Our State: 10 North Carolina Ghost Tours to Go on This Fall
Get spooked in Winston-Salem and search for apparitions in the Appalachians. Here’s Our State’s guide to ghost tours around the state.
By Katie Quine, Our State
Home to one of the earliest permanent Moravian settlements in North Carolina, Winston-Salem has earned the reputation of being one of the most haunted cities in the state. The Camel City has a spooky past, and this new tour, set to kick off in late September, will dig deep into the city’s grave history. Learn the story behind the doomed and forgotten Hotel Zinzendorf, and find out what goes bump in the night at Tart Sweets and Bernardin’s Restaurant, two local establishments.
October 2016: Saturdays, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Adults $15. Children ages 8-12, $13. Children ages 7 and younger, free. (336) 905-4060 or carolinahistoryandhaunts.com.
With its extensive Revolutionary War and Civil War history, it only makes sense that the Gate City has attracted so many ghouls. Luckily enough for revelers looking for a good fright, many of the buildings in downtown Greensboro have been excellently preserved, so it isn’t difficult to imagine the chilling events that once happened where you now stand. “It’s right there for you to touch,” tour guide Dan Riedel says. He organizes ghost tours in Charlotte, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. “The history is still there right in front of you.” The stories about the Blandwood Mansion alone are haunting enough.
October 2016: Most days of the week, times subject to change. Saturdays: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Other evenings: 8 p.m. Adults $15. Children ages 8-12, $13. Children ages 7 and younger, free. (336) 905-4060 or carolinahistoryandhaunts.com.
Of all of our cities, Charlotte is the most modern, but that doesn’t mean the past is buried deep here. On second thought, actually, it is. Charlotte predates the United States as country, and this is most apparent at the Old Settlers’ Cemetery, which delivers the biggest scares of the evening. “Everything in Charlotte has built up around it, but this place has always stayed the same,” Riedel says.
October 2016: Most days of the week, times subject to change. Saturdays: 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Other evenings: 8 p.m. Adults $15. Children ages 8-12, $13. Children ages 7 and younger, free. (704) 699-7959 or carolinahistoryandhaunts.com.
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