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About Alexandria Colonial Tours

Alexandria’s Ghost & Graveyard Tours were previously offered by Doorways to Old Virginia. Doorways owners, Ed and Stella Michals, retired and passed on their business to one of their veteran tour guides, Wellington Watts, who began Alexandria Colonial Tours. Watts and his team of veteran tour guides carry on the long standing tradition.

Wellington is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Communications. Since 2000, he has led a variety of experiences, including African American, Civil War, colonial, family-focused, ghost, specialized topic and private tours, in Old Town Alexandria. Wellington is also frequently commissioned for speaking engagements to discuss historical topics in an informative and entertaining way. He is an accomplished speaker, having earned awards in many Toastmasters competitions.

The Reviews Are In!


4.5 out of 5

"We drove all the way from Virginia Beach specifically for this ghost tour and we were not disappointed."


4.7 out of 5

"Our tour guide mixed the historical information in with the ghost stories. 
I enjoyed the tour and appreciated the extra facts he had researched..."


4 out of 5

"We had a great time. It was the perfect blend of history and ghost stories. Our guide was very knowledgeable about both Old Town history and ghosts..."

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