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Williamsburg, VA, USA
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Rebecca B wrote a review Jul 2015
7 contributions7 helpful votes
This was by far the WORST part of our trip to Williamsburg, which overall was fantastic. Billed as "not for children", it was NOT a candlelight walk through the town telling ghost stories. Instead, we went to three different houses and with NO explanation from the guide, actors came in to perform vignettes of fictional characters that I am guessing were fictional stories about ghosts. It was confusing, awkward, NOT scary at all, and the guide even appeared to be napping while the vignettes were taking place. This was an hour and a half of my life that I will NEVER get back. If you have any interest in true ghost stories, DON'T GO!! The sad thing is that, given the ambiance of Williamsburg, it could have been really good. UGH.
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Date of experience: July 2015
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Beacon94 wrote a review May 2015
Jupiter, Florida158 contributions104 helpful votes
We were two couples in the area for a weekend and John was our private guide for three days. 2 hours a day for each of the three towns....he had a perfect blend of history and rumors to color each tour and was easy to be with for the three separate days. Highly recommend
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Voyager125 wrote a review Jun 2014
Miami, Florida7 contributions6 helpful votes
Often times it is not the places you go or the sights you see that provide the special vacation memories, but rather the people that you meet during the journey. John Sutton is one of those people. We have a family of 5 with children ages 9, 11, and 13. From the moment I contacted John to make arrangements I had a sense that his passion and love of history would be infectous with our family. We booked 4 tours with John; Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown, Williamsburg (Williams & Mary) and a Ghost Tour. John has an excellent command on the history of the area. What we appreciated the most was how interactive he was with our children to keep them engaged...after all learning is fun...and John excercised much fun along the way. On each of our tours John would bestow a gift to the children to remember what they learned. The children truly enjoyed the interactive plays that John would direct on each of his tours. As we dressed in American and British soldier coats, hats and dont forget the drum I chuckled to think what the other visitors were thinking when they saw us walking to reinact the surrender of the British at Yorktwown. These are the moments that create memories and these are the moments that John Sutton helped create for our family. The children all grew very fond of John and were sad to depart. I would definetly recommend engaging John's services for famialies or histroy buffs alike! You will not regret!
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Date of experience: June 2014
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Lee W wrote a review Jan 2014
Memphis, Tennessee2 contributions
That was the most fun I've ever had learning about history. John Sutton adds value by including tidbits of interesting information, that I'd never heard before. He has done his homework! I'll be back for more!
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barb r wrote a review Sep 2012
Long Island City, New York1 contribution
John Martin was our tour guide for the food tour he was a very pleasent person to talk to he also enlightened us with more history and great food thanks John
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Date of experience: August 2012
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