Our Oldest Walking Tour and the
Gateway to America's First Western Frontier!!!
Lying in the heart of the first Washington County in the country to be named in honor of the first United States President, this tour is great as a package with area haunted and historic Bed and Breakfasts, Grist Mills, Museums, Carriage Rides, and the Virginia State Theatre!
This is our longest running tour beginning in the Fall of 2004 and so much has happened on this tour you simply have to hear it for yourself. Join your certified ghost hunting tour guide as we walk down Main Street of old Abingdon established in 1778...
|Who's red eyes are seen through the windows of the Abingdon Tavern late at night? Does Bob Porterfield still "manage" the Barter Theater from beyond? Who is the musician presenting the mysterious violin performances inside the Martha Washington Inn?|
While visiting this historic locale, be sure to take advantage of fine dining from The Tavern Restaurant, established in 1779, which is one of the oldest buildings in the Southeastern United States still being utilized and open to the public for business. You just might have an encounter with "The Lady of the Tavern", as we like to call her, who you'll hear more about during the tour. Then, you'll hear about the history and hauntings of the Martha Washington Inn, once listed on the Travel Channel as being one of the most haunted inns in America!!!
The Tavern (1779) - Abingdon, Virginia
|Originally named Wolf Hill by Daniel Boone in the year of 1760, you'll be amazed by the mystery, Native American folklore, and legend wrapped in the true stories of history and science woven by your host. Get ready for an evening of enlightenment as you learn about the life and times of those long gone and apparently holding on to the present by virtue of their interactions with local patrons and business owners alike. If you dare, join your guide on a breathtaking walk through the "dark side" of Abingdon as we make our way around the historic district to visit sites which have been centuries in the making.|
Scientific investigations of the interior of historic buildings along this tour route currently include the famous Barter Theatre, The Tavern Restaurant established in 1779, and The Martha Washington Inn - which was listed on the travel channel as being one of the most haunted inns in America! The results of our ghost hunter investigations are available in DVD format from our Store...
Barter Theatre - Abingdon, Virginia
|In addition, we highly recommend that you make an attempt to time your visit so that you can catch one of the wonderful live plays at the prestigious Barter Theatre, the longest running professional resident theatre in America. The Barter's interior auditorium, in addition to other parts of the building, serve as a home for many mysterious happenings which we will again share with you during the GhostWalk. You just may run into Mr. Porterfield yourself while you're there, especially if it happens to be opening night!|
Visitors may top off their visit take an amazing carriage ride through the back streets and alleys of the town, which we can arrange for you at a discount in combination with our tours. The Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk departs nightly with advance reservations from "Political Dogs" Restaurant located at 110 West Main Street in Abingdon, Virginia - zip 24210 for those with GPS locators. RESERVE ONLINE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and additional information...
|January Through December|
Historic Abingdon Virginia GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
|THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY:|
|This full-day experience showcases the best that Southwest Virginia has to offer. Ususally starting before noon, you might begin your day (seasonal) with a tour of one and possibly two very old haunted and historic grist mills. While learning about the history and later on, the experiences and findings of our investigators, you may enjoy an optional light lunch with some great old fashioned bar-be-que along side a working waterwheel! Then, you're on your way to tour one of the most breathtaking caves in Southern Appalachia. No ghost stories here, but scenery to stagger the imagination and boggle the mind. The amazement continues with the "Haunted Historic Bristol GhostWalk" where guests will visit, amongst many other historic structures, one of the most famous haunted and historic train stations of the South. Bristol is known as the "Birthplace of Country Music" and is rich in early frontier history. It was also high up on the list of the top twenty-five vice cities in the Nation according to an early issue of "Look Magazine". You simply have to hear Bristol's story! Following dinner at a unique area restaurant with great food, fun, and a comfortable atmosphere, you'll be transported off to tour both our oldest town and tour - the "Haunted Historic Abingdon GhostWalk". Enjoy a fantastic dessert, snack, or coffee as your guide begins to weave the chilling tale of a town whose name finds its origins in England. Your finale will include the legendary hauntings and exclusive investigative findings of a Travel Channel "Most Haunted Inn in America"! This tour package concludes at approximately 11 PM. Browse the full details of this and other tour packages as well as create your very own haunted vacation securely online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to speak with a reservations specialist.|
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Historic Abingdon Virginia 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 "Political Dogs" Cafe'.
