Do you enjoy a good horror movie, Halloween, and the thrill of being frightened? Or maybe you just enjoy a good ghost story! We have gathered a list of the top spooky places and haunted houses to visit this spooky season, around the Middle Tennessee area.
*Family friendly spooky attractions will be noted, as most may be better suited for a fun adults night out.
Nashville Haunted Ghost Tours
*labeled as family-friendly
Ghost Tour Meeting Location: Tours begin outside Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley, 222 Printer’s Alley Tour Duration: 1hr. across 1 mile, tickets start at $16 for kids, $25 for adults
From the website: Take an unflinching look at the darker side of Nashville, one that is rarely talked about in hushed whispers. Join us on a nightly ghost tour to discover the authentic ghost stories and eye-witness accounts of hauntings told from iconic haunted locations across downtown Nashville.
Tours start at $20
From the website: Nashville Ghost Tours offer a blend of historic facts, local legends, and the true ghost stories of Music City USA. Explore the shadow-filled streets of Nashville on one of world renowned ghost tours. On our Original Nashville Ghost Tour, the Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour, our entertaining, tour guides dress in Victorian costume and carry a lantern. For a more light-hearted haunted tour, try our Haunted Tavern Tours. You can enjoy cocktails while listening to amazing, paranormal tales and playing Haunted Trivia for prizes. For a truly unique experience, try out our Nashville Hearse Tours. Ride in the back of an open-air hearse and hear the stories of Music City’s eerie past. Advance purchase required! Tours often sell out.
From the website: Nashville is one of the most haunted cities in the Mid-South, with one of the best nightlife scenes in the country. Explore Music City with the best tour company in Nashville. We specialize in providing only the best and most authentic ghost tours in Nashville! Nightly Spirits began offering Nashville ghost tours in 2017 and we have quickly become one of the most popular year-round ghost tours. There is a reason we were voted as a top 3 ghost tour in America by USA Today two years in a row, so come experience the best ghost tour in Nashville!
Nashville Haunted Booze and Boos Tour: Starts at $29.95, Nightly Spirits Nashville has created the best Nashville Haunted Boos and Booze Tour that you can experience! 2.5 hours and ages 21+
Nashville Spooktacular All-Ages Ghost Walk: Starts at $25. Nightly Spirits Nashville has created the best Nashville Ghost Tour that is finally open to All Ages! 1.5 hours long and all ages!
Nightly Spirits Haunted History Field Trips: Starts at $8. Nashville history is an important part of any Tennessee student’s curriculum. *These tours are only offered to school groups and other organizations, if interested!
From the website:
All-Ages Ghost Tour: The Ghosts of Nashville Tour
Ages 0-5: Free Ages 6-11: $9.99 Ages 12+: $24.99
- This is our Flagship Ghost Tour in Nashville. We visit the most haunted locations while telling incredible spooky true ghost tales along the way!
- You’ll also hear a lot about the history of Nashville. After all, history is a vital component of any great ghost story.
- You’ll visit some of Nashville’s most haunted locations, including a few that were featured on TV Shows like Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.
- All of our tours are walking tours.
The Ghosts of Nashville Tour:
- Recommended for ages 16 and up.
- The Ghosts of Nashville Tour is a spooky adventure from one haunted place to another – all while hearing the scary ghost stories that are sure to keep you thinking at night.
- After joining your tour guide, you and your tour group will travel in safety to the most haunted locations in Nashville.
- All of our tours are walking tours.
From the website:
Grim and Ghostly: 90 Minutes, This award-winning tour is our most popular.
This walk through the historic district takes you past the most haunted buildings in town. You’ll hear ghost and crime stories ranging from the merely mischievous to the downright dark. Sure to entertain history geeks, murderinos, and paranormal enthusiasts alike. Nightly at 7PM
$24 adults, $15 teens, $10 children 2-12, under 2 free
Tombstone Tales: One Night Only! (October 28)
History comes alive when told from the graves! Re-enactors in costume tell the stories of those buried beneath. History comes alive when told from the graves!
Oct 28th at 7PM
$20 adults, $10 teens, $5 children 2-12, under 2 free
Ghost Tours at The Hermitage
4580 Rachel’s Lane, Nashville
From the website: Explore the haunted side of history during our Hermitage Ghost Tours!
Follow your guide on an exciting ghost tour as they take you on a lantern-led voyage into The Hermitage mansion and to Jackson’s tomb while telling spooky stories about Battle of New Orleans, Andrew Jackson and the Bell Witch. Ghost Tours launch at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as on Monday and Tuesday, October 30 and October 31, from the Andrew Jackson Center breezeway. Tours also include a discounted wine testing for guests ages 21+ in our Natchez Hills Winery tasting room. Tours will begin on time and will be held rain or shine. Please arrive early, as we don’t want to leave any souls behind. $50
Bell Witch Cave Tours
430 Keysburg Road, Adams (near Clarksville)
From the website: No supernatural story in American history is more documented than that of the Bell Witch of Adams, TN. In fact, tales of this spirit were so widespread in the early 1800s they caught the attention of a general and future President, Andrew Jackson, who was from Nashville.
