Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour
Part of the Historic Triangle, three cities in Virginia that saw many of the battles of the Civil War, Williamsburg has a deep history rooted with this American war. With deep history comes haunted tales, all which can be discovered on the Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour.
Because of the death and bloodshed that took place on much of Williamsburg's ground, this city is infamous for the many hauntings it has spawned. On this 90-minute tour, guests can uncover the many mysteries that plague Williamsburg on an informative and intriguing walking 1-mile walking tour. This extensive tour covers approximately 10 locations, so once you meet your tour at Kimball Theater on Duke of Gloucester Street at the statue of Thomas Jefferson, you will be whisked away on an unforgettable (and spooky) journey.
On this ultimate ghost tour, guests will explore Williamsburg's history and learn the local legends. Your knowledgeable guide is local and well-versed in the extensive history of these hauntings. From Indian burial grounds to insane asylums and bloody murders, there are so many things to discover. The Ultimate Ghost Tour also includes looks at:
College of William and Mary campus: There are many stories that are known about the College of William and Mary that point to the campus being haunted. This includes the Wren Building which was used as a hospital during the Revolutionary War and the Steam Tunnels which have seen everything from war to murder.
Colonial Williamsburg's Merchants Square: There are also several hauntings that are said to occur at Merchants Square. From the ghost of Thomas Moore to the hauntings at Tea and Spice Exchange, there are many stories to uncover.
The Peyton Randolph House: Paranormal experiences run rampant at the Peyton Randolph house. This infamous mansion was the home of French general Peyton Randolph and has seen everything from murder to disembodied voices.
Ludwell Paradise House: This townhouse turned historic landmark was once the home of Lucy Ludwell, who is now said to roam the grounds.
Locations change, so you never know what you may see - or what sort of ghostly presence you may find there!
For those who love the paranormal, Williamsburg, VA is a hotspot. Learn about the history of the most famous hauntings from asylums to murder and Indian burial grounds. There are so many things to learn, and it is a great way to enjoy some thrilling fun while exploring Williamsburg's history. There are also many similar activities to enjoy while on your stay.
- Is there any walking involved?
Yes. Approximately 1 mile of walking is done on this tour.
- Approximately how long does the Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour last?
The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
There is not an age limit for this tour. Parents know their children's abilities best, but it is recommended the child be 6 or older.
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour depart from?
Kimball Theater in Williamsburg Historic Merchants Square, next to the Thomas Jefferson statue.
- Is photography / video recording allowed on the Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour?
Yes. Still photography is allowed, but no video or audio recording is allowed.
- Where does the tour meet?
Thomas Jefferson statue outside the Kimball Theater in Historic Merchants Square. Parking options include street parking on Richmond Road/Prince George Street and parking lots around Merchants Square. There is also a paid parking garage.