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Louisville Ghost Tour

Are you looking to experience an unforgettable ghost tour through the most haunted places in Louisville?

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a Louisville ghost tour as we explore the city’s dark side and discover the spooky side of America’s Derby City you never knew existed.

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Why You Need to Take a Raleigh Ghost Tour

Known for its delicious bourbon and world-class horse races, Louisville has always been a popular spot for regular tourists and pleasure seekers. But for ghostly enthusiasts, there’s a whole other side to this city waiting to be explored. Our Louisville ghost tour isn’t just about scary stories from the history books. We use credible sources and true accounts from Louisville locals who have witnessed these incidents firsthand. Here, you will relive every part of Louisville’s dark history and hear from fellow thrill seekers as they share their spooky experiences while you tour the city’s most haunted streets.

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Five Stars

Great tour. Belle was knowledgeable, friendly, and personable. Thank you

06.22.24
Jack Mears
 

Five Stars

We really enjoyed the tour. Our guide, Jessica was fantastic! We would definitely recommend it.

04.24.24
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Five Stars

Belle was a wonderful guide. She was very knowledgeable. She took the time to explain things so the younger people in our group understood. I will def...

04.10.24
Kat Bair
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Why is Louisville So Haunted?

Chances are, if you live in or around Louisville, you’ve probably heard the saying “Keep Louisville Weird.” It makes sense, given the city’s turbulent past and legacy of violence, death, and bloodshed that still leaves its spooky mark on the local residents today. Founded in the late 1700s and named after King Louis XVI of France, Louisville wasn’t always the bustling metropolis it is today and has had its share of troubles right from the start.
Referred to as Kentucky’s River City, the city’s ties to the famous Ohio and Mississippi Rivers run deep, with these waterways, once bustling trade routes, serving more than just economic purposes. The Ohio River, in particular, stretching 981 miles all the way to meet the Mississippi River, which then flows into the Gulf of Mexico, has been a vital historical channel, shaping the cultural heritage and identity of Louisville through the years.

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While the Ohio River might have been a silent witness to the brutality inflicted on the victims of the slave trade era and played a key role in the catastrophic “Great Flood of 1937” in Louisville, it isn’t the only reason why the River City carries such an eerie presence. Louisville’s historic buildings are crawling with restless spirits, too, with the Doerhoefer Building, now home to the prestigious Frazier History Museum, one of the most popular ones.
For over a hundred years, whispers of otherworldly activity and ghost sightings have swirled around those fancy brick walls. Local lore reports a terrifying apparition of a ghostly rider on horseback peeking through the building’s windows. And there are plenty more spine-chilling stories you’ll hear on our thrilling Louisville ghost tour.

Why should you tour with us?

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You’ve already done a Kentucky bourbon tour

The state of Kentucky is synonymous with bourbon. But why restrict yourself to just this one, small corner of Louisville’s culture? Dive deep into the disturbing, nail-biting side of this historic city and uncover deeply-hidden truths. Get the adrenaline pumping by learning about the phantoms of Louisville’s past, many of whom are particularly active at the 21c Museum and Hotel, which used to be a storehouse for hundreds of bourbon bottles. Full-body apparitions of workers pushing barrels around the space can still be seen today, harkening back to the peak of Louisville’s bourbon business. Join us and learn about a new, hidden part of Louisville’s history that extends far past the bottom of a bourbon bottle.

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You’ve seen enough of the Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs, feathered hats, mint juleps…odds are, if you’re visiting Louisville, you’ve probably made it a point to get the 101 on one of the state’s most beloved institutions: the Kentucky Derby. But after learning about Secretariat, Seattle Shaw, and Seattle Slew, odds are you’re ready to explore something different. Hear haunted stories from Louisville’s history and get a darker, more macabre perspective on what actually lies beneath the streets of this old city. Follow us on a nail-biting tour around downtown Louisville and experience a different side of town that, unlike the horse races, you won’t find written on a door sign.

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You want to experience the real Louisville…at night

There’s no better time to experience Louisville’s haunted activity than after the sun goes down. If you’re a night owl looking to learn more about the grim, ghostly stories of Louisville, then join us on a curated one-hour tour around some of the city’s most haunted destinations. Encounter the ghouls and long-dead spirits of Louisville residents, who are especially active at night.

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You’re a history buff who wants to learn more about the darker side of Louisville

Louisville is chock-full with years of fascinating, one-of-a-kind history that makes the core identity of the city what it is. But isn’t it a bit redundant to hear about the same famous names and places over and over again? Challenge your conventional knowledge of Louisville’s centuries-long history with a spine-tingling ghost tour, and see how much you really know about the eerie events that have likely been left out of the history books.

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You’re a baseball fan who wants to honor the spirits of legendary athletes

The world-famous Louisville Slugger Museum draws hundreds of thousands of sports fans each year…many of which are unaware of the museum’s chilling, haunted history. Join us to hear spine-tingling, hidden stories about this iconic building, and witness what’s rumored to be the home of long-dead sports legends Babe Ruth and Roberto Clemente. Some have reported hearing the strange, disembodied sound of a ball being hit off a bat…perhaps, the sound of Ruth and Clemente swinging for the fences from beyond the grave.

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You and your friends want a spooky, fun, and exciting outing that you’ll never, ever forget

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you to want to get the blood pumping. Whether you’re a tourist or a local, a memorable, spooky outing with friends awaits with a tour from Louisville ghosts. Immerse yourself in the everyday horrors of Louisville by visiting haunted sites including the famously-dubbed Witch’s Tree, where, according to local lore, a coven used to gather back in the day. While you and your party might not be practicing witchcraft, you can still come face-to-face with this ominous tree, which is said to have the faces of long-dead witches engraved into the bark.

Most Haunted Places in Louisville, KY

George Rogers Statue

General George Rogers Clark may have founded Louisville, but his statue is a lightning rod – both for hero worship and outrage over his brutal treatment of Native American war prisoners. Local lore reports an unsettling energy and ghostly shoves, hinting at a restless spirit fueled by anger, revenge, and regret.

21C Museum and Hotel

Stunning work of art by day, apparitions by night! Discover the story behind the haunted halls of 21C Museum and Hotel, a former warehouse said to be stalked by restless spirits and the lingering scent of the city's dark past.

The Mary M. Miller Riverboat

Named in honor of the iconic Mary M. Miller, the city's first female licensed steamboat captain, local lore claims the boat carries the echoes of its turbulent past and the restless spirits of those who perished onboard.

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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