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.

Hermitage Ghost Tours (Map) October 4 – 31, 2017


Do you believe in ghosts? Do you get a thrill from hearing about paranormal activity? If so, The Hermitage Ghost Tours are for you! Join us for an exclusive, after hours tour through the Mansion and Jackson’s tomb while learning about encounters with those who “haunt the property.” This 90-minute tour tells ghostly tales about the Battle of New Orleans, the Bell Witch, and even the General himself!… You’ll never believe what you are going to hear..

Only 25 people per tour so get your tickets before they sell out!

Admission – $35

Purchase Tickets online at this link

Select dates from October 4 – 31 .  Calendar at this link.

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Winner will be drawn on Saturday, October 14th.

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Nashville Ghost Tours   (Map)

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Three tours available.

Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Nashville. Learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City from professional story tellers and tour guides during the comfortably paced 90 minute walking ghost tour. Your lantern-bearing guide will lead you through the dark mysteries and supernatural experiences of some of Nashville's most recognizable landmarks such as Ryman Auditorium, Tennessee State Capitol, and Printer's Alley. During the 1/2 mile stroll discover a city that is rich in history and rich in spirits.

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 – Daily 8PM   Saturdays at 8PM and 9PM

Tickets – $17  Ages 12 and up   $10 Child ages 7-11

Tickets may be purchased online via this link.

Nashville Hearse Tours

Depart on a journey to some of Nashville’s most eerie sites in a converted New Orleans hearse. Sit back and relax (if you can) while your driver uncovers the hauntings surrounding the ghosts of Union Station, the infamous “Murder on Music Row,” Nashville’s oldest cemetery, and more. Written by the authors of Haunted Nashville, this unique tour is an experience sure to haunt your memory for years. Nashville Ghost Tours Haunted Hearse Tours are a great way to see the haunted side of Nashville!    

Tour Times –  Daily 8PM & 9:30 PM

Tickets – $25  Ages 12 and up    $15  Child ages 7-11

Tickets may be purchased online via this link.

Haunted Tavern Tour

Get up close with the “spirits” on this unique walking tour of some of Nashville’s most haunted bars and pubs while hearing “intoxicating” tales of Music City’s dark past. In the tradition of English Pub Crawls, your tour guide will lead you to some of Nashville’s most haunted bars and taverns. At each location, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a beverage, sit back, and get acquainted with your guide, fellow tour goers, and of course, the “spirits.” Drinks are not required to have a lively experience!

Tour Times – Daily  6PM

Tickets – $17  Age 21 and up ONLY

Tickets may be purchased online via this link.


Haunted Franklin Tour   (Map)

frankThe family-friendly Haunted Franklin tour explores the ghosts and haunts that linger on the streets and in the historic buildings of historic 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. And we’ll show you the photos that other visitors have taken on our tours.

Cost: $20 adults  $10 teens  $5 children. This tour covers about six city blocks.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather.  Most of this tour is wheelchair accessible.  

The Haunted Franklin tour is offered almost every evening at 8:00 p.m., weather permitting. Please call 615-400-3808 to make your reservation. 

The Haunted Franklin tour meets at 305 Public Square, which is in front of the old courthouse on the public square at Main Street and 3rd Avenue, next to Mellow Mushroom. Please plan to arrive ten minutes before the start of your tour time.  


Columbia Ghost Tour  (Map)


Two tours available.

The classic ghost tour has been running for the past six years and keeps coming back by popular demand!
Maury County was founded in 1807. In those 200+ years since establishment, Maury County has accumulated several ghosts- many of them in the downtown area. A costumed guide will lead you to ten of Columbia's most haunted sites and tell you the history and haunted tale associated with the site. Some come away with personal experiences or eerie photographs! Skeptics will have fun, too. Many find the history told on the tour to be fascinating.
Ever wonder why Columbia is haunted? Well, that's because so many violent events and deaths have taken place here!
On this tour, we'll take a break from the ghost stories and focus on the violent events, wild times, and colorful characters from Columbia's past. Stories will range from Columbia's famous “first-family,” the Polks, to Columbia's most famous madam.
Tours are held Friday and Saturday nights. Reservations are required in advance.
Reservations are required for all tours. We will need to know your name and how many will be in your party.
To make reservations, call (931) 626-8368. Please feel free to call if you should have any questions!
The Classic Ghost Tour is priced as follows:
Adults:                               $10
Children (12 & Under)    $5*
The Maury Murder & Mayhem Tour is priced as follows:
Adults:                               $10
Children (12 & Under)    $5*
*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 7, 2017

sumnermuseum21st Annual Candlelight Cemetery Tour, Gallatin City Cemetery. Tours begin at 5:00 p.m. and the last tour begins at 8:00 p.m.   Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and children under six are free. 

A rain out date is scheduled for Sunday, October 9th.  Times for the rain date will be determined.

Ghost Tours – Sam Davis Home  (Map) October 20-28, 2017

October 20, 21, 27 & 28
Join Us during the Halloween Season for Spooky Ghost Stories on our Ghost Tours!

Real stories told in a real place!
But the question is… are the ghosts real? Come to one of our Ghost Tours and find out for yourself!

Adults: $10.00
Kids: $5.00

First Sessions:
Friday October 20th & Saturday October 21st
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Second Sessions:
Friday October 27th & Saturday October 28th
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Cemetery Tours – Franklin  (Map)  October 28, 2017

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 the Unknown Civil War soldier whose remains were uncovered at a Franklin construction site in 2009 and later re-interred at Rest Haven.

Tickets $15 Adults  $5 Child  Buy online at this link

Saturday October 28  7PM – 9PM


Haunted Murfreesboro (Map)  October 20-28, 2017

Join the BoroTellers for the 13th Annual Haunted Murfreesboro–the original lantern light storytelling tour of the old towne.

Tours  are October 20, 21, 27 & 28

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



About Rachel Kline

Rachel KlineRachel 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!)