Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with today's Groupon to Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours. This Groupon is valid toward tours on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. through December 30. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get admission for two people to a haunted tour of Williamsburg (a $24 value).
- For $22, you get admission for four people to a haunted tour of Williamsburg (a $48 value).
- For $30, you get admission for six people to a haunted tour of Williamsburg (a $72 value).
Spooks and Legends's guides in disguise lead specter spotters on a stroll through the ghost-filled streets of Williamsburg, dispensing true tales of the city's spookiest residents that are appropriate for all ages. Embark under the knowledgeable wing of the infamous pirate Anne Bonny or follow in the phantasmal footsteps of Catherine Rathell—milliner, confidant of the colonial hero Patrick Henry, and three-time All-Williamsburg horseshoes champ. Each tour departs from historic Duke of Gloucester Street, before whisking walkers past such devilish domiciles as the Peyton Randolph House—called the most haunted house in town and said to host as many as 23 different spirits. The Ludwell Paradise House invites the curious to listen for Lucy––the insane lady of the house––as she takes her regular baths, an obsession that eventually led to her committal in the town’s insane asylum. Finally, tour takers who still have their wits can brave a tiptoe past the George Wythe House, where Mr. Wythe himself still makes frequent appearances alongside George Washington, who used the house as his headquarters during the Battle of Yorktown, and whose wooden chompers can often be heard chattering on blustery winter evenings.
Every story told on the tour is true, and no false props or artificial elements are added, so guests can be sure that any photographic evidence of ghostly orbs, apparitions, or computer-generated dinosaurs is absolutely genuine. Spooks and Legends recommends that all guests call ahead to make a reservation, and requires arrival 15 minutes prior to the tour.
Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours
A businesswoman by day, Bonnie Florek turns into a ghost by night. Donning 18th-century period dress and assuming the identity of one Lucy Ludwell, Bonnie regales tour groups with hair-raising tales of witches and ghosts that were once tried and hanged in Williamsburg. Bonnie founded Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours as a means of immersing tour groups in an interactive, goose bump–inducing jaunt through Williamsburg’s historic streets and into the past.
Spooks and Legends Haunted Tours’ guides lead tour-goers on 60-minute family friendly and adult excursions as they narrate true tales of cryptic happenings and how the town’s denizens met their mysterious ends. The nightly tours meander through the oldest lanes and thoroughfares of Williamsburg, stopping periodically to peer at local horror–hot spots such as the Ludwell-Paradise House, known for housing the ghost of a lunatic, and the Jones Family Cemetery, known to be full of spirits hovering over their graves. Tour-goers are encouraged to bring their cameras along to document any unnatural sightings of apparitions, orbs, or suspicious screams emanating from the stomachs of hungry black cats following the group.
403 Duke of Gloucester St.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185