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Ghost Tour of Williamsburg

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For a not-so-typical take on Virginia history, travelers shouldn't miss the chance to uncover haunted stories of Williamsbug on this ghastly ghost tour. Join up with your guide in the evening to visit several historic sights, dating to colonial times. Along the way, expect spooky tales of ghosts and spirits, and visit places where psychics and paranormal investigators have reported actual hauntings.
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Harry & Tamaura Scheeler wrote a review May 8
Concord, North Carolina367 contributions115 helpful votes
This was an overnight bucket list stop on the way home from a trip to NJ. A word of advice - plan well in advance. I assumed reservations wouldn't be needed with our mid-week stay in May. That turned out to be a major mistake. All of the tours we wanted to do were sold out. Our top two tour picks were the carriage tour and air tour but both were sold out. We were only able to see Jamestowne Settlement which was our primary reason for coming. Finding parking is a major challenge in the historic district. Finding public restrooms was also a challenge. We couldn't even find public restrooms at convenience stores, The name-brand hotels in the area all had very reasonable pricing for such a busy tourism area. Traffic seemed to be very heavy for the time of year as well as for a midweek. The pedestrian traffic was also very heavy. There is a University in the area with students frequently crossing the street. There is so much to do and see in the area just make sure you make reservations when you can. We were unable to get reservations at any of the popular taverns and restaurants. However, we still had a good experience at the more casual restaurants.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Randy H wrote a review May 7
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma122 contributions2 helpful votes
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If American History is an interest to you then you have to make the trip to Colonial Williamsburg. Every historical building was interesting & the whole area was clean. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: May 2021
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parselll wrote a review May 6
Collins, New York152 contributions12 helpful votes
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A newer attraction would highly recommend. Was a beautiful evening stroll through the gardens . Fun to do maze all Lighted up and the reflections on water in canal breathtaking . Definitely worth it
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Taylor B wrote a review May 6
Chicago, Illinois6712 contributions5600 helpful votes
Colonial Williamsburg's visitors center is closed for COVID but the 301-acre area that includes several hundred restored and re-created buildings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries remains free for one and all to walk and around and admire they way it was when the city was capital of Colonial Virginia in the early 1700s. It is part of the part-historic project, part-tourist attraction of Historic Triangle of Virginia that includes Jamestown, Yorktown and the Colonial Parkway. It was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1960, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 and declared a Virginal Landmark in 1969. The core of Colonial Williamsburg runs along Duke of Gloucester Street and the Palace Green, which is closed to motorized traffic during the day. Prominent buildings are the Raleigh Tavern, the Capitol, Governor's Palace, Courthouse, Magazine, George Wythe House, Peyton Randolph House and Bruton Parish Church. Costumed employees work and dress as people did in the Colonial era. To the north is College of William & Mary and Merchants Square, a commercial area with restaurants, boutiques, shops and bookstores. Nearby is the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. So much to do, so much to see. On two occasions, my wife and I stayed at Williamsburg Inn, a five-star hotel located only steps from Duke of Gloucester Street. Dine at A Chef's Kitchen or Fat Canary or Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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FLgourmet wrote a review May 6
Fort Myers, Florida45 contributions14 helpful votes
I marked our visit average because of all the restrictions in place and many sites, homes closed. Several sites limit entry to 20-30 people or number in your party. Thus, you wait longer and are shut out of other events. I lined up at 12:45, time I was told, to see Jefferson imagined conversations with the King and John Locke to start at 1:30. I missed by one person because they were leaving so many seats open between parties. Ridiculous. And have to wear mask. What I love is the history, how they have preserved everything as it would have been. People in character discuss their roles and history and personal life. I Don't recommend going until they lift the restrictions. This isn't busy season. It will be terrible in the summer. The founders would hate how our liberties are being taken away from us.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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