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Gatlinburg Ghost Tour

Are you ready to explore the most haunted and historical locations in Gatlinburg? Book an authentic Gatlinburg ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours for a ghostly good time!

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Why You Need to Take Our Gatlinburg Ghost Tour

Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Gatlinburg ghost tour to visit incredibly haunted locations like the First United Methodist Church, where sightings of strange silhouettes against the walls and apparitions of priests have spooked tourists countless times before. Discover the details behind hauntings at the White Oaks Flats Cemetery, which is the final resting place of several unmarked graves believed to belong to the original settlers of Gatlinburg. 

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Five Stars

Something in the window of the church

05.22.24
Dan J
 

Five Stars

We had a great time on our tour. Our guide, Jacob was awesome!

05.20.24
Heather Bradley
 

Five Stars

Amazing tour guide! Interactive, good stories, overall I recommend đź‘Ť

05.19.24
Daniel Nasuta
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Why is Gatlinburg So Haunted?

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, has one of the eeriest historical pasts around. Nestled in the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg first came to life in 1803 when William Ogle  found the spot where he wanted to settle permanently. Ogle prepared logs to build a cabin and went back to Edgewood to grab his family but died of malaria before he could get back. His widow and her brother, along with her daughter and son-in-law, made it back a few years later and built the cabin that still stands today. 

 

In 1854 Radford Gatlin showed up and built a general store. Gatlin named the town Gatlinburg once a post office was put in his general store. This caused bickering between him and the Ogle’s, and an all-out Hatfield and McCoy’s feud broke out between them. By 1859 Gatlin was forced out of Gatlinburg.

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During the Civil War, an irritant to the town was a Confederate Colonel named William Thomas, who was ordered to guard a salt-peter (gun powder) mine. Before he took his post, he sent a Cherokee infantry group into town to raid them for supplies. Union forces booted him out of the make-shift fort around the mine.

Not keen on defeat Thomas continuously raided the village until the Union troops grew tired of it and quickly attacked, leaving Thomas shot and stabbed 23 times. It’s said he still roams the woods looking for the fort that no longer exists.

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to know what makes Gatlinburg haunted

Something otherworldly descends unto Gatlinburg at night, mingling with a crowd of hikers, families, artists, and photographers all looking to wind down after a full day in the Smoky Mountains. Even with traffic grinding to a standstill, it’s impossible to take it all in if you’re stuck in a car. Place your feet on hundreds of years of history and hauntings on our tour and discover the darker side of Gatlinburg. 

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You're a lover of things that go bump in the night

Slasher-filled tales of cannibalism, drowning, and tragedy are interwoven into Gatlinburg’s past. Uncover blood-chilling tales of murder and madness and hear spine-tingling accounts of encounters with the spirits of victims who still haunt the Burg. Discover characters that will make you cringe and tragedies that will bring you to tears on a walking tour of Gatlinburg with us.

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You want to spice up date night

Forget nameless cults, elder signs, and the lore and legend — forget all of that. What’s really critical, the key takeaway… there’s nothing more aphrodisiacal than a good scare. Forget about curling up with your date, next to a bucket of popcorn at the movies and take them on a truly epic adventure into the heart of darkness. Book a Gatlinburg ghost tour for a date night you'll never forget!

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You're into Gatlinburg's history

The best way to get to know the real personality of a city is to take a walk through the streets, visit its shops and take in its architecture. Uncover sinister stories baked into the foundation of Gatlinburg on a haunted walking tour and gain an even deeper understanding of this charming mountain town. Discover why Gatlinburg’s victims of murder and the brutalities of Mother Nature never left. 

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You want to experience Gatlinburg's dark side

Investigating Gatlinburg’s ghost lore is bound to be thrilling. But it’s not just tales of haunts and bone-chilling lore. Our Ghost tour is a smorgasbord of the bizarre. For example, did you know that there are more fish in Ripleys’ Aquarium than people who live in Gatlinburg? Get the real scoop on the outré, the odd, and the offbeat on our Gatlinburg tour.  

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You want to enhance your outdoor adventures

Take the thrill of the great outdoors to the next level with a haunted walking tour of Gatlinburg. As dusk falls, you’ll feel an unnatural chill in the air and wonder if something really is lurking in the trees. Shadows that flicker in the corner of your eye will take on a more sinister nature and the peaceful river will take on a more spine-chilling aura as you embark on a haunted adventure through Gatlinburg.

THE MOST HAUNTED PLACES IN GATLINBURG, TN

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

As the oldest church in Gatlinburg, the First United Methodist Church is sure to put a chill down your spine. Entirely made from mountain rock, the church is a sight to behold all by itself. However, sightings of strange silhouettes against the walls and apparitions of priests have spooked tourists countless times before. Perhaps you could be next?

WHITE OAK FLATS CEMETERY

What’s creepier than a cemetery? A cemetery in the middle of nowhere. The White Oak Flats Cemetery earns its place on our ghost tour for two reasons: it’s a hidden gem, and it’s creepy. It is one of the oldest cemeteries in Tennessee, established in 1830. It is the final resting place of several unmarked graves believed to belong to the original settlers of Gatlinburg.

EDGEWATER HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER

The ultimate haunted mansion experience, the Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center has a well-earned reputation of being one of the scariest locations in Gatlinburg. The family-owned business is decorated in Victoria fashion throughout, but the spookiest feature isn’t the actors—it’s the building itself. Having stood as a haunting attraction for over 40 years, Edgewater is the perfect stop on our ghost tour.

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 ot 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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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.

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