Are you ready to explore the most haunted and historical locations in Gatlinburg? A Gatlinburg Haunts ghost tour by US Ghost Adventures is just what you're looking for! We offer meticulously researched and authentic ghost tours all over the country! US Ghost Adventures will lead you on an unforgettable adventure to the iconic and haunted historical locations you've always wanted to visit!
WHAT WILL I SEE AND DO?
If you're looking for a hauntingly fun, spine-tingling ghost tour in Gatlinburg, look no further! US Ghost Adventures offers the best, most entertaining ghost tours in America's most haunted cities! Your tour will be given by a knowledgeable local guide who knows all about the real history and unexplained ghost encounters in Gatlinburg. This isn't an amusement park tour. It's way more bone-chilling and terrifying than a simple roller coaster ride. If that's what you're after, then this tour isn't for you. No one is going to put on a cheesy costume and jump out and scare you.
We give you an authentic experience to make sense of the unexplained events tied to history like no other tour company in the country! Don't be surprised if you hear breathtaking accounts of the real life encounters from other guests and the tour guide!
Join a Gatlinburg Haunts 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.
You'll even be left breathless with the ultimate haunted mansion experience when you stand in front of the Edgewater Hotel and Conference Center. It has a well-earned reputation of being one of the scariest locations in Gatlinburg.
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 from Edgefield, South Carolina, 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. Folklore says that Ogle was a master pancake maker with a secret recipe he intended to use to open a restaurant. In order to guard his pancake recipe, it's believed he buried it in the cabin and came back in the afterlife to make sure no one finds it.
In 1854 Radford Gatlin showed up and built a general store. This didn't sit well with the Ogle's who had founded Gatlinburg and owned the original 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.
The people of Gatlinburg were known to be reclusive mountain folk who were unhealthy with poor eating habits. Their children didn't learn nursery rhymes because of the isolated life they lived. Instead, they sang songs based on folklore from their English and Scots-Irish descendants.
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.
WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS GHOST TOUR?
Gatlinburg's historical past tells stories from a way of life known only to those that lived in those eerie Smokey Mountains. Whether you're just visiting Gatlinburg for the first time or you're a smokey mountain local boning up on the details of the historic haunts in your backyard, a US Ghost Adventures Gatlinburg ghost tour is the perfect way to go home after an unforgettable experience, with some ghost stories and encounters of your own!
Book your spot for the Gatlinburg Haunts ghost Tour with US Ghost Adventures at www.usghostadventures.com. You may be scared, but you won't be sorry!
The Gatlinburg Space Needle
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr. across 1 mile
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