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The Original Ghost Tour

Opens in 5 min: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Interesting More Than Scary

"It was a dark stormy night"... no really, our tour started as a storm began to roll in. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ruhlc1
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Great tour for families with kids 5+

We went on the Ghost Tour with Rick as our guide. I absolutely LOVED that it was for all ages. It’s... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
snsTravels
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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...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

"It was a dark stormy night"... no really, our tour started as a storm began to roll in. The experience involved walking, at night, between the old colonial homes, behind darkened trades stores, and on the lawns of historic mansions. At each of the scheduled...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

First off, we have a 16 year old, 13 year old and 3 yr old. It’s might difficult to please all but I think we succeeded with this tour. It’s our first night out in Williamsburg, VA and we decided to commit to a tour...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We went on the Ghost Tour with Rick as our guide. I absolutely LOVED that it was for all ages. It’s one of the reasons why we chose the tour and this company- I have a 7 year old and I didn’t want it to...More

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

After many rainy days and nights we were able to go on the 10-12 tour with Woody. Only 4 of us in the group so that was nice for us. Woody was able to give 2 and emf device and the other a voice box....More

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

This is great!!! Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy you had a great time. The rain here lately has been unreal:(( You touched perfectly on the vision we have had for our ghost tour for 30 years! Woody is...More

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We had a nice experience, and it was very affordable for all the buildings seen and the duration of the trip. While it was very apparent that the stories of Ghost Encounters were just stories, they were for the most part entertaining and it was...More

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you for your awesome rating. We really do pride ourselves on being affordable for families. We have not raised our prices in 6 years! It really is a fun way to see Williamsburg at night and just take a few minutes to hear some...More

Reviewed 29 June 2018

I decided to do this tour with my 8 year old twin grandsons. It was perfect! Entertaining and just spooky enough. We were all dawn in to Clare's stories.

Thank Gail H
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

As always Clare is the best!! We are so happy you enjoyed our tour and that your grandsons had a great time. We appreciate and are so thankful that we were able to be apart of your vacation!!

Reviewed 26 June 2018

This was a great tour. I've been on several in DC, Savannah, and Williamsburg and this was the best one by far. My youngest daughter loves all the paranormal and ghost hunter shows and she loved this tour. Clare was really into the stories and...More

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you so much much for your awesome review! We appreciate you taking the time to rate our tour. Clare is so amazing and we love her to death:))) Thank you for choosing us as your favorite! That is always an honor.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

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 15 June 2018

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.

Reviewed 7 June 2018 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

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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 6 June 2018

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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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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