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The Original Ghost Tour

345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Great activity. Enjoyed Clare's stories. Just watch the horse poop. LOL. Interesting stories... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
50DawnP
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Chicago, Illinois, Usa
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This tour was a wonderful way to spend the night in Williamsburg. Our tour guide was very into his... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hannah13422
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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We are Virginia’s oldest ghost tour. 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. 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 Extreme Tour. This 2 hour tour meets at Bruton Parish Church. For the last three decades we have toured thousands of happy guests who return year after year, knowing that nobody does a ghost tour like we do. After all, we invented them!
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great activity. Enjoyed Clare's stories. Just watch the horse poop. LOL. Interesting stories about the area. Everyone seemed to have fun. Would do it again.

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your awesome review! Clare is so fun:)) Yes the 18th century horse poop can be a a bit tricky sometimes. We are glad you had a great time.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was a wonderful way to spend the night in Williamsburg. Our tour guide was very into his job and I could tell he thoroughly enjoyed telling each story through his own experiences. This is not a ghost hunt, so you do not enter...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went on this tour while in town for the weekend. We all loved it! We did the Extreme Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour. It was fascinating, but not too creepy. Our tour guide, Woody, was a great story teller. I learned a lot about...More

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you loved the tour! The Extreme Tour is definitely a bit more walking than the Original because of the walk to the Goal. We appreciate you joining us on the tour and taking your time to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clare was a FANTASTIC tour guide! She kept the whole group engaged, and clearly knew her stories. We attended the Extreme tour, and it is certainly worth the extra money. I was terrified to even step in the Randolph house the next day in broad...More

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review! Clare is such an amazing ghost guide! It is so fun to go into the houses during the day when they are open and be able to see inside the rooms and areas where our ghost stories...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a wonderful walking candlelight tour. Lots of stories. Many distractions and tons of people on the streets. Julia did a fabulous job with what she had. Greatly enjoyed!

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review! Julia is new to our ghost guides this year and it is great to hear that she is doing a great job. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the third or fourth time my wife & I have taken the Original Ghost Tour of Williamsburg, but it was first time for my wife's sister & her mother. Each time we have taken the tour we seem to learn something different, and...More

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

WE LOVE OUR REPEAT CUSTOMERS!!! Thank you so much for the great review. We are so thankful that you continue to tour with us and bring new family with you! Each one of our guides has their own experiences and own unique ways of telling...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful time. The stories were amazing. Rick is an excellent guide. Can't wait to go back again.

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad you had a wonderful time. Rick has been with us for so long and we love him. He is always a guest favorite. We look forward to having you back and so thankful for the amazing review you gave us.

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

the tour was all right. our leader was really young and didn't seemed to know the stories. the tour was also barely an hour. maybe through time, his story telling skills might get a little better. we atteneded april 23 at 8

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Clare was wonderful and entertaining! This photo is real! Can you see the skull and hellhound on the graveyard obelisk?More

Thank Kim H
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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review. Clare of course is amazing and so fun to tour with. Every time I walk past the graveyard I always stop and look at that obelisk. It creeps me out! We are so happy that you enjoyed the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

I recently visited Williamsburg, Va with my husband and 9 year old daughter. We decided to do the 8 pm ghost tour that meets in front of W&M bookstore. There was plenty of parking behind bookstore and it was obvious where to meet. I've been...More

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moco55
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
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Michelle S
22 June 2017|
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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
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Brandi M
27 May 2017|
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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
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