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Appalachian GhostWalks Chosen Best Specialty Historic Tour Operator

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Appalachian GhostWalks’ Ghost History and Bigfoot Adventure Tours are family friendly, lantern-led walking and bus tours presented by well-trained guides who recount spine-tingling otherworldly encounters during research conducted over the past twenty-five years. These studies, conducted on location at many haunted and historic sites throughout the mountains of East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, expound upon the mysteries of a tremendous and far reaching mountain heritage from the Native American, Revolutionary, and Civil War eras of our nation’s past.

Appalachian GhostWalks USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Award

In 2015, Appalachian GhostWalks was nominated and voted a “USA Today 10Best” for “Best Ghost Tour,” placing number two on that list of national competitors. As of February of 2019, the company was chosen by England’s popular “Lux Life Magazine” as “Best Specialty Historic Tour Operator – Southern Appalachia.” In addition, other awards with local, regional, and national recognition of the tour company, currently celebrating their 15th year in business, can be found on their very informative and encompassing website.

During lantern-led walking tours, experiences unfold in the best of dramatic storytelling tradition, causing even the slam of a car door to make you jump, thrilling tour participants. These stories explain how the findings of qualified and experienced researchers, possessing many legitimate and proven psychic gifts, were verified according to the history of people and past incidents occurring on site. But, not just any history!

Time and time again, the history made known to the researchers was unknown upon the advent of paranormal investigations conducted on-site during productions for their many regionwide tours. The many examples, presented on tour, of history verifying those many mysteries after-the-fact, gives tour participants “the chills” and suggests to those in attendance that there is certainly more to life than meets the eye.

Sixteen different Tennessee and Virginia Ghost and History Tours located here in the heart of the Northeastern Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Mountains include Historic Dandridge, Erwin and Unicoi County Heritage Museum, the East Tennessee State University Campus, Tipton-Haynes State Historic Site, Greeneville, Rogersville, Blountville, Elizabethton, downtown Johnson City’s “Little Chicago GhostWalk”, Gatlinburg, and Jonesborough – once listed on the Travel Channel as one of the top ten most haunted towns in America! Other haunted historic tours presently include the historic districts of Bristol, also known as the “Birthplace of Country Music” and Abingdon, Virginia – the gateway to “America’s First Western Frontier.”

As a first in North America, the “Legendary Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure” is hosted at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium in Kingsport, Tennessee and this tour is an afternoon hiking adventure set to the beat of Native American flute and drum music, sharing over five-hundred years of Cherokee folklore history and legend. In addition, guests will discover nearly twenty years of unique and startling Bigfoot research findings from exclusive studies performed locally in the mountains of Southern Appalachia.

Appalachian GhostWalks’ Tennessee Ghost and History Tours are appropriate for ages five and up. Come and visit the “People of the Past” with each of their historically accurate tours offering a small piece of a larger puzzle of Tennessee History. Your ghost hunting guide will weave a chilly tale of the region’s vast cultural heritage coupled with true, spine-tingling ghost stories. Catering to groups as few as two people, one simple phone call will help you create a memorable evening out in one of the region’s First Western Frontier towns, or an entire family vacation.

Appalachian GhostWalks’ “Spook and Save” Haunted Vacation Packages offer the best for less! Enjoy great travel discounts on a wonderful selection of very historic and sometimes haunted bed and breakfasts, inns, and great family hotels. They offer vacation packages which combine your haunted tour experience with local area camping, white water rafting, caving, bicycle or horseback riding, gem mining, carriage rides, area museums, water parks, skiing, plays, and more. You’ll enjoy the best food with a great casual or fine dining restaurant each night. Packages feature a wide variety of interests to include both day and night time activities to keep you and your travel companions enchanted and entertained throughout your stay.

Rates vary according to the number in your party and advance reservations are required. Ten percent of the company’s annual profits go to benefit Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital so come out and support a great cause as you enjoy the thrills, chills, mystery, history, and true ghost stories of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. According to one of many past guests doting hundreds of favorable reviews on the company’s website, “Appalachian GhostWalks is humor and history, emotion and education. Absolutely educational, edifying, and enchanting.”

For additional information or for reservations visit Appalachian GhostWalks online at or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to speak with a reservation specialist by telephone and start planning now for an unforgettable vacation you’ll treasure for a lifetime!

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