Ghosts, Witches & Pirates Tour in Williamsburg, VA

Spooks and Legends Haunted Ghost ToursE Duke of Gloucester StWilliamsburg, VA 23185
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Discover harrowing details of the 1600s witch trials as you walk down Williamsburg’s darkest streets at night. Keep an eye out for famous ghosts such as Ida Jones as your costumed guide shares tales of Blackbeard’s crew, Jones Graveyard, and other haunted spots throughout the Williamsburg area. Stay alert as you never know who or what you’ll meet along the way.

up to 1.8 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Williamsburg Travel Experts
  • Visit haunted houses and hear fascinating details of the witch trials, captured pirates, and Blackbeard's demise.
  • Tour is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Led by costumed tour guides.
  • Fun for all ages.
  • Kids get a treasure item from Mr. Pirate's treasure chest.
  • Guests often see and hear unexplainable sights and sounds, so be sure to bring your camera.
  • Tour meets in front of the Capitol Building on the Cul-de-Sac at E. Duke of Gloucester Street.
  • Bring comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Free evening parking is available in the Tavern Lot on E. Francis Street.
  • Tours operate rain or shine.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before tour time.


from Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour
See the most interesting locations in Colonial Williamsburg while visiting haunted houses, hearing gory details of the witch trials, and captured pirates, and learning of strange rituals and customs of our forefathers. This is truly an all in one, hidden history, walk about town!

The ONLY witch tour in Williamsburg, given in the late-night hours, hear gruesome details of the 1600s witch trials while you walk down the darkest street in town. Your costumed guide will take you for an eerie walk to the jail, where Blackbeard's crew were held in dark, dank cells. Look carefully for Ida Jones as she hovers over her grave at the Jones Graveyard. Hear of the conspiracy connected with Blackbeard's skull.

Your guide will share with you the many ways they decided if someone were a witch or not. You will hear of Blackbeard and his crew, town conspiracy, some historical trivia, and even a little bit of ghosts thrown in.

This is a walking tour with multiple stops and a slow leisure pace with a distance of about a half-mile total.

At the time of the tour, Ghost Detectors (EMF detectors) are available for rent for $5.00.

Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour Reviews

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October 2023
Lexie was the perfect guide to take us through the night. She knows her stuff. She enjoys her work and is very engaging.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ghosts, Witches and Pirates Tour

How long is the tour?

Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes long.

Where does the tour meet?

The tour meets in front of the Capitol Building on the Cul-de-Sac at E. Duke of Gloucester Street.

Is parking available?

Yes. Free evening parking is available in the Tavern Lot on E. Francis Street.

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. They never embellish the stories. What you hear are true experiences and sightings of ghosts.

Do we get to go inside the buildings?

Since they conduct the 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.

Do we need to purchase our tickets in advance?


What is your ticket cancellation policy?

All tickets are non-refundable.

​What happens if it rains?

Bring an umbrella. Ghost and witch tours are conducted rain or shine. If the conditions become hazardous or severe, they reserve the right to cancel the tour. They recommend dressing appropriately for all weather conditions. They will contact you if the ghost or witch tour is canceled, so be certain to give us your cell phone number when you reserve.

If my tour is canceled, will I get a refund?

If they cancel your tour for any reason, you will receive a full refund or, if you prefer, you may reschedule.

Do we need to print our tickets?

You can either print your tickets or show them via your cell phone.

Are there restrooms available during the walking tour?

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

How will I recognize my tour guide?

All tour guides dress in historic period costumes and carry lanterns.

What is the pace of the walking tour?

All of the walking tours are taken at an easy pace. However, if you get behind, they will wait at each location before beginning to talk, again.

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes. Tours last just about one hour. All children 6 and under attend free of charge. Please keep in mind that they do speak of deaths and murders. The details are not gory but can be a little spooky at times.

What happens if I'm late?

If you are late, you will miss the tour. Tours leave right on time, and to be fair to the whole group, they cannot wait for late arrivals, neither will they call to see where you are.

Have you had any “ghostly experiences” on the tour?

They have seen lots of ghosts on the tours, but they cannot guarantee it. Please feel free to ask your tour guide about haunted experiences in town.

It is scary?

This is a storytelling tour, not a haunted house. Nothing is staged and no employees will jump out and try to scare you. If anything happens on your tour, it is truly paranormal in nature.

Is the tour dog-friendly?

They love dogs and welcome them on all the outdoor 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.

Is the tour wheelchair/stroller accessible?


In what language are the tours conducted?


Can I bring a camera?


Am I guaranteed to get pictures of ghosts during the tour?

It is impossible to guarantee a ghost sighting. But you may get lucky!

Am I allowed to videotape the tour?

The tour is copyrighted. There is absolutely no videotaping allowed.

May I take notes during the tour?

No. The tour is copyrighted and note-taking is prohibited.

Can I bring any food or drinks with me?

Absolutely, as long as it is non-alcoholic.

Can I smoke on the tour?

No. These are non-smoking tours, which include cigarettes, cigars, and vapor pipes.

Does the tour guide accept gratuities?

Gratuities are welcomed and are not included in the ticket price. While not required, tips are accepted and always appreciated by the tour guides.