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Haunted Knoxville

The City Where the Spirits NEVER Sleep!


About: Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is America’s Leading Historical, Investigations Based Ghost Tour. We pride ourselves with offering the community and tourists alike, a True, researched, and Educational Experience with a Dash of Chills.
We were founded in the winter of 2010 and our tours are based on information that our “Founder and Visionary”, J-Adam Smith, discovered while researching the Beautiful City of Knoxville.  He found that there were many intriguing stories that have been lost from the public eye.  A rich past that should not be forgotten.

J-Adam Smith felt that Knoxville needed a unique Ghost Tour. He recognized that there was rich history and a lack of historical Walking Tours in the City of Knoxville and felt the city was long overdue for one of the BEST walking tours in the Country.  Some of the Key points of interest on Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is the Fact that our Clients are going on an “Investigation” with trained paranormal investigators, to real Factual “Ground Zero’s” (Researched location of traumatic happenings) , and participants are given Tools used by REAL paranormal investigators (as seen on TV).  



"Now, imagine a city where you’ll find real, historical evidence of tragedy and unfinished business stretching back for centuries. Left in its wake, a cavalcade of paranormal “Ground Zeroes” at every turn, with an organization dedicated to exploring those stories, as well as the paranormal energy that they’ve left behind in new and exciting ways. That city is Knoxville, Tennessee and ..."

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What's Included!

Use of professional Ghost-Hunting equipment - YOU get to be the investigator!

Souvenir Ghost Hunter Lanyard

Guided by The Paranormal Historian,  J-Adam Smith (Film Star, Ghost Hunter, & Tour Director)


FREE ENTRY to Knoxville's TOP Live Music Venues:

Scruffy City Hall & Preservation Pub

Enjoy Live Music, Spirited Drinks & Roof Top Bars in Historic Downtown Knoxville TN



  • Market District Tour –  Join the Investigation Tour that put Knoxville on the Paranormal Map.  This tour visits ground zero locations including: where a famous 3 way homicide took place, where the dead were prepared, where the Children’s spirits are at play, and where a notorious fire occurred which claimed many.  (Be Daring, bring a child’s toy from the early 1800’s.)

OPTIONAL TOURS (By Special Request)

  • Bridge District Tour – One of Knoxville’s Oldest Tales is of a mysterious cursed light on Gay Street Bridge.  For centuries there have been rumors circulating Knoxville about this light, let us share how our research has uncovered the Facts, while also sharing some of the Darkest Facts of this side of town. (Be Daring, bring a bandana.)
  • Court District Tour – Spirits from the Elite and Powerful control this District.  Experience firsthand how some of the spirits show their divided loyalties, explore where there was once a Famed Confederate Jail, and visit the location where a once Famed soldier was believed to have been hung. Conclude the investigation at one of Knoxville’s most haunted buildings. (Be Daring, bring a walking cane, top hat, and newspaper.)
  • Old City District Tour – Explore what makes Old City so unique!  This tour visits Ground Zeros from the once disorderly Wild bar scene to the out of control riots of 1919.  Be aware you will stand where criminals were once hung.  This Tour brings together all that makes Knoxville mysterious.  (Be Daring, bring a deck of cards or a small empty whiskey bottle.)


What do we offer?

  • Discounts for groups 20 or Larger! (Non-peak Season)
  • Custom Event page for Signups (For Purchasing or RSVP)
  • Larger Group capabilities
  • Email, Social, and Web Promotions

Choose your Tour: Market District, Court District, Old City, & Gay St. Bridge

Please Be Aware, we get large quantities of RSVPs for the Halloween Season... If you want to have a special event this October, you MUST reserve ASAP!

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Corporate TOURS

Plenty of Reasons to Join
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
    with your Corporate Groups.


  • Opportunity to Incorporate:  Leadership workshops, Themes, Education, etc

  • History in a FUN Way:  Learn some of Knoxville's sometimes tragic, Often Mysterious Past, in a Fun and Unique way.

  • Team Building:  We have created a FUN way to bring your team together, in a Paranormal Way!  Our Investigation tour is designed to be interactive and offers plenty of opportunity for participants to communicate with others on the team.  Effective communication is the only way to Add Proof of Paranormal Happenings.  "How Haunted is Knoxville?"

  • SEE BELOW "Paranormal Adventure Challenge" for additional Corporate Group ideas.


This Activity is setup as a competition, Gain the most evidence and win the “Paranormal ADVENTURE Challenge”. 

To make this a more memorable night for your group, each team will have their own paranormal investigator to help conduct this Adventure. Your group will leave with a broader knowledge of Knoxville’s dangerous history while also learning the science behind paranormal investigation.  We amazingly bring History Alive with help of the paranormal.   

  • We will have 2 simultaneous adventures running with 2 famed Ghost Hunters. 
  • Each team will be given a crash course Ghost Hunting 101.
  • Equipment will be passed out to the participants and the Team roles will be created.

30-Day ADVANCE NOTIFICATION is required to operate this activity.

For more details contact us at: hauntedknoxville@gmail.com or CALL US 865-377-9677