Terror in the Mountains
Most people come to Asheville to enjoy its famous craft breweries or to indulge in the beauty of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. However, what many don’t realize is that lurking beneath the scenic overlooks and tourist attractions is a city with a dark and mysterious past…
Home to some of the nation’s most famous paranormal hotspots—including Helen’s Bridge, the Grove Park Inn, and the site of Zelda Fitzgerald’s tragic death—Asheville is a city built on more than 200 years of gruesome history. On your walking tour of the city’s historic downtown region, you’ll experience a side of Asheville that’s rarely seen. Learn the secret behind the hauntings at the Battery Park Hotel, the Jackson Building, and many more of Asheville’s most active paranormal locations! You’ll learn all about Asheville’s history and discover what makes the Paris of the South so haunted.
Our stories are based on historical events, local legends, and eyewitness accounts of paranormal activity across Asheville’s downtown area. We’ve conducted extensive research on each of the stops on our tour for evidence of hauntings and spirits, and we strive to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date information about Asheville’s troubled past and paranormal activity. Visit our About Us page to learn more about Asheville’s history and why our tour is the best!
Book your tour today to experience all the thrills, chills, and fun Asheville has to offer!
Our tour through Asheville’s historic downtown area takes you to some of the city’s most paranormally active locations. Learn the truth behind Asheville’s gruesome history as your guide introduces you to some of the city’s most chilling legends and mysteries!
Tours meet outside the historic Jackson Building, located at 22 S Pack Square, Asheville, NC 28801. Look for the distinctive “bullseye” in the sidewalk at the eastern corner of Pack Square and South Market Street. Tours are held rain or shine, some come prepared! Please note that the tour does not go inside any buildings, though we encourage you to visit public locations after our tour.
Standard Tour: Approximately 60 minutes and 1 mile walking. Standard tours include eight stops.
Extended Tour: Approximately 90 minutes and 1.3 miles total. Extended tours include an additional four stops, making twelve stops total.
Both the standard and extended tour follow a circuitous route, beginning and ending at the Jackson Building. Please note that Asheville is a mountainous region and the tour does follow a route with inclined terrain.
Tours can be scheduled at checkout. Please aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early to allow for traffic and parking limitations.
Tickets must be purchased in advance on this site. You do NOT need to print your ticket or have access to a mobile pass. Once you have completed your reservation online, you will be automatically added to the admissions list. Simply bring your ID to verify your reservation!
You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Rescheduling may be done upon approval and may be subject to a rescheduling fee.
There are several paid public parking decks near the meeting location.
- College Street parking deck – 164 College Street
- Broadway Street Garage – 16 Broadway St (beside AC Hotel)
- Pack Square Parking – 4 Biltmore Ave
There is also paid streetside parking near Pack Square along College Street, but spaces are limited.
We also provide group tours for large or private parties. Please visit our Group Tour page for more information.