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There is so much to see and do in Williamsburg and the surrounding historic areas, and any seasoned traveler knows that the best way to explore a new city and learn its historical details is with a tour! Here are the tours that visitors and locals love best in the Historic Triangle!
Departure point: 201 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $20 for adults, $16 for children, free for children 6 and under
Take your pick of themed tours of historic Williamsburg, Virginia – including historic tours, Civil War tours, African American history tours, and seasonally offered Christmas tours. These tours are the perfect way to experience the beauty and history of Virginia’s Colonial Capitol. Experienced, seasoned tour guides share a fascinating collection of local stories spanning three centuries of the history of this historic town. Learn the history of Williamsburg’s beginnings and the stories of its people—the history of Williamsburg is the history of our country, after all!
Williamsburg Walking Food Tours
Departure point: 424 W Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg
Duration: 3 hours
Cost: from $75
Spend the afternoon sampling sugary treats, handmade pizza, gourmet mac and cheese, locally brewed beer, and more at Williamsburg’s restaurants, specialty food shops, and producers. This is a fabulous tour for foodies, especially since you get to meet local chefs, learn about the neighborhood and what goes on behind the scenes at each location, and bookmark your favorites for later.
The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour
Departure point: 345 Duke of Gloucester St., Williamsburg
Duration: 90 minutes
Cost: $18 for adults, $16 for military and public safety, free for children 6 and under
This tour is more like a walking performance—acted out by costumed storytellers in a show of great fun for the whole family. Williamsburg is rich with a history that goes back to the 17th century, so these ghost stories are based on true history that happened right under your feet. Stroll the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and discover hidden secrets about strange and “otherworldly” experiences. There are several tours to choose from: Yorktown Hallowed Ground, The Murder Tour and Pub Crawl, and the Extreme Ghost Tour.
Departure point: 321 Water Street, Yorktown
Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Cost: from $45
Like Colonial Williamsburg, Historic Yorktown is a time capsule that will take you back to the time before George Washington. With riverside restaurants, shops, museums and historic sites, there’s a lot of ground to cover—so this tour includes segways! Choose between a one- or two-hour guided tour that explains the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Civil War periods as you move from the beautiful York River waterfront to the bluffs looking over the river to the historic village along Main Street. The one hour tour starts along the York River and continues through the historic village.