• You'll walk in the footsteps of statesmen, mobs, and outlaws.
  • Spies, bridge burners, miracle shots, betrayal, and battle.
  • hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. true stories of knoxville's creepiest places.

Guided Knoxville walking tours let you live the stories of pioneers, soldiers, outlaws, and even fictional characters who walked these streets before you.

From its early beginnings to the present, Knoxville has had a rich history full of colorful characters and famous, and infamous, figures, whose lives have been the inspiration for books, movies, and works of art. Take a stroll through history in beautiful downtown Knoxville while listening to true tales of the heroes, heels, and hardened criminals that are part of the hidden lore of this unique East Tennessee town.

Stories by Jack Neely

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Based on the books and stories of award-winning journalist and writer Jack Neely, Knoxville Walking Tours opens a window to Knoxville's varied past and leads you on a journey through both hard times and high times of a city growing through over two centuries of history.

Your Guide

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Native East Tennessee poet and storyteller Laura Still loves to share the lore of her home with visitors and neighbors. You can sign up for one of our scheduled tours, or ask her to customize a tour tailored for your group's interests. Let her tell you a story about Knoxville—its past, its present, and most of all its people.