Be enchanted with the stories of the one and only Haint Mistress of Abingdon. Don’t be fooled by imitators. Donnamarie Emmert leads the only authentic Abingdon Spirit Tour.

Special Update for the Virginia Highlands Festival

Donnamarie is offering her Abingdon Spirit Tour EVERY DAY OF The Virginia Highlands Festival: July 23-August 1, 7:30 pm Meet at Wolf Hills Coffee, 112 Court St. Abingdon, Virginia.

Cost is $50 for two people or $20 each for three or more, due at the beginning of the tour. Paper money only, please. Reservations are not required, but they are appreciated. Call (276) 706-6093.

Also, part of the Virginia Highlands Festival, enjoy an Abingdon Downtown Walking Tour

Saturday, July 24 & July 31 10 a.m.  |   Free

Meet at the Barter Fountain, across from the Barter Theatre.

At night Donnamarie Emmert is Abingdon’s Haint Mistress, telling tales of ghosts and spirits from long ago. By daylight the Abingdon native shares her  knowledgeable about the town’s history, and her storytelling style will make the real historic figures come alive as visitors walk the brick streets of the historic downtown. 


Private Tours are Now Available! Masks and social distancing are required. 

The Haint Mistress has been sharing the stories of the “haints” in Abingdon for over 20 years and has a masters degree in storytelling, an outrageous love for of all things Halloween-y and that go bump in the night, and a ferocious attraction to history. You’ll remember her stories for years to come.

Abingdon’s rich history predates the American Revolution, and Donnamarie, The Haint Mistress has uncovered the secrets, legends and ghost stories.

Walking tours will begin at Wolf Hills Coffee, unless otherwise requested

Tours are approximately 2 hours long.

Cost is $50 for two people or $20 each for three or more, due at the beginning of the tour. Paper money only, please.

Call for private tour dates. (276) 706-6093

Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather for the two-hour tour extravaganza of Downtown Abingdon and all the main attractions.

This tour is decidedly not recommended for children under 10.

Due to the nature of Abingdon’s historic sidewalks, the tour is not recommended for wheeled conveyances (e.g. wheelchairs or prams).

Tours are canceled in the event of rain, but we will take a rain check!