Start your haunted trip with a walking or tram tour at the Norfolk Botanical Garden. The garden is a 155 acre garden with over 30 themed gardens and a 12 mile walking path. Adventure to the exploration to find bats throughout the garden, Virginia is home to 17 species of bats. Check out the Garden’s calendar for the guided tour “Night Sounds Walk.”
Are you brave enough to walk through a graveyard at St. Paul's Episcopal Church and visit the past? Built in 1739, the church is the only colonial-era building in Norfolk to survive the many wars the city has seen. Guided tours are available throughout the fall and spring.
Time for a haunted dinner at Freemason Abbey Restaurant and Tavern, where there has been numerous paranormal accounts particularly in the kitchen and bar area.
Start your day walking on the decks of the largest and last battleship, Battleship Wisconsin. One crew member apparently stayed behind when all others left during the Korean War. See if you can spot this sailor ghost! Every Halloween season Nauticus brings back Haunted BB64: Three Decks of Darkness with even bigger thrills and creepier chills!
Journey through Norfolk by experiencing a Historical Ghent Food Tour. Visit up to five restaurants and sample house specialties while listening to the staff discuss the culinary creations and history of their restaurant and food.
The paranormal adventure continues with a 1 to 2 hour walking tour of downtown Norfolk's most haunted places. The Norfolk Pagoda, the Blessing Gate arch is a landmark that promises good fortune to all who pass under it. Head to the Wells Theatre, opened in 1913 as the crown jewel of the Wells Brothers' Beaux Arts theaters. Then stroll over to MacArthur Center, Norfolk's downtown mall, for a little shopping and lunch. Then is back to the ghost hunt with The Moses Myers House. Stories say a man is said to haunt the garden of the house is believed to be Thomas Bowden, someone who was quarreling with Moses Myers before he was shot on the property.
Enjoy a great dinner at Omar's Carriage House. This historic site in Norfolk was built in the early 1840's, when the patrons then were horses. Savor fresh jumbo lump crab cakes and succulent potato crisp flounder at Omar's contemporary bistro.
On your way home stop in Newport News, Virginia travel to Endview Plantation, where you will see video and listen to actual electronic voice phenomenon (EVP) recordings from investigations conducted by RTL Paranormal, a local paranormal investigation group.