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Chattanooga Ghost Tour

Discover a city scarred by disasters, wars, enslavement, and other tragedies on a Chattanooga ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

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Join our Chattanooga ghost tour to uncover the gruesome history of this booming commerce town, which was built on the gateway to the Trail of Tears.

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Why You Need to Take a Chattanooga Ghost Tour

Chattanooga is as cursed as it is charming. The Trail of Tears left a brutal stain on the city’s history in 1838, and many years later, the Civil War etched another layer of despair. Whispers of the battle at Missionary Ridge linger as restless souls who died on the battlefield are forever tethered to their final resting place. When Chattanooga finally began to prosper, it was at the expense of the enslaved, living in silence and suffering while the wealthy enjoyed boundless prosperity. Hear these stories and many more when you join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for a deep dive into the city’s chilling past.

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It was a very informative and fun tour. Angela the guide was awesome!

08.22.23
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Why is Chattanooga So Haunted?

Chattanooga has a tumultuous history that is intricately connected to its otherworldly reputation. The cornerstone of this narrative is the Trail of Tears, the forced expulsion of Cherokee people during the 1830s. This harrowing event, which resulted in thousands of deaths and unimaginable suffering, is believed to have created numerous “residual hauntings,” where memories of the past linger in the present day. These residual hauntings have given the Chattanooga area a ghostly presence that still endures.

The Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad solidified the city’s reputation as the “Gateway to the South.” Many supplies and cargo came through Chattanooga, which was great for the local economy but made the city a prime target during the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln’s two targets to end the rebellion were Chattanooga and East Tennessee. The Union victory at Missionary Ridge was significant, and Chattanooga became a military base from that point forward.

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Though Chattanooga faced the same hardships as much of the rest of the nation during the Great Depression, the downturn didn’t last long. But this prosperity was built on the backs of enslaved people, their suffering part of the city’s very foundation. Memories of their oppression and neverending suffering hang in the air, a constant reminder of the darkness that lingers beneath Chattanooga’s fun, family-friendly exterior.

From the Trail of Tears to the Civil War and beyond, Chattanooga has many chilling tales associated with it. Many restless souls remain in the area, desperate to have their stories told. Get up close and personal with the city’s haunted past on a Chattanooga ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

Why should you tour with us?

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Unearth Chattanooga’s Darker History

Beneath the hustle and bustle of this lively college town lies a blood-soaked foundation of secrets and betrayal. When the sun goes down, the night comes alive with Chattanooga’s darker history. Displacement, kidnapping and murder have trapped souls in Chattanooga and they want nothing more than to whisper their sordid tales in your ear. Unearth stories of the devious deeds of renegades and thieves and meet the victims they damned to an eternity in The Scenic City.

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Learn More About Native American Haunted History

The air in Chattanooga is always abuzz with the voices of the Cherokee who were evicted from their homes and forced to walk the Trail of Tears to Oklahoma. After you’ve visited the museums and historical sites that mark important places for Native Americans in Chattanooga, embark on an adventure into the shadows of history. Take a walk through haunted Chattanooga with us and learn secrets that still lie in Chattanooga’s bloody past in stories that have been passed down for generations by those whose ancestors lived and died

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You Love Haunted Hotels

The feeling of being watched is thick in the air when you stand outside some of Chattanooga’s oldest buildings, some of which were home to the city’s first hotels. Some say they’ve actually seen entities peering at them from abandoned windows and felt eyes boring into their souls as they hear stories of murder, death and tragedy that built these hotels. Discover the blood chilling stories of souls who still linger in the shadows of these historic hotels. If you’re brave enough, you can even book a room to stay in after the tour.

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Make Unique Memories

Make memories and nightmares that will last a lifetime when you embark on a spine-tingling adventure with us through haunted Chattanooga. A nighttime stroll through this haunted riverwalk will bring you close to displaced and restless spirits who stalk the shadows, waiting to tell their stories. Whether it’s family night or date night, you’ll find yourself huddling closer to your loved ones as you listen to true and terrifying stories of murder – and the vengeful spirits that still haunt the city.

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You Want To Continue Your Chattanooga Adventure (you’ve kayaked the river, now hear its secrets)

It’s no secret that Chattanooga offers some incredible opportunities to explore the outdoors. When you’re done kayaking the river and enjoying Chattanooga’s breathtaking scenery, continue the adventure with a haunted walking tour of The River City. Discover disquieting tales of displacement and desperation, and stretch out your sore muscles while you’re at it. Just beware when you place your feet on the stones that once were soaked in blood and tragedy, the spirits of Chattanooga are always watching.

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You Want a Unique Riverwalk Experience At Night

The sweeping stairways and archways that adorn Chattanooga’s riverwalk take on a darker beauty when the sun goes down and from their shadows, her secrets come out to roam. You’ve experienced the charm of the riverwalk during the day, now embark on a nighttime adventure to uncover Chattanooga’s blood-chilling secrets.

Most Haunted Places in Chattanooga, TN

Ross’s Landing

This landing wasn’t always a picturesque place to catch a sunset along the Tennessee River. There was a devastating flood here in the mid-1800s that killed untold numbers of people.

Hunter Museum

This beloved museum hosts an impressive collection of American art, as well as several ghosts who remain trapped inside Ross Flaxon’s stunning Neoclassical mansion. Do you dare visit them?

The Read House Hotel

Deemed one of the most haunted hotels in the country, the Read House Hotel is home to many supernatural spirits, including a young woman who was killed there 100 years ago.

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 to 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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Lzzie 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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