The Dead of Night Ghost Tour in Williamsburg, VA

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


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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Roanoke, Virginia
"Good, lot of standing around "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 02, 2018 NEW
Both tours were nice and fairly interesting, they have good people doing them, but it gets very tiresome just walking 10 feet and then standing there 20 minutes. There’s a lot going on and people in that area so I wouldn’t say it’s spooky even at night.
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Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 14, 2018
Maybe we went into the tour with the wrong idea, but we were looking forward to some good ghost stories and possible experiencing some paranormal activity. The fact that we weren’t even allowed to go close to the buildings while on the tour was disappointing. The tour guide was very animated which was slightly entertaining, but standing and listening to stories wasn’t really what we had in mind. She also doesn’t allow you to take pictures while she is talking due to it distracting her which I also found disappointing. One group member decided to take pictures anyways, and the tour guide literally stopped talking and just stared at the lady taking the pictures until she was finished. It was an awkward 2min for the entire group. I don’t want to say the tour was terrible, but it definitely wasn’t what we were looking for.
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Baltimore, Maryland
"A great ghost tour full of information"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 04, 2018
The tour guide did a great job of explaining the different locations - the back story and what others have experienced. It was a cold night, but a worth wild experience. We went back to those locations during the day to see them better. I did not find anything in my pictures unfortunately.
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Cassandra W
"Great night-double tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2017
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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TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed October 29, 2017
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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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?

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.