September 29, 2022

‘Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past’ Paranormal Tours Return to Thoroughgood House in October

Virginia Beach History Museums invites you to take a paranormal tour of the historic Thoroughgood House by candlelight this October. Keep an eye out for ghostly happenings in the gardens and house as costumed professional storytellers guide you through the night. Campfires and cider will also be available at the Thoroughgood House to warm your spirits during these hauntingly fun fall nights! Tours are appropriate for all ages.

Tours will run every 30 minutes from 6-9 p.m. on Oct. 20-23 and Oct 27-30. Tickets are $15 for adults and children 10+, $7 for children under 10, and can be purchased online in advance or at the door. Tours are presented in partnership with the Zeiders American Dream Theater.

Purchase tickets for "Ghosts of Thoroughgood Past" tours. Ticket registration is through the Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation ActiveNet system. If you do not already have an ActiveNet account, you will need to create your free account prior to purchasing tickets.

For the latest information about Virginia Beach History Museums events and tours, visit If you have any questions about tours, call 757-385-5100 or email


The Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. The Department assists and directs the Virginia Beach Arts & Humanities Commission coordinates the City's Public Art Program, oversees the Virginia Beach History Museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as the liaison with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource to local arts and humanities organizations.


The City of Virginia Beach History Museums includes the Thoroughgood House, the Francis Land House, the Lynnhaven House, and Princess Anne County Training School/Union Kempsville High School Museum. Virginia Beach History Museums is part of the City's Cultural Affairs Department. As part of the municipal government of the City of Virginia Beach, the Cultural Affairs Department engages residents and visitors through meaningful arts, heritage, and cultural experiences to connect and strengthen communities. Visit for more information, and follow @VBHistoryMuseums on Facebook and Instagram, and @VBHistMuseums on Twitter, to stay up to date on all the events and news from Virginia Beach History Museums.


Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional, non-profit theater that introduces new works and emerging artists presents unique artistic experiences, and inspires creative growth in the Hampton Roads Community. The Z's founding principles are that creativity drives the growth of individuals and communities; and that the imagination, passion, and discipline of creation are universal requirements for all successful endeavors, artistic and otherwise. Our mission is accomplished through programming balanced between developing projects and artists, presenting regional, national, and international artists, and community-driven events.

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