Looking For Ghosts & Haunted Places In Tennessee?

If you’re in the Franklin/Nashville area, I’d encourage you to take one of these walking tours. Some are conducted year-round. Others take place only around the Halloween season.




…See how scared you get as part of a small group of people walking the streets at night while hearing about dozens of “well-documented” stories about local ghosts & hauntings!

If you’re looking for a LIST of haunted places in Nashville and other parts of Tennessee, then check this out…


Nashville’s Haunted Places:

  • Belmont University

“Many students and faculty claim to have seen the ghostly figure of a antebellum area woman walking the halls of Belmont Mansion at night…” Read more

  • House on 9th Street

“A certain house on Ninth Street in Nashville was once home to a mysterious poltergeist who caused much disturbance…” Read more

  • Mount Olivet Cemetery

“This cemetery seems to be infested with the classic Black Aggie, which is a dark specter which walks around after dark, generally doing the same thing over and over…” Read more

  • Music Row

“Said to be haunted by some departed stars of Country Music, like Hank Williams, Sr…” Read more

  • Opryland Hotel

“It’s said to be haunted by the ghost of a Mrs. McGavock…” Read more.

  • Ryman Auditorium

“The Ryman was named after Captain Tom Ryman. His ghost is said to haunt the Ryman…” Read more

“Supposedly there is also a woman in a blue and white checked dress that walks around. Some people think its Patsy Cline or some other famous country music star of the past…” Read more

“No one knows who this strange figure may be, whether a past patron to a forgotten show or a long dead Confederate soldier, but whoever he is, he does not haunt the Ryman alone!…” Read more

  • Our guide on last year's haunted walking tour of downtown Franklin... they dress in period clothing and carry a lantern.St. Mary’s Church

“For many years, certain clergyman at the church have told stories about a ghost which roams the church…” Read more

  • State Capitol Building

“Two men were so respected, that when they died, they were both interred in a vault in the capitol building. These are the only two people in state history to be buried on capitol grounds…” Read more

  • Union Station

“The old railroad station has 2 ghosts…” Read more


Other Haunted Places In Tennessee

Carter House — Franklin, TN
“Poltergeist-like pranks often occur in the house and have been attributed to the ghost of Annie Carter, one of Tod’s sisters.”


Bell Witch — Adams, TN
“…One of the most famous haunted spots in American History.” (Here’s a brief video about the Bell Witch haunting.


Old Gray Cemetary — Knoxville, TN
“She enhanced the sound through the computer and heard a man’s whispery voice… he was saying pretty clearly “Help… help me, help me or I’ll kill you!”


Bijou Theater — Knoxville, TN
“Mysterious footsteps on stage and distant murmuring although no one present was talking.”

You might also enjoy Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours where Certified Paranormal Investigators guide you through Historic Knoxville!


“Ghost Traveler” shares some interesting haunted locations in Tennessee: Historic Tower House Inn (Manchester), Super 8 Motel (Ooltewah), Walking Horse Hotel & Restaurant (Wartrace), Opryland USA (Nashville), Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort (Gatlinburg), Tennessee Mountain Inn (Jefferson City), Riverfront Plantation Inn (Dover), Rocky Top Village Inn (Gatlinburg), Andrew Johnson Motel (Knoxville), Congress Inn (Nashville), Shiloh National Military Park (Shiloh), Capitol Records Building (Nashville), Harvey’s Furniture & Appliance Company (Oliver Springs), Post Office (Jellico), Fate Sanders Recreation Area (Lavergne/Smyrna), Trinity Broadcasting Theatre (Hendersonville), The John Bell Farm (Adams), Loretta And Mooney Lynn’s Dude Ranch (Hurricane Mills), Carnton Plantation (Franklin), Carter House (Franklin), Bijou Theatre (Knoxville), Gay Street (Knoxville), Orpheum Theater (Memphis), Loco Lupe’s (Gallatin), Greenbrier Restaurant (Gatlinburg), Baker Peters Jazz Club (Knoxville), Ye Olde Tavern (Wartburg/Lancing), Doe Mountain (Mountain City), Netherland Inn Road (Kingsport), Clinton Highway (Knoxville), Okolona Road Exit (Johnson City), Red Ash Cemetery (Caryville).


For great places to sleep with a ghost in Tennessee, consider Franklin Pearson House in Cowan, TN and the Pinhook Plantation House Bed & Breakfast in Calhoun, TN.


John Norris Brown maintains a Tennessee Ghosts & Spirits Database — six pages (and counting) of haunted locations and scary stories pertaining to Tennessee, including: New Providence Church (Surgoinsville), Bethberei Church (Lewisburg), Bonicamps House (Hixon), Haunted House (Jonesborough), Orpheum Theatre (Memphis), Fontaine House (Memphis), Lamont Street (Johnson City), Morgan Branch Cemetery & Dark Hollow (Carter County), Sensabaugh Tunnel (Kingsport), Mysterious Bridges (Carter County), Devil in Grassy Cove (Cumberland County), Bleeding Mausoleum (Cleveland), Read House (Chattanooga), Mathes Hall (Johnson City), Statesville (Watertown/Statesville), Old Gray Cemetery (Knoxville), Wampus Cat (Near Bristol), UT-Martin (Martin), Haunted House (Teleford), Brister Library (Memphis), Shiloh Spirits (Shiloh), Mysterious Light (Chapel Hill), Haunted House (Kingsport), Bell Witch (Adams), Music Row (Nashville), Carnton Mansion (Franklin), Dumpling Hill (Paris), Spirits (Knoxville), Robinhood Road (Greeneville), McCallie Avenue (Chattanooga), Swan Pond (Harriman) Lucille Hall Hauntings (Johnson City), Scott County Hospital (Oneida), Buffalo Community Orphanage (Scott County), Etowah Eeriness (Etowah), Woodruff-Fontaine House (Memphis).


The Shadowlands maintains a list of haunted places in Tennessee, as well.


Here’s a fun resource for haunted houses all across the country.


photo credit: Robert S. Donovan 

Lynnette Walczak

Lynnette Walczak

I like to help people find unique ways to do things in order to save time & money -- so I frequently write about "outside the box" ideas that most wouldn't think of. As a lifelong dog owner, I often share my best tips for living with and training dogs. I worked in Higher Ed several years until switching gears to pursue things I was more passionate about. I've worked at a vet, in a photo lab, and at a zoo -- to name a few. I enjoy the outdoors via bicycle, motorcycle, Jeep, or RV. You can always find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun websites).

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