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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 during 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 Top 9 Haunted Places

#1 – 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

#2 – 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

#3 – 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

#4 – Music Row

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

#5 – Opryland Hotel

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


#6 – 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

#7 – St. Mary’s Church

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

#8 – 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

#9 – Union Station

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


Other Haunted Places In Tennessee


These have official tours…

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.” Read more

Wheatlands Plantation & Museum – Sevierville, TN
“There have been more than 70 murders and deaths in the house, and the battles of the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars were fought on the grounds.” Read more

Bell Witch — Adams, TN
“One of the most famous haunted spots in American History.” Read more


Use these great resources to find haunted places to tour yourself…

Lewis Powell IV has a great Tennessee Directory of Ghosts & Hauntings in the American South which includes: Bell Witch Cave (Adams), Magnolia Manor Bed & Breakfast (Bolivar), Paramount Center for the Performing Arts (Bristol), Cragfont (Castalian Springs), Chattanooga Public Library (Chattanooga), Engel Stadium (Chattanooga), Ruby Falls (Chattanooga), Southside Saloon & Bistro (Chattanooga), Carter House (Franklin), Temperance Building (Harriman), McDonald’s (Hermitage), Long Island of the Holston (Kingsport), Alumni Memorial Building on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Baker-Peters Jazz Club (Knoxville), Bijou Theatre (Knoxville), General Counseling Center on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Greystone / Camp House (Knoxville), Hess Hall on the UT Campus (Knoxville), The Hill on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Hoskins Library on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Ijams Nature Center (Knoxville), McClung Museum on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Old Gray Cemetery (Knoxville), Perkins Hall on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Reese Hall on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Strong Hall on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Tyson Alumni Center on the UT Campus (Knoxville), Belmont Mansion on the Belmont University Campus (Memphis), Hunt-Phelan House (Memphis), Orpheum Theatre (Memphis), Sears Crosstown Building (Memphis), Sterick Building (Memphis), Tennessee Brewery (Memphis), Woodruff-Fontaine House (Memphis), St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Nashville), North Tennessee State Capitol Building (Nashville), Tennessee State Prison (Nashville), Union Station Hotel (Nashville), Bethesda Presbyterian Church (Russellville), Cherry Mansion (Savannah), Shiloh National Military Park (Shiloh), Rippavilla Plantation (Spring Hill), The Lost Sea (Sweetwater)

John Norris Brown maintains a Tennessee Ghosts & Spirits Database filled with 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)

“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).

And finally, The Shadowlands maintains a well-respected list of haunted places in Tennessee. Here’s another list of the most haunted places in Tennessee.


Haunted Ghost Tours In Tennessee

First, check this list of the most well-known Tennessee ghosts across the state. Then book a tour closest to you:


Here’s a great list of haunted houses all across the country! You’ll find everything from real haunted houses to Halloween haunted attractions that have been rated the scariest, most intense, and most extreme in the United States.


Haunted Tennessee Hotels With Ghosts

For great places to sleep with a ghost in Tennessee, consider these:

photo credit: Robert S. Donovan