Ghost Tours

It’s the season for some scary fun. Here’s a list of Ghost Tours offered in our area this year.

Some of these tours are heavy on history. Some focus on entertaining the participants. Not all of these tours are family friendly so contact the tour directly if you have any questions regarding whether it is age appropriate for your child.

I have a child who is scared of EVERYTHING so we don’t do ghost or haunted related events as a family. But your family may be full of brave thrill seekers. If so, consider a ghost tour as part of your Halloween family fun.

Ghost City Tours Nashville

3 Tours available : Family Ghost Tour, Adults Only Ghost Tour & Haunted Pub Crawl

Find dates, prices and online ticket purchase information at this link.

Nashville Ghost Tours   (Map)

Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

This tour involves storytelling that might be frightening to a child.  There are no things or people that will jump out or intentionally try to scare you on the tour. So, depending on your child’s comfort level with the notion of something being ‘haunted’, this could be a family friendly option.

Tour Times – Sunday-Friday 8PM , Saturday 8 & 9PM

Tickets – $20 Ages 11 and up   $15 Child ages 7-10

Tickets may be purchased online via this link.

Nashville Hearse Tours

Tour Times – Sunday-Saturday 8 & 9:30PM

Tickets – $30  Ages 12 and up    $15  Child ages 7-11

Tickets may be purchased online via this link.

Haunted Franklin Tour   (Map)

For a hair-raising experience, join us on one of our haunted history tours in Franklin, Tennessee. We’ve been sharing local ghost stories since 2003, and we’ve got plenty. To research, we knocked on doors, scoured historical records, and simply listened when visitors said, “Yes, that’s happened to me too….” We’ll share the best of the hundreds of accounts we’ve collected over the years. Our guides are born storytellers who will cause a chill to run down your spine. And if that doesn’t do it, wait until you see some of our photographs captured by visitors on tour.

The family-friendly Haunted Franklin tour explores the ghosts and haunts that linger on the brick-lined streets and historic dwellings in charming Downtown Franklin. Departed socialites, a Civil War spy, failed businessmen, Confederate soldiers, and at least one dog roam downtown, and we spend an intriguing hour and a half with them. One is helpful, several appear lonely, and one seems to be afraid of the dark. We’ll visit 4-5 locations on our leisurely walk through Franklin. Bring your camera: you never know what you may catch.

Call 615-400-3808 or reserve online at this link.

Cost : $25 Adults  $10 Teens

Columbia Ghost Tour  (Map)

Two tours available.

Classic Ghost Tour

Maury Murder & Mayhem Tour

Call (931)626-8368 for reservations

Cost :

$10 Adults  $5 Children 12 & under

*Children are allowed on tours, but it is at the discretion of the parent. Both tours have stories that are adult-themed

Candlelight Cemetery Tour  Gallatin (Map)  October 1, 2022

The Gallatin City Cemetery is home to old-fashioned tombstones and towering memorials that date back to 1814.
Many of Sumner County’s most fascinating characters are buried in that cemetery.
At the Candlelight Cemetery Tour, you will hear some of their life stories as you follow the candlelit path through the cemetery.
Tours begin at 5 p.m.; a new tour starts every five minutes.
Tickets are sold for specific start times and will only be available for purchase online.

Tickets are on sale NOW.
Buy your tickets here.

Ghost Tours – Sam Davis Home  (Map) October 14-22, 2022

This is a spooktacular event that is fun for the whole family. Bigger than ever….this year is sure to make your spine tingle as your tour this historic property in the dark. Meet ghosts from the past, hear some of the most haunted tales in Tennessee, enter the historic house in the dark (if you dare) take our haunted hay ride..and so much more. *Regular Admission Rates Apply *Last tour begins at 9pm each night.

