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Feel that chill in the air? That means Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to get yourself in the Halloween spirit than hanging out with actual ghosts? That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg!
Colonial Williamsburg has some of America’s oldest history, and thanks to dedicated history lovers, historians and costumed storytellers, you can get access to history’s scariest stories told by those who know it best. (All tours are done outdoors, but masks and social distancing are still required.)
Time: 7-8 p.m. or 8:30-9:30 p.m.
For ages 8+
From authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, Haunted Williamsburg gives you exclusive access to historic outdoor spaces, featuring costumed storytellers who share their unnerving tales. This one-hour candlelit walking ghost tour takes you strolling through town, into gardens, and beyond the barriers to the most haunted sites and centuries of scares. The tour begins at the Play House Stage on Palace Green. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Runs rain or shine, except in cases of severe inclement weather. Haunted Williamsburg is the official ghost tour experience of Colonial Williamsburg. Get your tickets here.
Official Ghost Walk Junior
Time: 5:30-6:15 p.m. or 6:45-7:30 p.m.
For ages 4+
Calling guests of all ages! Ghost Walk Jr. is returning to the historic area to bring an exciting new interactive storytelling experience for those seeking less fright and more fun! Help your ghost tour guide seek out hidden clues and listen as they share the stories that could be hiding behind every object you see. Enjoy this 45-minute ghost tour of traditional spooky stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. The tour begins at the Weaver House on W. Duke of Gloucester Street. Get your tickets here.
Time: 7 or 8 p.m.
This award-winning ghost tour takes its ghosts very seriously. Discover the hair-raising stories that have made Williamsburg, Virginia, famous for being haunted, with guides that have passed benchmarks including storytelling ability, friendliness, tact and historical knowledge. Colonial Ghosts is on a mission to share real human stories of the past, always working to dig deeper into stories that are already known and finding and verifying new stories and sites all the time! Cemetery tours, ghost tours and ghost hunts cover 19 different haunted sites, and not just of the colonial variety—guides also share events that took place here during the Civil War and in the years following, including the outbreak of the flu of 1918. Book your spot here.
Williamsburg Ghost Tour
Time: 8 and 9 p.m.
Discover the secrets behind Williamsburg’s haunted history! In this hour-long tour, discover the conflicts that have made this one of the most haunted places in America. Many guests report seeing something extraordinary during these tours, or feel something that simply cannot be explained! Williamsburg Ghost Tour offers you chances to not only hear about the rich history of Williamsburg, but experience aspects of it that linger on to this day. And if you’re a true ghost enthusiast, try the Extended Ghost Tour that takes you on a journey through the College of William and Mary, the second oldest campus in the nation. Get your tickets here.
We hope you enjoy this list of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg! Come and experience them for yourself (if you’re feeling brave enough). They’re scary fun!