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The 8 Best Ghost Tours in Williamsburg

Are you visiting Colonial Williamsburg and want to explore the historic streets where some of the most important history in America took place? From important battles to pirates’ arrival, Williamsburg is a hot spot for history and paranormal activity. Visit the most haunted locations in Virginia by going on one of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg.

The 8 Best Ghost Tours in Williamsburg, VA

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Williamsburg Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour

Spend the night with pirates, witches, and ghosts on the Williamsburg Ghosts, Witches, and Pirates Tour.

If you love tours with a theatrical flair that is great for kids, you will love this tour. The guides, Grace Sherwood and Mr. Pirate dress and act like pirates, witches and ghosts, including the occasional appearance of Blackbeard, the Pirate.

While the tour is pretty dramatic, the stories are informative, spooky, fun and factual. One of the things that makes this one of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg is that the guides represent actual people from Williamsburg’s past, including a woman accused of witchcraft.

Visit 13 of Williamsburg’s most haunted sites, including Peyton Randolph House, home to 17 spirits and one of Virginia’s most haunted places.

Other locations include the very haunted Colonial Williamsburg Capitol Building. And the graveyard where the spirit of Ida Jones is often seen wandering through the gravestones.

If you’ve ever wanted to know if America’s forefathers drank from the skull of Blackbeard, you will find out on the tour. Be prepared for a lot of walking, but every place is really easy to access.

The tour guides speak loudly, so you will have no problems hearing every spooky tale throughout the tour.

Guests often see and hear strange sights and sounds, so be sure to bring your camera just in case you spot strange lights or faces in the windows of each building.

Book here: Williamsburg Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 60 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Colonial Williamsburg: Ghosts & Graves Haunted Walking Tour

Spend the evening visiting 12 haunted locations around Williamsburg with the Colonial Williamsburg: Ghosts & Graves Haunted Walking Tour.

The tour guides are amazing, not cheesy. So if you love the well-researched historical background on haunted places and ghost sightings, this is your tour.

This tour is perfect for history lovers:

  1. First, you will pass by the Governor’s Palace, where Thomas Jefferson once visited.
  2. Next, you will see where George Washington planned the Battle of Yorktown.
  3. Finally, you will pass by the Courthouse where the Declaration of Independence was read in 1776.

The Ghosts & Graves Haunted Walking Tour heads around the back streets of Colonial Williamsburg to the Public Gaol. You will visit secret locations of unmarked graves and burial grounds, including sites where the battle of Williamsburg took place.

You will learn about the United States’ oldest colonies as storytellers bring you through the eerily lit streets to a spooky cemetery dating back 350 years. This tour allows you to rent EMFs if you want to try to contact the spirits as you walk around town.

Book here: Colonial Williamsburg: Ghosts & Graves Haunted Walking Tour

What you need to know

  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Williamsburg East Ghost Tour

The Williamsburg East Ghost Tour is a unique tour based on a photo study of the ghosts that haunt the streets of Williamsburg.

Each tour is different as tour guide Tim allows you to pick from multiple various haunted sites for your tour along the Duke of Gloucester Street.

The tour will stop at each site and be shown insanely cool paranormal photos taken at each haunted location, making it feel like you are inside the spooky stories.

Tour Guide Tim shows you the amazing paranormal photos he has taken as he tells you the ghost stories that tie in historical facts about Williamsburg’s haunted past.

Tour is based around photo study of the ghosts – very photo heavy, so you will be spending a lot of time checking those out.

The photos alongside the haunted tales of each site are really cool. I recommend it, but if you would rather hear stories only, skip this tour.

Book here: Williamsburg East Ghost Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 30 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Ghost Tour of Williamsburg

Unearth the haunted stories of Williamsburg by taking a haunted history Ghost Tour of Williamsburg. If you want a tour full of information and history, this is your tour.

The ghost sightings are based on paranormal research and have been thoroughly documented through Williamsburg’s 300 years of history.

The nighttime ghost tour takes you to Old Colonial Williamsburg, where you will hear about history from the early settlers to the Civil War. The Ghost Tour of Williamsburg passes by Merchants Square, the haunted Kimball Theatre and if you book the extended tour, the College of William and Mary campus.

