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Williamsburg: Secrets of Williamsburg Walking Tour

Williamsburg: Secrets of Williamsburg Walking Tour

Journey through the early days of America on this 90-120 minute walking tour of historic Williamsburg, Virginia. Equipped with hours of research, your guide will transport you to the 18th century and regale you with tales of love, war, brotherhood, and the costly fight for freedom. While Colonial Williamsburg is a true museum of living history, many storytellers shy away from the details that made it real and avoid unpopular stories of the great, and terrible, men and women who lived, loved, laughed, killed, and died here. On this tour experience, instead of stepping carefully around those stories, expert tour guides will dive headfirst into unflinching accounts and gripping backstories of the famous and infamous figures who called Williamsburg home. Dive in with them as they reveal and showcase America's first conspiracy ring, hidden vaults and crypts throughout the city filled with surprising artifacts and people, events and secret meetings held in seedy taverns filled with less savory characters, and more. They will attempt to paint portraits of historical figures so vivid and true that you'll believe you met them and know them as well as yourself. On this tour, you will visit up to 12-15 locations all tied to famous figures in American History and you will learn the true history of the most iconic places of Colonial Williamsburg as your expert guide takes you through the different pieces of the city and why Colonial Williamsburg was the city that history made and more. Experience the religious, political, and educational epicenters of the city and see where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry and other famous figures walked, talked, ate, drank, and had some of the most important discussions and laid the most unforgettable battle plans that would change the nation forever. See the Bruton Parish church, one of Virginia's oldest religious buildings and stand at the gates of the Governor's Palace that housed the Governor of Virginia responsible for the capture of Blackbeard the Pirate. Explore the Gaol (Jail) where Blackbeard's Boys were housed before meeting an untimely fate and the house the George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Thomas Jefferson's mentor--George Wythe--planned the final integral battle of the Revolutionary War. It’s one thing to read about history; it’s another to see, hear, smell, and touch it. As you journey through the nation’s largest living history exhibit, you’ll experience a deep connection to America’s earliest settlers. Stand in the shadow of iconic homes like the Peyton-Randolph House and the Governor’s Palace. Hear sobering tales of the black colonial experience - stories that have been glossed over for decades. By the end of the journey, you’ll have new insight into what life was really like 300 years ago, and how America developed into the country it is today. Bring the family along and take a relaxing stroll through this beautiful, historic town.

