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Williamsburg Cemetery Tour

101 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4257
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Great tour, but be ready to walk!

Adam was our guide and he was great! We were waiting at the wrong spot, it was probably my fault... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2017
Meghan F
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Something new after 22 years of visiting Williamsburg!

This Cemetery Tour did not disappoint. Our guide Mark was excellent and very well prepared for any... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2017
floridalovers2016
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Introducing Williamsburg's first and only cemetery tour, which takes place at 1:30PM and 3:30PM. This exclusive daytime guided walking tour will take you to four cemeteries in Williamsburg for a journey into Williamsburg's hidden history on this unique 90 minute tour! “Show me your cemeteries and I will tell you what kind of people you have.” – Benjamin Franklin Cemeteries are significant locations personally, culturally and historically. In addition to acting as a memorial for loved ones, cemeteries have the unique ability to bring the past, present and future together into a single moment as we look over our history and contemplate the rest of our lives. They are a place of grounding. Culturally they are locations of community or religious reverence whether it’s a great pyramid or hallowed ground. Historically they are in many cases the earliest written history of a given location. The Williamsburg Cemetery tour will take you to visit four different cemeteries in Virginia’s Colonial capital in and around Colonial Williamsburg. As we go, we will contemplate what each cemetery offers personally, culturally and historically. You might come on this tour for the creepy element, but along the way you will come away with a little something you didn’t expect. The tour will visit four different kinds of cemeteries. Town cemeteries, which reflect community history and culture; family homestead burial places, for a single family or sometimes intermarried families; garden graveyards, which double as a place for rest; and recreation and grouped burials, which follow a distinct cultural tradition. The cemeteries mirror the communities where they are located. Here in Williamsburg, you’ll see the reflection of ties to family, ties to the church, pride in heritage and a community very familiar with loss, largely shaped by the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.
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Nov 7, 2017
“Great tour, but be ready to walk!”
May 11, 2017
“Something new after 22 years of visiting Williamsburg!”
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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101 W Duke of Gloucester St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4257
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

Adam was our guide and he was great! We were waiting at the wrong spot, it was probably my fault, but when I called the phone number it said that all tours met at the Kimball Theatre, but the cemetery tour starts at the Courthouse....More

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Reviewed May 12, 2017

This Cemetery Tour did not disappoint. Our guide Mark was excellent and very well prepared for any questions. His perspective was spot on, focusing not only on the historical aspects of the persons discussed but the personal and cultural aspects as well. We highly recommend...More

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Management1117, Public Relations Manager at Williamsburg Cemetery Tour, responded to this reviewResponded May 14, 2017

Hello FloridaLovers2016, Thanks your for your review, we will pass along the praise to Mark. There are alot of tour options in this small town and we strive to provide a unique experience for our guests. We hope to see you again.

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