The history of our modern America began on the grounds of The Lost Colony. Experience it in an entirely new way. Step back in time with us as we uncover the mysteries of Roanoke Island through firsthand encounters with the ghosts of those who lived here. You will be guided by Trevor Janzen, Founder of Astral Plane Investigations. The interactive tour will explore paranormal activity hotspots around the grounds of the Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Site. Through ghostly encounters, you’ll learn about Elizabethan history and early colonial exploration. Discover the importance of these expeditions to the English and other European nations as well as the Native Americans and the 1587 colony.
April 15 – April 27
Monday – Thursday 8PM tour
Fridays and Saturdays 8PM & 9PM tours
For information call 252-473-2127 or
Ticket Office call: 252-473-6000
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the tour meet?
The tour begins outside of The Lost Colony Ticket Office
When do tours run?
Monday – Saturday
April 15 -27
Monday – Thursday: 8PM tour
Fridays and Saturdays: 8PM & 9PM tours
How long is the tour?
The tour is approximately 1 hour. We walk approximately .5 mile.
What should I bring with me?
Bring anything you’d like with you for spending time outdoors. Water and bug repellent are common items. And comfortable shoes are a must, as we will be walking about .5 mile.
How much does the tour cost?
$20 – Children, under five: Free!
Where can I get tickets?
Here on our website. Advance ticket purchase is encouraged, but walk-up tickets prior to Ghost Tour can be purchased at the Ticket Office, if available.
Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Trails are not accessible by individuals with physical disabilities or in wheelchairs. Tours are conducted outdoors in the evening on uneven terrain.
Can I bring my camera?
Of course! And if you get some great shots of orbs, a ghost, or even just you having fun, please share them with us. We love to share great guest experiences with our fans on Facebook and Instagram!
Please, no videotaping without prior permission.
Is Ghosts of the Lost Colony appropriate for children?
Absolutely! The tour is designed to be family friendly, and there is no blood or gore in the stories we tell. The ghost tour is designed to teach about Elizabethan history, early colonial exploration, the Native Americans who lived here and the 1587 colony, while exploring paranormal hotspots.
Are ghosts real?
There are several staged ghost encounters but additional encounters have occurred on this tour — sometimes even meeting a ghost face-to-face is not enough to make people believe!