The Dead of Night Ghost Tour in Williamsburg, VA

Spooks and Legends Haunted ToursW Duke of Gloucester StWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Can you handle the spooky stories of past Williamsburg residents? Follow your ghostly tour guide as you roam the historic streets of Williamsburg and listen to true tales from the 18th century. Keep a camera handy—you never know what paranormal sights, sounds, and feelings you might experience along the way! Will you brave the chilling night to hear the stories of Williamsburg ghosts?

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Appropriate for all ages, but some children may be frightened.
  • Tours are conducted rain or shine.
  • Bring a camera, comfortable shoes, and a jacket.
  • Tour guides dress in historic costumes and carry lanterns.
  • Tours leave promptly at scheduled departure time.


from The Dead of Night Ghost Tour
Hear factual stories of real ghosts who inhabit the town of Williamsburg. Follow your costumed, ghostly guide down eerie streets, by candlelight. A first-person tour, your guide becomes a ghost from the 18th Century, who lived and died in this very haunted town. You will experience the Peyton Randolph House, the most haunted in Virginia. Guests often see and hear strange, inexplicable sights and sounds, so you will not want to attend without a camera in hand. A truly one-of-a-kind, unique tour you will not want to miss!

This original tour is what our business has been built on. Our success is because of this unique and fun tour. Presented by the ghost of an 18th century character from town, you will be taken down the hauntingly scary streets, by candlelight.

Suitable for all age groups, children love the character in costume as older guests fully understand the fully researched ghost stories that are told. This tour is not a history tour. Children ages 6 and under are free.

Tripster Customer Reviews

3 Reviews
Dawn Estes
victoria, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful tour guide"
April 2019
My family went and experienced a wonderful day ghost tour, our tour guide was amazing very friendly and very knowledgeable if her surroundings!! What we loved most was learning about how the area was back in the old days! Loved it so much my son and I went on the second tour of the night also!! Would definitely do it again!!
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Tip: Allot of walking!

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Willam M.
Littleton, CO
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Ghost Tour Williamsburg"
March 2019
What a great way to not only see Williamsburg, but hear history and scary stories! The guides were excellent! Highly recommend this tour. We also did the Witches and Pirates right after. Wonderful!
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Cristine T.
Aldie, VT
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Enjoyable Tour"
December 2018
This tour was so fun! If you’re one who loves ghost stories and the supernatural, this is for you. The meet up spot is in a cute little shopping center with plenty to do beforehand. Shop and eat before the tour. Our tour guide was excellent. Had a nice voice as well that I could listen to all day.
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Tip: Dress for the weather and for walking

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Millville, New Jersey
""Spooky and captivating""
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 12, 2019 NEW
The tour was awesome!!! Not a history lesson just ghostly facts!! Bonnie was our tour guide, dressed in colonial clothes which added a little something extra!! Bonnie was a fantastic guide, she played her part so well which only added to the spookiness of the night!!! It was so intriguing to hear the stories and my husband and I even went back to some of the places she suggested to go back to, much scarier with two rather than a group!!! Wear comfy shoes as there is some walking involved but it is well worth the exercise!! Can't wait to bring the kids down so we can all have a ghostly time together!!
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"Fun & Informative"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 08, 2019
I would recommend this tour to everyone visiting the area. Nicki was a wonderful guide, full of knowledge and an amazing story teller. She had a full on cold during our tour and still was at the top of her game. Loved this tour!
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Victoria G
"Great Experience for the Family!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 30, 2018
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this tour as it was our first ghost tour and I read a few mixed reviews. However, this tour was AMAZING! Definitely saw some creepy things! My mom and brother were impressed with the tour & the tour guide (I don't remember her name, but she played a lady who had broken out of an insane asylum). Needless to say, it went great! I would advise that you show up a bit early for parking.
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"Horrible attitudes"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 21, 2018
Make sure you don’t plan on going with anyone you know. Fine print states: one per person; one per household. Because this business wants to get “personal”, let me explain thoroughly: I purchased a Groupon for this tour for me and my husband to go on. We DO NOT live together and have never been to this before. At the last minute, my daughter who lives with me wanted to go, so her grandma gifted this voucher to her. I had already made the reservation for the one purchased and decided to go ahead and make one for the second. This was when I was told that it not allowed. No where in the fine print does it state that Two separate couples can’t meet at the tour to see it together. I also did let the individual who I spoke with know that I will let everyone know how they do business. I really wish I would’ve read the other reviews before even considering this place. The woman who took my reservation really set it in stone that I will not EVER do business with them
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Mesa, Arizona
"Ghost Stories at Night"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 20, 2018
Good lil' historical tour of Colonial Williamsburg. It was a busy night of multiple tours walking around, so we were avoiding them as we toured. Our group was quite big, so it took away from some of the intimacy,in depth storytelling, and scariness of the tour. It had great information and wished we could have toured as we went to each spot, we had to go back afterwards to visit. One thing that was scary was the fact I could step in horse droppings the entire tour. Now that's scary...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dead of Night Ghost Tour

What is a ghost tour?
Your tour guide will tell ghost stories, while walking you through town, in the dark night, by candlelight. You will hear of ghostly encounters which have been thoroughly researched and documented. Stories have been reported by security officers, employees and residents of the town.

Do we get to go inside the buildings?
Since we conduct our tours in the historic area of Williamsburg, no ghost tours are allowed to enter these 18th-century buildings. You may walk up to the buildings, however, once the tour is over. Tickets to Colonial Williamsburg may be purchased for entrance to many of the buildings, during the day, but are not needed to attend one of our ghost or witch tours.

What happens in the case of rain?
If it rains, tours will still be conducted. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket!

Are restrooms available throughout the tour?
Restrooms are available, though generally not along our tour route. They are easily accessible a short distance away, however, so you may walk to one, if need be.

Is the tour suitable for children?
Yes. Tours are family-friendly.

What happens if I show up late?
If you arrive late, you will miss the tour. Tours depart promptly at their scheduled time.

Can I bring my dog on the tour?
Dogs are welcome on the tours. Please see that your dog is friendly, on a leash, and please be sure to bring the appropriate supplies to clean up any messes.

Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Can I take notes on the tour?
Due to the tour being copyrighted, note taking is strictly prohibited during the tour.

Can I videotape the tour?
No. This is also strictly prohibited for copyright reasons.

Can I bring a camera?
Yes. Photography is permitted on the tour.

Can I bring food or drinks on the tour?
Yes, so long as all beverages are non-alcoholic.

Can I smoke on the tour?
No. The tours are smoke-free.