Ghost Tours

Ghost tours may lead through W.Va. woodlands.

Ghost tours and other dark tourism venues are popular throughout West Virginia where the hills and mountains seem practically imbued with the supernatural. Here entire communities, such as and , have been numbered among the most haunted places in the world, partly as a result of battles fought there. West Virginia is also the home of several legendary beasts and monsters, including Mothman, a winged creature said to haunt the skies above the Ohio River.

Not a believer in ghosts and strange beasts? Our publisher admits that there’s more to West Virginia than meets the eye, though he considers himself a skeptic. “Ghosts, monsters, and the paranormal — I’d have to see to believe, but as darkness falls in the mountains I’m sometimes aware of things beyond my reach,” David Sibray says.

Ghost Tours


111 E. Washington Street
(Meet in the Parking Lot Behind the Bank)
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-261-5416 or 301-432-8320


100 E. Washington Street
Charles Town, WV 25414
304-268-8156


208 Main Street
Sutton, WV 26601
304-765-6533


St. Peter’s Church Stone Patio
100 Church Street
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
304-725-8019


Blennerhassett Hotel
4th & Market Streets
Parkersburg, WV 26101
304-428-7978


400 Main Street
Point Pleasant, WV 25550
304-812-5211


Sanford Community Center
1600 3rd Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-231-7134

Shepherdstown Mystery Walk
German Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
240-593-2317


71 Asylum Drive
Weston, WV 26452
304-269-5070


818 Jefferson Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-6200


More ghostly fun!

For more information on ghosts, monsters, and the paranormal in West Virginia, visit .

Read More:

Prize-fighter Yankee Sullivan bested Bob Caunt near Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Yankee Sullivan fought 1847 match near Harpers Ferry

The month of May marks the beginning of West Virginia's rainy season, the time of year when storms build quickly over her mountain forests...
David Sibray sports a bigfoot souvenir t-shirt while photographing the Sutton Lake Marina.

Bigfoot rumors boosting travel at central West Virginia lake

It's hardly surprising Sutton Lake is attracting attention among bigfoot hunters. Amid one of the most forested regions in West Virginia, the rumor of...
David Sibray peers into the grave of Judge John Reddick, buried in both Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Legendary West Virginia grave straddled Pennsylvania line

Some say Judge John Hoke Reddick's ghost still haunts his grave, and I suppose they could be right, as the grave—a tomb, really—stands strangely...
Fireside on vacation with River Expeditions

True ghostly tales selected for your next W.Va. campfire

At least five months out of the year, West Virginia is warm enough to welcome light family camping, and there's little more exciting about...
Dueling was not popular in West Virginia, though the Moore-Burnham Duel was notably undertaken at Clarksburg in 1810.

Clarksburg duel, rare in West Virginia, fought April 24, 1810

Possibly because of a resurgence of ideas about chivalry and codes of conduct, dueling surged in popularity in the U.S. in the late 1700s,...