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Haunted Franklin & Nashville: Combine A Ghostly Walking Tour With Some Spooky Stories About Popular Locations

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franklin-tn-ghost-toursWhether you’re into it for the “haunted” factor, or you just think you might enjoy learning more about the area and the history of the buildings which surround you, a walking tour — at night — might be right up your alley!

Following are a handful of walking ghost tours in the Nashville/Franklin, Tennessee area.

Each has added special “haunted” aspects to the tour in honor of Halloween.

Check out “Haunted Tennessee — a paperback book filled with all of the places in Nashville and beyond which are thought to be haunted!…


Nashville Area Haunted Walking Tours

These are the best nighttime walking tours that combine “well-documented accounts” about the ghosts & haunted places in Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee:


#1 –  Haunted Franklin Ghost Tours

“Lynchings, public whippings and hangings, street corner shootings and assorted “activities of the night” are all part of the city’s past. Many buildings served as hospitals following the Battle of Franklin, and some of them reportedly have strange visitors from time to time.”

  • Dates: April thru November
  • Cost: $18 for adults; $10 ages 6 to 13
  • Length: 90 minutes
  • Reviews:

I’ve done this tour a couple of times with different people. It’s always been an enjoyable time.

Our tour guide waiting for the entire group to arrive at the old Franklin courthouse... supposedly haunted. Touring haunted Franklin at night. Tour guide giving a haunted walking tour of downtown Franklin, Tennessee.


#2 – Ghost Tours of Carnton Plantation

Carnton Plantation Ghost Stories - True Tales of the Unexplained From Tennessee's Most Haunted Civil War House by Lochlainn Seabrook“Carnton, often called the most haunted building in Tennessee, was used as a field hospital after the Battle of Franklin. Hundreds of wounded men were brought into the house and many died while there. Confederate cemetery tours may also be included.”

They used to give guided tours of Carnton plantation while sharing scary ghost stories.  It cost $15 to $20 per person for a 1 hour ghost tour during the month of October each year.

Check out reviews of the Carnton ghost tours: herehere, here, and here.

Through the years, the Carnton ghost tours became hit or miss. They were constantly changing their website and their longterm goals for Plantation as a whole – so it became difficult to stay on top of the dates for their ghost tours each October. They finally did away with the ghost tours altogether.

Want to learn more about the haunted history of Carnton Plantation? Check out these detailed stories about the mysterious occurrences there:


#3 – Nashville Ghost Tours

nashville-ghost-toursYou’ll learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City on this walking tour of haunted buildings in downtown Nashville — all have been thoroughly researched in books, magazines, newspapers, personal interviews, and even police reports.

  • Dates & Times: 8PM nightly, year round
  • Cost: $15 for adults; $8 for children ages 7 to 11
  • Length: 90 minutes with 1/2 mile total spent walking
  • Reviews: here

I’ve also done their Haunted Nashville Tavern Tours. They’re fun walking tours in the evening — in the form of a pub crawl. Still on my list to do is their Haunted Nashville Hearse Tour.

Want more?… Check out all of the haunted places in Tennessee!