Guided tour

Williamsburg: Pirate Tour

Williamsburg: Pirate Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Travel back in time to the days of piracy on a walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg. Visit historic sites and hear fascinating stories of captured pirates and Blackbeard's demise.

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Duration 105 minutes
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible


  • Travel to the age of piracy to experience a different part of Virginia's history
  • Walk through historic Williamsburg and feel like you are in the 18th-century
  • Listen to your guide tell stories of battles, captured pirates, and Blackbeard
  • Hear about the life and customs of pirates and their smuggling empire
  • Visit historic sites like Raleigh Tavern or the Tarpley and Thompson store
Full description

Take a journey through the golden age of piracy on a guided tour of historic Williamsburg. Find out the pivotal role pirates played in the city's and greater Virginia's past as you visit taverns, stores, and more.

Meet your 18th-century tour guide at the Williamsburg's Capitol Building and follow them through the city to historic sites such as the Raleigh Tavern, Wetherburn Tavern, Tarpley and Thompson store, and the city jail. Hear about how pirates were way beyond just a local menace. Understand how they had significant influence on the developing colonies of Virginia and other settlements in this country. Learn about their life and customs in the era and how they built up a full-scale smuggling empire. Listen to fascinating details of famous battles and captured pirates. During your tour uncover Blackbeard's infamous past and his demise.

  • Licensed guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Capitol Building. Parking is available at 460 Francis St East.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
  • All historic area streets are closed to public vehicle traffic
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My family and I had a great experience with our pirate tour. Filled with great stories and insight of the pirate influence in Williamsburg, VA Colin was most excellent as our guide.

July 29, 2022

Product ID: 420913