Ghost Stories of Colonial Williamsburg

Posted on February 9, 2010

In September of 2009 I attended something called a Tavern Ghost Walk in Colonial Williamsburg. What it is, is that a tour guide takes us down a street, which is surrounded in haunted places. The guide leads us to each location and tells us the story. The following stories are not something I have experienced, although I did experience something while on this walk. If you want to read about it, check out the story called: ‘Shields Tavern Ghost walk in Colonial Williamsburg. In this story, I will tell you everything I remember.

Shields Tavern: In the first few years of Shields Tavern, there was a man named Mr. Marot, who owned Shields Tavern. It is proven that Marot was murdered in the building by his close friend.

In the present day, a man and a woman were eating dinner in the Tavern when the woman saw a man, dressed in olden day clothes with a brimmed hat walked up to the table, glanced down at their food, and walked away. The lady watched as the man did that to a few other tables, and then her disappeared in thin air.

The tour guide said that she was in the bathroom, and when she wanted to get out, the door handle wouldn’t budge. The rattled it, took her hand off it, and she saw it still rattling.

Shields Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg

Shields Tavern

Another story involved a former manager. It was night and she was locking up the place, when she entered this one room upstairs. She turned the light off, and left the building. She locked it up and went outside. She turned around and saw the light was on. She thought an employee was still in the building, and had turned it on, but she looked and there was no one there. the manager dismissed it and turned the light off, and left the building. Same thing happened, she found the light on again, went to turn it off, except this time, when she went back up, she found the light on and everything in the room was rearranged. She got freaked out but yelled: “You can do whatever you want as long as you leave the light off!” She locked the place up, walked outside, and found the light off.

Brickhouse Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg

Brickhouse Tavern

Brickhouse Tavern: In this story, someone experiences sleep paralysis. There are two sisters who visit the tavern yearly. It is a hotel. One night, one of the sisters woke up to the smell of tobacco and the smell of sweat. She opened her eyes, and saw a man in a plaid shirt, with the sleeves rolled up to his elbows. He also had a sweaty – like appearance. He had one hand on the wall, and was leaning in towards her face, like he was going to kiss her. The lady sat up and screamed, and the man disappeared. The two sister’s slept with the lights and TV on that night, and checked out the next morning.

‘The most haunted location in Colonial Williamsburg: I forgot what it’s called, but I remember the tour guide saying everyone called it the most haunted place. Now, a security guard was found crouching down in the basement, gun out. The people who found him asked what was wrong, but he wouldn’t talk. He never mentioned what he saw, but it caused him to quit his job on the spot.

The street story: This doesn’t have a certain location, it was just in the middle of the street in Colonial Williamsburg, where the tour was being held. this street is normally blocked off, but at night it isn’t. People like to cruise through the street for fun, and one day a police car did. It was close to night time and the police got a call. The caller said that she saw a man and a woman, just standing by the street, and they wouldn’t move. The police arrived, and there they were, standing there, backs turned to the police. They were dressed in olden day clothes and were carrying bags. The police decided to drive past them and see what they would do. As they drove, one of the policemen in the car saw them disappear into thin air. They searched the area, but found no one.

Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia Capitol Building originally built in 1705

Williamsburg Capitol Building

The ghost girl: This was in my first story, but I didn’t add details in that one. In this one I will include them. There was a girl, around 15 years old. She came from a rich family, but the man she loved came from a poor family, and would not allow her to marry him. the girl and guy decided they were going to run away together and get married. The boy was in the place he was supposed to meet her, which was down the street from her house. The girl packed her bags and snuck out of the house. She was running down the street when she thought about how much trouble she would be in. She decided not to run away, but to go back home. She ran back down the street, leaving her love behind. She looked back to make sure she was not following her. Suddenly, she was run over by a carriage, and died on the spot.

I had (well, I sort of) had an experience that may involve this story. You will have to read my first story to read about that. Shields Tavern Ghost Walk in Colonial Williamsburg

Thanks so much for reading. Hope you found this interesting. My comments name is ilovejonasbrothers. I’ll keep you posted.

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2 Responses to “Ghost Stories of Colonial Williamsburg”
  1. anna says:

    thats kind of cool finding out what kind of stuff happened back in the days.Its sad that a good friend would kill.its sad about the parents not wanting there daughter to be withsome that they didnt like we would probably think oh theyll get over it sooner or later but thats now back then that was a no-no.its sad to here she got killed by changing her mind about marrage.I wounder about the guard but know one will know i guess.

  2. ilovejonasbrothers says:

    anna
    I know, its all so sad what they did back then. good thing things have changed now…sort of.
    peace love Jonas

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