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Evening Programs

Add a Little Drama to Your Nightlife

The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Evening entertainment includes signature favorites and new enchanting experiences. Get tickets to take a spooky ghost tour or enjoy all of the fun without the fright on Haunted Williamsburg or Ghost Walk Junior, the official ghost tours of Colonial Williamsburg. Plus, enjoy other seasonal storytelling and staged experiences!

Discounts on evening programs are available to all Annual, Good Neighbor, and Collegiate Pass holders, and CW Resort Hotel Guests. To receive that discount, passholders must purchase tickets in person at any Colonial Williamsburg ticketing location, or by calling (888) 965-7254.

To receive a refund on ticket orders, performances, or programs, you must cancel your reservation 72 hours prior to arrival or the performance date.

Ghost Tours

Haunted Williamsburg

From authentic 18th-century colonial ghost stories to creepy modern-day encounters, costumed storytellers share unnerving tales on this Colonial Williamsburg ghost tour.

Ghost Walk Junior

Everyone loves a haunted tale! Bring the entire family for all of the phantom fun with none of the nightmares. Enjoy this 45-minute ghost tour of traditional spooky stories with a Colonial Williamsburg flavor.

Season Favorites

Revel at Chowning's Tavern

Join us at Chowning’s Tavern for an evening of 18th-century merrymaking. You never know who might drop in to converse, con, woo, share stories, ignite a little treason, or lead the room in boisterous song!

Lighting of the Cressets

Join us on the historic Duke of Gloucester Street for the Lighting of the Cressets as we bring our 18th-century streets to life at night with strolling musicians.

Music & Theater

Palace Concert

The regal Palace of the royal governor comes to life as Colonial Williamsburg's early music ensemble, the Governor's Musick, offers an elegant evening of chamber music showcasing 17th- and 18th-century music for harpsichord, voice, flute, and strings.

Revolutionary Points of View

Step back in time and encounter points of view that run the gamut. Then, engage in the most crucial debate in our nation’s history–you will decide whether we remain British or become Americans?

Capitol Concert

Celebrate the joys of Christmas music with this 18th-century concert by the Governor's Musick Ensemble in the acoustically-brilliant hall of the House of Burgesses.


Cry Witch

You decide! Is Grace Sherwood a witch? Question witnesses. Weigh evidence. Finally, cast your vote for the guilt or innocence of “the Virginia Witch.”

To Hang a Pirate

Join in this recreation of the actual trial of Israel Hands, a member of Blackbeard's crew. Hear the evidence and make a judgment! How would you sentence a pirate?