Guided tour

Secrets of Williamsburg Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Junket

Secrets of Williamsburg Walking Tour

Activity provider: Junket

From US$ 34 per person

Discover the true and unbelievable stories of the giants of American History who lived here. They walked the streets of Williamsburg as living, loving, fighting human beings with personal stories.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a breezy walk through the America's largest living history musuem
  • Hear the untold perspectives of America’s founding fathers and mothers
  • Travel back to the 18th century at two fully-restored taverns
  • Uncover history at landmarks like Peyton-Randolph House and Governor's Palace
  • Discover and learn about secret American history in a fun and engaging way
Full description
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.
Includes
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities (optional)

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Meeting point

The guide will be standing outside the entrance to Kimball Theater in the center of Duke of Gloucester Street.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people who cannot walk more than a mile
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

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Peter was was very friendly and knowelegable. He told interesting and entertaining stories and answered all questions. As a former history teacher, I would have preferred he included more historical content, including slavery and the run up to the Revolution.

January 5, 2023

We learned things that made Williamsburg even more interesting.

December 11, 2022

November 17, 2022

Product ID: 419634