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Charlotte Ghost Tour

Are you looking to book an original and fun ghost tour in Charlotte? For a ghostly good time, book your Charlotte ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours tonight!

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Why You Need to Take Our Charlotte Ghost Tour

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! Whether or not you are just visiting North Carolina or if you’re looking to learn more about your hometown’s haunted history, our Charlotte ghost tour will provide you with a ghostly experience you will forever remember!

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Five Stars

The tour host was so amazing and friendly. My boyfriend and I had so much fun and enjoyed our tour!

06.17.24
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Five Stars

Such a fun tour! Our guide Tiffany was awesome! It covered a lot of different sites, there was a ton of local lore from different time periods, and it...

06.16.24
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Five Stars

Amanda was knowledgeable, passionate, and fun!!!

06.14.24
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Queen City Ghosts: Charlotte's Most Haunted Tour

Dive into the abyss of Charlotte's grisly hauntings. Are you ready to take a ghost tour through Queen City’s dark streets for freakish tales of the city’s past, and the ghosts that haunt its present?

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: The Dunhill Hotel, 237 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, NC

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr. across 1 mile

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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.”

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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.

Why should you tour with us?

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You're a Charlotte history buff

You’ve learned about Charlotte’s role in the Gold Rush and the Civil War, but what about its grim, haunted history? Unbury what’s been buried with a tour from Queen City Ghosts, and experience a different side of this southern city that’s not written out in the history books. This hair-raising experience is sure to be remembered for years to come, making it a “must-do” during your visit to North Carolina.

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You want to do something different on your vacation

As interesting as museums, monuments, and other sites of historical significance can be, you’re missing out on an essential part of Charlotte’s culture if you choose to ignore its dark underbelly. Try something new and impress your travel group with immersive, chilling stories of Charlotte’s legendary ghosts and its famously haunted history.

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You're a skeptic

If there’s one city that’s bound to prove the existence of ghosts to even the most staunch skeptics, it’s Charlotte. Follow us and prepare to be convinced after visiting haunted locations like the Old Settlers’ Cemetery. And don’t worry; if that doesn’t sway you, there are plenty of other haunted Charlotte locations that certainly will. We assure you, you won't leave disappointed!

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You want to have a creepy experience with friends

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you and your friends to want a good fright. Follow us on a curated one-hour ghost tour around downtown Charlotte and learn the stories behind some of the Queen City’s most famous, otherworldly residents…which are bound to send a shiver down your spine. Get the blood pumping by with haunted locations and chilling true ghost stories.

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You love all things otherworldly

Ghouslish hauntings, mysterious orbs, sinister secrets from beyond the grave…if you’re a fanatic for all things macabre, Charlotte should be at the top of your “must-see” list. The Queen City boasts an impressive 186 graveyards. Walk the harrowed ground of Charlotte’s many burial grounds and see for yourself why experts consider it to be one of the most haunted cities in the entire United States.

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You're tired of ghost hunting shows and want to experience these locations in person

If you’re a big fan of ghost-hunting shows, you’re probably familiar with apparitions, orbs, and other ways spirits appear from beyond the grave. But don’t you want to come face-to-face with these long-dead ghosts yourself? Ditch your couch and slippers and join Queen City Ghosts on a chilling tour to some of Charlotte’s most haunted destinations, and create memories you’ll never forget.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN CHARLOTTE, NC

Old Settlers' Cemetery

A cemetery is an excellent first stop if you want to get the whole experience of a city's haunted history. Old Settlers' Cemetery, which operated from 1776 to 1884, is home to the gravesites of many of the city's most prominent founders, politicians, and war heroes. Though the cemetery is old, city historians meticulously preserved it, and it just recently received a major restoration.

McNinch House Restaurant

The stunning Queen Anne-style home, the McNinch House, has been a cultural feature of Charlotte for generations. Initially built in 1892, Charlotte's famous mayor and businessman Samuel McNinch purchased the structure in the early 20th century. Following the death of McNinch's daughter, Mattie, the house remained empty for years, giving it its haunted reputation. It's since been revived as a historical landmark and venue, filled with original decor and historical ambiance.

Barringer Hotel

This Art Deco-style structure is another landmark in Charlotte's historic skyline. Initially built in 1940, it operated as a world-class hotel for the social elite passing through the financial district until the city converted it into apartments in the 1980s. Aside from its renowned architectural designs, the Barringer Hotel has a famously haunted history and an impressive number of ghosts residing under its roof.

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 or 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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