The Dead of Night Ghost Tour in Williamsburg, VA

W 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

5 Reviews
Karen Miller
York, PA
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
September 2019
A lot of walking, two people doing the tour, the gentleman spent his time talking about his tats. The woman spoke as a escaped patient of the time that was very neat. The group on the tour was very large. Some very interesting historical information. It was a nice tour but, have definitely been on better.
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Tip: A lot of walking wear walking shoes

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Annette S.
Lumberton, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Super Fun"
June 2019
Took this night tour on June 17, 2019. There are many ghost tours, but I chose this one because the stories are based on actual experiences. Our guide Will was superb. He was dressed in colonial costume and spoke in a British accent as he pretended to be the spirit of Samuel Henning, former local resident. He was knowledgeable, and friendly. We learned a lot about the local history. You can take pictures when the guide directs. May need to use your cellphone flaslight to avoid the occasional horse droppings from the day's carriage rides. All in all, a great tour.
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Tip: Bring cellphone for pictures as you never know what the camera might catch that the naked eye can't!

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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
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"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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"Good experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 21, 2019
I bought my ticket through groupon and didn't realize I had to reserve 72 hrs in advance. However it wasn't a problem. I contacted the tour company and Bonnie told me I could just get a refund from groupon and purchase tix through the tour site . I did just that and everything worked out fine. Fun ,interesting and educational tour .we had alot of fun .we did witches and pirates tour I recommend it .
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
"Great night"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019
We enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and she had a great way of making the tour spooky enough, but not overwhelming or long-winded.
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Raquel R
"Combo Tour - Dead of the Night/Pirates & Witches - Oh, My..."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 07, 2019
Our guide was very informative and entertaining throughout the night. There were a lot of other tours and activities going on throughout the first part of the night. But our guide stayed in character and continued with the tales of the night. We learned a lot of history and I am from Virginia Beach. So I am kind of a local. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to hear the stories. I am going back later for the conspiracy tour. That is now peaked my interest. I always knew Williamsburg is rich in history and had tales of the dead.
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Sacramento, California
"Dead of Night Ghost Walk did NOT disappoint "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2019
Traveling with my 21 year old son, I thought it would be fun to do something different – so I signed us up for the Dead of Night Ghost Walk in Williamsburg. The tour started @ 9:10pm at the Cheese Shoppe. Signing in was very easy, however I noticed that several of the other folks were using Groupon which caused a delay in check in. Our tour guide was kind and funny. She was dressed in full 17th century clothing. She began the tour with a rundown of what was going to occur. This included her going into full character at the first stop. She asked that we stay with her as there were other tours occurring and when we came to a full stop to gather around her. All of her accounts were based on real ghost stories – not too scary – but enough to spook you out a little. Our tour started with a walk down Gloucester, turn to Wythe house, Apothecary, Governors Palace and ended at the Randolph house. The stories were great and the time went by really, really fast! The only thing that was a tad odd was at the end, where we had to find our way back in the dark. TIPs: · Come early to find parking! · Bring your iPhone – so when she tells you to “sketch” you can capture photos. · Wear comfortable shoes! It is a brisk walk and the roads are not all smooth.
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Norman L
"Ghost for all"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 14, 2019
Our group of six two were teenagers. The tour was excellent, the tour guide was great, he dressed in period custom and spoke in character. Our teenagers enjoyed the whole experience. We took some pictures and when got back to the hotel we actually can see what looks like a soldier In the cemetery with a long rifle. Overall it was a good experience, and I would recommend it highly
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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.