There are 17 Tennessee ghost tours and you’ll find some of the nation’s most haunted locations in Chattanooga, Memphis, Nashville, Franklin, and Jonesborough. The ghost of Lisa Netherly is said to haunt the Sheraton Read Hotel in Chattanooga. The Carnton Mansion in Franklin served as a Confederate hospital during the civil war and is now haunted. Evidence of seven ghosts has been found at Orpheum Theatre in Memphis.The Tennessee State Prison, which served as the location for filming prison movies such as The Green Mile and the Last Castle, is reportedly haunted. The Grand Olde Opry House is also believed haunted. And Haunted America Tours called Jonesborough one of the world’s 100 most haunted places.
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Here are the ghost tours in Tennessee:
Appalachian Ghost Walks - Johnson City, TN
With several haunted locations around the Appalachian area ready for visiting, tours can be conducted to accommodate any public and private groups. Packages are also available for full haunted weekends and vacations.
Backbeat Tours - Memphis, TN
With its long and wild history, Memphis is the perfect city for the two walking tours offered by Backbeat Tours. The one-hour Memphis Ghost Tour and two-hour Dark Side of Memphis Tour pull back the curtain on a city drenched in the best and worst of humanity. Ticket prices vary on the tour chosen and advanced purchase is required.
Chattanooga Ghost Tours - Chattanooga, TN
Join their award-winning original or NEW Murder & Mayhem walking ghost tour. For the truly adventurous, go on a ghost hunt featuring the latest in paranormal investigation equipment. With guides taken from stage and screen, this haunted walking tour is part history and part theatre. Guests are told of Chattanooga’s more sinister history as they explore downtown’s most eerie locations. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for children under 12 years of age. Special ghost hunting tours are also available. They offer tours nightly starting at 8:30pm and hunts on Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm. Their new Murder & Mayhem tour starts at the E Fifth St address near the intersection of Market & 4th; hunts and original tour start elsewhere.
East TN Ghost Tours - Jonesboro, TN
Based in Jonesborough, Tennessee, multiple tours of differing flavors are available, including candlelit walking tours of historic downtown or paranormal investigations. Prices vary depending on which tour is chosen. Group rates are available. Jonesborough Ghost-History Tour is family oriented.. You can add the Grave Yard tour in with this one or do it separate. If you want something a little more exciting, try an investigation tour (ghost hunts) with several different areas for you to choose from. They also offer two special tours each month – The Haunted Shinto Investigation and The Haunted Civil War Battlefield. These tours are indoors. The Shinto goes out on Tuesday’s and every 3rd Friday with a group of 4 or more is required. The Haunted Civil War Battleground goes out weekly with a 12 hour notice with a group of 4 or more
Franklin on Foot - Franklin, TN
Downtown Franklin’s rich, dark history is open to all who take this 90-minute walking tour. Open almost every evening, tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for teens, and $5 for children.
Gallatin Ghost Walk - Gallatin, TN
Led by guides in period garb, this walking tour of Gallatin weaves historical fact with the drama of a place dubbed The Most Haunted Square in America. Reservations are required to take this tour.
Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, TN
Learn the stories of the settlers, famous pioneers, loggers, solders and just regular people that have come here only to find heartbreak, misery and for some, death. This tour is no dry history lesson or haunted house, there are no actors dressed as “ghosts” ready to jump out at you at every turn, rather it is a walking tour of Gatlinburg that mixes tales of historical fact, legend and visits to the actual places where a number of the more “colorful” people and events have happened in Gatlinburg’s history, many with a twist of the macabre.
Ghost Walk of Gatlinburg - Gatlinburg, TN
Offering an EMF detector for each patron, this nighttime walking tour of historic Gatlinburg takes patrons through the stories and lore with guides in period attire. Guests can also choose to take a ghost ride through Pigeon Forge. Tours are conducted year round with a minimum of four in a group to avoid cancellation. $15 for adults, children under 12 are free with a paid adult, and all children under 5 are free.
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours - Knoxville, TN
Patrons go on an “Investigation” with trained paranormal investigators, to real Factual “Ground Zero’s” (Researched location of traumatic happenings) , and participants are given Tools used by REAL paranormal investigators (as seen on TV).
HearthScares Tour - Knoxville, TN
Join the spirits for a tour of Downtown Knoxville’s scariest landmarks. The tours, which last approximately two hours each, will visit the sites of some of Knoxville’s best kept secrets. The tour will be about one and a half miles in length. All tours begin and end at James White’s Fort located at the intersection of Hill Avenue and Hall of Fame Drive. Ample free parking is available for tour participants at the Fort. 2017 Tours are given October 19th, 23rd, 24th, 28th & 30th. Tours will depart promptly at 7:00pm each evening. Please plan to arrive between 6:30-6:45pm for check in. Each tour will end with a marshmallow roast around the fires at the Fort. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children 6 to 15.
Hermitage Ghost Tours - Hermitage, TN
Experience a special 90-minute Hermitage Ghost Tours. Follow your guide on an exciting ghost tour as they take you on a lantern-led voyage into The Hermitage mansion and to Jackson’s tomb. Book this private event for 15 people or more for a historically spooky look into the home of President Andrew Jackson. Drift into a ghostly retelling of the Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson and the Bell Witch.
Historical Haunts Memphis - Memphis, TN
They offer a haunted bus tour, a haunted pub crawl a ghost tour and paranormal investigations at select times. Check website/Facebook for additional details. Cost is usually $20-30 per person depending on event. The 90 minute ghost Bus tours depart promptly from Tater Red’s at 153 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103. They drive by historical and haunted locations including the Ernestine and Hazels, The Arcade Restaurant, the Woodruff Fontaine House, Native American burial mounds and the Hunt-Phelan House. It makes two stops.
Knoxville Walking Tours - Knoxville, TN
Join Knoxville Walking Tours for a trip into Knoxville’s shadow side with the Shadow Side Ghost Tour or Shadow Side 2. The city’s history of blood-stained streets echoing with gunfire is full of restless spirits. Visit their haunts and hear local legends of ghostly apparitions. Your guide is Laura Still – writer, teacher, and Knoxville history buff.
Nashville Ghost Tours - Nashville, TN
A walking tour of downtown Nashville, this experience offers guests, led by a period-costumed guide, a stroll through the city’s most historic sites, including Polk’s Tomb and the Tennessee State Capitol itself. A tour of the city’s haunted taverns and a historical hearse ride are also available. Prices vary for each tour and reservations are required.
Tennessee Ghost Walk - Morristown, TN
Experience the Skywalk of Morristown, Tennessee on this walking tour of the city’s darker side. Be prepared to Ghost Hunt the top floor of a 100 year old building, a tour through what was once Morristown’s, Hamblen Hotel, and the first apartments in downtown of Morristown. Advanced reservations are required. Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 to 15, and children under 10 are free. Tour starts and ends at Antique Variety Mall
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