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)

The family-friendly Haunted Franklin tour explores the ghosts and haunts that linger on the brick-lined streets and historic dwellings in charming Franklin, Tennessee. 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. And we’ll show you the photos that other visitors have taken on our tours.

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

Cost : $20 Adults  $10 Teens $5 Children

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 2, 2021

25th Annual Candlelight Cemetery Tour

Gallatin City Cemetery.

Tours begin at 4:00 p.m. with the last tour scheduled to step off at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold for a specific starting time to reduce the number of guests arriving at one time. Tickets range from $12 to $20, depending on the starting time slot selected. Tickets are available online. Click the ticket link below or visit our Facebook page. In person tickets are ONLY available at the Gallatin Chamber of Commerce.

This is a rain or shine event.

Buy Tickets online HERE.

Ghost Tours – Sam Davis Home  (Map) October 15-23, 2021

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 15 & 22  6PM – 10PM

Saturday October 16 & 23 6PM – 10PM

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

Ghost and Lantern Tour – Goodlettsville (Map) October 23, 2021

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 23, 2021 6PM – 8:30PM

Tickets are $8-10

Grave Matters Tour – Franklin  (Map)  2021 Date Coming Soon

Once a year, costumed reenactors portray some of the cemeteries’ most interesting people. Join us on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm for a walk through history. We also offer guided tours Thursday evenings at 5:00pm.

Either way, you’ll meet the Carter father and son whose home is the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin. You’ll be introduced to the little-known but still fascinating two Georges, Grummond and Cuppett, who fought on opposite sides of the War, and are remembered for different reasons. Brave teenager Fannie Courtney, a Union sympathizer who tended to the Union wounded at First Presbyterian Church will tell her story (you won’t believe the rest of it). Not all the stories are Civil War-related. You won’t want to miss the grave of Anarchy Cowles, a freed slave, or the marker of the two infant Marr sisters, whose short, tragic lives are commemorated by a broken shaft. Not to be missed is the grave of theUnknown Civil War soldier whose remains were uncovered at a Franklin construction site in 2009 and later interred at Rest Haven.

Bring a flashlight and wear closed-toed shoes. The cemetery is grassy with no paths and has a very uneven surface. Not recommended for wheelchair or walker users. 

Tickets $20 Adults  $10 Teens  $5 Child  Buy online at this link

Haunted Murfreesboro (Map)   2021 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) October 28 – 31, 2021

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

After dark this fall, embark on a distinctly spooky voyage at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as you explore the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Along the way, guides present stories of strange encounters such as the ghosts of the Battle of New Orleans and Jackson’s infamous meeting with Tennessee’s Bell Witch. Beware of eerie encounters, possibly even with President Jackson himself.

Ghost Tours are available October 28-October 31 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. from the Andrew Jackson Center breezeway. Please arrive early. Tours will start right on time, and we don’t want any souls left behind. Tours also include a discounted tasting for guests ages 21+ from our Natchez Hills Winery tasting room.”

*Available for every ticket holder 21 years of age and older.

Admission – $35-$40

Purchase Tickets online at this link

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

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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