Audition for Hampton History Museum’s “Horror Story Tours”

Halloween is creeping up, and Hampton History Museum needs you to help tell some of our area’s spookiest stories!

The entire week before Halloween, October 26-30, the museum will be giving 60 minute guided tours that tell scary stories from old Hampton and Coastal Virginia. Historian Mike Cobb will guide visitors through these tales, which will be enacted by volunteers and will include:

  • The first witch recorded in America
  • Ghosts of Civil War soldiers
  • Pirates from Blackbeard’s crew
  • A speakeasy proprietor
  • Escaped prisoners
  • Yellow Fever victims
  • And more!

The tour will also include a spooky lantern tour of the St. John’s Church graveyard and other scary sites along Queen Street and Downtown Hampton.

An open audition is being held at the museum on Friday, September 11 from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. These are volunteer positions, and no experience is necessary. Once chosen, actors will collaborate with museum staff to create their own costumes.

Actors who are interested in participating but cannot attend the open audition are encouraged to contact volunteer coordinator Lisa Garber at or 757-727-6822.