Haunted History Ghost Tour

Prepare yourself for a spine-tingling tour that delves into the mysterious history of Winchester!

Learn of the restless spirits from the Colonial and Civil War eras often seen and heard in the streets and historic buildings of Old Town. Your expert guide weaves a tale of carefully researched history and true ghost stories that will leave you intrigued and hopefully convinced that they are here!

Tour lasts approximately one hour.

Tickets must be purchased in advance at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center.

Cost: $10
Cash or check only.

Limit of 25 participants per tour.

Tour is offered Saturday, October 26; Wednesday, October 30; and Thursday, October 31 at 6pm.

Meet at the intersection of Cork Street and the Loudoun Street Mall.

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History at Sunset

“…there burst upon our view the appalling spectacle of a panic-stricken army…”
The William Dinges Farm (Rienzi Knoll) at Cedar Creek

Known variously as the William H. Dinges Farm, Ripple Farm or Rienzi Knoll, this historic property witnessed one of the most dramatic episodes of the Battle of Cedar Creek (October 19, 1864); the arrival of Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan following his non-stop ride from Winchester. Finding his army broken and demoralized, Sheridan rallied his troops and launched a devastating counterattack that afternoon which “snatched victory from the jaws of defeat,” turning Cedar Creek into a stunning Union triumph.

Join Park Ranger Jeff Driscoll for a special program that will allow the general public access to this property and explore its Battle of Cedar Creek history, Meet at the National Park Service Visitor Contact Station (7712 Main Street, Middletown, VA 22645). Visitors will then car-pool to the site.