If you want to journey into the intriguing history of Asheville, North Carolina, then you have found your best option right here! US Ghost Adventures will take you on a ghost tour journey one historical site at a time. As the top haunted house and ghost tour company in Asheville and the rest of the country, USGA has got the goods on the ghosts of history – we even own the Lizzie Borden House!
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TOUR?
All the tours that we offer are given by handpicked, experienced, educated, local guides. You will hear firsthand eerie accounts by our tour guides and maybe even other guests who have experienced the unexplainable. You will likely get creeped out but don’t expect an amusement park thrill! If that’s what you’re looking for, then this tour isn’t for you. We don’t have people dressed in costumes ready to jump out and scare you. Instead, we give authentic accounts of history to make sense of the unexplainable. Whether you are simply visiting the state of North Carolina or looking for some insight into the haunted past of your hometown Asheville, USGA’s Asheville Ghost Tours will provide you with a hauntingly good time to remember!
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.
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! Book your Asheville ghost tour today at www.usghostadventures.com with US Ghost Adventures!
Outside the Jackson Building
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr., across 1 mile
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