Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours, LLC of Williamsburg offers unique Haunted Tours of Williamsburg's Historic Area. Experienced guide Bonnie Florek created this unique experience to bring history to life and make it into a fun and interactive evening for all ages.
What makes Spooks and Legends Toursunique is that their stories are told in the first person by costumed 18th Century guides who have "returned" as a character from the past and bring the reality of these tales to life. All stories have been fully researched and found to be true. This is not the usual history tour with a little ghost story thrown in here and there, but a complete ghost tour. For those of you who want a history tour, they are also available at other times.
Our Original Haunted Tour of Williamsburg is our family
friendly tour. It is offered January through March, Saturdays only, at 8PM;
April and May, Fridays and Saturdays only, at 8PM; June through August, 7 days
a week, 9PM; September through December, Fridays and Saturdays only, 8PM.
We are also now offering our *NEW* Dead of Night Tour, sure to be the
scariest tour in town ! Debuting this summer, this tour will run on Friday and
Saturday nights, only during the following months: July and August, 10:30 PM
and October, 9:30 PM. It will meet at the east end of Duke of Gloucester
Street, in front of the Capitol, on the street.
Both tours go rain or shine. Should there be less than 12 ticket holders per tour, it will be rescheduled or money will be refunded.
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 23 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.
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 often seen looking out the window, today.
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 after having 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.
Tours are only $11.00 per person when you book through Williamsburg Vacations and free for children ages 6 and under. Tours meet in Market Square on Duke of Gloucester Street between The Courthouse and Chownings Tavern and are held on Friday and Saturday Evenings from September through May at 8:00pm andEvery Night June through August at 9:00pm.
Reservations are required, be sure to bring your Williamsburg Vacations ticket vouchers with you to the tour. Tours without reservations are based on availability. For reservations call 757-784-6213
Spooks and Legends also offers a variety of private and history tours and is happy to accommodate large groups. Many different tours are now available including "Williamsburg Trades" and "Williamsburg Taverns". All are sure to be a lot of fun! For information on daytime and history tours please visit the Spooks and Legends website or call 757-784-6213.