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9 Awesome Ghost Tours in Historic Tennessee Towns

Updated on April 25, 2016

1. Tennessee Ghost Walk in Morristown

Walk down Morristown's famous skywalk and learn about it's intense history that has created some of the most haunted hot spots in one of Tennessee's earliest settlements. Surprise bonus: tours end with a ghost hunt. Spooky! Learn more at www.tnghostwalk.com.

2. Appalachian Ghostwalks of Johnson City

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Visitors to Johnson City can choose a variety of ghost tours with Appalachian Ghostwalks. Additionally, there are paranormal expeditions, lantern-led walking tours, bus tours, haunted parties, and vacation packages. Those who dare will learn about the earliest settled areas of the tri-state area; an area that has more than it's fair share of death and disaster during the Civil War. For more information or to book your creepy getaway online, visit www.appalachianghostwalks.com.

3. Ghost & Haunt Tour of Gatlinburg

A favorite of the Travel Channel, Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg is one of America's biggest and oldest companies of its kind. Learn the stories of the settlers, famous pioneers, loggers, solders and regular people that have come here only to find heartbreak,misery and for some, death. According to the website, you can even meet some of these ghosts "face to face." Are you brave enough?

Heloise the Purple Hearse, mascot of Haunted Knoxville.
Heloise the Purple Hearse, mascot of Haunted Knoxville. | Source

4. Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours

Knoxville is rich in history, from Civil War battles for control of the Tennessee River to training moonshine runners during the days of Prohibition. Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is a very company very focused on the paranormal, making their tours and expeditions authentic experiences. To learn more about the awesome services offered, visit www.hauntedknoxville.net.

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5. Chattanooga Ghost Tours, Inc.

Noted as a Top 10 Ghost Tour by USA Today and Trip Advisor, Chattanooga Ghost Tours, Inc. is sitting in a city known for its rich but often violent history - a prime breeding ground for the paranormal. Visitors are invited to take the highly rated original tour or if one is feeling particularly daring, an extended tour. But only the bravest of souls will join the guided ghost hunts. Visit www.chattanoogaghosttours.com for more information.

6. Hermitage Ghost Tours in Hermitage

A night ghost tour of The Hermitage in Hermitage, Tennessee
A night ghost tour of The Hermitage in Hermitage, Tennessee | Source

Ghosts at President Andrew Jackson's dream estate? Say it isn't so!

According to Hermitage Ghost Tours it is indeed true and they want to tell you all about them in a 90 minute walking tour around the grounds of The Hermitage. For more information, visit The Hermitage website.

7. Nashville Ghost Tours in Nashville

Nashville Ghost Tours in a Hearse
Nashville Ghost Tours in a Hearse | Source

The ghosts of Nashville, Tennessee are more of the mischievous yet hospitable kind - well, most anyway. Downtown is a roaming ground often for poor souls who came to the city in hopes of country music fame; others came in the 1700s for land they could homestead for their families with dreams of a good life for future generations; and others gave their lives fighting in the Civil War. Visit www.nashvilleghosttours.com to learn about available tours, purchase tickets, and more.

8. Franklin on Foot in Franklin

Franklin on Foot of Franklin, Tennessee
Franklin on Foot of Franklin, Tennessee | Source

If by chance you're there visiting "America's favorite Main Street," be sure to check out the tour list at Franklin on Foot in Williamson County.

The ghost tour explores the spirits and their haunts lingering on the brick-lined streets and historic buildings of Franklin, including departed socialites, a Civil War spy, failed businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog roams downtown.

Visit the Franklin on Foot website for a complete list of tours, to purchase tickets online, and other information.

9. Backbeat Tours in Memphis

Backbeat Tours of Memphis, Tennessee
Backbeat Tours of Memphis, Tennessee | Source

Memphis, both then and now, has been a major trade route in the United States being situated right on the grand Mississippi River. The battles fought for this major trade and transportation hub were often vicious and bloody. Many jazz hopefuls have found their way to Memphis, only to find the city and the music industry can be a cruel mistress. But their spirits still linger, longing to have their stories told.

Visitors can choose from a variety of tours with Backbeat Tours as they are not solely a ghost tour company and all six tour options, including the ghost tour, is five star rated on Trip Advisor.

For more information, visit www.backbeattours.com.

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A markerTennessee Ghost Walk -
181 W Main St, Morristown, TN 37814, USA
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B markerAppalachian Ghostwalks -
1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604, USA
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C markerGhost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg -
404 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
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D markerHaunted Knoxville -
301 S Gay St, Knoxville, TN 37902, USA
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E markerChattanooga Ghosts Tours, Inc. -
138 Market St, Chattanooga, TN 37402, USA
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F markerHermitage Ghost Tour -
4580 Rachels Ln, Hermitage, TN 37076, USA
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G markerNashville Ghost Tours -
511 Union St, Nashville, TN 37219, USA
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H markerFranklin on Foot -
114 E Main St, Franklin, TN 37064, USA
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I markerBackbeat Tours -
140 Beale St, Memphis, TN 38103, USA
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© 2016 Kim Bryan

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      Amy Petulla 18 months ago

      Thank you for including Chattanooga Ghost Tours in your article!