Colonial Tours by John Sutton

Williamsburg, VA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

My tours are personal and informed. I have been giving tours for 15 years.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I like meeting the youngsters, the future of our country. And I am impressed with their level of knowledge. I also like meeting persons from around the world who bring a variety of perspectives to the history.


Williamsburg, VA 23185


2 Reviews
  • Wendy S. Apr 18, 2014
    John gave our Girl Scout Troop a great Ghost Tour this evening. We had girls from 6 through 15. He kept the perfect balance of thrills and chills mixed with whimsy to keep the entire group entertained and wanting more. I recommend him for local groups and our tourists. Thanks, John, for a great evening!
  • Anita V. Jul 22, 2011
    What a special treat! It was a very hot day but the experience overtook any hardships. John Sutton is a born resident and has always had a love and interest in history, esp. local, and a lot you do not read in history books. You can talk to him about a large gamut of topics. He made everything fun and you were learning a lot before you knew it, and all with laughter, the best way to learn anything or to have fun. Anyone of any age would enjoy his antics, his insight, his treasure chest of knowledge. And he was open to any suggestions or information that could be offered by anyone. I won't give away any details because I wouldn't want to spoil the surprises, you just have to go yourself. You won't look at certain things or words the same way any more after some time with John. I look forward to any and all the tours he would offer anywhere, as well as repeat the ones I have enjoyed. I'm sure you will feel the same. A.S.V.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I continue my reading of history to give the best information available to my guests.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I liked history and the challenge of communicating with people the history of our area in a clear and interesting way. .
What types of customers have you worked with?
Jamestown and Williamsburg tours are the most sought after tours.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am proud of all my tours.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Hire a tour guide to make your visit more rewarding.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish customers to know that they will remember and get more satisfaction of their visit if they know the stories of the people that created our country. I present these stories in an interesting and fun way.