Friday October 14 & 21  6PM – 10PM

Saturday October 15 & 22 6PM – 10PM

Cost : Adults (13 & up) $15  Children (6-12) $10

Ghost and Lantern Tour – Goodlettsville (Map) October 22, 2022

Visitors of all ages are invited to step back in time and take a night tour through the grounds of the Bowen Plantation Home and Historic Mansker’s Station. Historical interpreters dressed in 1700’s attire will guide guests by lantern light through the historic sites where they will listen to stories and tales of days gone by. Continue the tour to the Visitor’s Center and end the evening with live music. Reservations are required and begin at 6:00 pm every 15 minutes. This is a family-friendly event.

Saturday October 22, 2022 6PM – 8:30PM

Haunted Murfreesboro (Map)   2022 Dates Coming Soon

Join the BoroTellers for the 15th Annual Haunted Murfreesboro–the original lantern light storytelling tour of the old towne.

Tours begin at 7PM and run every 15 – 20 minutes until 9PM.

The tours cover about 1 mile of walking and last about 1 hour.

Cost is $5

Hermitage Ghost Tours (Map) September 23 – November 6, 2022

“Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!

Embark on a distinctly spooky voyage at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as you experience the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Along the way, guides in period clothing will explore tragedies that befell the Jackson family, unusual experiences of Andrew Jackson and unexplained incidents at the site. Hear about strange encounters such as the spirits of the Battle of New Orleans and Jackson’s infamous meeting with Tennessee’s Bell Witch. But beware of eerie encounters, possibly even with President Jackson himself.

Ghost Tours launch at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from the Andrew Jackson Center breezeway. Tours also include a $3 wine tasting for guests ages 21+ from our Natchez Hills Winery tasting room. Please arrive early. Tours will start right on time, and we don’t want any souls left behind.

To purchase your ticket, please select Buy Tickets Now and choose the date and time you would like or select a date below and choose the time of your preferred Ghost Tour at The Hermitage.”

Admission – $40

Purchase Tickets online at this link

Murder, Medicine, & Mourning at Wynnewood Wynnewood State Historic Site (Map) October 8, 2022

“Join us for Murder, Medicine, & Mourning at Wynnewood State Historic Site on October 8th!
Visitors will see Wynnewood set for mourning, hear about Victorian mourning customs, and learn about the many untimely deaths of the Wynne family. Follow your guide down to Bledsoe’s Lick where you will explore by lantern light and hear about the most infamous murders on the Lick! If you can stomach it – go visit the doctor and learn about the weird and gruesome practices of Victorian-era medicine.
This event includes:
*Mourning tour of Wynnewood
*Infamous Murders Tour of Bledsoe’s Lick
*A Visit to the Victorian Doctor
*Music by the Traveling Caudells”

Saturday October 8 6PM – 10PM

Tickets – $10-15

Haunts at the Font @ Cragfont State Historic Site (Map) October 15, 2022

Join us for an evening of ghost stories and spooky tales! Guests will be guided by lantern along a trail from our historic tobacco barn to Cragfont, looming creepily in the distance. Along the way, you will encounter a number of characters from Cragfont’s spirited past. Each will have a spine-tingling story to tell! Before and after the tour calm your fears with apple cider by the fire and the soothingly spooky sounds of historic murder ballads performed by the Traveling Caudells. New stories this year.

Tour stops are well spaced. Reservations encouraged! This event focuses on spooky stories from the past. Content, such as slavery, murder, and death may be too mature for children under the age of nine years old. This event will include only LIMITED access to the historic house and will mostly be outdoors. Guests will be walking approximately 1/2 mile and may need to negotiate stairs in a darkened environment. This event will NOT include trick or treating or jump scares. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Due to limited tour size, advance ticket purchase is strongly advised. Tickets will be sold at the door, but will only be available on a first-come, first- serve basis. “

$15 ages 16 & up
$12 ages 9 to 15
Under 9 – free of charge

October 15 6PM-10PM

*All events subject to change and may be weather dependent. Check with each tour operator before you head out.

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Rachel is a Middle Tennessee native, born and raised in the Nashville area and having lived in Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, and Mount Juliet. She is mom to 3, step mom to 4 and Grandma to one (so far!)

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