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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

345 W Duke Gloucester Street/meeting point, Williamsburg, VA 23185
1-877-624-4678
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Ranked #21 of 31 activities in Williamsburg
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Owner description: The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, based on the research and writings of acclaimed author L. B. Taylor, Jr., is the oldest ghost... more » Owner description: The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, based on the research and writings of acclaimed author L. B. Taylor, Jr., is the oldest ghost tour in Williamsburg and second oldest in the USA. Taylor’s first book, The Ghosts of Williamsburg and Nearby Environs, led to a series of books documenting hauntings and paranormal activities in Williamsburg, the Virginia Commonwealth, and Mid-Atlantic region. The only tour company licensed to use L.B. Taylor’s stories, we include true stories told on the campus of the College of William and Mary. Our skilled story tellers weave nearly a dozen exclusive and authentic tales into a comfortable stroll through the dark streets. The stories are spooky, but not too scary for children. In 2012 we launched a late night, adults only tour. Our widely popular Extreme Ghost Tour is dark, edgy, and intense. Experience this late evening walk...if you dare. Our groups are kept small in order to enhance the storytelling and overall experience, with time provided for guests to take pictures. Join us and be a part of what so many satisfied guests from around the country and around the world have experienced over the last twenty-five years. « less
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Went on the 8:45 tour with the family and had a great time. The guide (wish I had caught her name) was a wonderful storyteller and was entertaining. A nice way to spend an evening at a reasonable cost, and a different way to look at Williamsburg. Wear walking shoes and bug spray. We had to slip out early to... More

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Staten island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My daughter, her friend and myself went on the Extreme Ghost Tour on July 19, 2014, with Jim as our informative and entertaining guide. #1, it's great to be able to walk around historic Williamsburg in the dead of the night, without the bustle of tourists, #2, you can feel the energy in the air!! Taking pics is a must,... More

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

Thank you for your great review; Jim will be pleased to hear how much you enjoyed the tour. We are thrilled when we thrill you, because that’s what the Extreme Tour is all about. Hundreds of people enjoy both of our tours every week, yet a very small percentage write reviews We rely on our guests to review us, and... More

St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I went on the Extreme Ghost tour with Claire on July 17, 2014 and it was an awesome experience! Claire was very knowledgeable about the history behind the haunted areas of Williamsburg. What was listed as a 90 minute tour turned into over 2 hours, so for $15 a person, we really got our moneys worth. We've... More

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

We sincerely appreciate all reviews and those who write them. To say that our Extreme Ghost Tour is “the best, by far”, is a wonderful compliment from someone who is well travelled and has written 15 reviews. We agree that this tour is not for young children. Hopefully you will be in this area again and when you are, please... More

Bismarck, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We were vacationing in Hampton Roads and decided to drive to Williamsburg one evening for the regular ghost tour. My entire family had a great time. Our tour guide was fantastic. I cannot remember his name (Rick?). Anyway, he is also an outdoor enthusiast, guide, and carpenter. He is also a fantastic storyteller, bringing the legendary tales to life in... More

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

What a wonderful review! Rick, one of our most experienced guides, is a sincere, passionate, and kind man. You have recognized that this skilled storyteller gets his guests involved. I am sure he waited after the tour until all questions were answered and folks were safely on their way. Thank you for your review and for reminding us that our... More

Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I went to the Extreme Ghost Tour Friday, July 18,2014. Carter was the guide AWESOME! AWESOME! One can tell that He enjoys his job very much. He was very entertaining. These stories are a little more intense than the Original tour and its for adults its at 10:30PM.The tour is inexpensive. Picture taking is permitted- you never know what will... More

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

Thanks for the great review of our Extreme and Original Ghost Tours. The Extreme Tour is quite different from the Original with different stories and locations, and we take the gloves off. If you want a scary, intense, and spooky experience, this is the tour for you. Bring a camera, walking shoes, and some courage with you when you attend... More

Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I recently took the Extreme Ghost Tour. Our tour guide, Jim, was not only an amazing story teller but also full of great jokes and tons history facts! Thank you for a wonderful tour!

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

We love it when our guests have fun! Our guides have fun as well. Experienced guides like Jim are adept at using the group’s reactions to enhance the story telling, often adding personal paranormal experiences from their own tours. The Extreme Tour can be pretty intense, so adding a little humor here and there helps balance the scary tone of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I went on the extreme tour on July 4 and it was fantastic! Our guide Byron was a great story teller and guide. The price of the tour is very reasonable and well worth it. This is a must do tour in Williamsburg!

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

Thank you! All 4 of our Extreme Tour guides have been reviewed by name recently, and all with 5 stars! Not surprisingly, the tour is usually sold out. Byron, like all of our guides, is always delighted with feedback like this. We tour thousands of guests each year, and while they express their appreciation and positive comments to the guide... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

This "Extreme Ghost Tour" was truly enriching. It wasn't just scary stories, we were provided historical context to give us the full understanding of the time in which these actual events occurred. Our tour guide was Jim and he was a very talented story-teller. It was informative and thrilling all at once and it was certainly money well spent. I... More

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

Thank you for your review of our Extreme Tour. Our tours are based on genuine events, not recycled generic legends or unsourced research. As you pointed out, a bit of history often provides clues to the origins of hauntings. We rely on good storytellers, good stories, and smaller groups; not gimmicks like costumes or fake accents. Jim is one of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We took this tour in early June. It covered a good part of colonial Williamsburg and told many legendary stories of events in colonial era Williamsburg. I wish I could remember the name of our guide but we had so many tours on our vacation all the names ran together. Anyway the guide was awesome, he added a decent bit... More

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

Thank you for your review and the clue to your guide’s name! Several of our male guides add humor, as do most of our guides. Fortunately we noticed your photograph which told us that you were with Woody. Clearly you enjoyed your tour! All of our guides work hard to consistently deliver an entertaining and appealing experience for each and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is the best tour around. We had a great time. It was a very informative and our guide, Heidi was very knowledgeable and funny. She kept the kids and adults interested the whole time.

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

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and all who use Trip Advisor for helping make decisions about tours in Williamsburg. Our guides genuinely enjoy interacting with our guests while recounting actual paranormal events that are exclusive to our tours. Our guides can be spooky or funny, or a combination of the two, but they share one thing.... they... More

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