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.
Due to high demand, we encourage guests to purchase evening program tickets in advance. Please note: children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult, and not all programs are appropriate for young children. Explore each program page to learn more.
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.
A thought-provoking, multimedia storytelling/lecture program about the little known facts and documented wild tales about the City of Williamsburg from the 18th century through the 20th century.
It’s the night before the wedding and the groom will forfeit his bride’s dowry if he doesn’t learn to dance. Give the happy—and nervous—couple some moral support, pick up some real 18th-century moves, and learn how colonial Virginians really danced in this fast-paced, interactive comedy in the historic Raleigh Tavern.
Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute tour of traditional ghost stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor. Recommended for families with children ages 4 – 7.
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! Recommended for families with children ages 8 and up.
The ONLY Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour that takes you inside the historic buildings! This unique storytelling experience brings the past to life (and death) with ghostly tales of hauntings and horrors spun directly from 18th century sources. Wear your walking shoes! This one-hour walking tour is not recommended for young children.
What if America’s War for Independence had failed, and the leaders of the American Revolution were charged with treason? Find out in this alternative-history trial, where you question witnesses, weigh the evidence, and determine the fate of an American Patriot.
Due to the subject matter, this program is not recommended for young children.
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.
A magician, newly arrived in the City of Williamsburg, who, to the great surprise and satisfaction of the publick, has hired out space at the courthouse to perform wonders beyond belief; the likes of which have never before been seen in this city.
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!
Drop by at the end of the day and participate in a fun wool-spinning class for beginners. Learn the history of the drop spindle and the skills needed to spin your own yarn, and receive all required supplies, including your own drop spindle to take home. Not recommended for children under 10. Children 17 or under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.