Peyton Randolph House
Considered to be one of the most haunted buildings in Colonial Williamsburg, the Peyton Randolph House has seen a number of tragic deaths in its storied past. Peyton Randolph was a politician from a prominent family, and his home, one of the most stately in the town, hosted political players and gatherings in its heyday. The Peachy family later owned the home. But tragedy also struck the home several times. According to local folklore, severe mistreatment of slaves living and working there caused the home to be cursed. Local stories recount multiple deaths: the house became an infirmary for wounded soldiers who might have breathed their last there. For decades, visitors to the house claim to have heard strange sounds like footsteps or crying, or seen ghosts in the windows.