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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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Great night with Mike - 9/16/17

Mike was an exceptional tour guide and great story teller, even has he was faced with many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chris I
Theo our tour guide was awesome!

Theo our tour guide told many stories which were fun and interesting as we walked downtown... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
William M
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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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!”
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good18%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible13%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 00:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-342-6599

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Mike was an exceptional tour guide and great story teller, even has he was faced with many interruptions. His excitement about the area and subject matter was contagious. It was part adrenaline rush, part history lesson. We went with no expectations from a "ghost" stand...More

Thank Chris I
Reviewed 6 days ago

Theo our tour guide told many stories which were fun and interesting as we walked downtown Williamsburg. My wife is especially fascinated with ghost stories, sightings and hunting and was very interested in everything Theo had to say. She did not want to miss a...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our 8pm tour with Deb. She did a great job telling stories and mixing in humor to her stories. It was great to hear the history included from the area and see photos from other tours. You can tell she enjoys her job and...More

1  Thank Hurried1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess I was expecting to have an encounter with a Class-5 full roaming vapor but it the tour didn't really have the scary factor I was looking for. I think this tour is for children and there were alot of kids in the group...More

Thank connderblantzdaman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Ghost Tour was a lot of fun, the weather was perfect, Woody was very good. He was friendly, knowledgeable, talented and walked the entire tour backward facing his group. Even though he has done this hundreds of times he did a good job of...More

1  Thank Exchange1771
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very entertaining. Clare did a nice job of combining some historical information along with ghostly tales...factual or not. We took tons of pics; hope we captured some "additional" tour guests.

1  Thank jfseed4545
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For those who want a more in-depth tour of the various buildings and the spirits that are present, this is very informative. We have done others, but Clare did a great job telling more about each of the locations. As a note to some of...More

2  Thank batcat10513
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide Theo was the best he was a very good story teller and was knowledgeble of each location. We went on the extreme ghost tour from 9:15-11:15 the group was given a spirit box to walk around with and Infront of one of the...More

Thank Karleigh0498
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ben was our tour guide and led us around the area and walked backwards all the way down the Duke of Gloucester Street and back. Kept waiting for him to fall on his behind, which never happened. This tour was in light rain at times...More

Thank MHP8473
angelaghost, Owner at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your thoughts on about the ghost tour. We appreciate our guest input. We will always continue to strive on being the best we can be. Ben is an amazing tour guide and his ratings are outstanding!! We are so thankful to have...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We dug the extreme tour package. A guide can really make a trip. Regretfully, my night pics didn't come out so great, but maybe that was because of the GHOST! We Started off at the front of Bruton Parish Church. For $16 you cannot complain....More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed the tour! Each tour guide has their very own way of making each tour great. We love and are so thankful for all of our ghost guides and customers. Thank you for the great review!!

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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
Michelle S
22 June 2017|
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
Brandi M
26 May 2017|
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