Are you looking to book an original and fun ghost tour in Charlotte? You’ve found the right place! US Ghost Adventure is the leading haunted house and ghost tour company in America - we even own the Lizzie Borden House!
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS TOUR?
Each tour is given by a handpicked local guide who’s experienced and knowledgeable about the haunted history of each location. You’ll get firsthand accounts from people who have experienced the unexplained - you may even hear eerie stories from other guests about their own encounters or even from the tour guide themselves! There’s just one thing. If you’re looking for an amusement park type of thrill, then these aren’t the tours for you. We don’t hire people to dress in costumes that jump out to scare you. This is an authentic experience and tour that strives to make sense out of the unexplainable. Whether or not you are just visiting North Carolina or if you’re looking to learn more about your hometown’s haunted history, our ghost tour adventures provide you with a ghostly experience you will forever remember!
WHY IS CHARLOTTE SO HAUNTED?
The first inhabitants of Charlotte recorded in Spanish records from 1567 were the Catawba Native American tribe. Sadly, smallpox nearly wiped out the 10,000 people in the tribe by 1826. Smallpox was an endemic among Europeans, and the Native Americans had not built immunity to the new disease. That was one way for the Europeans to grab hold of the land!
Incorporated in 1768, Charlotte was nicknamed “Queen City” after the Queen Consort of Great Britain and Ireland. Another nickname that stuck with the city is “The Hornets Nest.” This came about when General George Cornwallis occupied the city during the American Revolutionary War and was driven out by hostile residents. He wrote that Charlotte was “a hornet’s nest of rebellion.”
In 1799 in a nearby county, a 12-year-old boy, Conrad Reed, found a 17-pound rock. His family used it as a doorstop until three years later when a jeweler determined the stone was nearly solid gold. He bought the piece from the family for $3.50. This marked the first piece of gold discovered in the country, setting off the nation’s first gold rush.
After the Civil War, Charlotte added railroads, the economy no longer counted on slavery and farming, and they began embracing factories and urbanization.
Although the history of Charlotte seems somewhat uneventful and straightforward, the tragedies of war, disease, and natural disasters took their toll on the city over the years. It is these tragedies that add to the rich, haunting history you will want to explore.
Book your spot for a Charlotte Ghost tour with US Ghost Adventures at www.usghostadventures.com today! We promise you a ghostly good time!
The Library Fountain
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr. across 1 mile.
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