Our Story

At Richmond Historic Haunts Tour Company we focus on sharing the offbeat and overshadowed aspects of RVA’s history. We are the sister company of Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours which was founded on the premise of sharing Richmond’s haunted history. As Haunts of Richmond grew more stories were collected, ghost and history alike. As a result, a mountain of fascinating information was gathered that did not fit with the ghost tours. Nevertheless, there was a strong desire to bring these tales forward in a way that would do justice to the history of Richmond, and those who lived through it.

As we move forward, we are expanding our tour and event offerings to touch on more aspects of Richmond’s past. We have a lot of ideas floating around, and we are continuing to conduct research to expand our knowledge base. We hope that you’ll stay tuned in and join us as we bring new tours to fruition!


Meet The Owners

Beth & Chris Houlihan founded Richmond Historic Haunts in 2016 to be the parent company of Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours. Before that, they first made their home in RVA in 2004. Having been raised with an appreciation for history and culture, they were quickly caught up in the rich and complex history that Richmond offers.


Beth Houlihan
President of Richmond Historic Haunts

Beth Houlihan

Beth’s involvement in RVA tourism started in 2008. With degrees in Education, Theater & Writing from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, sharing her passion for history with an audience has always come naturally for her. She is the President of Richmond Historic Haunts and acts as the company’s creative director and head tour guide.

Chris Houlihan
Vice President of Richmond Historic Haunts

Chris Houlihan

An engineer by trade, with a degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, his interests are rooted in the historic architecture and infrastructure that contribute to the fabric of modern Richmond. He is responsible for keeping things ticking behind the scenes. Occasionally you can catch him out spinning tales on the tours too. His contact information is available here.