Evening Walking Tours
Our evening tours are featured below. Evening programs require a minimum of 25 people per group.
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Colonial Haunting Tours Candlelight Walking Tour
Revisit the past in a whole new way with our exciting ghost tour! When darkness falls another side of Williamsburg emerges … it’s a different place after sunset – full of mystery and intrigue. Journey by candlelight through the streets of Colonial Williamsburg, listening to eerie tales of Williamsburg’s only witch trial, Black Beard and his crew, the questionable Lady Skipwith, Lucy of Ludwell, and ghostly parties at Raleigh Tavern. Some stories last more than a lifetime, and in Williamsburg the ghost do come out at night! More Photos
A Christmas Walk
A stroll through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area during the holiday season is a treat for the senses. Windows and doors are decorated in 18th century fashion with handcrafted wreaths, fresh greenery and festive garlands.
As you walk, your guide will share the stories, traditions and celebrations of Christmas in colonial times.
Holiday Decorations Tour
A stroll through Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area during the holiday season is a treat for the senses. Windows and doors are decorated in 18th century fashion with handcrafted wreaths, fresh greenery and festive garlands. As you walk, your guide will share the stories, traditions and celebrations of Christmas in colonial times.
Colonial Williamsburg’s landscape staff uses more than three miles of white pine roping; 2,550 white pine and Fraser fir wreaths; 15 truckloads of pine, holly, boxwood, magnolia and berries; and 79 cases of fruit to transform the Historic Area for the holiday season. Plus, residents of nearly 85 homes in the Historic Area join in the holiday spirit by displaying additional decorations. More than 1,200 electric candles in the windows of buildings throughout the Historic Area are lit at dusk each evening during the holiday season.
Spend an evening walking the historic streets of Colonial Williamsburg and experience the lives and times of 18th century townspeople. Discover the talents of various tradesmen and see and feel several period artifacts, including pieces of eight and fool’s gold and gain a better understanding of the harsh day-to-day realities of life in the 1780s.
Religion, Williamsburg, and the American Revolution
Discover the influences of religion on the people of 18th Century Williamsburg, and how various faiths shaped the revolution. It was a time when not attending church was a crime, yet slaves could not be part of the services at which they worshiped.
This one-hour walking tour of the historic area focuses on Bruton Parish, which has been in continuous use since 1715, and the original site of First Baptist Church, the oldest African-American church in America.