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Asheville Ghost Tour

If you want to journey into the intriguing history of Asheville, North Carolina, then you have found your best option right here! Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours will take you on a spooky journey one historical site at a time.

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Why You Need to Take Our Asheville Ghost Tour

Every tour we offer is hosted by experienced local guides that have got the goods on the ghosts of Asheville. You’ll probably hear some firsthand stories by guests or even the tour guide who witnessed the unexplained! We don’t offer amusement park types of thrills, so if that’s what you’re after, then this isn’t for you. No one wears a costume and jumps out and yells BOO! Instead, we offer an educated, authentic experience to make sense of the unexplained. Suppose you’re visiting North Carolina or just want to know more about your hometown’s haunted past. In that case, our adventures are guaranteed to give you a ghostly experience you won’t forget!

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Five Stars

Fun tour, good stories about local history!

05.08.24
Lindsay Clark
 

Five Stars

Our tour guide was informative and fun! Really enjoyed the history of Flagstaff and will return

04.23.24
Terry Irwin
 

Five Stars

We had so much fun. Lots of easy walking and great history and stories. Lived in flagsraff for 15 yrs and didn’t know some Of the history. We did ge...

04.20.24
Karen B (NanaKaren)
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $29

Asheville Terrors: Ghosts of the Blue Ridge

Souls of bootleggers, outlaws, and debutantes from Asheville’s past haunt the streets of this historic mountain city.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Jackson Building, located at 22 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Tours are 1 hour across a 1-mile walking distance. Ask about the bonus extended tour!

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $30

Asheville Terrors Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Did you know Asheville was one of the first cities to ban beer- and is now a haven for both kinds of spirits?

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside of the Wedge Downtown: 1 Page Ave Suite 152 Asheville, NC

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: All tours meet outside of the Wedge Downtown: 1 Page Ave Suite 152 Asheville, NC

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $30

Asheville Terrors Boos and Booze Ultimate Haunted Pub Crawl

Take a Boo's and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl for genuine stories, scares, and delicious drinks in the historic district, with up to 2 hours of ghostly fun with the city's spirits and Spirits.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside of Barley's Taproom - 42 Biltmore Ave.

Tour TimeTour Times: 9PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Asheville So Haunted?

Lined by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the land around Asheville was once a part of the Cherokee Nation. In 1765 Colonel Samuel Davidson and his family settled in the Swannanoa Valley, paving the way to what became the city of Asheville. 

In 1797 Asheville served as an outpost catering to travelers such as Daniel Boone and Davey Crockett. Asheville primarily served as a crossroads of Indian Trails on a plateau surrounded by mountains and rivers on all sides. 

In 1880 the railroad arrived, transforming Ashville into a therapeutic health center and resort. People flocked to Asheville looking for a beautiful mountain escape escalating the population in a few years. The city drew visionaries, poets, and explorers, which is a tradition that continues today.



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Asheville is home to the Biltmore Estate, America’s largest home. Built in 1895 by George W. Vanderbilt, the house has 35 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and has 65 fireplaces. The estate sits on a sprawling 8,000 acres with plush gardens and fountains. 

In 1889 Asheville operated one of the nation’s first electric street railways that served to transport supplies used to build the Biltmore Estate. Today it’s known as Approach Road that guides guests to the Biltmore Estate. 

There are tunnels underground in Asheville. Although some believe they were an abandoned project for a subway, they were more likely to smuggle alcohol during the prohibition. History abounds in the city of Asheville, truly worth a trip to visit the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain life and its ghosts!

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want to Unearth Asheville’s Real Dark History

History comes to life in the shadows of Asheville, for when the sun goes down the ghosts of this mountain town’s past awaken. Embark on a bone-chilling adventure through Asheville’s darker side on a ghost adventure tour and uncover the haunted history of the Land of the Sky. Hear tragic stories of the people who built Asheville’s historic buildings and listen for their ghosts whispering secrets in your ear.

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You Love a Good Story–Especially if It’s a Ghost Story

There’s something intriguing about being wrapped up in a terrifying tale of insanity or a tragic tale of betrayal and murder. Let yourself be captured by unnerving stories on our walk through the streets of downtown Asheville. Hear about vengeful ghosts who still haunt the streets where you walk. Investigate sightings of spirits who still stalk the buildings where people leaped to their deaths.

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You Want to Make Unique Memories

Our tours are great for the family and for date night - as long as everyone’s ok with feeling the cold breath of death on their neck. Embark on an eerie tour of Asheville’s haunted history with us and create a hair-raising memory that will send a chill down your spine for years to come.

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You Love Historic Architecture 

Discover the secrets that linger in the shadows of Asheville’s most beautiful historic buildings. From architecture by Rafael Gustavino and the Biltmore Estate, on our tour of haunted historic Asheville, you’ll experience the haunted history of some incredible designs and hear terrifying tales of the tragedy that built them. 

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You’ve Spent All Day Sight-Seeing and Want to See What the Night Holds

Hiking in the Appalachians and exploring the small towns around Asheville will take on a more sinister vibe after you’ve heard the twisted history of the places you’ve already visited. Embark on a frightening ghost tour and add a twist of terror to the adventures you’ve already experienced.

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You’re looking for a pet-friendly activity in Dog City

You’ve already taken your furry friend to the dog-friendly restaurants and bars in town, and you’re looking for something more unnerving and spine-tingling to do. Put a terrifying twist on walking your dog and join us on a walking tour of Asheville’s haunted history. Dogs are allowed, as long as they don’t distract from the blood-curdling stories of Asheville’s terrifying past.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN ASHEVILLE, NC

Flatiron Building

Asheville, North Carolina has architecture heavily influenced by New York City. You’ll find Wall Street, Battery Park, and a Flatiron Building. The Flatiron building is one of the most popular attractions in Asheville, with a beautiful inn, breathtaking designs, and a super cozy sky bar.

Some patrons claim to have had some spooky experiences while visiting it, though, like ghosts jumping off the building to plummet into Battery Park. It’s one of the favorite spots on our tour.

Grove Arcade

Construction of the Grove Arcade began in 1915. The idea was to make downtown Asheville more vibrant to attract more visitors to the city. At the time, it had a reputation as one of the most lively retail locations in the eastern United States.

However, the Grove Arcade has an eerie history, making it an excellent stop on our Asheville ghost tour. You can experience the spooky sensation firsthand.

Basillica of St Lawrence

The Basilica of St. Lawrence is perhaps one of the most famous landmarks in Asheville. It’s a structure in the city’s skyline instantly recognizable by locals and tourists passing through. The Basilica of St. Lawrence is also known to have a few ghosts roaming around potentially.

Some visitors believe that they’ve seen the building’s architect, Rafael Guastavino, roaming the cathedral’s corridors.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

Posted 11.15.2021

 
Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021