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The Original Ghost Tour

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We are Virginia’s oldest ghost tour. The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour stands above all others as the most authentic and successful ghost tour in Williamsburg. Our exclusive copyrighted research and writings our tours are...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Merchants Square, Williamsburg, VA 23185
+1 757-777-2101
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though this tour has a ton of good reviews, it's really boring. I don't know if the tour guide was having an off night but, she was just downright dull. It was like she memorized a AAA guide book and was just repeating verbatim...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

Very disheartened and frustrated with this event. We bought tickets a week ago for this event. On the event ticket, it explicitly states that the tour we signed up for, the Haunted Jamestown River Cruise, was open rain or shine. Additionally, the tickets state, and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

Informative, but not exactly exciting or scary. A lot of historical facts given, yet nothing really spooky. Was hoping for something a little more intense.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018

We were called 50 minutes before our tour was going to start and were told that we were cancelled. She said that our reservation should have never been taken. I was promptly refunded. I feel we should have been notified weeks ago when I made...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Due to working with human beings sometimes things happen and get missed. We hate that we are not perfect but will always try to do our best. I’m sorry for your inconvenience and we know our products and our tour guides are amazing. Of course...More

Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

"It was a dark stormy night"... no really, our tour started as a storm began to roll in. The experience involved walking, at night, between the old colonial homes, behind darkened trades stores, and on the lawns of historic mansions. At each of the scheduled...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

First off, we have a 16 year old, 13 year old and 3 yr old. It’s might difficult to please all but I think we succeeded with this tour. It’s our first night out in Williamsburg, VA and we decided to commit to a tour...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We went on the Ghost Tour with Rick as our guide. I absolutely LOVED that it was for all ages. It’s one of the reasons why we chose the tour and this company- I have a 7 year old and I didn’t want it to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

After many rainy days and nights we were able to go on the 10-12 tour with Woody. Only 4 of us in the group so that was nice for us. Woody was able to give 2 and emf device and the other a voice box....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

This is great!!! Thank you so much for your review and we are so happy you had a great time. The rain here lately has been unreal:(( You touched perfectly on the vision we have had for our ghost tour for 30 years! Woody is...More

Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a nice experience, and it was very affordable for all the buildings seen and the duration of the trip. While it was very apparent that the stories of Ghost Encounters were just stories, they were for the most part entertaining and it was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

Thank you for your awesome rating. We really do pride ourselves on being affordable for families. We have not raised our prices in 6 years! It really is a fun way to see Williamsburg at night and just take a few minutes to hear some...More

Reviewed June 29, 2018

I decided to do this tour with my 8 year old twin grandsons. It was perfect! Entertaining and just spooky enough. We were all dawn in to Clare's stories.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gail H
angelaghost, General Manager at The Original Ghost Tour, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2018

As always Clare is the best!! We are so happy you enjoyed our tour and that your grandsons had a great time. We appreciate and are so thankful that we were able to be apart of your vacation!!

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September 5, 2017|
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Response from Liizziie | Reviewed this property |
The tour is about an hour and a half, but you take many stops to learn the tales of the different areas. There is a bit of walking but it definitely is not overtiring as there are many opportunities to sit and rest... More
Michelle S
June 22, 2017|
Response from Leanne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Michelle - I've done both tours. The extreme tour was fun, a little more graphic. But you get the same stories. The tour guide encourages you to take photos while you're at sites to try and catch ghost orbs. And he/she... More
Brandi M
May 26, 2017|
Response from rubytue | Reviewed this property |
There was a 5 and 9 year old on the tour when I went, but the rest of the group were adults. While the stories aren't "adult" in nature, they are creepy. And you do about a mile of walking. If she won't be a distraction... More