Loudoun is an area rich in history, evident in the historic homes and structures in the downtown districts as well as in the numerous heritage attractions the county has to offer. While your typical tour of these historic properties will include accounts of the lives of former residents, notable events, and architectural tidbits, there’s a part of the tour you might be missing. Hear the untold stories of what happens after dark, when no one else is around. From ghostly legends to personal tales of unexplained happenings, it’s time to explore the darker side of Loudoun.
Oatlands’ After-Dark Paranormal Tours Oct 18th, 26th-31st Explore Loudoun’s rich and well preserved history with ghostly tours you can only experience this time of year. The mansion at Oatlands plantation has housed many residents during its 200 year history, some of whom may have never truly left. Reports of strange occurrences and even voices in the home prompted an investigation by a team of paranormal experts. Hear their recordings of ghostly voices as well as the curator and docents’ accounts of their own other-worldly experiences during their annual Paranormal Tours – a rare opportunity to visit Oatlands after dark and learn a history not included in their normal tours. Get a sneak peak of what to expect in our Get Lost in Loudoun: Haunted Hunt video.
Hauntings Tour Oct 25th-26th Continue your exploration of Loudoun’s haunted homes during the 22nd Annual Hauntings Tour in Historic Downtown Leesburg. Hosted for two days only over Halloween weekend, this tour takes visitors into private homes and businesses to hear the stories of these haunted sites – like the Civil War general who watches over the staff of a local business. Or the widow who fought to keep her house and still resides there to this day, even helping with the daily housework. These tours sell out quickly so reserve your spot today!