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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 #19 of 30 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We had Carter as our tour guide on Aug 27, 2014 for the 10:30pm tour and boy when I tell you he is good, he is very good! He took us around colonial Williamsburg and told us stories of true encounters. I tell ya, by the second house I was ready to go because of how scared I was lol... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is our second time doing this tour. It's spooky but not scary or gory. Our guid was very knowledgable about Williamsburg's history. She was a great storyteller and every story she told was from the book "The Ghost of Williamsburg". We will return for Halloween the extreme tour, which promises to be much scarier.

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

My review is for the extreme tour that starts at 10:30pm. Carter, our guide was excellent, but standing for long periods was uncomfortable as the tour lasted 2 hours and it was hot and humid. Best to do this tour in cooler weather. Content of the tour was interesting and would scare children under 13. Taking pictures is permitted.

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

Thank you for writing, and mentioning that time is allowed for taking pictures. Our stories and unexpected happenings frighten some adult guests, and we do not like to have guests leave early because their children are upset. You enjoyed everything about our tour except the heat; our guides and other guests would agree! Just as we cannot control the ghosts,... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Customarily I never write reviews, but this company has earned a recommendation. We took the 8:00 tour on a whim. Our guide Ben was as charming as he was entertaining. The tour was high quality with ghosts and history aplenty. We were so impressed we then purchased tickets for the 10:30 tour. Our guide Byron was a top-notch storyteller and... More

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

Our guests enjoy and comment on our stories and those who tell them; they often mention that our tours are a great value. We do not offer discounted tickets because our prices are reasonable. Our talented guides and dedicated office staff treat our customers with kindness and respect. We provide exceptional live entertainment for less than the cost of a... More

Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Having been on this company's original Ghost Tour several years ago I wanted to go again because there are many guides who add their style and interpertation to their stories. I noticed that there was a new tour offered on their web site. I tried the Extreme tour... and I LOVED it! The weather was horrible, but it didn't matter... More

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

Thank you. Your use of ‘transform’ is a perfect description. Our guides are NOT costumed actors reciting scripts; they are skilled storytellers who deliver true stories in their personal styles. Awareness of guests’ reactions enables our guides to craft a virtual experience, transporting our guests directly into the paranormal events. Acting and storytelling are quite different. The audience observes an... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The extreme ghost tour was so scary and the history behind it was really interesting The ghost story's definitely make you want to sleep with the lights on. The tour guide we had was named Carter he definitely made things come to life for you and seemed to be really intersted in what he does for work. You meet in... More

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

You found the Extreme Tour to be "scary" and "interesting"! Who can ask for anything more? Thank you! More

Prescott, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This was a wonderful tour. Lots of interesting history as well as ghost stories. A nice unhurried pace, lively story telling and great cross tie of history with folklore.

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

Thank you for saying so much with so few words! We limit group size to permit an unhurried pace and to prevent our guides from having to speak loudly. Others have accused us of being a history tour and not a ghost tour. This we find to be as humorous as it is inaccurate. While it is impossible to separate... More

Rothesay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took our teenage kids on a night tour of Colonial Williamsburg with the Original Ghosts Of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour and we had a blast. We took the 8:45 pm tour so it was dark when the tour set out from the Barnes and Nobles bookstore at Merchants Square. We purchased the tickets at the Williamsburg General Store on Richmond... More

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

Thank you! Your review tells potential guests how to, as well as why they should join our tours. We look forward to seeing you on the Extreme Tour. More

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My friend and I had a fun time on the extreme ghost tour. It was full of interesting stories and also some historical truths. Our tour guide, I believe his name was Carter, was excellent. He kept everyone on their toes. We found the Peyton Randolph house so creepy that we decided to walk back alone when the tour was... More

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

Thank you for your review. This house is to be taken seriously; we discourage people from going too close at night. We know all too well that the unexpected sometimes happens there. Some tours encourage people to go back after the tour and trespass. We never do that. Spirits can be rather cranky and unpredictable when disturbed. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We wanted an original and authentic experience, and got one!! We chose the 10:30 tour after dark. Our guide Claire, a Williamsburg native, was animated and knowledgable in her expert delivery of ghostly yarns and historical accounts. One could see she loved her her job. She did not read verbatim from a card in a droll, monotone voice, but rather... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your description of our Extreme Tour is perfect. You noticed and mentioned what sets us apart: this is an original concept and tour, based on authentic sourced hauntings, and delivered by talented and passionate storytellers. More

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