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The Dead of Night Ghost Tour
"The Dead of Night Ghost Tour meets a ghostly guide who takes you by candlelight down the dark streets of Williamsburg. Immediately hear of the bodies buried behind the homes and shops throughout town. Strange stories of the secret vault buried in the graveyard and dead bodies still lying below the church floors
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Witches of Williamsburg Tour
"The Witches of Williamsburg Tour takes you to the darker end of town where you will walk down hauntingly quiet and eerie streets. Hear of the many witch trials in Virginia beginning in 1626. Learn of the strange and frightening ways they tested for witchcraft. Who exactly ate those witches cakes made of urine and rye meal? On your way to the old jail listen carefully for the creeks of the Wagon of Death over on old Nicholson Street. Could the Wagon be coming for criminals housed in the jail? The gallows are just down the road a bit where cheering crowds are awaiting the gruesome hanging. Follow your guide to the very haunted Booker Tenement and the Jones family graveyard
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Ghosts And Witches of Williamsburg Combination Tour
"The Combo Tour Ticket will complete your night. What better way to spend an evening than with ghosts and witches in the dark town of Williamsburg. These two tours are offered together at a very low price. Each tour is unique. You will not want to miss a minute of the gory details. The Witches of Williamsburg Tour takes you to the darker end of town where you will walk down hauntingly quiet and eerie streets. Hear of the many witch trials in Virginia beginning in 1626. Learn of the strange and frightening ways they tested for witchcraft. Who exactly ate those witches cakes made of urine and rye meal? On your way to the old jail listen carefully for the creeks of the Wagon of Death over on old Nicholson Street. Could the Wagon be coming for criminals housed in the jail? The gallows are just down the road a bit
From $20.00

More Warnings and Dangers in Williamsburg

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Speeding Trucks!

Ok, I am not a fan of speeding trucks and I will say that California does have them, "BUT" I will say this for California has a law that mandates that trucks are not to exceed "55" or anyone towing a...
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More visited than Washington, D.C.

I visited Colonial Williamsburg on Thursday in the middle of October. There were many visitors but I can't say it was over-crowded although we had to wait in a line about 20 min. to visit the Capitol...
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Evangelical Preachers

These people are a public nuisance. Unfortunately, they are all over the place. And while they generate some noise complaints, dealing with this problem is a lot like pushing down a bubble in an air...
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safe place....

the town of Williamsburg itself is rated well below average on the crime risk scale, meaning that it is a fairly safe place in general.the annual crime stats are:0 murders, 2 rapes, 5 robberies, 25...
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Hot weather...

If you're coming down here in July like I did, then it is wise to make sure that you stay as hydrated as possible and take advantage of the drink and snack stands that are located throughout the...
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Be sure of current maps!

Well, I am not without having a goofball ideas and decided to take a scenic route to Hampton. Ha, boy did I. Just glad I gave myself plenty of time and I for one am not to afraid to ask for...
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Be "Weather" prepared!

One very important tip I can give is to always have water handy. You should always have it handy when its hot of course, but also during winter months. Never stop drinking water. When I visited...
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More shuttle buses, please!

At the end of our visit we were wating approx. 20 min. (not that bad although unexpected) for a shuttle bus to Visitors Center where our car was parked. The first 2 or 3 buses which arrived to...
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More information, please!

Free leaflets and brochures I got at the Visitor's Centers were my basic source of detailed information on places I visited in Colonial Williamsburg. There is no or very concise information put by...
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School groups

I saw a lot of school groups of children and youths in Colonial Williamsburg. There is nothing wrong with it unless they acted up. Fortunately, they didn't and we all had a good day :-). Well,...
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Book a carriage tour a day before!

I saw many two-horse drawn carriages (for up to 6 persons, both roofed and open) with a costumed coachman hired for a tour around Colonial Williamsburg. But there are no carriage stops (stands) in...
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Solid wastes of horses :-(

Horses which drew carriages in colonial Williamsburg relieve themselves on a street. Hmm... I saw their numerous solid wastes on the main avenue, Duke of Gloucester street. Do watch your steps when...
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Houses with no numbers

I noticed that houses in colonial Williamsburg had no numbers but each had proper name, for example there is the Red Lion House on my picture. So, I coudn't find any buiding by its number but by its...
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Do not use them!

I found a lot of pretty copper (a reddish-coloured metal) and brass (alloy of copper and zinc) cookware both in the kithen of the Governor's Palace (on my picture) and in numerous gift stores in...
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Top Hotels in Williamsburg

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136 East Francis Street, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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105 Visitor Center Dr, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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310 South England Street, PO Box 1776, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23187, United States
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101 St. Andrews Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188, United States
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331 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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911 Capitol Landing Road, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23185, United States
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Top Things to Do in Williamsburg

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Governor's Palace

I've been to the Governor's Palace twice - once in 1962-63 when we lived in Norfolk, and again after my dad died in 1973. These photos are all from 1963 The first photo shows the Palace through the...
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Bruton Parish Church

Although the congregation was establish in 1694, this church that stands today was not built until 1715. It is an Episcopal church and has continuously served the congregation for 300 years. The...
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Busch Gardens

Bought tickets online for Christmas Town several weeks ago. We had some concern that the tickets were not for a specific date, but we figured that BG knew what they were doing. Drove three hours from...
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Colonial

Because we have horses, we know that a blacksmith makes all kinds of objects out of iron. The person who shoes horses is a Farrier which is a kind of blacksmith. The blacksmith James Anderson was...
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Gaol - Jail

Every town needs a jail, or gaol is it was once called. Williamsburg was certainly no exception. Its old gaol had a live-in keeper, and a number of very austere cells. Free tours are given regularly,...
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House of Burgesses

the original house of burgesses was established in jamestown in 1619. a burgess was a freeman of a borough. these elected colonists assembled in the house of burgesses. in 1699 the house of burgesses...
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"Williamsburg"
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"Pompeii of America!"
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"b1bob's Excellent Williamsburg Adventures"
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"Learning To Love History Via..."
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"Williamsburg - Virginia"
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