New Sightseeing Tour Offers Stories of Old and New Virginia Beach

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Everyone enjoys a good story, and the Virginia Beach Historical Houses newest program is full of them. The Spirits, Myths,& Mysteries Tour, offered on Saturdays only, is a three-hour  adventure  discovering some of the ghosts, witches, myths, and mysteries that are part of the region’s history. Beginning at the beach, the tour makes three stops (approximately 30 minutes each) which include the Adam Thoroughgood House, the Lynnhaven House, and the Old Coast Guard Station.
The route encompasses a cross-section of Virginia Beach which a tour guide highlights while guests enjoy a comfortable bus ride. These sightseeing areas include: the Cavalier Hotel and Beach Club; the Association of Research and Enlightenment (ARE); First Landing State Park; the Lesner Bridge over Lynnhaven Inlet; the Grace Sherwood statue at Bayside Hospital; Town Center; the Visitors and Convention Center; as well as residential areas along the way.
The tour is designed for adults ($12 each) and children ages 8 and above ($8 each). On Saturdays, participants meet the tour bus by 9:45 a.m. at the corner of 24 St. and Atlantic Ave. Tickets can either be purchased at, or by visiting or calling Virginia Aquarium Guest Services (757 385-0300). Advance reservations are required.
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