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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

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Address: 345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: +1 877-624-4678
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As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of...

As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour stands above all others as the most authentic and successful ghost tour in Williamsburg. With exclusive use of the copyrighted research and writings of acclaimed paranormal author L. B. Taylor, Jr. our tours are based on verifiable facts and actual hauntings, not fabricated tales or unsourced stories. Our seasoned and mature guides are talented and entertaining storytellers who bring the hauntings to life, drawing guests into the experience with them. Paranormal events do happen on our tours, and we will take you to secret locations where the hauntings are likely to occur. So be sure to bring a camera along with your courage!

Our 30 year old, 90 minute family friendly Original Ghost Tour meets at the William & Mary Bookstore in Merchants Square. In 2012 we launched the first late night adult ghost tour, the EXTREMELY successful Extreme Tour. This 2 hour tour is for ghost lovers who like being scared. The Extreme Tour meets at Bruton Parish Church.

Our guides proudly carry lanterns but we won’t dress up and play act or hype ourselves then fail to deliver what we promise. For the last three decades we have toured many thousands of happy guests who return year after year, knowing that nobody does a ghost tour like we do. After all, we invented them!

 

Authentic stories, small groups, talented storytellers with a genuine love of entertaining, coupled with reasonable prices make us the most enduring and elite ghost tour in Williamsburg. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our website to view hundreds of genuine testimonials and breathtaking pictures. After all, “seeing is believing!”

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Extreme wasn't extreme enough for us,

My family has done tours with this company a few other times, each time they were awesome! We decided to do the 9:15 extreme tour on Halloween. We were disappointed. We found... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Wanda C
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Brooklyn, New York
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Edison
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20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I decided to do the ghost tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Our tour guide, Brandon, was excellent! He told us detailed stories and really got into character for certain stories. We were a small tour group, only 5 of us. His stories actually made me think a ghost had followed me back to my rental property. I wish... More 

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

We value all feedback, so thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are the oldest and most credible ghost tour in Williamsburg, and thousands of people have enjoyed our tours for over 30 years. Many guests have experienced ghostly encounters, and have shared hundreds of pictures and testimonials on our website. Thank you. We hope you... More 

Bigfork, Montana
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My husband and I decided to do the "EXTREME GHOST TOUR" offered by THE ORIGINAL GHOST TOUR OF WILLIAMSBURG, VA, on October 30. We thought it would be a perfect activity to do the night before Halloween. Having attended other presentations by actors in Williamsburg which were outstanding we anticipated that the tour would be well done too. Sadly, it... More 

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2 Thank Francine H
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. Will you please contact us through our website to discuss the matter? We want our guests to have a wonderful experience and this is unacceptable. Thank you. More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

My eleven year old and I went on the 9:15 extreme ghost tour Friday, October 30th. Our tour guide, Brandon, regaled us with ghost stories about Williamsburg and the surrounding area. He was very good, you could sense the pride he took in his job. His stories were so good, my son wouldn't sleep alone that night in his room... More 

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

Thank you for reviewing us and please come back again on our tour when you return to visit Williamsburg. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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645 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 485 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

My family has done tours with this company a few other times, each time they were awesome! We decided to do the 9:15 extreme tour on Halloween. We were disappointed. We found nothing extreme about it. In fact is was rather boring.

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1 Thank Wanda C
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Because you are a long time patron who has had wonderful experiences with us, we value your feedback. We are unable to contact you through TripAdvisor, so would you mind contacting us through our website? If we could get more information and the guide’s name, we can take steps to fix this. We have the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Had a really great time! Lot of history, interesting ghost stories, our tour guide Brandon was really eloquent and a gifted storyteller. Definitely got my money's worth and will go again! Highly recommended

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

Brandon is our youngest Extreme guide. As a true history buff with a keen interest in spirits and the unexpected, he enjoys sharing his affection for the paranormal through his story telling. Thank you so much for reviewing us and do come back. More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

In my opinion it was not worth the 16.00. We went on the 9:15 "extreme ghost tour" but it was a lot of talking and standing around. There were a few historical facts but nothing compelling. I went on a similar tour in Washington NC for less money and it was 10 times better.

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1 Thank ConnieP757
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your input. Guest feedback is of great importance in the success of our business. Our authentic stories are told in historical context, helping guests to visualize, be in the moment, and appreciate their experience. We do not understand why there would be “a lot of talking and standing around”. We allow a few minutes for guests to... More 

Hampton, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Awesome tour, very small group, Clare was very good at story telling, caught some ghosts on cameras.

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2 Thank Valerie H
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our Extreme Ghost Tour. Clare is a very experienced guide and member of our office staff. She could be checking in guests, your guide/storyteller for the evening, or doing both! We love to see her transform from sweet, efficient, and helpful into a master story teller who draws guests into the chilling ...the unexpected...... More 

Richmond, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

I would not recommend this company one bit, I am very sorry. I highly suggest you try different ghost tours in Williamsburg before you select this tour. The "extreme" tour is FAR from extreme, do not let them fool you with this overly exaggerated marketing label. I am being completely up front and honest with you all about this company,... More 

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

We are a local, family owned small business and our guests help to fuel the Williamsburg economy. Customers from all over the world have returned to us for ghost and historic tours for decades, and we operate the second oldest ghost tour in the country. The grandmotherly lady who was taking the tickets held the tour for ten minutes to... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

We chose this tour because it is the oldest in the country and because of pictures and reviews on their website. The ticket lady gets a special thank you because she called us when we were late for the tour and waited for us. This was the version that meets at the bookstore. Our guide was a lovely lady who... More 

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3 Thank Bella M
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, especially for mentioning our office staff. Guests share their experiences with ghosts and their enjoyment of our guides and their storytelling, but may not realize the value and importance of our office people. Your “ticket lady”, or man, is usually a ghost guide who is prepared to lead a tour if anything unexpected should happen, contact... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We were very disappointed by the two hour tour. Our guide trailed off during stories, forgetting and confusing details, and she was unable to answer any simple follow up questions from the group. It was very dull and frustrating. People left during the tour due to boredom or disinterest at the guide's pacing and style. She was a nice lady... More 

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

This does not sound like our tour. The only 2 hour tour we have is The Extreme, and it is only offered on Fridays and Saturdays in September. We also have the lowest advertised prices in town: $12 for the Original Tour and $16 for The Extreme. Most importantly we had no complaints or negative feedback for that night. We... More 

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