I am aware of eight Alabama ghost tours at present. The state also contains the 11th Most Haunted Place in the World according to Haunted America Tours. The Sloss Furnace in Birmingham which was shut down in 1970 and now holds a Haunted House in October, has been the site of numerous unexplained occurences and hauntings by former workers at the blast furnace over the years.
Here are the ghost tours in Alabama that I discovered:
Bay City Conventions and Tours - Mobile, AL
Join Bay City Conventions and Tours for an evening one hour tour exploring Mobile’s mysterious spirits and strange happenings. Your guide will share stories of Mobile’s ghostly residents, folklore, and other strange events from our city’s past! Tours are offered in the evening Monday – Friday depending on the season and when it gets dark. Available on weekends with advanced reservations. The cost is $20.00 per person with a six person minimum for a tour to run. Reservations are required. Tours leave from Mobile’s Welcome Center at 111 S. Royal St. Note from Funtober: Pretty sure this is a van tour since the van is in most of their group photos.
Birmingham Ghost Walk - Birmingham, AL
Explore haunted activity at hotels, brothels, cemeteries and Sloss Furnace in the downtown area of Alabama’s largest city. The default tour is the Birmingham Ghost Walk – Hotels, Churches, & Riots Tour, which is usually available daily. The other tours are scattered throughout the month. To check their availability, go to their website, click on the “Book Now” button and sort by calendar to see which tours are happening when. This ghost walk has won TripAdvisors Certificate of Excellence for four years in a row (2014-2017). The cost is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 7 – 12. There’s no charge under 7. Tours start at different times and from different locations. Details for a specific tour are included in the confirmation email you receive when you make a reservation. The tour is normally rain or shine unless there is lightning.
Decatur Ghost Tour - Decatur, AL
Tours begin every Saturday in October promptly at 6 pm. They depart from the steps of the Old State Bank on Bank Street. Buy your tickets 30 minutes before tour time. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for kids 12 and under. Call 256-509-3940 to get the most up to date information.
Haunted Hearse Tours of Montgomery - Montgomery, AL
Learn about the dark history of the capital of Alabama in October. Your transportation is Hilda, a 1988 Chevrolet Caprice built by Eureka of Canada and modified to accommodate six passengers. Tours depart from The Alley on the hour from 7 PM to midnight in October. Cost is $15 per person. Cash only.
Haunted History of the Shoals Ghost Walk - Florence, AL
This tour has been taking guests through the haunted streets in the Historic District of Florence Alabama for more than fifteen years. Formerly known as the Florence Ghost Walk, it is a 90 minute walking tour of Florence, AL starting in the middle of October. There are 11 dates in 2017: October 13-14, 20-21 and 25-31. Tours start at 7:30 pm from Wilson Park. The tour guide is Debra Glass, an author and Florence resident that has been fascinated with things that go bump in the night since childhood. Online booking available or pay when you arrive. Adult tickets are $15 with tickets for children ages 6-12 available for $10.
Haunted History Tours of Wetumpka - Wetumpka, AL
On October 25, 26, 27, & 28th, 2017 between 7 pm – 10 pm, the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce and River Region Paranormal will hold a $15 Walking Tour of downtown commercial buildings. Tour includes the ability to go inside. Tickets available online or at the Chamber office. An extended tour is also available for $45 which includes the above tour until 10 pm and then adds a paranormal investigation until midnight in the Wetumpka Area Chamber of Commerce Building. Tours not recommended for small children. Can’t wait until then? They are also offering an authentic paranormal investigation of the Chamber of Commerce Building every Third Saturday of the Month beginning June 2017. The 5 hour investigation is hosted by River Region Paranormal. Explore the basement as well as the third floor where the haunted scarecrow resides with specialized equipment. The price is $25 per person. Reserve today to guarantee your spot. Reservations are limited to 15 people each month. Register online or call 334-567-4811.
Haunted Tuscaloosa Tours - Tuscaloosa, AL
This approximately 90 minute coach tour of 16 haunted locations around Tuscaloosa, AL during September and October that includes a brief walking tour of three of the locations. There are currently 10 dates planned in 2017. All tours begin at the Drish House. Haunted locations may include The Drish House, The Jemison-Van de Graaff Mansion, The Battle Friedman House, Greenwood Cemetery, The Old Tavern, Capital Park, Bama Theatre, The University Club, Smith Hall, Amelia Gayle, Gorgas Library, The Litte Round House, The Gorgas House, Allen Bales Theatre, Woods Quad and The University of Alabama Quad. No children under 8 are permitted.
Huntsville Ghost Walk - Huntsville, AL
Join Huntsville Ghost Tour for a walking tour on Friday and Saturday in September and October. There are three guided tours available through the Twickenham District, the Old Town District, or the Downtown District. The tour starts at Harrison Brothers Hardware Store. They are approximately two hours long. Reservations are not required. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Cash, please. Tours for all three walks depart at 6 PM. In October, there is an additional tour leaving at 8:30 PM. A 90 minute trolley runs every Friday and Saturday in October at 6 PM. The tour goes to Huntsville Depot, the Georgia Graveyard, Maple Hill Cemetery, and more haunted locations. You do not depart the bus. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under. Buy tickets in advance directly from Harrison Brothers Hardware Store. Early ticket purchases are encouraged due to limited seating. Call (256) 509-3940 for more information.
Old Cahawba Haunted History Tour - Orrville, AL
A haunted history tour and demonstration in October run by Selma’s Haunted History Tour. Come hear what our ancestors are saying at Old Cahawba Archaeological Park, “Alabama’s Most Famous Ghost Town”. Several different start times for tours but seating is limited. Each tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Please arrive at Old Cahawba at least 20 minutes before your scheduled tour. Not recommended for Children under 12 years of age. In 2016, Alabama Paranormal Research joined them for a supernatural investigation of the park. For questions or for more information, please call the Selma and Dallas County Chamber of Commerce at (334) 875-7241
University of Montevallo Ghost Walk - Montevallo, AL
The Office of Partnerships and Outreach at the University of Montevallo hosts a ghost walk from 6:30 with several hundred attendees on a fun filled night in late October. In 2016, it was held on the last Saturday in October. Call 205-665-6077 with questions.
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