Haunted History Walking Tour

Haunted History Walking Tour

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Come learn about the history of some of Raleigh's most important landmarks. Your guide will tell you a ghost story at each stop!

About this event

This tour is pay-what-you-want ! If you enjoy the tour, please compensate your guide appropriately! CASH ONLY please! Usually, the guide receives $15 to $20 per adult, but you are free to give more or less than that, depending on how you feel about your tour. As you can imagine, the tour guide has to work hard to earn your appreciation!

Tours have always been pay-what-you-want, but advance registration is now REQUIRED. If you do not sign up through Eventbrite for a spot on the tour, you will not be allowed to participate.

The Raleigh Haunted History tour begins outside the N.C. Executive Mansion (Governor’s Mansion), 200 N. Blount St., in the middle of the block outside of the front gate.  This is a walking tour -- it is NOT a tour of the Governor's Mansion!  

There are stops at several city landmarks, where your guide will discuss the history and legacy of the Raleigh landmark and then regale you with an eerie story. This ghost tour is a perfect combination of haunts and history!

This walking tour is not your typical “ghost tour” with special effects, and we will not be looking for ghosts. Instead, it is a history tour that discusses some real hauntings resulting from past events. Please note that there is a very significant historical component to this tour, where you will also learn the actual history of the sites we visit!

PLEASE NOTE: We will start at the Governor's Mansion at 200 N. Blount St.  The Governor's Mansion takes up an entire city block, so please make sure that you are on the Blount St. side of the mansion. The starting point is in the middle of the block, outside of the mansion's front gate.  Please do NOT attempt to enter the grounds of the Governor's Mansion at any time.  Also, please do not call the Governor's Mansion or buzz any of the intercoms at the Mansion gates. The tour route is about 1 mile long, and the end point of the tour is approximately 2 blocks away from the starting point.  In addition, we will NOT be entering any of the buildings listed in this tour description.

There is plenty of free street parking on the weekends in the block surrounding the Governor's Mansion. There is also a surface parking lot that is on the corner of Blount and Jones Sts., diagonally opposite of the Governor's Mansion. This is a large lot that is convenient to the end point of the tour as well. This parking lot has 2 entrances, one off of Jones Street and one off of Edenton Street. Parking in this lot is free on Saturdays and is also free on Fridays after 6:30 p.m.

The Haunted History Tours are approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long, but may be slightly shorter depending on the size and speed of the group.  There will not be any restroom breaks or stops for food/drinks.

Finally, please note that the vast majority of the tour should be fine for children of all ages. But sensitive children could possibly be frightened by any of the ghost stories. In addition, the very last story that I tell involves a murder and has some fairly graphic/gory parts to it. Even though the story is actually not a true story, I feel like it could be disturbing for younger children. When children are on the tour, I do emphasize that the story is a made up, Raleigh folklore story. I hope this helps when you are deciding whether to bring children on the tour.