Williamsburg: The Patriots Historical Walking Tour

Williamsburg: The Patriots Historical Walking Tour

Our tour is filled with historical information in the city where it happened! We present the events of the 1770s in a clear timeline and discuss the actions and attitudes of the founders that shaped the revolution and the founding of our nation. The average visitor would have to spend multiple days (visiting just the right buildings) to learn the information we present in just 1 hour without waiting in long lines and missing information because of closed attractions. Questions are encouraged throughout the tour to ensure you get the information and experience you desire. Our tour starts at the reconstructed Colonial Capitol Building, Located on E Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185, where we will discover the creation of the first elected body in the New World and the creation of Colonial Williamsburg. Next, we will stop at the iconic Raleigh Tavern, a reconstructed building whose history is filled with espionage, subversion, and intrigue. The original 18th-century Powder Magazine is the third stop. Here we will discover the events that start Virginians down the path toward rebellion against the government. On our way, we will pass by the Peyton Randolph House, (president of the 1st and 2nd Continental Congress) and the 1770 Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse, (see the steps where the Declaration of Independence was read to the citizens of Williamsburg. Our tour will conclude on the palace green between the reconstructed Governor's Palace (learn about how the Royal Governor pushed the people of Virginia into rebellion), and the historic Bruton Parish Church, where many of the founding fathers worshiped while visiting the city. After the tour, you will be at the Bruton Parish Church which is open to the public at the church's discretion. You will be just a few blocks from modern shopping and dining areas and the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Colonial Williamsburg: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Colonial Williamsburg: Self-Guided Walking Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Note: This 2.5+ mile-long tour covers the essentials of Colonial Williamsburg in 2-3 hrs. Your tour through Colonial Williamsburg begins at the visitor center just north of the town center. As you walk south, you’ll learn not only about the earliest residents of Williamsburg but also about the Native Americans who called this place home when the first European settlers arrived. The first major landmark you’ll arrive at will be the Peyton Randolph House, a gorgeous home dating back to 1715. Its former owner was actually a key revolutionary figure, though you might not have heard about him in school! Next, you’ll learn about the importance simple instruments had during battles. If you’re lucky, you may also catch a performance of Colonial Williamsburg’s very own fife and drum band as they march through town! Continuing onwards, you’ll hear about the origins of the Colonial Williamsburg museum project, including how America’s first billionaire, John D. Rockefeller, bankrolled the whole thing! He was apparently a bit of a history buff. After that, you’ll see the Public Gaol, a grim prison that once held all manner of unsavory sorts. But would you believe it also held Blackbeard’s pirate crew while they waited to be executed? Then it’s on to the old Capitol Building, where Virginia declared independence from Britain… four days before the Declaration of Independence was signed! Speaking of independence, you’ll find the Raleigh Tavern next. During the 1700s, this tavern’s unassuming facade hid secret revolutionary meetings within. Next, you’ll come to the Williamsburg Magazine, an old munitions storehouse. Here, you’ll learn the dramatic tale of a standoff between British troops and Williamsburg residents on the eve of the revolution. Then get a good look at the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church. It actually predates the town itself, and is the whole reason for the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg! After that, you’ll make your way to the historic campus of the William & Mary School, the nation’s second-oldest university. Here, you’ll find one of Williamsburg’s oldest and most impressive buildings, and learn a little about the college’s controversial history. Then you’ll one two of the town’s most historic structures: the George Wythe House. This was home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence who was also a staunch abolitionist! As you make your way to the Play House Stage, a recreation of one of the country’s oldest theatres, you’ll hear a few spooky stories about ghost sightings that have taken place throughout Williamsburg--not especially surprising considering how much history li ves here! Finally, you’ll reach the Governor’s Palace, where Virginia’s Royal Governor ruled over the people of this state… until he was forced to flee in the dead of night. The tour concludes here.

Colonial Williamsburg & Yorktown: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Colonial Williamsburg & Yorktown: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Once downloaded, your tour begins at either the Colonial Williamsburg Visitor Center or the Yorktown Visitor Center. In Williamsburg, you’ll first delve into the indigenous history of the Powhatan tribe and the iconic Pocahontas. Experience their intriguing story of resilience and adaptation in a rapidly changing world. Next, stop by the Peyton Randolph House, a carefully restored example of colonial grandeur that once hosted American Founding Fathers. Nearby, discover the Colonial Williamsburg Fife and Drum Building. Here, the sights and sounds of colonial times come alive as the youthful corps performs in traditional regalia, beating out rhythms that once marshaled militias. A stop at the Secretary's Office reveals the administrative heart of the colony, while the Raleigh Tavern offers a glimpse into the social hub of the 18th century. Be amazed by the intricate, interactive exhibits at the Colonial Williamsburg Magazine, detailing the armaments and military workings of the era. The Courthouse, a symbol of law and order, and the Playhouse Theater, showcasing the colonists' love for drama, provide a comprehensive view of colonial society. Not to be missed is the Governor's Palace, a stunning architectural gem reflecting royal authority. The George Wythe House and Bruton Parish Episcopal Church take you deeper into colonial life, before arriving at the Bowden-Armistead House, an emblem of post-colonial resilience. Experience the academic atmosphere of the College of William and Mary, where you can explore the historic Brafferton Road and the revered Wren Building. In Yorktown, you’ll travel along Colonial National Historical Parkway, absorbing detailed accounts of the lead-up to the battle. Then you’ll see the Moore House, where terms of British surrender were negotiated. Hear about the thrilling siege and the pivotal French and American Alliance before reaching Surrender Field, where British troops laid down their arms. Then, continue on to the site of George Washington's former headquarters. As you explore the aftermath of the conflict, the birth of an independent nation, and the battlefield's impressive topography, take in panoramic views from the Grand French Battery, the solemn Yorktown National Cemetery, and the Yorktown Victory Monument. Your tour concludes here.