- Open 10am-5pm on weekends (Sat/Sun) in May. Last tour starts at 5pm.
- Open 10am-5pm Wed-Sun in June, July, and August.
- Open 10am-5pm Fri-Sun in September.
Cave Tours: The Historic Bell Witch Cave tour is approximately 40 minutes long. This guided tour takes guests through the cave owned by John Bell. Guests will see an ancient Native American burial site within the cave and many fascinating natural formations. Your guide will take you back in time to hear the story of the Bell Family hauntings, and then bring you back to the present with chilling stories of more recent activity in the cave. You may experience a haunting of your own so be prepared! Costs start at $12 for kids, and $19 for adults.
Cabin Tours: Also included in the admission is a 30 minute guided tour into our hand-hewed log cabin which is a replica of the Bell Family home. The John Bell Cabin is furnished with time period pieces and gives guests a first-hand look at how the Bell Family lived in the 1800s. The John Bell Cabin houses our collection of pictures, books, documents, and genealogy.
From the website:
Haunted Franklin Tour- For a hair-raising experience, join us on one of our haunted history tours in Franklin, Tennessee. We’ve been sharing local ghost stories since 2003, and we’ve got plenty. To research, we knocked on doors, scoured historical records, and simply listened when visitors said, “Yes, that’s happened to me too….” We’ll share the best of the hundreds of accounts we’ve collected over the years. Our guides are born storytellers who will cause a chill to run down your spine. And if that doesn’t do it, wait until you see some of our photographs captured by visitors on tour.
Day & Time: April-September/8:00pm October-March/7:00pm
Cost: $25 (Adults) | $15 (16 & under) Parental Discretion Advised
Duration: 90 minutes
Length: 6 blocks
Where to meet: 305 Public Square (in front of the old Williamson County courthouse, next to Mellow Mushroom restaurant).
From the website: Lynchburg Tennessee is the home base for the Tennessee Paranormal team. Our team is comprised of members who have many years of paranormal experience both personal and investigative. Our group’s core foundation is helping to define and explain what is or is not a paranormal occurrence and thereby, offering some peace of mind to those affected.
Tours include: Lynchburg Historical Ghost Tour, Spirits and Spirits Tour, starts at $22
The Haunted Canoe Trip
17055 Smithville Hwy, Silver Point
If you are looking for a different kind of haunted adventure, check this tour out!
From the website: This Fall, enjoy a Haunted Ghost Tour unlike any other! Just a short drive from Nashville, The Haunted Canoe Trip at Canoe the Caney is one of Tennessee’s most thrilling haunted attractions. Bring your friends and climb aboard for a spine-tingling, after-dark, historic ghost tour.
Starting at $45 per person adult $25 child (12 and under). Setting the stage for this chilling adventure, The Haunted Canoe Trip takes you into the spooky world of the Caney after dark. This haunting venture is an epic, spine-tingling ghost tour that first wanders to the old cemetery. Stay close as you hear the accounts of a flooded town with lost graves, ghostly encounters, unexplained voices, and eerie sounds. Unlike other staged haunted attractions, this ghost tour first takes you on a walk through an old military recreation base where you’ll quiver at the stories of ghostly hauntings and frightening things that have happened over the past 60 years as you continue slowly down the dark path through the base leading to the water’s edge. Once there, if you’re brave enough, you’ll board your canoe and paddle over the original location of the old 1800s sunken cemetery that is just a mere 15 feet below the water’s surface. This is where many believe lost graves still remain and those spirits trapped just beneath these dark waters of Cemetery Cove.
Slaughter House Haunted House
3445 Lebanon Pike, Nashville
Opens September 22, running through October 31
Open until midnight, except Sundays
Haunt tickets $30, Movie & Haunt $38, Dinner, Movie & Haunt $57
From the website: Established in 1986, Slaughterhouse is Nashville’s longest running haunted attraction. Now in it’s 38th season of haunting Nashville. It is located in the old Courtyard Cinema. You will explore the haunt traveling through 5 of the old theaters. The walk through time is about 40 min. You can also see classic movies at the Full Moon Cineplex. and located there as well is Lone Wolf Tattoo.
Nashville Nightmare Haunted House
1016 Madison Square, Madison
Opens September 15, through November 11
Prices range from $19.99-$34.99, reserve online to skip the line
From the website: Nashville Nightmare has been around for 13 years. Along with the haunted house, they have a bar for those 21+, axe throwing, mini escape games, and Egyptian laser maze!
