In the Shadows of the Past
Did you know Williamsburg has a past full of stories you won't hear about in history class? Its legends, scandals, and secrets will suprise you.
Beyond the meticulously-restored historic buildings and period-authentic re-enactors, the shadows of long-buried secrets that, when revealed, tell stories of mischief, crimes, and shocking escapades that have haunted Williamsburg since before the United States was founded. Under the ancient cobblestone streets and colonial revelry, lurks the long-buried residue to things best left unspoken.
"This tour is so interesting. The history books don't tell the full truth about this town!"
What is the Secrets of Williamsburg Tour About?
Backed by historical documentation and anecdotal evidence, our Secrets of Colonial Williamsburg Tour will entertain and intrigue you with a collection of the town's most incredible tales. You may find yourself shocked at times as our guides take you for an exciting exploration of the legendary sites of Williamsburg's fascinating, scandalous past, complete with unsolved mysteries, insidious crimes, and notorious figures.
What You Will See On This Tour:
Our tour will take you on 1.5 miles of locations with stories of scandal and intrigue, such as:
- The mysterious curse of the Peyton Randolph House
- The mournful history of the Public Hospital
- The dangerous legacy of the Williamsburg Magazine
- The scandalous marriage at Williamsburg Baptist Church
- And so much more...
Our professional tour guides will unearth little-known facts and untold stories to explore the hidden past of Williamsburg and bring its long-buried secrets to light.
Come travel back in time and examine the sinister side of Colonial Williamsburg, its infamous characters, and the colorful legends that have haunted the town through the centuries.
"There is no denying it, our past stinks and seeps into our present."
Jinat Rehana Begum
Meeting point address: Kimball Theatre, 428 W Duke of Gloucester St
Duration: Approximately 2 hours
Parking: We recommend parking near Duke of Gloucester Street. To see options, click below.
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December 1st 2023
"Been on a few tours and this was by far my favorite. Rob was awesome! So detailed and knowledgeable. ... "
November 30th 2023
"Excellent tour! We loved the variety of places and food. Andrew was awesome! We truly enjoyed spendi ... "
November 29th 2023
"We thoroughly enjoyed our walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Vincent was an excellent tour gui ... "
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This tour is a walking tour.