OLDE TOWNE PORTSMOUTH GHOST WALK $15
Friday, October 27, 2023, 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Tickets are available to purchase October 1. Online ticket sales will close at 11:59 PM on Thursday, October 26. Limited tickets will be sold at the door. For guaranteed entry, please pre-purchase tickets online. Tickets are valid only for the tour time purchased. Tickets are non-refundable. Thank you for supporting the Olde Towne Portsmouth Civic League. Get tickets while they last! We sell out every year! If you are planning on coming in a large group make sure you buy enough from the same 1/2 hour time slot.  

Upon arrival, please visit the check-in table at Ghost Walk Marketplace and show your email confirmation to get your tour wristband. You must get a wristband prior to your tour time. We recommend that you arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour time in order to check in and get the colored wristband. Please queue up in front of Trinity Church with your wristband 5-15 minutes prior to your tour time.

Example: a 5:30 ticket will have a start time of 5:30, 5:37, 5:45, or 5:52.  Groups of about 40 will see the first 2 stories together and then will split into two smaller groups of about 20 to go on either the East or West route. Make sure you get in line before your start time. Show up in line at 5:15 if you have a 5:30 ticket – knowing your tour might start as late as 5:52. 

Come early or stay late! Ghost Walk Marketplace will be open from 5 – 9:30 PM.  This spooktacular marketplace features curated vendors and entertainment especially for Ghost Walk. The marketplace is free and open to the public. Stay a spell and visit all the haunted happenings. Your tour will begin and end at the Ghost Walk Marketplace.

Friday, October 27, 2023 guests will be treated to some of the most haunting stories of Portsmouth's past. Buy a ticket if you dare...

Ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk tell their tales of love, loss, murder and mayhem! Patrons are guided on a walking tour through the historic distric of Olde Towne, Portsmouth. At each haunted house visitors hear costumed actors retell the legends of ghostly visitations and things that go bump in the night!

Olde Towne, Portsmouth is a 20-square block, 500 building area on the National Register of Historic Places. This tour is family friendly. It’s spooky, not scary. No one jumps out to scare you.

Cameras are welcome. Houses are private properties and not open to the public. The ghosts of the Olde Towne Ghost Walk only appear once a year on the Friday before Halloween!

TICKETS: $15.00  

TOURS DEPART: From 5:30 – 9:30 PM. Tickets are sold for specific tour times. Patrons are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before their tour time to enjoy vendors, reenactors, and ghostly entertainers before a short queue for the tour. The last tour ends at approximately 10:45 pm.

LOCATION: Tours begin and end at the Ghost Walk Marketplace in front of Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA, at the intersection of High Street & Court Streets in downtown Portsmouth.

FAQs:
LENGTH OF GHOST WALK: The tour lasts approximately 60 minutes and will begin and end at Trinity Episcopal Church, 500 Court St. There will be entertainment, vendors, and more.
 
PARKING: Free parking in municipal parking garages located on County and High Street and on Middle Street. Limited on-street parking in Olde Towne business district.
 
WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE: Guests are encourage to arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time. Please queue up in front of Trinity Church with your tour wristband 15 minutes prior to your tour. You must have a wristband to get in line to start the tour. Get in line at the tour start location 5-15 minutes before tour start time. 
 
CHECK-IN: Check-in at Ghost Walk Marketplace check-in table 30 minutes prior to your tour time and get your tour wristband. Show your email confirmation at check-in. You must have a wristband to join the tour. Ghost Walk Marketplace is located on Court St. between High and County St.
 
CLOTHING: Visitors should wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
 
PETS: We love pets, however, we ask that pets stay home for this event for the comfort of all our guests. With entertainers, actors, costumes, spookiness, and large crowds, it may be too much for even the most loveable pet.
 
NO SMOKING:  This is non-smoking tour. Please no cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or vapes. Thanks!
 
WEATHER: Tours will go on in moonlight or rain.
 
TICKETS: On October 1st, tickets will be available to purchase online. Tickets are $15 per person, children under 5 years old are free.  Limited tickets will also be sold at the door while supplies last. To guarantee a spot, please purchase tickets online. Tickets are non-refundable. Thank you for supporting the Olde Towne Portsmouth Civic League.
This event is sponsored by Olde Towne Portsmouth Civic League. 
Questions? Please check our FAQs.
Special THANK YOU to our Committee, Volunteers, Actors, Trinity Episcopal Church, Portsmouth Olde Towne Farmers Market, Olde Towne Business Association, the City of Portsmouth!
 
Wawa Foundation is donating bottles of water for our volunteers.

Tickets are on sale October 1.  To guarantee your spot, please pre-purchase tickets online. When you arrive, please visit the check-in table get your wristband. Your group will be called to gather 15 minutes prior to your selected tour time. Guests will enter Trinity’s chapel to begin the tour. You must have a wristband to enter the chapel. Tickets are non-refundable. RAIN or MOONLIGHT. We will have some tickets for purchase in person – but buy on line to be sure!

LAST TOUR at 9:30 PM

Olde Towne Portsmouth Civic League , the City of Portsmouth, and homeowners are not responsible for any injury, theft, or issue during this event. By purchasing a ticket, you assume responsibility of the aforementioned.

Interested in Volunteering for Ghost Walk? Questions?

Ghost Walk Marketplace

The spooktacular marketplace on Court Street from High to County Streets features curated vendors and entertainment especially for Ghost Walk in downtown Portsmouth!

When you arrive for your tour, check-in at Ghost Walk Marketplace to receive your tour wrist band. You must have a wrist band to join your tour. Stay a spell and visit all the haunted happenings. Your tour will begin and end at the Ghost Walk Marketplace.

A Night at the Museam

 

The Hill House Museum is offering an additional event! A Night at the Museum with Voices from the Grave. 

On this night of ghosts, the Hill Family and special guests return in flesh and blood with exciting costumed theatrical scenes. We’ve got Yellow Fever terror, cute puppies on pillows, an archaeologist digging up the back yard, and so much more at this mysterious Night at the Museum.

Meet the ghosts of the Hill family and notable citizens of Portsmouth! Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the marketplace or at the musuem. A Night at the Museum tours will run from 7-10 PM.  Tickets will be sold for tours starting 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Once 5-10 people arrive and check in a tour will start.  50 tickets will be sold per 1 hour timeslot.  

**The ghost walk tour takes about 1 hour and the Hill House tour is about 45 minutes, so please plan your tour times accordingly. 

** If you only want to attend the Hill House Event, please park at the Middle Street Garage. 

** There will be a shuttle running people from the Ghost Walk Market to the Hill House as needed. 

 

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