Can you believe it’s that time of year again for costumes, candy and ghostly inducing laughter? Well, believe it or not, it’s that time and there’s no better place to experience a festive ghoulish season than in Asheville, NC. Everything from walking ghost tours to terrifying haunted trails, Asheville has it all and it’s done very well.
[PLEASE NOTE: The following places are confirmed to be operating as of September 15, 2020 for the fall season with safety guidelines. Please be sure to check their websites and follow their social media channels to get updates and to confirm as dates and hours may change.]
Haunted Ghost Tours
Whether you’re looking for a tour that will make you laugh as well as scream, each of these downtown tours bring their a-game. Here’s your list so you best get started:
Asheville is arguably one of the most haunted cities in the U.S. You can thank the rich, bloody history of these very old mountains stemming from the Civil War, lingering native american spirits, and some of history’s influential figures. Not only that but, international psychics and paranormal activity hunters gravitate to our area due to the mysterious vortex of energy found here.
Haunted Asheville – Ghost Walking Tours
A 2-hour tour, this walking tour will give you chills and thrills, no doubt. The ghost tour guides will safely guide you through the most haunted streets of Asheville bringing up close and personal with the local paranormal presence. Great stories with facts to back up what you’re experiencing! What better way to see our beautifully haunted city in the mountains?
Be sure to check out their newest tour – The Supernatural Tour!
La Zoom – Walking Ghost Comedy Tours!
The best and weirdest way to see Asheville. Starting September 17th, 2020 – LaZoom is kicking off their brand new Ghosted Walking Tour so you can discover your demons. To replace the big purple bus ride during the age of coronavirus, this amazingly safe yet terrifying walking tour will have you jumping out of your boots while holding your stomach from painful belly laughs.
Grey Line Ghost Tour – Haunted History & Murder mystery Tour
If you’re looking for a more family-friendly ghost tour experience then hop on the Greyline Trolly Ghost Tour. Seating only 50% capacity due to covid safety guidelines, this breezy trolly tour is fun, silly and downright perfect for seniors and small children.
Easily one of the more underrated tours in Asheville, Ghost Hunter Tours will get you up close and personal with not only the downtown spirits but with the paranormal movement in the oldest neighborhoods in the area, Montford and Black Mountain where the cemeteries are teaming with spirits and are eager to meet your acquaintance.
Choose from tours in Downtown Asheville, Black Mountain or the Historic Montford District where the famous Riverside cemetery is located, guarding the remains of well-known Asheville residents such as Thomas Wolfe. Maybe he’ll be there to welcome you.
Scary Haunted Trails
The Haunted Farm – Celebrating 10 years of Terror!
For those who are aiming for a more serious approach to Halloween terror, look no further than The Haunted Farm! Celebrating 10 years of sheer terror, this farm experience has brought people to their knees in tears. Considered one of the best Haunted Houses in the country, The Haunted Farm will terrify you, shake you to your core and leave you mesmerized with fear. Now, who’s ready to purchase tickets?
To get you in the mood…Here is a film called DEATHYARD they produced for marketing purposes that was nominated for an award at a California short film festival in 2019. https://youtu.be/tD1BaliHXiY