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Colonial Ghosts

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Colonial Ghosts is the most real walking ghost tour through Colonial Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary, ranked as one the Top 10 Ghost Tours in the US. Colonial Ghosts was awarded the Best of Williamsburg Tour Operator, and has been...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
424 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-3659
+1 757-598-1805
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have only one tour to compare it to. Did the Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour years ago ( the actual Col Williamsburg sells their own tickets, and tours) and this one pales in comparision. Stops were short, and uneventful. All of us were bored, and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kim C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide did not have the most interesting voice. Our group was way too large and the teenagers lost interest. There were only a handful of stops but we spent too much time at all of them. He really did not capture the interest of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Winnie R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not too scary, and it was fun even in the rain. Enough scary ghost stories to keep four teens interested, and walking around at night was fun!!!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tor C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good family tour, not too scary but some issues not suitable for very young children. Enjoyed the enthusiasm of our tour guide, Chad and the stories.

Thank Q8077PYrebeccam
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to let you know how enjoyable the experience was. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and really made me feel like I was not there just to hear about ghosts, but to learn about the amazing history that have brought about those...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Tours T, Manager at Colonial Ghosts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your tour!

Reviewed December 30, 2018

I participated in the 9PM ghost tour with the extended option. I purchased tickets online in advance since it was October (prime spooky time!) and I was worried about the tour selling out. Finding the meeting location was simple, as was check-in. The guides wait...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thammock
Tours T, Manager at Colonial Ghosts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! The content of our tours is based on historical events from newspapers, biographies, and war accounts, but the supernatural reports were often only described in personal letters, diary entries, and of course word-of-mouth. So, yes, some of the tales of apparitions...More

Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour this evening with Megan she is well versed in the ghosts of Williamsburg.it was a very interesting and informative experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Debra M
Tours T, Manager at Colonial Ghosts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review!

Reviewed December 26, 2018

We arranged for the extended tour and had a pretty good idea of what to expect having done similar tours in New Orleans. The tour guides are not allowed to enter any of the buildings on the tour and the tunnels are viewed through a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Tours T, Manager at Colonial Ghosts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review your tour! It's true, our tour does not enter the buildings of the historic town, but we do provide an up-close view of some aspects of the city. The tunnels are grated off for good reason, and not...More

Reviewed December 19, 2018 via mobile

I paid for the 90 minute tour and TripAdvisor did not inform the company. They were only notified of the regular 60 minute tour. The company offered for us to come back the next night for another tour but we had just seen 60 minutes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Richard W
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Megan the guide was excellent and made the walk really enjoyable. It was a pleasant but spooky walk! Learned some history as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
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July 18, 2018|
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Response from Management1117 | Property representative |
It's an approximately 1 mile walk maximum depending on the tour, across flat ground over paved streets, brick sidewalks, and occasionally over grass or gravel. It's an easy walk for most people, but we recommend not... More
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
Yes! As mcrigsby stated, we don't go up and or stairs, nor inside buildings. Just be wary of the horse poop and you should be fine :)
July 15, 2016|
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Response from Jon H | Reviewed this property |
No actors just a really engaging story teller