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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great time on the extreme tour. Learned some interesting history about colonial Williamsburg. No crazy ghosts this night although my wife says she has one on her camera......

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Nice night time excursion around Williamsburg to learn some of the less known history of Williamsburg.

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

We sincerely appreciate the time and effort it takes to write a review. Thank you. Authentic reviews allow guests to share information with other prospective guests and provide critical feedback to us. Thank you for your genuine thoughts and opinions. As the second oldest ghost tour in the country and the largest in Williamsburg, we tour thousands of guests each... More

Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My husband and I visited Williamsburg, Virginia for our 1-year wedding anniversary. We're both history buffs, so we love coming here. This time we decided to do the Extreme Ghost Tour and it was great! We had a blast hearing the stories and searching for a ghost! Although we did not have a camera with us, several people in our... More

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

Nothing makes us happier than hearing that our guests had a great time, so thank you for your feedback. Many folks also review us on the testimonials page on our website. Once upon a time we invented a tour to tell ghost stories to children in the dark and based it on a book by a local author. Thirty years... More

Augusta, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

This review is for the original tour. Our guide was a lovely lady who was a captivating storyteller. She really made the evening for us. Our tour started at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore, went up to the Campus of W&M, then down into the historic area ending back at the bookstore. In total we must have heard seven or... More

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

Since its debut three years ago, our very popular and very original late night Extreme Tour has been reviewed more frequently on Trip Advisor than our thirty year old Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour. Thank you for your genuine and helpful review of our original, early evening tour. Guides stay in character as story tellers throughout the evening on... More

Severn, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

On September 4th, my husband and myself along with his sister and her husband from California were signed up for the 8:00 p.m. Original Ghost Tour. We were told to meet in front of the William and Mary bookstore at 7:45. We were there at 7:00 as were 5 other people. At 8:00 no one had shown up to give... More

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

Your experience was not typical. You have been given a refund and please accept our sincere apology. Occasionally we must cancel tours. Customarily we call and/or text every guest and have someone go to the site in case anyone has slipped through the cracks. I was sitting in front of the bookstore and was wearing a red ghost shirt, yet... More

Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We went on the extreme ghost tour last night and it was fantastic! It was my first ghost tour so I wasn't sure what to expect! It met at technically 10 but we were told to show up at 945. I couldn't help but get a little annoyed at the people who showed up late at 10:06..(please if you go... More

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

We are thrilled that you chose us for your first ghost tour, and appreciate that you took the time to share! Genuine stories told by skilled storytellers is a simple concept that is timeless. Thank you for your honest and helpful review. More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Why would I pay for someone to tell me stories about ghosts and walk in the dark when I could have stayed home and read Mr Taylors books. And I do believe in spirit's

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

We take all VALID reviews seriously, especially negative ones. Our ticketing systems cannot confirm that you took our tour. The review itself is little more than a vague, general statement devoid of detail or substance. We DO NOT post negative reviews on competitor’s sites. We do not post positive reviews for ourselves or get friends or family to “boost” our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went on the extreme ghost tour with Clare. She is worth the trip alone. She was very entertaining and informative. My boyfriend even got an EVP in front of the jailhouse which was creepy. It was a little on long side, 2 hrs, but still fun.

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

“Creepy”! “ Entertaining”! “Informative”! We couldn’t ask for much more! You have nicely summed up our Extreme Tour! Both of our tours have 1 1/2 hours of story telling, but we realize that taking pictures is important to our guests, so we do allow some time for that. We have noticed that guests don’t mind as much in the cooler... More

Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took the "Extreeme Ghost Tour" with Clare and it was super cool! I love ghost tours and this one was totally worth it! It was a 2 hour long tour and she'll give you lots of time at each stop so that you can take pictures. Clare is a very good story-teller, she kept me at the edge of... More

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

Thank you for your authentic and sincere review. Masterful story telling and well written true stories are what make our Original Tours as popular now as they have been for 30 years, and our three year old original Extreme Tours an immediate success. More

Dunkirk, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I walked the tour at 10:00 pm with Carter. The guide Carter was a very good story teller and he kept us on pins and needles. The tour could be more exciting if you could actually go inside one of the homes. If it cost more money to go in the homes, we would pay it. It... More

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

Thank you! Our story tellers are exceptional, weaving in just enough history to put our stories in context. No ghost tours go into the buildings at night. More

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