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Jacksonville Ghost Tour

The scariest stories under the creepiest circumstances are brought to life on a Jacksonville ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

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Take a spooky stroll through the haunted streets of Jacksonville, where the dead continue to roam the boardwalk, hiding amongst the living in plain sight. The phantoms of Florida’s dead continue to roam the Jacksonville boardwalk. Enter the Gateway to Florida to uncover Jacksonville’s chilling past and discover the tragic mysteries of its present. Creep down sordid alleys and thoroughfares of the city to uncover its many ghosts. Investigate deep into the city’s blackened underside and discover why what’s hidden in the shadows during daylight often reveals itself in the darkness of the night.

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Why You Need to Take a Jacksonville Ghost Tour

Look no further if you are looking for a no-thrills, all-chills, ghastly good time. Our experienced tour guides are locally selected and are dying to tell you the raw facts about the most haunted places in Jacksonville. You’ll journey to the edge of Jacksonville Beach while hearing about its dark past and the eerie lights lurking out at sea. If it’s your first time in Jacksonville, you’ll be thrilled to know we stop by some of the city’s best restaurants and bars. For locals, we’ll tell you all about the ghosts you didn’t know were hiding inside. Book your Jacksonville ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours tonight!

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Five Stars

First time we had been on something like this and our guide Tammy was gracious and engaged our kids thoughout the tour. As the sun set we reached our...

06.14.24
Edward Dyal
 

Five Stars

Great tour!

06.01.24
Lady
 

Five Stars

Tammy was so awesome and she was a great guide. We loved the stories and she kept us entertained the entire time. Wish we had time for the extended to...

05.11.24
Stephanie Maufroy
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Why is Jacksonville So Haunted?

Jacksonville’s haunted past has been laid out in foundations of blood and disruption ever since European arrival in 1562. After the Spanish became established in St. Augustine, they headed north, and bloody battles with the French erupted across the coast. Pirates gathered along the crystal clear waters of Florida as European nations staked their claim in the New World.

Smallpox and other diseases slowly wiped out the Native population. The spiritual landscape that prevails across the city today began to grow roots. Florida became America’s property in 1821, but the coastland of today’s modern city remained untamed until the Atlantic railroad connected the area to civilization in the late 1800s.

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Jacksonville played a central role in the criminal underworld’s attempt to capitalize on prohibition during the 1920s. Organized crime syndicates such as the Ashely Gang and the infamous Al Capone flooded the beach’s otherwise peaceful atmosphere with violence. The unexplained activity in Jacksonville grew as the city flourished into a modern metropolis.

Large buildings took to the sky, and as they went up, so did the brutality of this city founded on chaos. The Carriage House was the site of an insidious murder-suicide in 2000 that left apartment number 40 soaked in spiritual turmoil and closed to renters. Find out the sinister motives behind this tragedy and the other horrific secrets of Jacksonville on a ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

Why should you tour with us?

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You Want to Immerse Yourself In The Violent History of Jacksonville

Make contact with the soul of this tourist enclave and bask in its secret history. A quiet little seaside neighborhood where every nook and cranny has a sinful story to tell. Every spot hides a body, a tragedy, a murder. Every stop is rife with an exciting tale. A history guarded and hidden in the shadows. Our tour, our sensory experience, is heavily researched and based on facts — from periodicals, history books, recorded accounts of hauntings and documented ghost sightings. Learn about the pirates, like Blackbeard that called the shores of JAX their own, of crime families that controlled the region, of drowned northerners swept up by the current. All dead souls are still rattling around.

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You like Dark Tourism and Jacksonville has plenty of it

Some of us are simply attracted by the darker aspects of history. There’s an actual tourism type for that — Dark Tourism. We have on our bucket list Chernobyl. If you tell us that there’s a bar in Port Orange famous because a serial killer picked up their victims there, we will go and have a beer on its stools. We tend to memorize the ghastly bits of stories, the bloody bits. And the truth is that we are a community. If this sounds like you, If you’re the type that pays attention when murder and mayhem step onto the the stage, then this is the perfect tour for you.

