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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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Fun, informative, and entertaining!

My husband and I signed up for this after walking around Colonial Williamsburg all day. I wish we'd... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Courtney W
Fun evening

This was an interesting way to learn about some of the history of Williamsburg....not what you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I signed up for this after walking around Colonial Williamsburg all day. I wish we'd have went here first, as I learned more from Carter (at a much better price) than I did touring Colonial Williamsburg. If you're thinking about it but...More

Thank Courtney W
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jim Carter is one of our more experienced guides , having been with us for decades. All of our ghost tours include only enough history to put our stories in context. Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting way to learn about some of the history of Williamsburg....not what you would read in your average history book. The guide was articulate as well as entertaining, a shame I don't recall her name to give her credit for the enjoyable...More

Thank jamescL5205YL
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am not sure which of our tours you enjoyed. We expect our guides to be articulate and entertaining, and to include only enough history for the stories to make sense. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kim was our tour guide and she was such a good story teller. We had done one last year through colonial ghosts and that tour guide couldn't hold a candle to Kim and left us across from the Peyton Randolph house which is probably the...More

Thank Lori s
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Lori! Our team of storytellers is very experienced , and always take our guests to where the tour began. Most of our guides have had frightening experiences at the Randolph House which is one of the most haunted in the country, and often...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we went on the first night of our trip and had so much fun. not corny at all and tells great stories. the tour also lasts a long time so you definitely get your money's worth. these photos are very eerie and have strange flashes...More

1  Thank Liizziie
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Lizzie! Our stories are true, so how could they be corny? Just kidding! We are thrilled than you enjoyed your tour and appreciated its value. Please send your pictures to our web site where we have hundreds of pictures and testimonials from our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife, 8yr old son, 13yr old, and I do a ghost tour anytime we find ourselves in Williamsburg Va and always end up being someones favorite part of the trip usually an 8pm or 9pm ghost walk. This trip we had my brother in-law...More

2  Thank moltisantikid
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I think that the in-laws will want to join in when you come back to Williamsburg . Our mature and experienced guides/storytellers love what they do and may share some of their own spooky experiences with guests. Thank you, and we look forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I went on 4 ghost tours during me week in Williamsburg. One was entertaining, but too crowded and fast, one was pretty good, one was terrible and not even related to Williamsburg (but went inside the houses). And then, I stayed one extra night just...More

3  Thank rubytue
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are thrilled that you stayed another to night enjoy our tour! Kim is one of our more experienced guides and a good storyteller. Our guides would not go into the house if they could; the whispy shapes and actual figures who appear and disappear...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think her name was Deb and she was awesome! She told us some really great ghost stories as well as personal accounts since she has been a guide. The tour was an hour and a half Andy had my kids (14,11,8). They all LOVED...More

2  Thank Tbirdie3
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I believe that you were on our early family friendly tour which can frighten grown ups as well as children. They were fine the next day, and found it amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Judge me or not, Believe Me or not, there are ghosts or sports among us. I avoid places like these at all costs. I don't do Halloween or Halloween Events. This is not because I'm weak or chicken. I lived in a haunted house as...More

1  Thank Christine L
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow! This does sound frightening! We have testimonials on our website where guests share experiences and photographs. Thank you for sharing

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had Clare, who was great. Informative, fun, and enjoyable stories about some of the past historical people and ghosts of Colonial Williamsburg.

1  Thank BJMc12
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2017

Thank you! Our ghost tours are meant to be fun! Our storytellers weave in just enough information about the people in 18th century Colonial Williamsburg to put our true stories into context. We hope to see you again!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We were expecting interesting ghost tales and fun for our kids (10 and 13) on the 8:00 pm Original Ghost tour. We got all that. But, we were very surprised by some photographic evidence of ghostly activity that happened on our tour. In front of...More

2  Thank AZtraveler73
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

This is a is so well written, and it is a true review that includes information! You told us that you expected interesting stories and family fun. You got much more! The ghosts were out to play! There are testimonials on our web site, and...More

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Michelle S
Lizzy - did you do the regular tour or the extreme tour? We are visiting next week and I am not sure which one to do?
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
My daughter is almost 3 y.o. Is this tour appropriate for young children? Do other people take young children? I was not so much worried about the tour being "scary" or anything, just didn't want to take my daughter if it was meant for adults only. Thank you!
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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mamacox5
We've been on a number of ghost tours in Williamsburg over the years. I just wish I could remember which ones we liked the best! Does yours by any chance include a school haunting?
15 September 2016|
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Response from cajro62 | Reviewed this property |
I stand corrected, my apologies- the Brafferton school, located at the College of William and Mary is part of (the earlier tour) The Matthew Whaley Elementary School is mentioned
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