September 16, 2005
Historic ghosts tours, eerie legends and nights of fright return to haunt CW
Colonial Williamsburg’s bewitching season comes to life again this fall with ghost stories, colonial legends and new Extra Nights of Fright sure to send shivers up your spine. Thrillingly popular, the Ghosts & Legends Package casts its autumn spell on the historic town with tales woven from colonial mysteries and the unexplained in the former 18th-century capital of Virginia. Add to the intrigue a stay at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s five hotels including the Williamsburg Inn, Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Houses Historic Lodging - 28 individual restored and reconstructed homes of 18th-century Williamsburg residents (where some say centuries-old spirits still reside), Woodlands Hotel & Suites and Governor’s Inn.
If you dare, Extra Nights of Fright are available for those still with their wits about them. New this season if you stay an extra night, you may venture on a second spooky tour for free. Colonial Williamsburg’s new Tavern Ghost Walk wanders dark Duke of Gloucester Street and reveals eerie experiences and unexplained phenomena our staff and guests have encountered in the Historic Area during the past few years.
Hauntings have been reported throughout Colonial Williamsburg’s 301-acre Historic Area and ghost hunters are needed to track them down. Listen for the cadence of the “Ghostly Drummer” who died marching into battle, spy the “Lavender Ghost” or perhaps witness “Cry Witch,” the dramatic re-creation of a colonial Virginia witch trial in the candle-lit old Capitol.
The Ghosts & Legends Package is available through Nov. 22, and includes nightly accommodations at one of Colonial Williamsburg’s official, on-site hotels, a length-of-stay ticket to the Historic Area, breakfast daily, an authentic tavern meal, plus our Ghosts & Legends Tour. If you stay an additional night, the new Tavern Ghost Walk is free.
The Ghosts & Legends Package is priced per person, per night, double occupancy and does not include tax. Prices start at $75 for the Governor’s Inn; $99 Woodlands Hotel & Suites; $175 for the Williamsburg Lodge; $169 for Colonial Houses (28 restored and reconstructed 18th-century homes); $209 for the Providence Hall Wings of the Williamsburg Inn; and $280 for a deluxe room at the Williamsburg Inn historic main building. For complete package details call 800-HISTORY.
Carol C. Godwin