The Dead of Night Ghost Tour in Williamsburg, VA

Spooks and Legends Haunted ToursW Duke of Gloucester StWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Overview

Can you handle the spooky stories of past Williamsburg residents? Follow your ghostly tour guide as you roam the historic streets of Williamsburg and listen to true tales from the 18th century. Keep a camera handy—you never know what paranormal sights, sounds, and feelings you might experience along the way! Will you brave the chilling night to hear the stories of Williamsburg ghosts?

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Appropriate for all ages, but some children may be frightened.
  • Tours are conducted rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and a jacket.
  • Tour guides dress in historic costumes and carry lanterns.
  • Tours leave promptly at scheduled departure time.

Description

from The Dead of Night Ghost Tour
Hear factual stories of real ghosts who inhabit the town of Williamsburg. Follow your costumed, ghostly guide down eerie streets, by candlelight. A first-person tour, your guide becomes a ghost from the 18th Century, who lived and died in this very haunted town. You will experience the Peyton Randolph House, the most haunted in Virginia. Guests often see and hear strange, inexplicable sights and sounds, so you will not want to attend without a camera in hand. A truly one-of-a-kind, unique tour you will not want to miss!

This original tour is what our business has been built on. Our success is because of this unique and fun tour. Presented by the ghost of an 18th century character from town, you will be taken down the hauntingly scary streets, by candlelight.

Suitable for all age groups, children love the character in costume as older guests fully understand the fully researched ghost stories that are told. This tour is not a history tour. Children ages 6 and under are free.

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Cassandra W
Macon
"Great night-double tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017 NEW
Both tours were very interesting. Bonnie did a nice job, as others have commented the tour size was a bit big (compared to other tours we saw). The second tour was smaller group and guide (Jimmy Cooper, hope we remembered right) was on his first night and very friendly and informative. He even asked for feedback at the end. He obviously is interested in doing his best. Different from tour we did last trip but very good. Good entertainment.
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shanikquej
"Disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2017 NEW
I expected more. I went this weekend 10.28.17. The first presenter was great but did not go into any of the houses. I thought that would have made it more intetesting. The second presenter had me falling asleep. I need more hands on as well as a closer look
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harry d
Richmond, Virginia
"Was missing animation."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 16, 2017
I expected both story telling and some animation. There was no animation. The story teller could have also used voice amplification as it was a very large group. Missed some of the stories.
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doug j
Winchester, Virginia
"Disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed October 15, 2017
Just disappointed The Lady on phone was accommodating but person leading the walk was not. The speaker started the walk off by walking briskly to the first stop and started speaking before everybody got gathered round and it was super crowded there dozens of people doing simultaneous tours at the in or around the same locations. The guide was in a race to get the walk done. We paid for combo walk we quit halfway through the first night and didn't even bother to attempt the second one. So if your hard of hearing,or if you have a handicap or have someone that has a handicap don't wast your money or time owner has no empathy for anyone just a smiley face emoji for your awful experience.😂
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Stephanie S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
"It was just alright"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017
I'm struggling a little with how to review this tour because most of what I didn't like is beyond the tour's control. First off, let me just say that the guide was wonderful. She was knowledgeable, funny, and the character was a lot of fun. My first complaint is that the groups are too big. We had at least 50 in our group and the guide mentioned they've had over 100. It's hard to be spooked when you're in a large group. My second complaint is that there were ghost tour groups literally everywhere. I mean we were tripping over them and maneuvering around them. This also lessened the spook factor and made it harder to hear our guide. Third, we were often told to take pictures at spots where things are known to appear on film. This is impossible with 50 camera flashes going off at the same time. And lastly, there was clearly some faked ghost occurrences going on in some of the houses. I am assuming this is done by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation but it made the tour seem more kitschy then spooky. This was not my first ghost tour rodeo, but it was definitely my least favorite. It may be better at less popular time of year with less people around. I wouldn't expect to be spooked at all, but that being said it would be a great tour for young children.
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dead of Night Ghost Tour

What is a ghost tour?
Your tour guide will tell ghost stories, while walking you through town, in the dark night, by candlelight. You will hear of ghostly encounters which have been thoroughly researched and documented. Stories have been reported by security officers, employees and residents of the town.

Do we get to go inside the buildings?
Since we conduct our tours in the historic area of Williamsburg, no ghost tours are allowed to enter these 18th-century buildings. You may walk up to the buildings, however, once the tour is over. Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg may be purchased for entrance to many of the buildings, during the day, but are not needed to attend one of our ghost or witch tours.

What happens in the case of rain?
If it rains, tours will still be conducted. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket!

Are restrooms available throughout the tour?
Restrooms are available, though generally not along our tour route. They are easily accessible a short distance away, however, so you may walk to one, if need be.

Is the tour suitable for children?
Yes. Tours are family-friendly.

What happens if I show up late?
If you arrive late, you will miss the tour. Tours depart promptly at their scheduled time.

Can I bring my dog on the tour?
Dogs are welcome on the tours. Please see that your dog is friendly, on a leash, and please be sure to bring the appropriate supplies to clean up any messes.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?
Yes.

Can I take notes on the tour?
Due to the tour being copyrighted, note taking is strictly prohibited during the tour.

Can I videotape the tour?
No. This is also strictly prohibited for copyright reasons.

Can I bring a camera?
Yes. Photography is permitted on the tour.

Can I bring food or drinks on the tour?
Yes, so long as all beverages are non-alcoholic.

Can I smoke on the tour?
No. The tours are smoke-free.