Calling all ghost hunters, this ghost tour of Williamsburg delves into the dark history of the city. Alongside a costumed guide, explore eerie streets cloaked in darkness and listen to tales of horror and hauntings. Learn about the 1626 Virginia witch trials, step on the former site of 18th-century gallows, and listen carefully for creaks of the death wagon on Nicholson Street. On this family-friendly tour, numbers are limited to 15 in order to maintain a spooky atmosphere.
Ghost tour of Williamsburg, Virginia
Family-friendly tour perfect for fans of history and the supernatural
Listen to terrifying tales of the 1626 witch trials and the death wagon that used to ride down Nicholson Street
Visit the site of the old jail and explore the graveyard of the Jones family
Greet your ghoulish guide at a central meeting point and launch straight into spine-tingling tales of Williamsburg’s dark history as you stroll to your first location: the old jail.
Listen to tales of the 1626 witch trials and learn of the gruesome methods used to test women for witchcraft. Strain your ears to hear the ominous creak of the death wagon on Nicholson Street, and stand upon the former site of the 18th-century gallows, where raucous crowds gathered to watch bloody executions.
Return to your original departure point and bid your guide farewell.
Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours
Did you know that Blackbeard's skull is part of Williamsburg's history? Or how his crew met their demise? Hear the gory details of what happened to the pirate's dead bodies. And what about Grace Sherwood, Virginia's most famous, accused witch or Joan Wright's trial, which took place on the familiar date of September 11th? Coincidence? Walk down the darkest, spookiest street to the jail, where witches were kept and where Blackbeard's crew spent their final days. Don't forget to listen for the Wagon of Death, going to the jail to take the prisoners to be hanged. Townspeople say they often hear it coming down the road, in the late night hours. This is a fun, informative tour which takes you to the opposite end of town from where our Dead of Night ghost goes. Can't decide which tour to take? Walk the whole town in one night to see what is lurking about. For just $5 more, you can have two tours, one after the other. Choose your favorite tour or tours now. Tickets sell out quickly.