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Williamsburg Ghost Tour

Are you visiting Williamsburg and wish you could learn more about its history before you leave? Or perhaps you live in the city and have always wondered what some of the oldest buildings in the square were – now you can find out with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours! We offer hauntingly fun historical tours in over 33 cities in America, Williamsburg included! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours's Williamsburg ghost tour is ranked as one of the Top 10 Ghost Tours in America by US City Traveler and the Best Tour Operator Award in Williamsburg!

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Why You Need to Take Our Williamsburg Ghost Tour

Our tours are unlike any other, with knowledgeable local guides ready to show you the spookiest spots around town. If you’re looking for amusement park thrills, look elsewhere. Our tours are relaxed and focused on local history and lore – they’re even appropriate for kids! We offer an authentic experience that allows questions to be asked about some of your city’s most unexplainable happenings.

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We had a 2 hour personal taste of Williamsburg tour. Chris was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We thoroughly enjoyed his extensive knowledge of t...

06.22.24
Kathleen Moses
 

Five Stars

Great Ultimate Ghost Tour of Colonial Williamsburg! Chelsea was a great tour guide . She was friendly and knowledgeable.. The add on 30 minutes was t...

06.21.24
Bambi Darnell
 

Five Stars

William was very knowledgeable and engaging. We enjoyed our walking tour.

06.18.24
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $25

Colonial Ghosts Tour

Visit several haunted locations on this scary & fun one-hour ghost tour through historically haunted areas of Williamsburg. Discover Colonial Williamsburg’s chilling past on its historic streets to discover a hidden history and the hauntings that remain, covering the Colonial era, Civil War, & more.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 424 Duke of Gloucester Street, at the Statue of Thomas Jefferson on the bench

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr. across 1 mile

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $29

Colonial Ghosts Ultimate Dead of Night Haunted Ghost Tour

INDIAN BURIAL GROUNDS. INSANE ASYLUM. WITCHES. MURDER. BETRAYAL. WAR. This Special late night ghost tour covers it all and takes you to even more terrifying, haunted locations after hours and reveals just what hides in the shadows in the dead of night in a colonial ghost town.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 428 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA

Tour TimeTour Times: 10PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1.5-2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

WILLIAMSBURG HAUNTS: BOOS AND BOOZE PUB CRAWL

Join us for a chilling and thrilling evening, and get to know the haunted landmarks and finest public houses in America's Birthplace.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 424 Duke of Gloucester Street, at the Statue of Thomas Jefferson on the bench

Tour TimeTour Times: 5:45PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

SECRETS OF COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Come travel back in time and examine the sinister side of Colonial Williamsburg, its infamous characters, and the colorful legends that have haunted the town through the centuries.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Imball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St

Tour TimeTour Times: 10AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $25

WE SHALL OVERCOME: A WILLIAMSBURG BLACK HISTORY EXPERIENCE

Join a seasoned Junket guide for a deep dive into the life of African Americans in Colonial Williamsburg.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The Bray School, 105 Nassau St., Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tour TimeTour Times: 1PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1.5 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $74

DRINK WILLIAMSBURG

Join us on a stroll around Williamsburg's best watering holes and raise a glass to the patriotic men and women who envisioned a new country and plotted revolution over a tankard of ale.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: In front of: Amber Ox Public House, 525 Prince George St Suite 102

Tour TimeTour Times: 3PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $75

TASTE OF WILLIAMSBURG FOOD TOUR

Join our professional guides on a one-of-a-kind culinary experience that will leave you satisfied, yet hungry for more of Williamsburg.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: In front of the Kimball Theater, 424 W Duke

Tour TimeTour Times: 1PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 3 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

COLONIAL GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS PAST

Join us on a thrilling Christmas-themed ghost tour to Williamsburg's most haunted locations to encounter the ghosts this spooky holiday season brings!

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 424 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Tour TimeTour Times:

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $35

DEAD OF NIGHT GHOST HUNT WITH EQUIPMENT IN COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG

Join us on one of our three ghost hunt themed itineraries, as we explore outside the historic areas of Williamsburg to communicate with the ghosts from our stories.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 428 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA

Tour TimeTour Times: 11PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Williamsburg So Haunted?

Williamsburg was one of America’s first planned cities. Laid out in 1699 under the supervision of Governor Francis Nicholson, it was to be a “new and well-ordered city” suitable for the capital of the largest and most populous of the British colonies in America. A succession of beautiful capitol buildings became home to the oldest legislative assembly in the New World. The young city proliferated into the center of Virginia’s political, religious, economic, and social life.