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You Need Something Different to Do With That Special Person– A Chilling Date Night

There’s a reason why we like our vampires both bloody as well as sexy. Why Dracula or Lestat or even Edward seem like gothic pin-up models. It’s because danger is exciting, danger is sexy, danger is attractive. Studies have shown over and over again that nothing excites us more than a good scare. There’s something in us, something almost self-destructive, that links a good scare with that part of our brain that finds someone attractive. There’s a reason why scary movies and roller coasters get the blood pumping and give that date night a different stimulant.

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You Are Looking For Inspiration

You’re a history nut. Some of us are like that. We fly into a city and need to know absolutely everything about it. We love a good stat’, or date, or historical tidbit. And the US is full of them. We might be a relatively new nation but what we lack in age we make up in other ways. We started strong and our dogged ambition has allowed us to concentrate into a couple of years what countries in Europe or Asia required millenniums for. JAX is full of fevered history and if you’re a fan of it, it’s time to learn some of its secrets.

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You Already Took Visited the Beach & the Sights of Jacksonville

Jacksonville like all of Florida is full of crazy sights, of weird history, of bizarre coincidences. For a State so new, and one that was just – as of the start of the 20th century – recently sprung open, it has amassed a lot of history. Still, you’ve gone on all the tours, visited St. Augustine, and made the day trip to Disney. You’ve shopped at its outlets and spent countless hours on JAX’s beaches. You’ve done it all. But not quite. You’ve done the traditional, what about the outré? Time to take a long hard look at the night work that drives this city’s spirit and resurrect its demimonde heart.

When the lights go down the city is possessed by something sinister.. Night-comers scuttle out of the woodwork and haunt the willing, the brave, or the foolish.

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You Dream of the Glitz, Glamor, and Ghosts

“Hollywood is wonderful. Anyone who doesn’t like it is either crazy or sober.” — Raymond Chandler.

Jacksonville was once Hollywood before Hollywood was even a thing. The eastern coast of the US was where power couples, producers, the silent screen idols came to film and make magic. This was where the first soundstage and movie studies were built. It was also where the first Hollywood scandals were born. Where starlets and stars sold their souls for 15 minutes of fame. Where torrid affairs were made real. Where passions dictated scenes. Where slander and gossip were the coins of the land. Get the inside scoop on some of the truths behind that era’s biggest wrongdoings. If you’re a fan of yellow journalism, of the seedy, the reproachful, and the tantalizing, JAX is your kind of town. Get the behind the scenes exclusive. Those facts didn’t get past the censors — watch as they are laid bare and naked before you. Decadent parties, midnight trysts, extramarital meetups. Passions inflamed by the sun, the booze, and mankind’s hunger. In JAX, you’ll need a guide that is willing to kiss and tell.

Most Haunted Places in Jacksonville, FL

Casa Marina

Claw marks on wooden floors and the smell of Al Capone’s favorite cigar are just a few of the supernatural wonders lingering in the 1925 Casa Marina.

Jacksonville Lifeguard Station

The nation’s first lifeguard station is haunted by the spirits of the long-gone, beset by disaster, Murray Hotel, and a phantom thought to be the victim of drowning.

Ginger’s Place

Jacksonville’s most haunted dive bar, Ginger’s Place, lives up to its name as it is haunted by the great showwoman, Ginger Tazi, or “The Girl In The Fishbowl.”

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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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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Fake News in Fall River

The murders of Fall River's Andrew and Abby Borden were front-page news in the autumn of 1892. How could a young woman such as Lizzie have allegedly committed such heinous acts? The crime enveloped the town that year, drawing in speculation and myst ... Read More

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The main stretch of Fall River. Source: Wikimedia Commons Fall River and Lizzie Borden go together hand-in-hand. Even if you’re not a Fall River native, just hearing the town’s name is enough to send chills down your spine. But the Lizzi ... Read More

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Haunted Oak Grove Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery

All cemeteries have some haunting, and there's no exception for the Oak Grove Cemetery in Fall River, Massachusetts.  This cemetery, however, has good reason to be haunted.  And haunted, it most certainly is. History of Oak Grove Cemete ... Read More

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Mansion

Lizzie Borden's Maplecroft Mansion was home to the alleged axe murderer for nearly 35 years after being acquitted for murdering her parents. It's believed that her spirit hangs on in her beloved home, as well as the home she lived across town whe ... Read More

Posted 09.21.2021