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Frankfort Ghost Tour

Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for a Frankfort ghost tour of the spookiest spots in the heart of Kentucky's capital, where every corner holds a tale of trouble, turmoil, and bloodshed.

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Hear the whispers of the past echoing through the streets as we uncover the hidden tales of restless, long-lost souls and unexplained mysteries on our unforgettable Frankfort ghost tour.

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Why You Need to Take a Frankfort Ghost Tour

Forget the seemingly innocent look and Southern charm that the city wears by day. In Frankfort, there’s no such thing as a quiet history, and the past is always present. For a city known to be one of the most historically rich battlegrounds for the infamous American Civil War, almost everywhere you go holds a ghostly tale, with some more terrifying than others. Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for a nighttime walk through the haunted streets of the historic capital city, where you will unearth the sinister secrets hidden beneath the city’s bourbon-soaked charm and relive the horrors of America’s deadliest conflict.

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Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Christy Clark
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
John James
 

Five Stars

Susie was a great guide. She even included her own personal experiences in her talk. Good story teller. Beautiful walk around Atlanta in the evening. A fun night.

01.02.24
Jesse Peters
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Why is Frankfort So Haunted?

In Kentucky’s capital city, you never can tell when the past will come knocking with a ghostly tale or two. With a name stemming from a settler’s tragic demise, Frankfort’s history is steeped in blood, violence, and the echoes of battles long past. Sure, it’s got the bourbon, the parties, and Southern charm. But scratch beneath the surface, and things get a little…wild.
During the Civil War, Frankfort’s neutral stance made it a breeding ground for conflict, with neighbors turning against each other and battles raging on its doorstep. Even after the war, political tensions remained high, resulting in the assassination of a governor and a string of tragic accidents and love triangles that added to the city’s haunted reputation.

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Whether you are a history buff looking to uncover the grisly truths about America’s deadliest conflict or just a curious soul seeking a spooky thrill, our professional guides will lay out all the gory facts about Kentucky’s conflicting stance on the war and its tumultuous role in shaping the nation’s history.
Journey with Lizzie Borden Ghost tours into the haunted heart of Kentucky, where you will learn more about the deadly duels between politicians and bloody battles that turned brothers against each other, leaving behind a legacy of restless spirits and lingering echoes of a turbulent past.

Why should you tour with us?

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You Are A Civil War Buff Looking For More History

Frankfort is a relatively small town, but this does not underscore its role in the Civil War. If you are a Civil War buff searching for the most obscure facts about America’s deadliest conflict, look no further. On our haunted ghost tour, we lay out all the gory facts about Kentucky’s conflicting stance on the war.

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You Are Looking For Something To Do In Kentucky Other Than Horse Races

If you visited the races and tasted the bourbon but are still looking for a little more excitement while in the Bluegrass State, then why not take a ghost tour? Frankfort Ghosts brings Kentucky’s history to life every night in the spookiest way possible. You’ll learn all about the state’s history and have a good time.

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You Want To Get Out Of The Mountains

You’ve been hiking the Appalachian Mountains for some time now. Take a break from the wilderness and enjoy the laid-back, small-town environment that Frankfort is known for deep in the Kentucky River Valley. While you’re there, grab your hiking shoes and join Frankfor Ghosts for our hike through Kentucky’s haunted history!

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You Are Looking For Family Friendly Things To Do In Frankfort

Spice up the facts on a haunted ghost tour of downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. You brought the kids with you to tour Kentucky’s capital. Their disinterest in Kentucky history isn’t surprising, but it is frustrating. Frankfort Ghosts will make them believers in the unknown and the known. Our haunted history tours are jam-packed with information and intriguing tales of misery fit for all ages.

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You Heard About The Ghosts Of The Buffalo Trace Distillery

After a couple of glasses of Bourbon, you started to wonder if the rumors you heard about Kentucky’s oldest distillery were true. You thought that man in the corner of the factory seemed a little out of place but figured it must have been the booze talking. Follow your intuition and discover the truth on a haunted ghost tour with Frankfort Ghosts!

Most Haunted Places in Frankfrot, KY

The Kentuck Old Governor’s Mansion

The Kentucky Old Governor’s Mansion may be a historical gem today, but its halls still whisper tales of former residents who decided to stick around long after their terms ended, leaving a legacy of mystery and intrigue for curious visitors to uncover.

The Kentucky Old State Capital Building

For a building that witnessed an assassination and decades of political turmoil, the Old State Capitol in Frankfort sure knows how to keep its spooky reputation alive. Now haunted by the ghost of William Goebel with the infamous conjure chest, this historical site promises a chilling encounter with the ghosts of Kentucky's turbulent past.

Liberty Hall Historic Site

Built in 1796, the historic site of the Liberty Hall building is now a popular hotspot for both ghostly residents and human visitors, with a series of tragic events that left three different ghosts in its wake.

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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