Williamsburg ceased to be the capital of the new Commonwealth of Virginia in 1780 and declined, although not to the degree Jamestown had. Another factor was travel: 18th- and early 19th-century transportation in the colony was mainly by canals and navigable rivers. As it had been built on “high ground,” Williamsburg was not sited on a major water route, unlike many early US communities. The railroads that were being built in the 1830s also did not yet come through the city.

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With its cobblestone streets and historically preserved homes, Williamsburg is steeped in history, some of it a little unexplained and just a bit spooky. One of those questionable locations is the public hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. It was the first asylum in North America dedicated solely to the treatment of the mentally ill. Established in 1773, the building included 24 patient isolation cells and high walls surrounding the grounds. As the years went on, the building grew into a compound, able to house up to 300 patients.

When the institution was opened in 1773, the treatment of mentally ill patients was nothing if not crude and misinformed. It was assumed that patients were “choosing irrational behavior,” and treatments included electroshock, isolation, bleeding, potent drugs, and more. The mistreatment of patients in its early years of operation is the cause of the unusual events that have occurred throughout its history, from strange fires to ghostly visitations.

So, if you’re looking for a unique tour, a hauntingly fun date night idea, or a spooky day trip with the kids, Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours’s Williamsburg ghost tour is the plan for you!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re a history buff

“You travel to Virginia to do the things you love doing with the people you love doing” — that’s why the slogan stuck. Colonial Williamsburg has enough ghostly tales to fill up a library. It’s jam-packed with true accounts of spooks, specters, wild wraiths, and poltergeists. Some magazines and researchers even call it the most haunted city in the world.

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You already wined and dined in one of its many famous colonial taverns

You’ve done and settled that bucket list item — tasted authentic dishes once served to the likes of Jefferson and Washington. What better way to finish the night than by going on a stroll and unpacking all those calories? A nice moonlit stroll to sweat out the spirit and perhaps get to know a couple of new ones. Expand your taste for the macabre with a Williamsburg ghost tour!

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You want to learn about the side of Williamsburg that's bloody, tragic, and full of ghosts

It’s all roses and champagne in one of America’s best-known living historic towns. There’s a romance to it. A simpler period — one full of honor, debauchery, fun, and a sense that what you were fighting for had a purpose. But, once you scratch the surface, you start to see how everything turns bitter. You’ll need a guide to give you the real happenings of those long-forgotten days.

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You want to learn more about The College of William & Mary

Perhaps one of the most iconic locales in the area, and the second-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, The College of William & Mary is a must-see for every visitor that comes to Colonial Williamsburg. But did you know that it is overflowing with hauntings? So much so that some of the houses, used as dorms, have been vacated numerous times by their ghostly inhabitants.

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You want to keep your adrenaline pumping after your day at Busch Gardens

With over 50 attractions and covering more than 130 acres, Busch Garden Williamsburg has the honor of having two record-setting roller coasters. Well, once the park closes you simply can’t go cold turkey — you’ll need to keep the adrenaline rush up. What better way than with a creepy Williamsburg ghost tour in a town that is considered one of the most haunted in America?

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You want to experience real haunted history

We love to slip back into the past. Colonial Williamsburg gifts us that opportunity. On the daily tours, on the normal tours, you’ll learn about the tangible, the things that drove this city, its practical aspects. On our tour, you’ll learn about its true nature, its wild passions, its darkest secrets, and the things and aspects its past tries to shrug off.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN Williamsburg, VA

Bruton Parish Church

Thomas Jefferson and George Washington attended services here and Martha Washington's great-grandfather once served as Reverend. It’s also the place where god-fearing folks flocked to and whet once, a Preacher’s wife - the love of his life - grew deathly ill and passed away. What made her come back to the land of the living? What trespass by her husband commanded Mrs. Jones' spirit to haunt the church ground?

Peyton Randolph House

The Peyton Randolph House is another old structure from the early 1700s. Today, it has a reputation for being one of the most haunted sites in Virginia. The home belonged to the late politician Peyton Rudolph, and several famous revolutionary-era figures visited the home regularly. 
Like the Bruton Parish Church, it also served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Throughout the years, various tragedies occurred, which gave the site its haunted reputation.

Wythe House

The Wythe House was a residence known to house the elite members of Williamsburg. George Wythe was a law professor and a mentor of Thomas Jefferson. As General Washington’s headquarters during the Revolutionary War, the house played an essential part in the birthing of America. Strategists drew up many battle plans for the Battle of Yorktown right here at the site. A few untimely deaths supposedly occurred at the home, potentially leaving some ghostly spirits behind. Visitors can tour the home and experience the creepy phenomena themselves.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt or distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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