June 5, 2008

Kings Arms Tavern

I haven't mentioned any of the huanted establisments in Colonial Williamsburg for a few days so I thought I would take up where I left off with the Kings Arms Tavern

It is believed to be haunted by a woman named Irma. She lived and died in the 1700'a
As the story goes she died because of a fire when a candle was dropped. She isn’t seen very often, but she is heard speaking to staff and people have felt her presence. Irma blows out candles and helps the staff. She is very friendly. Rumor has it that the staff says goodnight to her each night upon closing for the evening.

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Blogger Michael said...

I worked at the Kings Arms for ten years as a waiter. Irma was not alive during the 1700's. She was actually an employee of Colonial Williamsburg who lived in an apartment that is now a dining room in the Tavern. She was an older woman who died of a heart attack in that room. When I worked at the Tavern the room's designation was "Up Room". And yes, we did experience her presence. Every Christmas, we installed electric candles in the windows along the front of the building. The waiters were in charge of unscrewing the light bulbs at the end of each shift at night. The next day, the lights were ALWAY back on in Up Room, even if we were the last people to leave the building! We think Irma was turning them on.

7/27/09, 4:03 PM  

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