Welcome to Alexandria's Footsteps ToThe Past!

Tales of war and peace..intrigue, betrayal, and heartache...tragedies, comedies...ghosts and graves...all part of the real history of the city, brought to you by a staff of unparalleled researchers, historians, and storytellers...guides whose knowledge, infectious enthusiasm, and dedicated expertise will both educate and entertain you.

We specialize in tours that take you out of the ordinary, to tell you the little-known but revealing stories of our former residents, from beloved President and patriots to the unsung heroes and heroines whose actions built this city, and our country, into what it is today.

The owner of this family-operated business is a native Alexandrian and ninth-generation Virginian who has spent untold hours of research on the historic home town of George Washington and Robert E. Lee.

HISTORICAL HAUNTS: Tour departs the Ramsay House Visitor Center

60 min Adults $10; $5 ages 12-17

Apr - May: Fri-Sat 7:00 & 8:30 pm

June -Labor Day: , Wed, Thurs 7:00 pm; Fri-Sat 7:00 & 8:30 pm

Oct - Nov 15th : Fri-Sat, 7:00 pm & 8:30 pm

Did you know...in the city where many of George Washington's friends sleep...and sometimes stir...there are documented strange occurrences at sites where profound tragedies occurred...real history that will haunt you!!!

This is an original, entertaining walk that even the skeptic will enjoy. Hear about friends of George Washington and the ghoulish medical practices of the 18th Century. Don't forget your camera - you'll be surprised at what might appear in your pictures!!

This tour ideal for groups of six for more and may be arranged by phoning 703 683 3451





The month of October and Halloween bring to mind GHOSTS!  Footsteps to the Past and Historic Carlyle House are working together to offer the following special event on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 5:00 pm -
9:00 pm
Event begins at Historic Carlyle House where participants will pick-up their tickets, meet their guide and experience firsthand encounters with zombies from the 18th century, a-la-walking dead style;  make their way through the zombie filled garden and visit the dark, dank tunnels for a spooky experience, where you will hear a paranormal investigator discuss his ghostly encounters;  stop by the "zombie tent" to see the zombie feast;  and go on a short ghost tour.
Tours will be offered every 15 minutes with the first tour at 5:00 pm and the last tour at 8:45 pm.  
Cost:  $20.00/person.

Please phone 703-683 3451 for reservations

or additional information  


Ghost caught on Ghost Tour

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