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Secrets of Williamsburg

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Williamsburg, US
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Secrets of Williamsburg

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Williamsburg, US
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Experience the captivating history of Colonial Williamsburg on a tour presented by Junket. Step back in time to the early colonial era and immerse yourself in the bustling streets that were home to ruthless businesspeople, ambitious politicians, and enslaved Africans. Explore the homes, businesses, government buildings, and houses of worship that shaped society during this pivotal time in American history. As you wander through the historic streets, you'll feel the echoes of emancipation and the murmurs of independence in the air. Your knowledgeable guide, wearing a Colonial Ghosts T-shirt, will take you on a mesmerizing journey through the secrets of Williamsburg, uncovering fascinating stories and hidden treasures along the way. Don't miss this opportunity to relive the past in one of America's most iconic and well-preserved historical sites.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-13 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Experience colonial history in Williamsburg
  • Explore historic streets and buildings
  • Visit the famous Bruton Parish Episcopal Church
  • Learn about the controversial life of George Wythe
  • Discover the fascinating Governor's Palace
  • Thoroughly researched and accurate history
  • Professional and courteous guide
  • Transportation

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Introduction

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Williamsburg with the Secrets of Williamsburg Tour presented by Junket. This captivating tour takes you through the cobbled streets of Colonial Williamsburg, offering a glimpse into the lives of early colonials, ruthless businessmen, politicians, and even pirates. As you wander through this living history museum, you will step into a world where cries for emancipation echo through the halls of power and the murmurs of American independence fill the air.

What to expect?

During this 120-minute tour, you can expect to explore the key landmarks and hidden gems of Williamsburg's colonial past. Your knowledgeable guide will meet you outside the Kimball Theater, dressed in a Colonial Ghosts T-shirt, ready to lead you on an unforgettable journey through time. From the historic Boundary Street to the Governor's Palace, each step will unravel fascinating tales of the city's past. Discover the secrets of Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, where five presidents worshiped, and unravel the controversies surrounding the passing of George Wythe, a signatory of the Declaration of Independence.

Who is this for?

The Secrets of Williamsburg Tour is perfect for history enthusiasts, curious travelers, and anyone seeking a unique and educational experience. Whether you're a solo adventurer, a couple, or a family, this tour welcomes all who wish to delve into the captivating history of Williamsburg. Explore the stories of the past and gain a deeper understanding of the struggles and triumphs that shaped this colonial capital.

Why book this?

Book this tour to unlock the secrets of Williamsburg and transport yourself to a bygone era. Immerse yourself in the fascinating stories and stunning architecture that define Colonial Williamsburg. With an experienced guide by your side, you'll gain insights that go beyond what guidebooks can offer. Let the past come alive as you walk in the footsteps of historical figures and discover the hidden tales that make Williamsburg so captivating.

Good to know

As you embark on this immersive experience, keep in mind that the tour lasts for approximately 120 minutes. Make sure to meet your guide outside the Kimball Theater, where they will be easily identifiable in their Colonial Ghosts T-shirt. Throughout the tour, you'll pass by key landmarks, including the Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, the Governor's Palace, and many more. Marvel at the exceptional architecture and intriguing stories that await you at each stop.

Reviews

Travelers who have embarked on the Secrets of Williamsburg Tour have praised the depth of knowledge and storytelling abilities of the guides. They have raved about the captivating experience of walking through history and gaining a deeper understanding of Williamsburg's colonial past. Visitors were particularly impressed with the engaging and enthusiastic presentation of the tour, ensuring an unforgettable experience for all.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Public Hospital Museum

(Pass by)

"Idiots, lunatics, and those of insane mind" were to be housed in this institution, according to its founding documents. Although conditions were frequently not much better than those in jails, several doctors tried to make things better for their patients. After the Civil War, the situation worsened once again, and in the 1890s, the original structure burned down.

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church

(Pass by)

The church was established in 1682, and the current structure was built in 1715. At various times during their lifetimes, five presidents frequented this church. Martha Washington's first husband and two of their children are interred in the church's cemetery.

George Wythe House

(Pass by)

Professor of law, politician, judge, and signer of the Declaration of Independence: George Wythe was an accomplished man. John Marshall (Supreme Court Justice) and Thomas Jefferson were among his pupils. Examine the controversy surrounding his passing.

Colonial Williamsburg Courthouse

(Pass by)

When this courthouse was erected in 1770, it had distinctive design elements. The whipping post and stockyards just outside are evidence that justice was swiftly delivered in Williamsburg.

Secretary's Office

(Pass by)

Since many significant records had been destroyed in a fire at the Capitol, this building was built in 1748 as a location to store critical papers. At the moment, the Secretary's Office is the oldest archival structure in the Western Hemisphere.

Governor's Palace

(Pass by)

The structure you'll see was a replica completed in 1934, but Thomas Jefferson, who previously lived there while serving as governor of Virginia after the Revolutionary War, had the original ideas for its construction.

Reviews

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5 (18)

jameswA5917WA

Everything about this tour was outstanding. Our guide William was fantastic. I liked him immediately. His knowledge of Williamsburg was (and still is) extraordinary. He shared anecdotal stories that my wife and I found very interesting . Ask for him by name if you can. You won’t be disappointed.

Dreamer66621457402

Patrick did an excellent job and gave us a lot of information. We would have liked to gone in a house or two though.

Venture50100175471

Thee narrator was engaging. He kept the group focused and interested in the structures around Williamsburg. The stories were interesting and frightful. Plus he showed the group very intriguing photos to go along with the stories.

NinaCWS

Excellent tour. Great stories! Spooky but not terrible. Our tour guide was great and kept the general mood lighthearted between stops. An overall fun time a great way to learn a bit about Williamsburg history

Rob C

I did a solo tour but Patrick was a great guide. Knowledgeable and friendly. The company itself seems disorganized, as my first tour was cancelled 10 minutes prior and I didn't know the re-scheduled one was happening until Patrick showed up (because he hadn't heard either). Anyway, this tour was full of information and light on the ghost-mentions, which is what I was looking for.

Valentyna_R

Our guide was Patrick, he was great. Taking this tour was am amazing way to get to know downtown Williamsburg.

Sue40000

Patrick was a wonderful tour guide. He met us on time, even a bit early. We enjoyed the History and Stories he provided.

OliviaRWorld

Outstanding tour with Patrick--it was well-researched, went to as many iconic locations and historic places in downtown Colonial Williamsburg and we hadn't heard ANY of the stories before! We've been on history tours, but these were funny and interesting and so many cool anecdotes--like America's First conspiracy theory connected to pirates and William Shakespeare and underground tunnels! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

hhwritestravel

Had a fabulous experience during my walking tour of Colonial Williamsburg! Our tour guide was super friendly and incredibly knowledgeable about the area's history. I learned so much and left with a deeper appreciation for this historic town and the dedicated workers that keep it thriving today.

Dana_C

This tour gives you a great introduction to Williamsburg and it’s history. Our guide Patrick shared many stories about the people that started Williamsburg and welcomed our questions. We enjoyed this tour and would recommend it.
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2024-04-25 08:37