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  $15 Teens

Candlelight Cemetery Tour  Gallatin (Map)  October 7, 2023

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. For 2023 only, all characters represented were artists in their time.

On Saturday, Oct. 7, tours begin at 5 p.m.; a new tour starts every five minutes. The final tour begins at 9 p.m.

Tickets will be sold for specific start times and will only be available for purchase online.

This is a rain or shine event. Refunds will only be given in the event the organizer cancels the event. A Sumner County Museum event, 100% of the proceeds go directly to Museum programming and upgrades.

Buy your tickets here.

Ghost Tours – Sam Davis Home  (Map) October 13-21, 2023

This is the most popular event of the year! Bring the whole family for some spooky fun! Jump on the hayride to begin your spooky tour, then enter the historic house after dark and hear about some of the creepy encounters that have taken place over the years. The house is set for a funeral to explore Victorian mourning customs and traditions.

Last tour begins at 9pm. Regular Admission Rates.

Friday October 13 & 20 6PM – 10PM

Saturday October 14 & 21 6PM – 10PM

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

Ghost and Lantern Tour – Goodlettsville (Map) 2023 Date Coming Soon!

Hermitage Ghost Tours (Map) September 22 – October 31, 2023

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

Embark upon a distinctly spooky voyage through time at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage as you explore the mansion, grounds and cemetery by lantern light. Guides in period clothing will lead your exploration of tragedies that befell the Jackson family, unusual experiences of Andrew Jackson and unexplained incidents at the site. Hear about the eerie aspects of the Battle of New Orleans, efforts to assassinate him, body snatchers and other strange happenings associated with Jackson and his home.

Ghost Tours launch at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and October 31, from the Andrew Jackson Center breezeway. Tours also include a discounted wine testing for guests ages 21+ in our Natchez Hills Winery tasting room. Tours will begin on time and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive early, as we don’t want to leave any souls 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 – $50

Purchase Tickets online at this link

Murder, Medicine, & Mourning at Wynnewood Wynnewood State Historic Site (Map) October 14, 2023

Join us for Murder, Medicine, & Mourning at Wynnewood State Historic Site on October 14th!

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 lanternlight 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

******Good to Know******
Please attend your scheduled tour time
There will be walking outdoors in a dark environment
Tickets may not be available for sale at the door

Saturday October 14 6PM – 9PM

*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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