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Raleigh Ghost Tour

Long-forgotten souls from the city’s tumultuous past still linger in the shadows, waiting to share their horrific tales with those brave enough to listen on our Raleigh ghost tour.

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Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours to explore the haunted streets of North Carolina’s capital city. Visit Raleigh’s most cursed locations and uncover its spectral secrets.

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Why You Need to Take a Raleigh Ghost Tour

With a history marked by colonial clashes, heated riots, Civil War skirmishes, and natural disasters that scarred both the land and its people, Raleigh has enough haunted secrets for every thrill-seeker looking to indulge in a spooky adventure. From the lost colony of Sir Walter Raleigh to the ghosts of Civil War veterans and the restless spirits of old plantation owners, each step you take on the haunted streets of this city brings you closer to the city’s grisly truth. Book a Raleigh ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours tonight to hear authentic, spine-tingling ghost stories of Raleigh’s haunted landmarks and infamous residents that will leave you questioning what lurks in the shadows long after the tour ends.

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Five Stars

This Raleigh tour is laid back, informative & fun. Our guise was friendly & knowledgeable. We did the regular tour , which was an hours walk, this ...

06.22.24
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Five Stars

Fabulous experience. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the history of Raleigh and provided a great tour with opportunities to take lots of ...

06.14.24
Kimberly Nicole
 

Five Stars

We didn’t get to go as an emergency came up with the tour guide but they did refund me my money back fast so that I could still make other plans for...

05.15.24
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Why is Raleigh So Haunted?

Nestled in the northeast central region of North Carolina, the City of Oaks might look like a charming, innocent town with its fancy 19th-century Greek Revival–style buildings, bustling downtown streets, and vibrant cultural scene. But scratch beneath that surface, and you’ll find a web of sinister secrets and restless spirits from the city’s dark past lurking in the shadows.
When the city of Raleigh was founded in 1792, the North Carolina General Assembly honored Sir Walter Raleigh for his role in exploration and colonization. However, he never actually set foot in what is now North Carolina. Sir Walter Raleigh may not have found gold in North Carolina, but whispers of his lost Roanoke colonists might just give you chills on our haunted Raleigh tour.

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Raleigh’s spooky reputation goes beyond its colonial mysteries and the restless spirits from the lost colony of Sir Walter Raleigh. Caught in the tumultuous whirlwind of antebellum politics and the Civil War’s fervor, Raleigh witnessed family feuds erupting on the battlefield, bitter divisions tearing loved ones apart, and the scars of conflict etching themselves into the city’s soul.
Want to learn more about these tales of turmoil and uncover the hidden history behind Raleigh’s haunted past? Book your spot on our Raleigh ghost tour today to get started. Our tours are led by knowledgeable guides who share authentic, spine-tingling ghost stories of Raleigh’s shadowy corners, ensuring an unforgettable experience that will leave you questioning what lurks in the shadows long after the tour ends.

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to experience a ghost sighting!

If you’ve always wanted to be part of a ghost-hunting team, now’s your chance! Whether you’re a certified ghostbuster or a curious skeptic, you’ll leave our tour with all of the most bone-chilling and recent evidence of paranormal activity in Raleigh. Of course, we can’t guarantee that the spirits will choose to interact with us, but we’ve had guests spot oddities while reviewing their tour photos, so make sure to bring a camera!

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You want to learn more about Raleigh!

Whether you’re a lifelong resident of Oak City, or just passing through on vacation, a Ghost tour is the perfect way to learn about Raleigh’s unique history. Intertwined with fascinating, true stories, this tour shines light on a history that you may not find in history books. Looking for a way to learn local history without boring yourself to the grave? You’ll come for the ghosts and stay for the secrets, mysteries, and murders strewn throughout Raleigh’s history.

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You’re looking for a cool nighttime activity!

If you’ve hit up all the best restaurants and bars Raleigh has to offer, you’re probably ready for something different. Something adventurous. Maybe something even spooky. This tour is the perfect evening activity to do with friends that will send chills down your spine, and not just because the sun went to sleep. This experience beats other tours in the fact it won’t disrupt your daytime plans, but will give you an encounter you will never forget.

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You want an unforgettable party, work event, or family outing!

Raleigh Ghosts offers customizable group tours to anyone looking for the perfect way to bond with family, friends, or coworkers! From kids’ birthday parties to professional team-building, we’ll work with you to tailor the tour to your specific needs. Do you want to focus on a certain era of history or spot in town? Is there a true crime lover in the group who wants to hear all of the grizzly details of Raleigh’s most famous crimes? Let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll craft an unforgettable experience they’re sure to remember!

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You don’t like conventional tours!

We get it. No one wants to trudge from stop to stop listening to a guide rattle off the same boring script they’ve recited dozens of times. That’s why we’ve crafted an engaging, interesting, and downright thrilling experience that’s different for every group! We’ve chosen unique, off-the-beaten-path locations with stories that even some of the locals don’t know — or maybe wish they didn’t know. Combine that with the fact that we visit the most paranormally-active spots in the area and you’re in for a very unconventional experience indeed!

Most Haunted Places in Raleigh, NC

Heck-Andrews House

Built in 1870 after the Civil War, the elaborately detailed Heck-Andrews mansion started out with a picture-perfect family, but by the 20th century, it housed a lonely woman who turned "bag lady." Now, whispers say her ghost haunts the place, fuming over her eviction from the house she once lived and loved.

North Carolina Capitol Building

Join Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours on a spooky stroll to the historic North Carolina Capitol Building and discover the sinister secrets hidden beneath its well-preserved Greek Revival-style architecture, including a channel of underground tunnels used as an escape route during the Civil War.

The Executive Mansion

Get ready to uncover the history of the iconic North Carolina Executive Mansion. As the official residence of the governor of North Carolina and his family, this historic mansion is hopping with activity - for both the living and the restless ghosts of its former inhabitants!

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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Life & Trial of Rev. Ephraim K. Avery

Methodists and Millgirls – Fall River’s First Unsolved Murder

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

Posted 11.15.2021

 
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

Posted 09.29.2021

 
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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