Directions to the "Historic Abingdon Virginia 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 17, or Highway VA-75, or Highway US-58-ALT toward Abingdon for 0.21 miles; Turn LEFT onto US-58 ALT/VA-75/CUMMINGS ST SW. 0.8 miles; Turn RIGHT onto US-11/W MAIN ST/LEE HWY. 0.2 mi; End at "Political Dogs" Restaurant located at 110 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210; Total Estimated Time: 1 hour, 59 minutes; Total Distance: 120.73 miles... Hope to see you soon on our oldest tour!!!
These folks are excellent storytellers with a great combination of history and ghost stories. We received "AAA" treatment with personalized pickup/dropoff locations. Very convenient as we had no transportation. We took our tour in Dandridge and "kudos" to the guide for a great job! Very professional and we'll definitely do some of your other tours when back in area. We were VERY IMPRESSED - well worth the value, plus LOVE that you donate a portion to St Jude's!- Linda and the Dellinger Family
We were visiting from Minnesota and signed up for the Jonesborough GhostWalk! It was worth every penny. We had teens, children, seniors and a toddler along in our group and everyone was totally engaged in listening to the history and ghost stories our tour guide Michael treated us to. We enjoyed it so much we went back to Jonesborough the next day to see everything in the daylight! We would definitely take another tour the next time we are in TN to visit family and would even request Michael as our tour guide a second time. Thanks for a wonderfully spooky and enchanted evening on a Tennessee October night! - Stephanie Cline
Y'all were awesome! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for such a wonderful experience! - Meghan Vannoy
My entire family loved the Jonesborough GhostWalk we attended this past Saturday. It was by far, the best Haunted excursion I've ever been on. I've been recommending the tours to all of my friends. Thanks for the great time! - Sonya Breeding
My aunt, niece and a friend took the Dandridge GhostWalk. My aunt and I were skeptical but my niece insisted that we go. My aunt and I ended up having so much fun and were so glad we attended. Our tour guy was awesome and very informative. I highly recommend the tour for some family fun and excitement. - Debbie Solomon
Thank you for the great tour. Our group was big (family reunion), but I think everyone had a great time. It is all they talked about when we got home last night. - The Nickersons
I just wanted to send a note to say that our Appalachian Caverns and Jonesborough tours and were both very enjoyable and also extrememly educational. We would love to experience more of the tours you have and would really like to attend your Ghostology 101 Class.
- Shane and Sheila Marsh
We just wanted to thank you again for the very informative tour in (Dandridge. It was truly an experience we will not soon forget. We can't wait to take the next walk soon. You are AWESOME!!!! We have already been spreading the experience with friends and family. We hope to see you again in the NEAR future. God bless you and Appalachian GhostWalks, ALWAYS!! Satisfied customers Here! - The Bolens
I just wanted to thank you for this one of a kind experience. We had so much fun and it is still fun after the vacation as we keep looking over some of the awesome photos that we got while on the Dandridge GhostWalk. Can't wait to come back and do another tour! - Rob G.
My wife and I along with my two teenage Grandchildren went on the Johnson City (Little Chicago GhostWalk) tour. We found this tour to be most interesting. I will say... I was a skeptic, but I am not NOW. Wow, Thanks for the experience. - Winston Nixon
We really had a good time (on the Gatlinburg GhostWalk) and learned alot about the history of Gatlinburg and also about the more positive side of ghosts in general. We're trying to get a group together to come on one of the Bigfoot trips (the Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour) later in the year. We've been telling family and friends about it (our tour) since we returned. Thanks again! - The Johnson Family, SC
Thank you so much for the tour on the Campus of East Tennessee State University. Not only was it informative and amazing, it was a great bonding time for our family. Stacey works magic with his stories and abilities to keep everyone entertained. We look forward to more tours. - The Carrier Family
I just wanted to tell you that we all really enjoyed the Abingdon GhostWalk. We would also like to do some of the other tours in the future! Michael was great!! Thanks so much!!!
- The Hopkins Family
We have taken other tours all across the country and recently took the Jonesborough Ghost Tour with Appalachian GhostWalks. Following the tour, our family unanimously agreed that this ghost and history tour was better than the haunted tour of the Queen Mary that we took in California!
- The Russell Family
We spent five days with you on vacation doing several of your tours. We just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for all your kindness and the wonderful work you are doing. This has been an experience we'll talk about for a long time to come. Hope to join you again soon!
- The Whitley Family