Rich in Revolutionary and Civil War History and Rhetoric The Blountville GhostWalk is filled with humor and heritage, great for history buffs and perfect as a combination tour with "Haunted Appalachian Caverns GhostWalk", a haunted cave tour!
Which families still have representatives haunting several of historic Blountville's downtown structures? What early frontier mysteries lie buried, or hidden throughout the town? Learn about one of the areas most famous stagecoach drivers and Tennessee's oldest wagon road. What famous historical figure inacted one of the greatest jail breaks of the early 20th century?
The Deery Inn - Circa 1785 - Blountville, TN
The Anderson Townhouse - Circa 1782 - Blountville
Old Blountville Jail - Circa 1830 to 1840
Learn about the historic and tragic Civil War "Battle of Blountville" which occurred throughout the town in 1863, as well as the mysterious Civil War Ghost of Anderson Hall who still seeks justice for his tragic and untimely demise...
As we continue our tour, you will learn about the old Rogers Hotel and the James Tavern owned by an ancestor of the infamous Jessie James, who perhaps still visits this once bustling Village of Blount. You'll also discover how a devistating flood changed the town forever, but how Blountville's 'people of the past' are still coming and going there still today...
In addition, everyone is invited to come and visit the newly restored "Deery Inn", which is thought to be very haunted, before we engage in the lantern-lit tour of the town. The Deery opened it's doors to the public for the first time in Summer 2007 and is one of the featured stops along our tour route. The results of our investigations throughout the Historic District are available on our Store...
This tour departs from The Old Jail and Sheriff's Residence located behind the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 3411 Highway 126 in Blountville, Tennessee - zip 37617 for those with GPS locators. Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and directions...
January Through December Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY: Start your day with an exploration of one of our area's most haunted and historic caverns with our exclusive "Haunted Historic Appalachian Caverns GhostWalk". Thrill to the natural beauty, Revolutionary and Civil War History, as well as the supernatural mysteries revealed in this two to three hour tour taking you more than three hundred feet down below the Earth's surface. As an optional activity (not included) following your visit to the caverns, try your hand at panning, or sifting for gems with package discounts. You just might walk away, as some of our past guests have done, with good size emeralds, rubies, and more! Also available to include an optional activity (not included) is a "wild caving tour" presented by a professional spelunking guide. If interested, please ask about these options when you book your reservation in the comments area of your form, or when you call. After a quick bite at one of several local restaurants of choice, you're package continues with a brief twilight visit to Blountville's Haunted "City of the Dead" 1800s cemetery, to be followed by a fascinating tour of a Revolutionary and Civil War town which very likely could have been Tennessee's oldest town, located in a County known today as the "Little Confederacy". Children and adult history buffs alike will love the exciting details presented during the "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk", concluding sometime from 10-11 PM. This itinerary is $160 for up to two people, or $186 for up to four at the group discount. Larger groups please call for rates. Securely reserve this day package online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) with additional questions and/or make reservations.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to the Sullivan County Courthouse.
Directions to the "Haunted Historic Blountville GhostWalk"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Take Exit 69 Highway TN-394 toward Blountville for 0.27 miles; Turn RIGHT onto Highway TN-394 S and go for 0.65 miles; Turn LEFT into the parking lot of the old sheriff's residence up on the hill behind the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 3411 Highway 126 in Blountville, Tennessee 37617; Total Estimated Time: 1 hour, 44 minutes; Total Distance: 99.87 miles...
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The ARC - Alternate Realities Center is a member supported, not-for-profit organization founded in February of 1994 to study all manner of phenomena that are classified as "the fringe" by most branches of Science. Appalachian GhostWalks was created as a public awareness program of The ARC to reveal the wondrous and often haunting discoveries made at hundreds of Federal, State, and Local Historic Sites throughout our region. Thus, there is nothing false, fictitious, or made-up on any of our tours and vacations package productions - you'll always get REAL Tennessee and Virginia History and TRUE Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories! Through the indepth investigations - conducted before the first walk was ever presented at each location - and by way of the resulting tours which followed, the goal has always been to lend evidence in support of a belief to which so many of us cling. A faith suggestive that when our body stops working there is more which lies ahead for us all. We invite you to come and discover the amazing results of our investigations, in combination with the region's documented history - which actually verified our findings. Facts which will truly give you a spine-tingling feeling for who is haunting these locations and why they are here! Altogether, a positive reflection on the afterlife, appropriate for all ages, and proudly supporting Saint Jude's children's Research Hospital.