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Lynchburg Ghost Tour

Daytime Lynchburg is charming, but what happens after dark? Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours invites you to meet the infamous spirits of this historic town.

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Book a Lynchburg ghost tour to discover what lurks in the shadows of Hill City's haunted streets and hear about genuine encounters with the unexplained.

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Why You Need to Take a Lynchburg Ghost Tour

For ghost hunters and otherworldly enthusiasts looking for a good scare, Lynchburg’s dark past promises thrills and chills, but only if you’re brave enough to explore its haunted history. Even students from all over the country drawn to Lynchburg’s prestigious academic scene are not left out of the city’s unearthly side. Reports of eerie encounters and ghostly apparitions within educational institutions add a unique dimension to the city’s rich history and an opportunity for an unforgettable ghost tour for those seeking an experience beyond the norm.

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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 Lynchburg So Haunted?

Nestled right where the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains meet the rolling hills, Lynchburg is home to many popular historical attractions for pleasure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts. But for those craving a behind-the-scenes look into the city’s haunted past, our Lynchburg ghost tour unveils surprising secrets about this seemingly innocent city you never imagined.
During the Civil War, Lynchburg was a vital supply and transport hub for the Confederate forces, drawing the attention of Union troops who attempted to disrupt it in the Battle of Lynchburg. This turbulent time left permanent scars on the city and its inhabitants, with some buildings morphing into ghostly portals, harboring spirits unable to move on from the horrors of war.

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The Knight and Miller Tobacco Factories, once makeshift hospitals for injured soldiers during the war, now echo with ghostly whispers of their unimaginable suffering and the haunting decisions of inexperienced medical staff. The Civil War might be a big reason Lynchburg’s known for ghosts, but it isn’t the only one.
Racial tensions back in the day also led to some very tragic events that still leave their mark on the city’s soul. The haunting tragedy of the First Baptist Church, where Black churchgoers who were just looking for a safe place from all the hate met a horrific fate when their building collapsed in 1878, continues to draw spirits tied to that dark day.

Why should you tour with us?

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You’re Into History and Want to Learn More About the darker side of the Civil War

You’re a pro at all things Civil War. You know all of the significant figures, such as Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, and are versed in the battles spawned from it, such as the Battle at Lynchburg. But one thing you may not know is how many of the soldiers’ tortured souls remain where they took their last breath. While in Lynchburg, don’t miss out on learning more about this pivotal time in America and the terrifying aftermath that haunts the city to this day. Go beyond the history books and explore the dark truths of Lynchburg with Lynchburg Ghosts.

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You want a fun way to learn more about the seven hills

Lynchburg earned the nickname The Hill City due to it being surrounded by seven hills. Each has its own distinct story and should absolutely be learned about. Lynchburg Ghosts introduces you to a couple of them, each with their own set of spine-chilling hauntings. From College Hill to Daniel’s Hill, you’re about to get a lesson in the macabre that you won’t get anywhere else.

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You’re a local who’s ready to learn more about the dark underbelly of your historic town

You know about the history and think you may see something out of the corner of your eye when you’re walking through downtown Lynchburg, but you’ve never really explored the possibility that the place you call home is teeming with ghosts. Join us for an unfiltered walking tour through downtown Lynchburg where you may end up feeling as though you never knew your hometown at all. Get ready for a heart-pounding experience as we take you to some of Lynchburg’s most haunted locations, filled with spirits who were locals before there were any.

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You want the fun to keep going after the sun goes down

Lynchburg may not seem like an “up all night” kind of town, but some of its longtime residents may disagree. Sunset might be bedtime for the living, but it’s prime time for the spirits that are forever bound to these cursed grounds. If you’re not ready to call it a night, we know a few ghoulish guests who are more than happy to join you. Keep your night going, and take a ghost tour with Lynchburg Ghosts tonight!

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You want your date night to be a spooky one

There’s plenty to do in Lynchburg for date night, but hasn’t it all been done before? Tonight, do something different. Join Lynchburg Ghosts for a frighteningly unforgettable night on the town, guaranteed to get your blood pumping while you visit some of the city’s most creepy and ominous locations. Walk hand-in-hand with your date across the harrowed grounds that are shared by the restless spirits of a forsaken time. Cozy up to your loved one as you hear chilling tales that will bring you and your significant other closer – literally.

Most Haunted Places in Lynchburg, VA

The Rocking Cradle House

Get up close and personal with the Rocking Cradle House, the birthplace of the town’s most infamous haunted item: a cursed cradle that rocks on its own. You never know if you will meet the ghost behind this mystery or something more sinister trapped within.

First Baptist Church

Marked by a troubled past, the First Baptist Church in Lynchburg now stands as a beacon of hope, peace, and comfort. But if you’re attentive enough, you might just hear what the churchgoers and staff have heard so often—the echoes of a tragic event from the past.

Knight and Miller Tobacco Factories

These factories bear the weight of history, serving as makeshift hospitals for wounded soldiers during the Civil War, where many ended up losing their lives as a result of the inexperienced medical staff.

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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