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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

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Address: 345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
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+1 877-624-4678
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As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of...

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. With exclusive use of the copyrighted research and writings of acclaimed paranormal author L. B. Taylor, Jr. 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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Kim, a very good tour guide, showed us around the town and told some very good stories. There were many other tours going on at the same time that were somewhat disruptive, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 the George Wythe house, a woman next to me captured several photographs of a ghostly... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Kim, a very good tour guide, showed us around the town and told some very good stories. There were many other tours going on at the same time that were somewhat disruptive, but over all had a good time and tour.

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Some of our guides who have been with us for decades tell us about how creepy It was when we were the only groups on the streets. Nobody expected to see, be touched by, or get a picture of a ghost.Times have changed. Ghosts are making a comeback, and more people want to visit one of the most haunted cities... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been taking this tour since the 90's and live every minute of it. Very informative and interesting tour guides each time we go, and it's even better if you have someone very enthusiastic. it's a must-do in WMBG

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

You enjoyed our family friendly tour ! We have several guides who have who have been with us for decades, and now we have guests who have enjoyed our tours for decades! Thank you! We hope to see again soon. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been taking the original tour since the mid '90's and my family always goes back. Always informative tour guides that make it worthwhile. The later tour is preferred, as ghost tours should be after dark, but the earlier one is good for kids also. Same content, with added security of some sunlight.

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for writing. We first thought that we had two reviews from the same person , and Trip Advisor allows only one review per person for tours, hotels, etc.. Our earlier ghost tour is family friendly, and our later Extreme Tour is more intense and graphic, not suitable or children. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter (14) has been asking to go on a ghost tour for years. So this vacation we decided to do it. The tour lasted just over 90 minutes. The guide was very good, the stories were interesting and entertaining. We took lots of pictures - but didn't catch any ghosts in any of them. Our family of 4 enjoyed... More 

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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Reviews are meant to share an experience, to be helpful, Your review did that beautifully! Our Original Ghost Tour is meant to be family friendly and fun! Thank you! More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not sure how to see Colonial Williamsburg outside of a tour like this but this was fun! Our tour guide had everything memorized, was engaging, had funny jokes to share and some creepy local stories. From the campus of William and Mary through the village, we were able to enjoy the views as we listened to Colonial Spooktacular history!

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our experienced team of storytellers enjoy what they do, and it shows. You must have been on our early tour, meant to be family friendly. We are thrilled that you had fun! More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our Extreme Ghost Tour with Clare. She did an amazing job and her stories were wonderful. We would definitely do this again and will highly recommend it to our family and friends!

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for writing! We have a very experienced team of storytellers, many of whom have been with us for decades. They love what they do, and it shows! What better compliment could there be than recommending our tour to your family and friends! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

South Carolin, USA
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Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I really don't want to do this to Denny, but honestly he cannot tell a story. He tried so hard to theatrically dazzle us with literary devices and false emotions the story was lost in the barn full of BS. Later, our cab driver, told us he hears about half good half bad. Well, I'm sorry but I paid in... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

This is NOT our tour. We have contacted the reviewer several times to request that the review be moved to the appropriate site. More 

Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Our walk tonight with Clara was one of the best ghost walks I've done. The he termed ghost walk on Halloween night turned into quite a great night for capturing some of the activity in the area. Clara herself was very informative, passionate, and entertaining. Saw much more than we expected. Highly recommended

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Halloween brings many folks to Williamsburg who are hoping to see a ghost. Orbs, wispy shapes, and people who disappear in front of your eyes seem to occur no more often on Halloween as they do during the rest of the year. The atmosphere that evening one of excitement which adds to the fun! Clare, one of our more experienced... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our Extreme Halloween Tour with Clare. It was amazing the pictures that everyone in our group captured was incredible. Clare was very passionate about the stories she was telling. Some of the stories made the hair on ur arms stand up. I would definitely recommend this Tour to anyone except children most of it... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Extreme Halloween Ghost Tour. Clare is an outstanding storyteller. Her performance at the jail is graphic and frightening, not for the faint of heart! Thank you for sharing your experience! More 

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