neighborhood.

Start your tour with a stop outside the Jefferson Hotel. Richmond's landmark, the luxury hotel has played host to celebration and tragedy alike for over 125 years, and many who checked in here seem to have never quite checked out.

Moving through the neighborhood, witness the landmarks and homes that set this neighborhood apart from so many others. See why so many spirits have decided to call this neighborhood home after their time on earth has come to a close, including famous authors and entrepreneurs from past generations.

As the tour draws to a close, ask your guide any questions you may have and venture onward into the neighborhood to take advantage of the many bars and restaurants that call the city home today.

  • Tour guide
  • Walking tour
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the intersection of W Franklin & N Adams Streets. They will be wearing clothing marked with the Haunts of Richmond.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine

Product ID: 418459