Why We’re the Best
There are a few things we would like to point out about what makes us a different experience than the other ghost tours in the area, because we are sincerely passionate about hauntings in Williamsburg. We put a lot of hard work into these tours and we want you to get the best value for your money. That’s why US City Traveler has rated us as one of the Top 10 tours in the US, and we are mentioned in INC and Huffington Post.
Enough preamble. Here are 12 reasons Colonial Ghost tours are your best bet in Williamsburg, VA:
1. Colonial Ghost tours are genuine and original.
We are the only ghost tour company in town that has done our own research and actually documented our hauntings. We fact check and verify every story we tell, but more importantly, we document the haunting activity (see blog here for proof!). Other tours rely on books or made up urban legends, and adorn these with silly costumes, props and gimmicks. Which is fine, if you’re a theatrical company. Or your goal is just to entertain. But Colonial Ghosts has a different mission. We are fascinated with real human stories and real hauntings, and we want to share these incredible experiences with you.
2. Exclusive access to stories and sites you won’t see with other tours.
Because we do our own research and investigations, our stories and the sites we visit are unique. You won’t learn these secrets with any other tour in town.
3. The most haunting sites of any walking ghost tour in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Our tours cover 19 different haunted sites. And every year, we work to improve our tours by digging deeper into the stories and hauntings we’re already familiar with, or else finding and verifying new sites.
4. Colonial Ghosts has been voted the highest rated ghost tour on Tripadvisor, and the 4th overall highest rated tour in any category.
Colonial Ghosts tours define the standard for professional walking tours, and our company has consistently been rated the top ghost tour attraction in Williamsburg, Virginia for years because of our fantastic guides.
That’s saying something because the competition is stiff here (this place is severely haunted)! In fact, our guides, our material, and the haunting site selection have made Colonial Ghosts consistently competitive on lists for doing anything in Williamsburg, Virginia, including sailing, food tasting, wine tasting, beer tasting… even zip-lining!
5. We only hire the best guides in the business.
Have you ever had a terrible tour guide? Someone who wasn’t very likable, wasn’t very knowledgeable, didn’t have a good command of the group, was boring, unengaging, and just left you feeling like you had wasted your money?
Our tour guides are the polar opposite. They will make a believer out of you. Not just in ghosts, but in how awesome a properly guided tour can be. Our guides take their role seriously - they are guiding you through 300 years of history, in places that have been evidently haunted, almost weekly, since they were discovered.
Colonial Ghosts only employs guides that pass a series of benchmarks, including story telling ability, friendliness, tact, historical knowledge, command presence, organization and time management, rapport building, and most importantly, responsibility! No matter how big your group, where you’re from, how old you are, or what language you speak, our guides will deliver a terrifyingly fun, spooky and memorable experience. You will look back on your tour fondly and reminisce for years about the experience, thanks to our fantastic guides!
6. We share the entire story with you, in hair raising, bone-chilling detail, for every location!
On our tours, you will discover the amazing and gruesome stories that have made Williamsburg, Virginia one of the most haunted locations in the continental United States. You’ll learn things like:
The intriguing origin of the phrase “bite the bullet”... and what it has to do with the haunting of the Governor's Palace!
The true story of Lady Ann Skipwith, and why she is reported to be the most spotted ghost in Williamsburg! Not one in a thousand ghost hunters gets this story right, but we have verified the facts for you, and Colonial Ghosts reveals all!finding and verifying new sites.
The secret name for Tucker Hall, twice reported by the newspaper, that the College of William and Mary does NOT want you to know!