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If you’re looking for a scary good time, Chattanooga is the place to be. With plenty of haunted houses and ghost tours to choose from, there’s something for everyone in this East Tennessee city. Here are our picks for the best ghost tours and haunted houses in Chattanooga.
Chattanooga’s Best Haunted Houses
A terrifying haunted house experience is the perfect way to get your scare on this Halloween season. These Halloween attractions are usually filled with spooky special effects, creepy scenery and terrifying monsters, so you’re sure to get your heart racing. (And it’s way more fun than just watching a scary movie!)
Plus, most haunted houses also offer themed rooms, dark corridors, live actors and other scary surprises that will make you jump out of your skin. If you’re looking for a good haunted house in the Chattanooga area, be sure to check out some of these popular attractions and try them all to find the scariest haunted house.
This creepy haunted house straight out of horror movies is not recommended for children under the age of 12. If you enjoy haunted houses, this one is a must-see! It has garnered numerous honors over the years as a top haunted attraction, not just in Chattanooga, but throughout the nation!
When? Thursday-Sunday nights during the month of October + Halloween
Location: 321 Browns Ferry Road, Chattanooga
Learn more about Dread Hollow here
The Haunted Barn
The Haunted Barn has been putting on shows in their barn of fear for more than 27 years and is one of the most well-known haunted attractions in East Tennessee. The self-guided tour contains 16 rooms, culminating with a perplexing maze.
When? Every Friday and Saturday night in October
Location: 5017 McDonald Rd, McDonald, TN
Learn more about the Haunted Barn here
The Haunted Hilltop
This is a huge frightful attraction, and you may also take a scary ride on a spooky old fashioned hay ride through the woods. This is the largest haunted house attraction in the area with separate haunted attractions including a huge haunted house, haunted hay ride and a dark maze. Concessions are available and there are more activities than usual making it the ideal spot for an exciting scare.
When? Friday and Saturday nights in October
Location: 8235 Highway 58, Harrison, TN
Learn more about the Haunted Hilltop here
6 Fears Hell’s Bar Dam
In this horrifying attraction, you can participate in a paranormal adventure or a haunted house thrill – referred to as one of the most haunted sites in the country! There are five distinct scare experiences to see here, so be sure to check this one out if you love a good scare.
When? End of September through the beginning of November
Location: 1265 Hales Bar Rd, Guild, TN
Learn more about 6 Fears Hell’s Bar Dam here
There are many other scare attractions in the area, here are just a couple more:
Post Mortem Haunted Trail – this trail is located just up the road from Chattanooga and is worth the short drive. It is a fundraiser event that is 25 minutes long and is very highly rated. The minimum recommended age for this extreme haunt attraction is 14 due to the intensity of this attraction, and their website states you will NOT be touched.
The Scream Chamber – another short drive from Chattanooga will take you to Athens, TN, where the Scream Chamber awaits. This haunted attraction is for those 12 and up and they also offer overnight investigations, where you can go behind the scenes of this scary mansion and look for the ghosts of the original owners.
Around Halloween you can also find a haunted hayride and haunted corn mazes in the area. See our Guide to Halloween in Chattanooga for more info on these along with apple orchards, pumpkin patches, deliverance escape rooms, and plenty of festive fun and Halloween events for the entire family.
Ghost Tours in Chattanooga
A ghost tour is a guided walk through a city or location that is believed to be haunted. Participants in a ghost tour can expect to hear stories about ghosts, hauntings, and other paranormal activity. Many ghost tours also include visits to haunted locations, such as abandoned buildings or cemeteries for a change at ghostly sightings.
Downtown Chattanooga, with its ideal location on the Tennessee river, has a rich history of haunted places, so it’s no wonder they have such wonderful haunted walking tours, and it’s one of the best haunted cities in the South.
Chattanooga Ghost Tours
Take a walking ghost tour of Chattanooga’s downtown area with the TripAdvisor-voted best 10 in the United States! Visit locations where documented hauntings have occurred on the Murder and Mayhem Haunted History Tour, or go on the UTC/Cemetary Ghost Tour, which includes ghost hunting with sophisticated equipment with their paranormal investigation packages.
When? Nightly tours available – book early!
Location: 57 E 5th St, Chattanooga TN (company address, tours may not leave from this location, visit website to learn more)
Learn more and book a tour here
True Crime Chattanooga Walking Tour
Discover the dark side of Chattanooga’s 150 years of crime, murder, suicide, unintentional death, and inexplicable events. This is a 90-minute city walking tour organized by the Chattanooga Historical Society.
When? Call to arrange a tour
Location: Tours leave from 110 E. 7th St in Chattanooga
Learn more about True Crime Tours here
ChattaBOOga Ghost Tours
This 90-minute ghost tour of Chattanooga is pet and family friendly. This is a wonderful trip for young children who enjoy tales of frightening events. If your youngsters are easily frightened, I’d recommend another nightime activity. For those 21 and older, there’s also a Ghost and Booze Tour!
When? Nightly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Location: Tours leave from the corner of 700 Cherry Street, Chattanooga
Learn more about ChattaBOOga Ghost Tours here
Other Great Ghost Tours in Chattanooga:
Cursed in Chattanooga Haunted Walking Tour, an adults-only walking tour through the city.
Haunted Cemetery Tour, a 90-minute tour of a haunted cemetery.
Haunted Pub Crawl – visit haunted pubs and grab some drinks on this unique tour!
Family Friendly Ghost Tour – take a tour the whole family can enjoy with this one.
Final Thoughts about Ghost Walks and Haunted Houses in Chattanooga
If you’re looking for a good scare, Chattanooga is the place to be! With so many haunted houses and ghost tours to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a nighttime tour or want to explore some of the city’s dark history, Chattanooga has it all. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and explore!
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