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“An amazing tour of Historic Williamsburg!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Williamsburg Walking Tours

Williamsburg Walking Tours
Ranked #2 of 21 Tours in Williamsburg
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Owner description: Our one-hour Ghostly Tales tour takes you through Williamsburg's historic area in the evening. You will be introduced to the historic importance of each site visited, you will hear of the local ghostly legends that surround them, and of recent encounters with the spirits that reside there. Our Walk About History tour is a one-hour introduction to the history of Williamsburg - its historical importance, development in the 18th century, glimpses into daily life of colonial inhabitants, and modern restoration. An excellent choice if you have limited time to visit Williamsburg, or are looking for an in-depth orientation before touring the town on your own.
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
1 review
“An amazing tour of Historic Williamsburg!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2014

Thank you for the fantastic tour of Historic Williamburg. My family thoroughly enjoyed it and in fact talked about it all the way home to NC. This thing we liked most about this tour was that it kept both our teenagers and small children interested during the entire tour. Trish did an excellent job keep in us all entertained. We can't wait to visit again.

Visited March 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Williamsburg. Where it all Started.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The Revolution that is. From all accounts, the American Revolution, as our guide pointed out, did not actually start in Boston, but in Williamsburg, and from the various enactments, to which we were all invited to join, it was not difficult to see why.
Williamsburg is without doubt, a fascinating place to visit, both for its quaintness and its historical content.Our guides were absolutely superb telling us in a very humorous but serious manner everything we could possibly assimilate the history of the characters and properties of the township.There was so much to see, together with historic shopping malls, and excellent restaurants, that the time passed all too quickly. The enactments were generally very moving, and if true, no wonder that the Revolution started here. I do not wish to go into too much detail, but would strongly recommend that if you love history with live drama thrown in, this is an experience not to be missed.

Visited October 2013
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pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Ghost Tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2014

Starts as soon as it gets dark. You can go on 2 different tours and visit some of the homes. They tell great stories and research it every year to see if anything new has happened. Very interesting.

Visited December 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“not as expected actually”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2013

We walked around and got an owerviev from colonial Williamsburg, we expected that there should be roleplaying and action in the streets showing situations from the revolution and the civil war, but it was nothing of that. What impressed me was that the town was very well integrated with its builidings and arcitecture. It was a nice walk because we were also lucky with the weather.

Visited December 2013
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“But don't pay for it....”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

There are 2 options here. The first is to pay about $40 each and walk around a large area purpose built to look colonial and see people dressed accordingly and attend various 'plays' or scenario's enacted.

The second is to buy a $2 bus pass each that takes you to the attraction where you can walk around and see everything except the 'play-scenarios'. The plays are at stipulated times and at most you'd probably only see about 3 as timings would clash. These three would take about an hour and a half of your time. Option 1 is therefore an expensive option.

Having said that, the experience and quality of the 'free-view' houses and scenarios is very good and not to be missed. To get a really good overview it is worth visiting not just Williamsburg but also Jamestown and Yorktown and the attractions they have to offer. This will give you a potted history from the first colonial landings right through the war of independence and on the to civil war. Give yourself at least 3 days in the area to cover everything and be prepared to walk a lot.

Visited September 2013
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