Abingdon’s rich history predates the American Revolution, and Donnamarie Emmert, the Haint Mistress of Abingdon, shares some of its secrets, legends and ghost stories on her guided Spirit Tours. She has been sharing the Town’s tales for over 25 years. Having a Masters Degree in Storytelling, an outrageous love for of all things Halloween-y and that go bump in the night, and a ferocious attraction to history, she combines these skills into a memorable entertainment.

Don’t be fooled by imitators. There’s only one Donnamarie Emmert and one authentic Abingdon Spirit Tour.

Due to the resurgence of Covid in our area, the October schedule for The Spirit Tours is by reservation only. The October Spirit Tours are available every night in October (except Halloween). Reservation availability is open for groups of 5-10 people. Cost is $20 per person, cash only. Dates are filling quickly so please make plans soon. Text (276) 706-6093 to find out what days are still open. Masks and social distancing are required.

Note: Ghosts don’t care if it’s October! Private Tours are available throughout the year!  Text (276) 706-6093 for availability .

Things to Know:

*Walking tours will begin at 7:30 at 112 Court Street at Wolf Hills Coffee, unless otherwise requested.

*Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

*Cost is $20 per person, paper money. No checks or plastic accepted.

*Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather.

*This tour is decidedly not recommended for children under 10. Due to the nature of Abingdon’s brick sidewalks, the tour is not recommended for wheeled conveyances (e.g. wheelchairs or prams).

*Tours are canceled in the event of heavy rain.

Virginia is for Lovers; Abingdon is for Ghost Story Lovers!