Williamsburg: Colonial Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Williamsburg: Colonial Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour

Since the 1930s, Colonial Williamsburg has honored the city’s past by recreating the glory days of the 18th century. Horse-drawn carriages, cobblestone paths, historic brick buildings, and vintage clothing set a charming, patriotic scene — but there’s a dark energy lurking in the shadows of this tourist town… Join a seasoned US Ghost Adventures guide for a nighttime walking tour of the most chilling, haunted sites in Williamsburg. Did you know one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was poisoned by his grandnephew? Or that a sadistic Civil War surgeon did his dirty deeds at Market Square? Williamsburg may be home to American treasures like the Raleigh Tavern, but it’s also home to one of the most haunted, cursed homes ever built: The Peyton Randolph House. Stand in its blood-red glow as you hear first-hand accounts of its evil energy. Tales of true crime, betrayal, and bloody wars line the streets of this famous city. Are you brave enough to get to know the real Williamsburg? The spirits are waiting.

Williamsburg’s Culinary Trail: A Feast of Flavors

Williamsburg’s Culinary Trail: A Feast of Flavors

Embark on the “Williamsburg’s Culinary Trail: A Feast of Flavors,” where you step into the shoes of a colonial epicurean explorer. Your adventure begins at the charming Kimball Theatre, setting the stage for a day filled with rich history and richer flavors. As you stroll through the lively streets of Merchants Square, each shop offers a taste of both the past and present, from hearty colonial fare to contemporary gourmet treats. Wander down the historic Duke of Gloucester Street, sampling traditional recipes made with locally sourced ingredients. The tour culminates at Market Square, where the vibrant farmer’s market offers fresh produce and artisanal goods. This isn’t just a food tour; it’s a time-travelling experience that makes you the hero of your culinary discovery in the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Join us to savor the flavors and stories of a bygone era! Please note: The program and attractions may vary based on booking date/time and crowd conditions, ensuring each visit is a unique experience.

Colonial Williamsburg Wander: A Journey Through Time

Colonial Williamsburg Wander: A Journey Through Time

Step back into the 18th century with “Colonial Williamsburg Wander: A Journey Through Time”. This immersive tour begins at the Williamsburg Inn, a classic example of colonial elegance. Stroll through Merchants Square and the Resort Historic District, bustling with shops and historical ambiance. Visit Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, a living symbol of America’s religious heritage. Wander down W Duke of Gloucester St., lined with well-preserved colonial structures. Admire the homes along Palace Green St., leading up to the Governor’s Palace, a stunning recreation of a colonial government residence. Conclude your historical exploration at the Capitol Building, the heart of colonial political life. This tour offers a glimpse into colonial American life, perfect for history buffs and those seeking to experience Williamsburg’s unique charm.

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Our tour guide Grace was very engaging and enthusiastic. She got everyone on the tour involved in her stories and even had everyone role play various historical characters like Blackbeard and the Governor while she told us historical stories and pointed out buildings where ghosts have been seen. Her storytelling helped us visualize the ghosts and the people very vividly. This was a fun 2 hours! Highly recommended!

I thoroughly enjoyed my walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg with Alyssa! She was very informative and enthusiastic about the history of the tour she was leading! I would highly recommend this tour! Thanks Alyssa! :-)

It was our very first time at Colonial Williamsburg and so taking the tour with Patrick to start our day helped us enjoy and understand a little more of why and what made up this iddlyic restored slice of history.

William was our guide. He was so knowledgable. Answered our questions. Spent extra time with us. It was great tour!

Very informative, guide was very knowledgeable about the area and overall history of the country!!