The Tennessee Antebellum Trail is a 90 mile looped trail of Antebellum plantation homes, beautiful small towns, Civil War battlefields and Confederate Army cemeteries in the heart of Tennessee. The Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour is a sample itinerary to help you plan your trip and guide you on your way.
Although, there is no set itinerary for the Tennessee Antebellum Trail – you tour at your own leisure – this is a sample trip planner for visitors that are looking for a more exciting – or should we say – more ghostly adventure.
Sample Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour
Start your tour off by taking a lantern-lit journey into The Hermitage mansion and Andrew Jackson’s tomb. The Hermitage Ghost Tour is private 90 minute nighttime odyssey into the life and times of President Andrew Jackson. Your spine will tingle as costumed guides deliver creepy tales of Jackson from the Battle of New Orleans, to the Natchez Trace and the Trail of Tears.
If you are spending the night in Nashville, you’ll definitely want to take the Haunted Nashville Walking Tour. Hear tales by candlelight of all the haunted landmarks in and around downtown Nashville. Walk the grounds of the Tennessee State Capital, take a peek in President Polk’s Tomb, hold your breath at the Ryman Auditorium and tread lightly down Printer’s Alley. Hear all the ghostly tales delivered by professional tour guides dressed in historic costumes.
The Haunted Franklin Tour will chill you to the bone. For years visitors have come for the charm and the small town feel of Franklin, not knowing what lies beneath the town’s picturesque Victorian exterior. Tour guides give you a glimpse into Franklin’s spooky past and leave you with an memorable encounter.
Make sure to visit the Lotz House in Franklin, called One of the Most Terrifying Places in America by the Travel Channel and it’s a place you won’t soon forget.
Rippavilla offers the most in-depth ghost tour of an Old South plantation home. On select Saturday evenings throughout the year, twelve guests get the opportunity to spend an evening conducting a thorough paranormal investigation of the plantation.
Renowned tour guide Laura Bentley hosts the Rippavilla Ghost Tour. The tour begins at 7 p.m. Saturday night and ends at 3 a.m. early Sunday morning. While on the tour, guests conduct paranormal investigations of the Rippavilla mansion, the basement of the mansion, the old barn, the Freeman’s Bureau School House, the Cheairs family cemetery and the slave cemeteries.
The Columbia Ghost Tour is conducted by costumed guides that take you on a walking ghost tour of downtown Columbia, Tennessee. Visit over a dozen of Columbia’s haunted sites and listen to all the shocking stories associated with the town and Maury County. You’ll come away baffled and shaken by these terrifying tales of yesteryear.
Middle Tennessee Ghost Tours
There are many more middle Tennessee ghost tours for the adventurous traveler. The ones above cater mainly to the Antebellum and Civil War visitors.
A few of the other middle Tennessee ghost tours include candlelight cemetery tours in Gallatin and Franklin, ghost tours in haunted houses around the region, there is the Haunted Tavern Tour in Nashville, and even a Haunted Hearse Tour that cruises around Nashville’s most eerie sites.
Make sure to give yourself ample time when preparing your Tennessee Antebellum Trail Ghost Tour – you can’t do all of these in one day. Please come to Tennessee and stay for at least a week to enjoy these great ghost tours!