INVESTIGATE knoxville’s greatest haunts!

Real History | Real Hands-on | Real Investigations | REAL FUN!

Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours is a Hands-On Paranormal Adventure that gives the participant the opportunity to Investigate the Historic and Haunted side of Knoxville TN and Special Event Venues. The events include the use of Paranormal Investigation Tools and is Host by Famed Paranormal Historian and Master Teacher in the Paranormal Field, J-Adam Smith This Tour is not just your ordinary Ghost Tour it is TRULY an Adventure.

Tickets Range from $25 to $60 depending on the Event and the Location!


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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).  

UPCOMING Special Events

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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.)

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The “Historic Southern Railway Station” offers our participants complete access to investigate the Building which was built in 1903 and the Traincars. This site has connections with one of the most horrific Train Disasters in American History and was even used as a makeshift morgue during the train disaster. We have collected some of our most significant paranormal evidence at this site. (We are the only Organization granted access to Investigate the Historic Southern Railway Station)

This is a great way to Ghost Hunt and the best place to Ghost Hunt. Went last year and the activity we experienced was non stop in the trains, the depot and the basement of the train station were all off the charts. It must have something to do with the rocks used on railroads.
— Pamela Winder | Facebook comment

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In 1897, Knoxville had one of the Greatest Fires in the History of Tennessee. Many concerning facts were surrounding this Fire which left an imprint of Lore and Legend. Were more lives lost in this fire, was there cover-up by business organizations downtown or the City, and does the location have cause to be Haunted? Many who work in this Business location have experienced significant Haunted encounters… You may be the next to have an experience at Maple Hall. (This Event is the most extensive and includes full History presentation, Ghost hunting 101, and Investigation)


Girl scouts program

GHOST HUNTER TOUR designed for Girl Scouts ( Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador )

Dig into the science behind ghost hunting with a walking tour by Knoxville Ghost Tours AND earn a patch!

Scouts will learn Knoxville history, work as a team, investigate using a variety of equipment, and come to their own conclusions based on the evidence you find! This is a non-scary patch program!  Join in on a popular public tour (Friday and Saturday nights) or schedule your own private tour (for up to 30 people). 

Additional Patches are available for $5 each.

This activity is suggested for girls age 9 and up. Adult chaperons are required. 

Partnership with Girl Scouts of Southern Appalachians



PRivate tours available

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.)

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Haunted Trolley Excursions (seasonal)

Haunted Trolley Excursions explore haunted sites that have never been investigate public such as Civil War Hospital grounds, location where there was once a gallows, and the location where the dead were transported due to a tragic accident without exposing the locations.  This tour is a must for the Adventure seekers.

...the guests become the investigators, investigating Knoxville’s History and Ghostly happenings.
— HubPages

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