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

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

Click here to buy tickets for the “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 before purchasing tickets.

For the latest information on events and tours of Virginia Beach history museums, visit museumsvb.org. If you have questions about tours, call 757-385-5100 or email [email protected]


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 Virginia Beach’s history museums, provides contract management for the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts, serves as liaises with Virginia MOCA and the ViBe Creative District, and serves as a resource for local arts and people organizations.


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


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