October in Asheville can be a chilling experience, and not just from the cooler fall weather and changing leaves. Asheville’s Haunted Tours top the list of things to do in Asheville during the month of October.
If you want a hair-raising experience while learning some of Asheville’s dark history, here is our intriguing round up tours you’ll want to experience.
Haunted Asheville Ghost Tours
The Classic Walking Tour
The Classic Tour is a family-friendly, 2-hour walking tour that lets you inhabit the haunted stories of Asheville while strolling through the streets of downtown. You’ll hear of the haunted stories that color Asheville’s rich history. This tour concludes at the Asheville Mystery Museum, in the old Masonic Temple and here you can explore old relics that are connected to the stories you’ve just heard.
The Supernatural Tour
If you’re looking for a more chilling tour, The Supernatural Tour is perfect. This 2-hour walking tour is more geared for adults with an interest in Asheville’s supernatural past. You’ll hear about tragic events occurring in the alleyways and buildings of downtown Asheville. Perhaps even tales of vampires? The final stop gives you late-night access to Asheville’s Mystery Museum. www.hauntedasheville.com
LaZoom Haunted Walking Comedy Tours
This year LaZoom has a new way to scare you silly during Halloween! Starting September 17th, 2020 – LaZoom is kicking off its brand new Ghosted Walking Tour so you can discover your demons on foot. To replace the big purple bus ride during the age of coronavirus, this amazingly safe yet terrifying 60-minute walking tour will have you jumping out of your boots while holding your stomach from painful belly laughs.
If you haven’t experienced the ghoulishness and silliness of LaZoom’s Haunted Comedy Tour, then you are missing out! Lace-up your running shoes and stroll around downtown Asheville while your guides offer haunted stories with a side of comic relief. Running Thursday – Sunday 7pm & 8:30 pm www.lazoomtours.com
City, Haunted, & Kids’ bus tours are postponed until November 1st. Band and Beer Tour is postponed until 2021.
Gray Line Haunted Trolley Tours
Full narrated 75-minute tour
The Gray Line Haunted Trolley Tour is a fun way to get into the haunted spirit. This fully narrated, 75 minute tour illuminates tales of murder and mayhem in historic Asheville. Whether you’re interested in learning more about Asheville’s history or of local hauntings like the legendary Pink Lady Ghost that haunts the Grove Park Inn, this trolley ride will keep you on the edge of your seat. www.graylinetours.com
Ghost Hunters of Asheville
Downtown Spirits Tour
The Ghost Hunters of Asheville offer a little different experience. This fun walking tour is a mix of ghost stories, history and use of EMF meters and rods to detect paranormal activity. Yes, that’s right, you’ll be a ghostbuster! They encourage you to bring a camera other than your smart phone so that you can detect the spirits that are hanging around town. Meanwhile, you are learning about tragic events that occurred in various buildings downtown.
The Haunted Montford Stroll
The Montford stroll is a walking tour of the historic Montford neighborhood. During your stroll, your guide will highlight distinct homes and buildings, with a stop in Montford Park. The most chilling part is at the crossing of Montford Ave. and Zillicoa Ave, home to the famous mental hospital where Zelda Fitzgerald once stayed.
Black Mountain Tour
Early settlers called Black Mountain, “The Dark City.” This walking tour will transform this sweet, little mountain town into a paranormal hunting ground. The rich history of Black Mountain comes alive on the quiet, dark streets at night. Witness ghostly characters, stumble into the world of the living.
The Conundrum Halloween Escape Room
For Asheville’s top-rated speakeasy, Halloween is an essential holiday and the best time of year for frightening escape room experiences. This year, the Vampire Vault is the escape room of choice when you visit The Conundrum. This room is designed for two although one of you is trapped inside the tomb and you have to get out before the sun comes up. What do you have to do to make this happen? Visit The Conundrum website then sign up to find out!
So, are you ready to laugh and cry your way through October? Asheville has so many ideal ways to celebrate the spooky season, why not try them all and nail down your favorite. Muhahahaha!