3976 Dickerson Pike, Nashville
September 23- Halloween, hours vary, check calendar for specific dates
From the website: The history of the property you are stepping foot on is REAL. The Beast House is different, very different – it’s a step back in time within an actual haunted house. You are walking amidst the horrific past and feeling it first-hand – seeing the original burnt-out fireplaces, smelling the must of this 125 year old home and sensing for yourself the one-of-a-kind evil that once-lived within. His name was Isaac Kechem and this is his House…After operating as one of Nashville’s most iconic, country music venues for over 60 years, the highly-successful, Starlite Club suddenly closed its doors in 2014 – never to reopen. The property was sold in 2017 and the original, Beast House history was again brought to the forefront as it was transformed into arguably one of the most authentic Haunted Attractions in America – it is a terrifying walk into one of Nashville’s most intentionally-forgotten, horrific events of the past.
Dead Land Haunted Woods
7040 Murfreesboro Road, Lebanon
Every Friday and Saturday, September 22-October 28 (7-midnight)
Halloween night (7-10:30PM)
Do It All Bundle $40
No reservations, cash is quicker at the door
From the website: Established in 2009, we offer a one-of-a-kind experience with 3 terrifying outdoor attractions. Each features an unguided trail in the dark woods with many scare actors along the way. Along with our attractions, we set the mood for Halloween fun with our fresh concessions, warm bonfire, and a fun gift shop, all with a family-friendly atmosphere. We’re proud to have grown to become one of Middle Tennessee’s most popular haunts—come and check out our attractions and be prepared to be scared out of your mind!
Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods
2133 Joe Brown Road, Spring Hill
Opens September 29th, through Halloween
Friday & Saturdays, 7-11PM
$30 per person for all 3 attractions (Haunted Halls, Haunted Woods and Zombie Maze)
From the website: If you are looking for some haunted fun that doesn’t focus on blood and gore, look at Creepy Hollow Haunted Woods. We work hard at creating exceptional original scenes that will startle you and make you jump. Nashville Scene Magazine has rated our Haunt as the most customer interactive in the area. We add different scares every year so there is always something new to see. With three Attractions, bonfire, and queue line entertainment, Creepy Hollow Woods is your one stop Haunt. We are the first Haunted Attraction that lets you relax around the bonfire and enjoy our delicious concessions and be entertained until it is your turn to go through. Because we are an indoor/outdoor Haunt, you get the best of both worlds with adrenaline rushes and spine chilling thrills!
Malice Haunted Attraction
1777 Nix Road, Belfast (Near Lewisburg)
September 29-October 28, November 3-4 (7-11PM)
Prices are $25 per ticket (no online sales)
From the website: Malice is an outdoor attraction located just on the outskirts of Lewisburg at the dead end of Nix Road in Belfast, Tennessee. One hour south of Nashville, we have a new larger parking lot, a midway interactive queue line area with stage and performers. As you enter the woods you will encounter clear paths lined with wood chips and lit trails to keep you on track to each detailed scene. Our scenes have lighting, ambient sounds, and appropriate smells that trick your mind into thinking it’s reality. You won’t find Hollywood-themed characters here. All of our characters are conjured up from the minds of our creative actors that love what they do and will give you the best show possible. Come celebrate our 5th year and let us entertain or scare you. We look forward to seeing you!
563 E Main St, Mt Juliet
October 2-Halloween, (7-9:30PM)
$18 general admission, $8 ages 3-5, ages 0-2 free
From the website: What are you doing this Halloween season? Come explore the haunted forest this October, built on a legacy of Halloween tradition. We have reimagined many of the classics; the witches, skeletons, vampires and ghosts that have made memories from generation to generation, all done with movie quality custom built props. There are animatronics, lights and sound, all adding to your spooky delight. If you’re looking for chainsaws, strobe lights and water cannons, this is probably not your haunt. Though we love those things, we are looking to appeal to all ages, from 0 to 99 and beyond. We love to explore the art of Halloween, to create an eerily gothic ambience with a presence that is not too scary, but will still give you and your family the chills! Anyway, isn’t that what Halloween is all about?
Millers Thrillers Haunted House
1431 Carters Creek Pike, Columbia
September 30-Halloween, times vary, check calendar for details
Tickets: Combo pass $45, or can be purchased separately
From the website: Millers Thrillers is a very dark and creepy unguided haunted trail. There are multiple attractions such as the Zombie Paintball Hayride (ages 8 and older) where you can shoot zombies, like a real live video game! Hillbilly Hollar, which is an outdoor fright experience. And while waiting in line, you can enjoy the entertainment zone, featuring stage shows and concessions.
Rigor Mortis Haunted House
1030 Smithville Hwy, McMinnville
September 16-November 4 (times vary, check calendar for specific times)
Prices are $27.99-57.99