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The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour

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Address: 345 Duke of Gloucester Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Phone Number: +1 877-624-4678
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As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of...

As the second oldest ghost tour in the USA, The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Walking Tour stands above all others as the most authentic and successful ghost tour in Williamsburg. With exclusive use of the copyrighted research and writings of acclaimed paranormal author L. B. Taylor, Jr. our tours are based on verifiable facts and actual hauntings, not fabricated tales or unsourced stories. Our seasoned and mature guides are talented and entertaining storytellers who bring the hauntings to life, drawing guests into the experience with them. Paranormal events do happen on our tours, and we will take you to secret locations where the hauntings are likely to occur. So be sure to bring a camera along with your courage!

Our 30 year old, 90 minute family friendly Original Ghost Tour meets at the William & Mary Bookstore in Merchants Square. In 2012 we launched the first late night adult ghost tour, the EXTREMELY successful Extreme Tour. This 2 hour tour is for ghost lovers who like being scared. The Extreme Tour meets at Bruton Parish Church.

Our guides proudly carry lanterns but we won’t dress up and play act or hype ourselves then fail to deliver what we promise. For the last three decades we have toured many thousands of happy guests who return year after year, knowing that nobody does a ghost tour like we do. After all, we invented them!

 

Authentic stories, small groups, talented storytellers with a genuine love of entertaining, coupled with reasonable prices make us the most enduring and elite ghost tour in Williamsburg. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our website to view hundreds of genuine testimonials and breathtaking pictures. After all, “seeing is believing!”

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interesting and fun tour by Clare last Saturday night! We did the extreme halloween tour, great weather

we didn't see any ghosts but learned alot about the reports of sightings and colonial Williamsburg . not good for smaller children which they warn you about, as they discuss... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Leechburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our walk tonight with Clara was one of the best ghost walks I've done. The he termed ghost walk on Halloween night turned into quite a great night for capturing some of the activity in the area. Clara herself was very informative, passionate, and entertaining. Saw much more than we expected. Highly recommended

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Halloween brings many folks to Williamsburg who are hoping to see a ghost. Orbs, wispy shapes, and people who disappear in front of your eyes seem to occur no more often on Halloween as they do during the rest of the year. The atmosphere that evening one of excitement which adds to the fun! Clare, one of our more experienced... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our Extreme Halloween Tour with Clare. It was amazing the pictures that everyone in our group captured was incredible. Clare was very passionate about the stories she was telling. Some of the stories made the hair on ur arms stand up. I would definitely recommend this Tour to anyone except children most of it... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your Extreme Halloween Ghost Tour. Clare is an outstanding storyteller. Her performance at the jail is graphic and frightening, not for the faint of heart! Thank you for sharing your experience! More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Not sure this tour was of high value. The stories were interesting but there was no excitement created by the guide. Good to know that there is a bit of walking on this tour - too much for my mother and father - they needed to drop out half way through the tour.

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1 Thank Karen F
angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your tour experience. Guides have to deal with things they cannot control ,e.g. dim lighting, cobblestones, the weather, and avoiding other groups. Our guides tell stories in a manner that suits their personal style. Some are serious, some add humor, and others are scary. We do value customer feedback.Thank you for writing. More 

Yorktown, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

we didn't see any ghosts but learned alot about the reports of sightings and colonial Williamsburg . not good for smaller children which they warn you about, as they discuss colonial hangings which was graphic.

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you found our tour to be interesting and fun! Ghost sightings are quite rare, but it is not unusual to "capture" orbs and wispy shapes in your camera. Clare is a very experienced storyteller who has been entertaining our guests for many years. Thank you for writing! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

He as an amazing story teller. I'd recommend it to anyone! The stories he told came to life with the way he presented each one!

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your tour with Jim, a very engaging storyteller who has been with us for decades. He loves to entertain and loves an audience! We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

We went on the Extreme tour because a friend had been and recommended it. This tour was theatrical and a bit scary. Although I do not believe in ghosts, at times I found myself drawn into the moment. Highly recommended.

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us on our popular Extreme Tour, the first ghost tour of it’s kind in town. Good storytellers are hard to find and take years to develop their art. Turning them loose with L.B. Taylor’s research can create a lethal combination of dramatic and scary. We are so glad you enjoyed the tour. Thank you! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My wife and I really don't get a chance to go out together having kids. We thankfully had my parents around so we decided to go do something "adultish" in williamsburg since we both love the history of the area. We are pretty skeptical of this stuff but enjoy the history aspect of it. Clare our ghost tour guide was... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your fun time in Williamsburg and your enjoyment of our ghost tour! When you said, “I loved it”, that said it all. Good storytelling, documented hauntings, limited group size, and guides who have been doing this for years elevates the experience for our guests. Please come back. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I have been on many ghost tours in various historic cities and this was probably the worst one. Ghost tours are made by the storyteller and the older man that did this store was not engaging and the stories just rambled on and on.

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

We are sorry that you did not enjoy your tour experience. Will you please contact the office with the guide's name, which tour you took, Original or Extreme, and the date of the tour? We cannot address the issue without more specifics. It would be easy enough for us to post numerous fake 5-star reviews for ourselves or post negative... More 

Yonkers, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We were here on one of the hottest nights and still had fun on this tour! The guide had great stories to share.....he led our group with a candle which added to the spooky atmosphere and we walked along the dark streets feeling you were back in time...my granddaughter took many photos and a few of them did indeed have... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Wow! Sounds like a great time. You enjoyed the stories and captured orbs in your camera. Enthusiasm like yours adds to the tour experience for our guides and guests. Thank you! More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I'm not sure what I thought it was going to be but I felt like a kid around a campfire telling hokey ghost stories. Maybe that is what is is supposed to be? This was my first Ghost walk. We covered about 2 blocks and stopped for little Ghost stories reported by our guide. I was not impressed by the... More 

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angelaghost, Manager at The Original Ghosts of Williamsburg Candlelight Tour, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. You had a wonderful storyteller and you heard true stories written by LB Taylor. There are so many things to do in Williamsburg. Ghost stories may not be your "cup of tea". More 

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