Expect to hear stories about people from the past who are still lingering as spirits around Colonial Williamsburg. The tales of ghosts and spirits are all from actual hauntings by psychics and paranormal investigators.

The guides are fantastic, but the two I enjoyed include William and Patrick. William had tons of personal experiences, which he shared via storytelling and images. Guide Patrick is very knowledgeable, funny, and personable and brought the spooky stories to life with his enthusiasm.

Be sure to bring your camera because many people see lights on in a very dark Randolph House in photos only! Spooky!

I must add that they say there is a maximum of 30 guests, but they generally have way more people attending each tour.

Book here: Ghost Tour of Williamsburg

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 30 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Colonial Conspiracy Tour

What is better than dark history and ghost tours in Williamsburg? Conspiracy Tours! Williamsburg has a lot of history with secret societies, including the elusive Illuminati.

Like other tours done by Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours, LLC, the Colonial Conspiracy Tour is given by a costumed guide, but this time, the tour is all about the USA’s founding fathers and the shady things they got up to.

Williamsburg was home to multiple secret societies – some still exist today. So, take the Colonial Conspiracy Tour and learn about Rockefeller’s Williamsburg and the ties between Thomas Jefferson and the Illuminati.

Book here: Colonial Conspiracy Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 35 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour

Visit the lesser known side of Williamsburg via a candlelit guided tour with The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour.  This tour is the best ghost tour in Williamsburg VA.

If you are looking for a family-friendly tour with high-energy tour guides, this is your tour. Tour guide Rick is amazing, interactive and an incredible storyteller.

He shares paranormal stories and shows pictures of ghostly sightings from the haunted locations you will visit on the tour.

The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour is one of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg as you visit historic streets and places around town that most tourists don’t see. One of the sights is the College of William and Mary, where you will discover hidden secrets and paranormal stories.

One downfall of this tour is that the groups are a bit large however the tour is phenomenal and totally worth it.

Be sure to bring your camera as people on my tour saw shadows moving across the buildings and candlelight coming from inside the windows.

Book here: The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 33 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Small-Group Tour: Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour

If you want to go on one of the best ghost tours in Williamsburg and want to avoid the crowds, I recommend the Small-Group Tour: Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour.

Meet the ghosts who wander one of the most haunted cities in the USA as you take an after-dark ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg. You will hear haunted history as you walk past Williamsburg’s spookiest sites.

The ghost tour passes by haunted locations like Merchant’s Square, Bruton Parish and Kimball Theatre. Be sure to take tons of photos, as people often capture orbs at these haunted sites. The costumed tour guide Patrick is an amazing guide who has great storytelling skills.

Visit most haunted locations in Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary and hear about the hauntings from the past and the hauntings that still happen today.

During really busy times, they often overbook this tour, and it’s more than 12 people, which is lame as they say it’s a small group tour with a maximum of 12 guests. I had no issues when I took this tour, but it is something I wanted you to be aware of.

Book here: Small-Group Tour: Ultimate Williamsburg Ghost Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 12 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

Yorktown Hallowed Ground Candlelight Walking Tour

If you want to explore more ghosts than those lingering around Williamsburg, I recommend taking the Yorktown Hallowed Ground Candlelight Walking Tour.

Yorktown is 13 miles away or a short 20-minute drive from Williamsburg, so it’s the perfect way to explore ghost sightings while escaping the streets of Williamsburg. You will get to hear the spooky and unsettling tales as you walk through some of America’s oldest streets.

The tour takes you to sites such as Yorktown Beach, where the final Siege of Yorktown put an end to the American Revolution. Yet, two hundred thirty years later, people can still hear the sounds of musket shots in the night, and ghostly soldiers can be seen walking along the battlefields.

Other sites include the Yorktown Victory Monument, which signifies freedom, and the Nelson House, a house that survived the Revolutionary War.

The Tour guide, Anthony, really knows his history and is a fantastic storyteller. This tour has a lot of history, and a couple of people had ghostly experiences. It doesn’t get much better than that! Although, paranormal experiences are not guaranteed.

Book here: Yorktown Hallowed Ground Candlelight Walking Tour

What you need to know

  • There is a maximum of 33 guests on this tour
  • Book in advance so you don’t miss out because tours will book up fast!

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