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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-342-6599
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Great fun!

Deb was a great guide! She included our lil dog Sandy, who came on the walk, in the tour. Mix of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
via mobile
History at Night

We took the 1 hour walking tour which began just at dusk. We had two great story tellers who told... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elaine H
Bonita Springs, Florida
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As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour stands above all others as the most authentic and successful ghost tour in Williamsburg. Our exclusive copyrighted research and writings our tours are based on verifiable facts and actual hauntings, not fabricated tales or unsourced stories. Our seasoned and mature guides are talented and entertaining storytellers who bring the hauntings to life, drawing guests into the experience with them. Paranormal events do happen on our tours, and we will take you to secret locations where the hauntings are likely to occur. So be sure to bring a camera along with your courage! Our 30 year old, 90 minute family friendly Original Ghost Tour meets at the William & Mary Bookstore in Merchants Square. In 2012 we launched the first late night adult ghost tour, the EXTREMELY successful Extreme Tour. This 2 hour tour is for ghost lovers who like being scared. The Extreme Tour meets at Bruton Parish Church. Our guides proudly carry lanterns but we won’t dress up and play act or hype ourselves then fail to deliver what we promise. For the last three decades we have toured many thousands of happy guests who return year after year, knowing that nobody does a ghost tour like we do. After all, we invented them! Authentic stories, small groups, talented storytellers with a genuine love of entertaining, coupled with reasonable prices make us the most enduring and elite ghost tour in Williamsburg. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our website to view hundreds of genuine testimonials and breathtaking pictures. After all, “seeing is believing!”
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  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-342-6599

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Deb was a great guide! She included our lil dog Sandy, who came on the walk, in the tour. Mix of history and ghost stories, spooky but not too over the top. Perfect evening! Thanks!

Thank Butterflybekka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took the 1 hour walking tour which began just at dusk. We had two great story tellers who told us about actual spooky incidences which happened to security guards on their rounds. We learned about the people who lived in these homes long ago...More

Thank Elaine H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Mike was an exceptional tour guide and great story teller, even has he was faced with many interruptions. His excitement about the area and subject matter was contagious. It was part adrenaline rush, part history lesson. We went with no expectations from a "ghost" stand...More

1  Thank Chris I
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Theo our tour guide told many stories which were fun and interesting as we walked downtown Williamsburg. My wife is especially fascinated with ghost stories, sightings and hunting and was very interested in everything Theo had to say. She did not want to miss a...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our 8pm tour with Deb. She did a great job telling stories and mixing in humor to her stories. It was great to hear the history included from the area and see photos from other tours. You can tell she enjoys her job and...More

1  Thank Hurried1
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I guess I was expecting to have an encounter with a Class-5 full roaming vapor but it the tour didn't really have the scary factor I was looking for. I think this tour is for children and there were alot of kids in the group...More

Thank connderblantzdaman
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This Ghost Tour was a lot of fun, the weather was perfect, Woody was very good. He was friendly, knowledgeable, talented and walked the entire tour backward facing his group. Even though he has done this hundreds of times he did a good job of...More

1  Thank Exchange1771
Reviewed 25 August 2017

It was very entertaining. Clare did a nice job of combining some historical information along with ghostly tales...factual or not. We took tons of pics; hope we captured some "additional" tour guests.

1  Thank jfseed4545
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

For those who want a more in-depth tour of the various buildings and the spirits that are present, this is very informative. We have done others, but Clare did a great job telling more about each of the locations. As a note to some of...More

2  Thank batcat10513
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Our guide Theo was the best he was a very good story teller and was knowledgeble of each location. We went on the extreme ghost tour from 9:15-11:15 the group was given a spirit box to walk around with and Infront of one of the...More

Thank Karleigh0498
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5 September 2017|
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Response from Liizziie | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour and a half, but you take many stops to learn the tales of the different areas. There is a bit of walking but it definitely is not overtiring as there are many opportunities to sit and rest... More
Michelle S
22 June 2017|
Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle - I've done both tours. The extreme tour was fun, a little more graphic. But you get the same stories. The tour guide encourages you to take photos while you're at sites to try and catch ghost orbs. And he/she... More
Brandi M
27 May 2017|
Response from rubytue | Reviewed this property |
There was a 5 and 9 year old on the tour when I went, but the rest of the group were adults. While the stories aren't "adult" in nature, they are creepy. And you do about a mile of walking. If she won't be a distraction... More