From start to finish, Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours are engaging, fun for all, and most importantly, based on historical facts and reported sightings. The #1 tour choice, among visitors of Williamsburg, each is unique and far surpasses any other Williamsburg hunted tours or ghost tours.
When the sun sets, in Williamsburg, Lucy Ludwell, the town lunatic, takes you down dark, eerie streets, often meeting other ‘ghosts’ along the way. Our Original Dead of Night Tour, brought to you by Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours, proves just how haunted Williamsburg is, especially in the late night hours. You can feel the spirits, as you are led by a costumed, first-person character, through town. No other tour in town offers such a creative and original tour experience.
In addition, we are now offering the Witches of Williamsburg tour, which is based on witches and witch trials of the 17th and 18th centuries. You will be taken down the darkest, most eerie streets of Williamsburg, as you pass the jail, where witches and Blackbeard’s crew were held, in dark, dank cells. It will not be difficult for you to imagine the hangings that took place, as you catch a glimpse of the gallows off in the distance. You will then make your way past the Jones family grave yard, where Ida Jones’ spirit is often seen hovering over the graves. This tour is more interactive, as it is not given in first person. It is fun to ask questions, along the way, and become fully engaged in the stories that are told on no other tour, here in town.
Guests have attended from all over the world including the Netherlands, England, India, Canada, France, Russia, and Germany. Our many return guests are proof of our great success.
We look forward to meeting you and giving you an experience of a lifetime.
Now available at www.spooksandlegends.com are Bonnie Florek’s books: Totally Haunted USA, Willliamsburg, Virginia and Totally Haunted UK, Cornwall. In addition, Bonnie’s 18th Century Williamsburg: Interesting Facts book has been released. They are all available in e-book and paperback editions.
Tours go rain or shine. Should there be less than 12 ticket holders per tour, it will be rescheduled or money will be refunded.
Tours are only $12.00 per person when you book through Williamsburg Vacations and free for children ages 6 and under.
Dead of Night tours meet at 410 W. Duke of Gloucester Street, in front of the Cheese Shop.
Witches of Williamsburg tours meet on the cul-de-sac, on the east end of Duke of Gloucester Street, in front of the Capitol building.
Please arrive 10 minutes prior to tour time and check in with your guide, who you will see by the lighted lantern. Tours available January through March – Saturday evenings at 8PM; April and May – Friday and Saturday evenings at 8PM; June through August – all evenings (except Wednesday) at 9PM; September through December – Friday and Saturday evenings at 8PM.
Reservations are required. Please call 757-784-6213 to reserve ahead of time. Be sure to tell us which tour you want to attend and please bring your Williamsburg Vacations ticket vouchers with you to the tour. Tours without reservations are based on availability, which means that if there happens not to be a tour, for whatever reason, you may arrive for a tour that is not on the schedule.
Spooks and Legends also offers a variety of private and history tours and is happy to accommodate large groups. Starting in the spring of 2015, we will be offering two new day tours——the Colonial Conspiracy tour, and in December, the Colonial Christmas tour. All are sure to be informative, interesting, and a lot of fun! For information on daytime and history tours, please visit the Spooks and Legends website or call 757-784-6213 for other information and rates. These tours are given at the time and date requested by each individual group.
Samples of some of the stories and homes you will experience on your tour include:
Peyton Randolph House is filled with sadness. Suicides, murders, illness and evil have all been a large part of this house’s distant and more recent past. It has been investigated on Unsolved Mysteries and it is said to have 17 spirits which remain in the house, today. Called the most haunted house in Historic Williamsburg, many are too afraid to go near the house, let alone enter its doors. Cameras often do not work, while guests strive to take many photos of the house. When they do succeed, there are many sightings in those photos. For a preview, please go to our website, to see what some of our guests have captured at several of the sites in town.
Ludwell Paradise House was inhabited by one of the most eccentric and mentally ill women of the 18th century. Recent residents report hearing Lucy taking her baths, having had a bath fetish before she was committed to the town’s lunatic asylum. She is still often seen looking out the window, in the late night hours.
George Wythe House is still visited by Mr. Wythe, himself, as well as some of his slaves. A frequent “guest” of the house is George Washington, as he once used it as his headquarters, during the Battle of Yorktown. Of course, Lady Ann Skipwith, the beautiful red head with the hot temper, is a permanent “resident” of the house, and often makes an appearance.
Tours are only $15.00 per person, but you can save $2 per ticket when you book through Williamsburg Vacations and add tickets to your hotel room. Children ages 6 and under are free.