5 Cool and Creepy Haunted Places in Williamsburg

An 18th-century city, Williamsburg is popular for its historic sites and idyllic gardens. More than its storied past, it is also a popular destination because of the supposed ghost sightings. One of the best ways to experience the latter is through being part of a ghost tour of Williamsburg, which is organized by Colonial Ghosts. It will take you to some of the creepiest places in the city, including those that will be briefly mentioned in the rest of this post. There are a number of haunted places in Williamsburg to check out so here are some of our favorites.

 

Peyton Randolph House

 

One of the places that you will visit for the Colonial Ghost Tour is the Peyton Randolph House. This is a historic house that looks ordinary on the outside but eerie on the inside, especially at night and when you know its story. It is recognized as the most haunted house in Williamsburg, East Coast, and the U.S., making it a favorite amongst those who like ghost chases. According to some people who have been here, they hear weird voices and saw objects move on their own.

 

Greek Revival Baptist Church

 

This is not the kind of church where tourists go to attend the mass. Rather, this is where they go if they want to see ghosts. If you are brave enough, make this a part of the tour and see why there are many who had goosebumps when they visited the place. If stories are to be believed, the most common ghost found here is one digging the grave. Why is the ghost digging? The only way to find out is to visit the church and see for yourself. This is one of the coolest haunted places in Williamsburg! 

 

Governor’s Palace

 

During the Civil and the Revolutionary Wars, the Governor’s Palace has been used as one of the temporary hospitals that have been set up to cater to wounded American and French soldiers. Because of the extent of the injuries, many of these soldiers died in the hospital. Its garden, for instance, has been home to more than 130 skeletons that were discovered in the 1930s. It may be magnificent on the outside after it has been renovated, but it still has a story that creeps most people out. No tour of the haunted places in Williamsburg is complete without a visit to this site.

 

Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum

 

It has been once called Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Mind, which already makes the place intriguing. People here died on their own with troubled minds. During your visit, the best activity is to find a soul that you can actually talk to. Some people died chained in iron bars. They suffered a slow death, which is why they still cannot seem to find peace.

 

College of William and Mary

 

This is not just an ordinary school. It is another place that is haunted in Williamsburg. The College of William and Mary has several haunted sites, including the Wren Building. It has also served as a hospital during the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, which is why many people died there. The Sunken Garden and Lord Botetourt Statue are also believed to be haunted.

Dare to visit these creepy places in Williamsburg and have an epic vacation! Be a ghost hunter for a night and see why haunted tours are a thing in this city!

 


About Nia McKenna

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Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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