The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. From spooky ghost tours to public trials to concerts of 18th-century music, you’ll find an array of nightly performances in the Historic Area.
Discounts on evening programs are available to all Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate Pass holders. To receive that discount, pass holders must purchase tickets in person at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location, or by calling (888) 965-7254.
Wander the streets and gardens of Colonial Williamsburg's historic area while our guide conjures stories of spirits who still call Williamsburg home. For an engaging hour, listen to true tales of unnerving experiences shared by employees, residents, and guests: modern ghost stories featuring lost love, murder, betrayal, and things that go bump in the night! This program is not appropriate for young children.Learn More
You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.” Not appropriate for young children due to subject matter and intense emotion.Learn More
The year is 1719. Sit in on the trial of a member of the crew of Blackbeard the pirate. Israel Hands, just one of the 15-member crew that was captured, will be tried for piracy at the Capitol by Virginia Governor Alexander Spotswood. You'll get to hear the evidence against him and then make a judgment.
After sundown, Williamsburg's haunted history comes out! During this one-hour walking tour, enter haunted properties and meet people who lived to tell of their experiences with the supernatural.... You may even meet ghostly inhabitants themselves! Each tour involves a different cast of characters. This program is not appropriate for young children.
The regal Palace Ballroom comes to life by candlelight as Colonial Williamsburg's early music ensemble, the Governor's Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music. Musicians playing period instruments showcase 17th- and 18th-century music for harpsichord, voice, flute, and strings, drawing listeners back in time with the beauty and importance of colonial music. Not appropriate for children ages six and under.
Participate in a fun wool-spinning class for beginners. You'll learn the history of the drop spindle as well as the skills needed to spin your own yarn. All required supplies are provided, including your own drop spindle to take home. Not recommended for children under 10. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.Learn More
Take the challenge! Locked in a room with other suspected patriots, you must all work together to find clues and solve riddles to escape the King’s wrath. You have only one hour before a British officer will interrogate you!Learn More