Trick-or-treaters of all ages can mix the haunted and truly historic with an unprecedented two-day/two night adventure of terrifying cohabitation with 18th-century specters at the celebrated haunted houses of Colonial Williamsburg's Historic Downtown—the “most haunted place in America”.
Promptly at 8 p.m., the streets will blacken, the iconic buildings of the Historic Area will be bathed in blood-red light, and the undead crew of the pirate Blackbeard—who were tried and hanged on Williamsburg’s streets in 1719—will return from their graves to seek their revenge. The scares—recommended for guests ages 13 and up—will feature a trial of the undead in the Capitol, an encounter with Blackbeard, and a ghostly walk through the tombstones, the jail, and the very gallows that claimed the pirates. This ticketed attraction starts at 8 p.m. and lasts until 10. At 10 p.m. guests are invited to participate in a procession of the undead, led by pirate zombies, up the street to the historic Chowning’s Tavern.
For a chance to win a haunted Colonial House getaway, which includes a tavern dinner for four and a VIP Halloween experience, fans should “like” Colonial Williamsburg on Facebook at Facebook.com/ ColonialWilliamsburg, where will we announce details later this month.
Guests will have the option of booking one or two-night stays, at either a spooky Colonial House or the family-friendly (non-haunted) Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel and Suites. Two-night packages allow guests access to nearby Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream experience plus a $100 gift card to use on headless horseman carriage rides and ghost tale-themed tavern dining. Family packages start at just $85 per person, per night at the Woodlands Hotel.
For guests seeking to book a haunted house and ghost tour package anytime during the month of October (without the Blackbeard’s Revenge option), go colonialwilliamsburg.com/autumngetaway.
NOTE: All images used within this post are courtesy of: Colonial Williamsburg.