Shadow Side Ghost Tour

Abner Baker's graveKnoxville Ghosts

Hanged killers, tragic fires, reanimated corpses, cold-blooded murder, and sweet revenge. It all happened in Knoxville and restless spirits still haunt the city streets.

Our original tour of Knoxville’s Shadow Side. (For more scares see Shadow Side 2: Ghosts of the Old City.)

If you enjoy a chill in the evening, walk with us to Knoxville’s shadow side. The city’s history echoes with the sound of gunfire and restless spirits are rumored to walk the streets. Visit their haunts and shiver as you listen to local legends of scary spooks and supernatural phenomena.


Ghosts on Gay Street – Knoxville’s main thoroughfare is host to more than fine restaurants and retail establishments. Phantasms of fires and family feuds also roam the sidewalks and hover in historic places.
Lost Souls on Central – The saloons and brothels of the old Bowery may be gone, but something still whispers in the shadow of the river bluffs. Hear about the spectral remains of gamblers, rowdies, and a murderer or two.
Jailhouse Ha’nts and Corpses at the Courthouse – Shades of statesmen and revengeful wraiths of hanged killers share the block between Main and Hill. Find out what fiends may be floating in the gloom of our government buildings.


~Proceeds help support The Knoxville History Project
~90 minutes
~Meet in front of The Phoenix Pharmacy and Fountain, 418 S Gay St
~Reservations required (book tickets below or call 865-309-4522)

– Adults: $15
– Children 6-12: $10
– Group rates available

Contact us about other dates and group tours.
Tours available by appointment for groups as small as four adults.

Call 865-309-4522 to schedule a tour.