The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour

Williamsburg, United States
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From USD 18.00

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You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Spend the evening exploring the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg on a candlelit guided ghost tour. The ghost tour reveals a lesser-known side of the historic streets and takes you to parts of the town most tourists wouldn’t be comfortable visiting on their own. Along the way, a guide entertains the group with family-friendly stories and local legends.
  • Uncover little-known stories about Colonial Williamsburg on a ghost tour
  • The interactive tour guide keeps all ages engaged
  • Paranormal stories and candlelight add an interesting twist to a walking tour
  • Learn Williamsburg history alongside ghost stories

What's Included

  • Guide is licensed or certified
  • Gratuity

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • The Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour
    345 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, USA

    The Lululemon

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Not recommended for travelers that have walking problems
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Take pictures of the houses, we noticed a ghost shadow of a woman, no joke!
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Ghost tour with Ben
Crystal_H, Mar 2023
Ben was our tour guide and I highly recommend him if there is any way to pick who gets to be the guide. He was very animated and brought the stories to life. He explained the history and gave life to the long ago people who used to walk the streets of Williamsburg. We went to Busch Gardens earlier that day and I do believe I had just as much fun doing this tour than I did at BG. If you are thinking about doing it, just go ahead and do it!!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for your kind words1 we are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Ben.
Spooky Fun time in Williamsburg
Genevieve_J, Mar 2023
We had a fantastic time! I unfortunately don’t remember the name of our guide- but she was great. We had a group of 5, including a 9 year old, 20 something’s and 40-50 something’s. Everyone enjoyed the tour. Very glad we decided to do this!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
We are delighted you enjoyed your night! Thanks for reviewing your experience!
No guide showed up
Pamela_D, Jan 2023
The guide never showed up. We waited 15 minutes and left. As we were heading to our car I got a notice that our tickets were being refunded. Some notice ahead of time that no guide was going to show up would have been courteous and professional instead of wasting our time.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We did try to reach you several times. The information on your reservation was incorrect.
Fantastic walking tour!
Myron_E, Dec 2022
Thoroughly enjoyed this fantastic walking tour led by tour guide Rick! He kept us spellbound as he shared many stories of Colonial Williamsburg at the many historic sites. Wear your walking shoes, as the tour covers a lot of ground! Definitely got our money’s worth!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
So glad you enjoyed your evening! Thanks for reviewing your experience!
Good family fun
Erica_S, Nov 2022
Fun stories and lots of puns and history. Not as spooky as I was expecting or other tours I’ve been on.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are glad you enjoyed your experience. This is our family tour,, other tours offer spookier experiences.
Not bad but not worth the cost.
Shonnon_J, Nov 2022
You don’t actually go inside any buildings or even any graveyards. It’s literally just a walk around a busy street while the guide tells cheesy jokes and ghost stories about various old buildings. You could do the same thing on your own for free. Not for anyone looking to explore haunted places.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
We are sorry you were disappointed, The advertising for our original tour clearly states that it is a candlelit tour through the streets of Williamsburg. Our extreme tour is an actual ghost hunting tour. Thanks for your feedback.
Thanksgiving Ghost Tour
Melissa_C, Nov 2022
My daughter and I had a wonderful time. Ben was the best tour guide, and the stories were great. 10/10 recommend.
Enjoy Williamsburg after dark …
Penny_L, Nov 2022
The streets of Williamsburg after dark are a pleasure to walk and there are stars to enjoy, too. Orion, the constellation was just over our heads. Alvin was our guide and he is top notch. He Knows how to tell a story and he has some really good ones. We go on ghost tours in nearly every city we visit and this one offers an enjoyable evening and a great value.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
We are so glad you enjoyed your tour! I’ll Pass along your kind words! Thanks for taking the time to leave such an awesome review!
Worth doing.
Tracy_B, Nov 2022
Very much enjoyed the creepy History part of the trip the weather could have been better it was phrasing
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for braving the cold and spending the evening with us! We appreciate you reviewing your experience!
Ghost stories were unique...
Jay_R, Oct 2022
Ghost stories were unique and not of the Hollywood, purposefully horrifying type. Julie, our guide, was great
Response from Host, Oct 2022
What a great compliment! I will pass it along to Julie. We pride ourselves on authentic experiences. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review
Do You Believe In Ghosts???
Dianne_M, Oct 2022
We enjoyed our Ghost tour with Carrie. She was very knowledgeable of the area and has quite a sense of humor! She took plenty of time for photos. We would highly recommend her.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
We are delighted you enjoyed your night! Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review!
Save your money
Michael_K, Sept 2022
This was a history lesson..and in the supposedly most haunted house we seen a lady dressed up in a colonial dress walk aut as we were walking away from the building..such a hoax
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Our information clearly states this is a storytelling tour. Most of our guests enjoy the history that accompanies the ghost stories. We are unsure what part of our advertising led you to believe this was a haunted house experience and regret you did not enjoy your tour.
Awesome tour!
Martha_B, Sept 2022
Good guide and interesting. Very informative. Love the history. The tour guide was very child friendly.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
We are so happy you spent your evening with us and had a great time! Thanks for leaving such an awesome review!
Wonderful way to spend an evening
Robert_C, Aug 2022
Rick was enthusiastic and had a good sense of humor. Lots of good stories with history thrown in for good measure
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Sounds like you had a great time! Thanks for leaving such an awesome review!
Historical and Spooky!
Samantha_L, Aug 2022
Ben was an amazing tour guide! He made it a very enjoyable history. Lots of spooky stories and interesting facts about the history of Williamsburg!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
I will pass along your kind words to Ben. Thanks for spending the evening with us and leaving such a great review!
Beautiful walking your
Janet_B, Aug 2022
Hannah was a great guide. Very intrigued with her knowledge. Loved all her stories and the grounds were awesome
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We agree that Williamsburg is indeed beautiful even when the sun goes down! We are so glad you enjoyed your tour with Hannah, thanks so much for leaving such a great review !
A little too much "history" from Randy and not enough "ghost" stories.
dsincell, Aug 2022
Nothing memorable. Too much unrelated detail. Too much history, not enough "ghosts." Blah, blah, blah.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Most of our guest feel that the history enhances the ghost stories. Thanks for reviewing you experience .
Combination of fun and interesting
Jeanne_A, July 2022
Just the stories mixed in with the history and our guide was very animated and enthusiastic which made it fun!
Response from Host, July 2022
Our guides love telling their tales! Thanks for spending the evening with us and taking the time to review your experience !
Fun ghost tour
Carolyn_M, July 2022
Our guide Ben was outstanding! Was a fun guide, very knowledgeable! He was funny & answered all our questions
Response from Host, July 2022
We think Ben is pretty amazing too! Thanks for spending the evening with us and leaving such a great review!
Entertaining excursion
Susan_B, July 2022
Our guide Emily was very entertaining and fun. Nothing scary, though our 16 year old did loose a wee bit of sleep that night thinking about Peachy as a ghost.
Response from Host, July 2022
Thanks for taking the time to leave such a great review! All our tours offer different levels of intensity . See what we have to offer at theghosttour.com