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Knoxville Ghost Tour

Discover the spirits of Knoxville with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours. Spooky and historical stories of the macabre await you in the heart of the Tennessee Valley on a Knoxville ghost tour.

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Join our Knoxville ghost tour to explore the haunted streets of a city built on violence and forever doomed to endure harrowing hauntings from the unavenged.

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Why You Need to Take a Knoxville Ghost Tour

The residents of the old homes, graveyards, and landmarks of Knoxville come to life every night with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours leading the way. Our tour guides are selected to bring you The Marble City’s unbridled truth in full and gruesome detail. The haunts of Knoxville are shared by those who experienced it firsthand. You may even hear a story from another guest who has made their way back to our devilishly delightful tour. Our Knoxville ghost tour offers something for everyone, whether it’s your first time in the city or you are a local looking for information on Knoxville’s haunted history.

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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 Knoxville So Haunted?

Knoxville’s haunted history stretches back further than the city itself. The Cherokee people inhabited the lands before Europeans arrived, and war was almost immediate when they did. Many Natives died of disease and violence, and some seemingly lingered on in disbelief.

The chaos of the Civil War tore Knoxville asunder as Union and Confederate forces battled for control. As the Civil War faded, the tensions it left behind became even more potent. Terrible lynchings occurred across the state, and Knoxville was no exception. One man jumped off the Gay Street Bridge to his death in the late 1800s to avoid the violence of a lynch mob.

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Rapid growth during the end of the 19th century led to higher crime rates and disease outbreaks. The graveyards began filling, and the spirits of the town’s numerous deceased residents are known to still lurk between the decrypt tombstones. “Black Aggie,” who appears before sundown in a cloud of black mist at the Old Gray Cemetery, has frightened many unlucky souls out of his otherworldly home.

The new century brought more misery as Knoxville experienced a “Red Summer” in 1919. Race riots took over the city, and forty or more were left dead in the process. Now, shadow figures dart between the old booths of the 170-year-old Market Square as a grim reminder. Find out what other unearthly entities wander through Knoxville’s historic streets on a Knoxville ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re a history buff

There is plenty to love about Knoxville, but its natural beauty can’t hide the destruction and devastation of its brutal past. Uncover the city’s harrowing role in American history and learn about the spirits that can never leave the historic buildings where they met their untimely demise. The ghosts of Civil War soldiers carry on as they did during their services, sharing the land of the dead with other entities born of misfortune. Join us on a ghost tour of Knoxville to challenge everything you thought you knew and question everything you thought you saw.

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You’ve had your fill of country music history

If you’re a country music lover, Knoxville is a must-see city. Nashville may be the better known of the two but don’t sleep on Knoxville, as it definitely played an important role in the emergence of several big country names, including the legendary Dolly Parton. But there’s more to the city’s history than just the tunes you love two-stepping to. Once you’ve taken in Knoxville’s country roots, take a tour to uncover its historical dark side. The stories you’ll hear will give you a different perspective of the Cradle of Country Music and will leave you with a deeper understanding of the city’s origins and some nightmares as a souvenir.

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You enjoy having a good scare

Adrenaline junkies can attest that there’s nothing like a jolt to your system that gets the blood flowing and heightens your senses. For some, the threat of danger is intoxicating, and they’ll look for any way to experience it. The terror of the unknown can get the heart pumping, and that’s exactly what you’ll get on a ghost tour of Knoxville with Knoxville Ghosts. Get your fix tonight and book your tour.

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You want to do something different on your vacation

There are plenty of fun and interesting things to do in Knoxville. From the museums to the monuments and sites of historical significance, it’s hard to fit everything there is to do in one trip. And you’re absolutely missing out if you don’t get to know more about its dark underbelly. Add some mystery, suspense, and frights with a ghost tour with Knoxville Ghosts. Discover why it’s not the true Knoxville experience without learning about the dead that still haunts the city.

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You’re a local who wants to learn more about the hauntings of the city

You’ve heard stories and whispers and the local legends that have been passed down for generations. But are the unexplained sightings and activity true? Find out for yourself and book an authentic ghost tour with Knoxville Ghosts. Experience spine-chilling, otherworldly entities in this monumental city you call home.

Most Haunted Places in Knoxville, TN

Bijou Theater

Civil War soldiers haunt the stage of the third-oldest building in Knoxville, once used as a hospital for both sides of the bloodiest conflict in American history.

Craighead/Jackson House

The spirit of a scorched servant who burned to death in an 1860s kitchen fire slams doors and stomps their way through the historic 1818 Craighead-Jackson House.

Knoxville County Courthouse and Jail

Hanging and murder trials have created a dreadfully haunted environment at the 19th century Knoxville County Courthouse and Jail and the nearby Gallows Hill.

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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