Asheville, North Carolina is a great spot to visit, or even stay for a few days, in the surrounding hills there are countless things to do, places to visit and in Asheville, history lays deep around these parts. Nowhere more than the center of Ashville city is that history there to see, if you know what you are looking at. To some, it seems like a collection of quaint buildings, but if you take the time to scratch the surface of this charming town a stream of fascinating stories come tumbling down the hills at you. This town has seen all of the great events of this country, one of the original 13 colonies there was nothing that happened here in the early days of this great nation that did not have the mark of North Carolina upon it somewhere.
In just over an hour, at 8 or 12 locations our expert guides will let you into some of the secret haunted histories of Asheville’s more murky tales. Each one set in a different time in the history of this town, the stories will bring the Great Depression, Prohibition, and the Gilded Age to life as you stand before the very places where some of these events took place.
Our stories are curated to give you memorable and entertaining ways to see what life was like here in the Blue Ridge Mountains through modern history and the ghostly effects it has on the residents of today.
While researching the route of our tour we came across fantastic and grizzly stories from across the region, as well as the 8 or 12 stories that made it onto our standard or extended tour. The stories we were not able to include were added to our Asheville Terror hauntings blog. We hope you enjoy these horrifying stories.
Book your tour today to see what Asheville Terrors lurk in the cool mountain air.
The Legal Building
Now home to the world-famous French Broad Chocolate Lounge, the Legal Building has a tragic history reaching back to the Great Depression and beyond. Learn about Asheville’s downward spiral from one of the nation’s wealthiest socialite getaways to a town drowning in tragedy and debt, and discover the consequences of one mayor’s fateful act.
Battery Park Hotel
The Battery Park Hotel is one of Asheville’s most paranormally active locations and has been the site of countless deaths, murders, and suicides across the decades. Among the spirits you might encounter here are Helen Clevenger, a 19 year-old college student who was brutally murdered on the second floor in the 1930s, and Edwin Grove, a famous entrepreneur and urban developer who designed many of Asheville’s most beloved buildings, including the Battery Park Hotel—the site of his untimely death.
Basilica of St. Lawrence
The Basilica of St. Lawrence in one of Asheville’s most beautiful and beloved places of worship, but it is also home to a host of angry spirits… Learn about the tragic story of the architect who made it his life’s work to complete the Basilica and who continues his endeavors from beyond the grave.
Originally a lumber warehouse, and now a great restaurant, in between Pack’s Tavern was once used as a hub for the transportation of Moonshine and bootleg liquor. Prohibition was a divisive issue here in Asheville and it caused a lot of trouble, some of which led to the tunnels under the city being the final resting place of more than a few people. Only available on the extended tour!