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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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Dinwiddie, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The only scary part of the tour, was dodging the road apples. example of stories " This house had something really terrible happen inside, that is too terrible to tell you!" We were disappointed that we did not get to go into any of the houses. You can go in during the day. I started off as a non-believer, and... More

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

We regret your disappointment with your experience. Thousands of people have attended this very popular tour, and discontented customers are rare. Many guests have returned to enjoy this tour again! Nevertheless, one unhappy customer is one too many. No private ghost tours are allowed to enter the buildings. If you purchase a CW day ticket you may enter some (not... More

Williamsburg, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

I've been on Ghost Tours before but this was a fun experience. I can't wait to take my whole family with me to do it again. Keep up the good work.

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

We are tickled pink you will be coming back with your family, and thanks for the great feedback! More

Saint Cloud
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The tour was very informative and fun. I only wish that it was a little warmer when we went. My 12 year old loved it.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed our family-friendly Original Ghost Tour. Thank you for your review and join us again when the weather is a bit warmer. More

Fort Lee, New Jersey
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We booked our tickets for the extreme tour which started at 10:30pm. (The extreme tour is different from the regular tour at 8pm. This one is much more suitable for adults and tells different stories and makes different stops). Greeted by a lovely lady and our tour guide for the night, Woody. Not only was Woody fabulous, he captivated our... More

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed and appreciated our tour. We try to provide engaging guides, limited group size, and the opportunity to take pictures. Join us again some time. Woody and the spectral stars of our tour anxiously await your return. More

Narragansett, Rhode Island
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We recently visited Colonial Williamsburg. The decorations, food, and shopping were great. The most fun we had was on the ghost tour! The guide was Eileen. She greeted us warmly, then off we went! She was a great story teller with a great sense of humor. It was creepy and funny at the same time. We will definitely go on... More

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Ottsville, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

we took this tour thanksgiving night and thought we would have a great time hearing about williamsburg and its ghost history. the tour guide was terrible. she talked a lot in a meandering way about herself, vague stories without depth about what she saw related to ghosts, got off-topic often, tried to insert jokes that fell flat - in short... More

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Reston
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I have always wanted to do a ghost tour and Williamsburg and chose this one as it was supposedly geared toward adults. I was hoping to hear the haunted history of Williamsburg, see some of the hot spots and be informed and entertained. Unfortunately, this tour had none of those things. The postive, our guide was enthusiastic. And that's the... More

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

As the second oldest Ghost Tour in the country and the most popular evening program in Williamsburg, we have toured thousands of people. The vast majority is happy; a very small percentage is not. In this case, we feel we need to set the record straight. The experience you describe does not make sense. In the many years this guide... More

Washington, DC
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My boyfriend and I went to Williamsburg in August and October 2013. In August, we did the "original" tour, which leaves at 8:00pm and is meant for everyone, including families with children. There weren't any children in our group, and our group size was about 15 people. Our tour guide was great and very enthusiastic, really got into the spirit... More

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Staunton, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

my husband and I knew when we went to Williamsburg that we definitely wanted to do a ghost tour and chose this one. What we could hear (which wasn't much) was ok; our tour guide (don't know his name) seemed to focus his attention on the "sorority" and constantly was turning his back to us and lowering his voice. I... More

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Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I decided to try this for fun thinking we'd get a few good stories to share with kids. It was a nice walk on a nice evening but that's about it. We eventually left the walk. The tour guide was nice enough but not "scary" what-so-ever. Frankly we got bored. Wish I could be more positive but... More

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