Haunted Places in Gatlinburg, Tennessee



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    Mysterious Mansion

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    The mystery of the Mansion involves a sobbing spirit. Locals tell the tale of a 7-year-old girl who died when she fell off the balcony into a creek below. Her ghost is said to appear around the anniversary of her death, crying and pointing up to the spot from which ...


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    Rocky River Motel

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    We have lived at this motel for three weeks. In that time, we have had two incidents where there was a clear and loud knock at the door, but when we opened it there is no one anywhere in sight. Our wall clock sometimes runs backwards. My girlfriend clearly saw ...


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    Rocky Top Village Inn

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    A multiple murder that occurred a couple decades ago is the source for this building's haunting, locals say. So the harrowing story goes, the back office was the site where two workers were brutally killed for a reason still unknown. Witnesses have heard the screams of the victims and seen ...


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    Garden Plaza Hotel - Holiday Inn Sunspree

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    This hotel building has more than its share of haunts. A man is said to have committed suicide in Room 471, and a reflection of his ghost is said to be seen in the nearby windows, walking around the pool at night. A Boy Scout troop leader is said to ...


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    Cabin On Roaring Fork

    Gatlinburg, Tennessee

    This cabin is over 200 years old. The cabin seems to be occupied by the ghost of a woman. The website address is: CabinOnRoaringFork.com The number of paranormal events are too numerous to mention, but here are a couple: One family decided to go by a fast food restaurant to get ...


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    Family Inn

    Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

    5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Folks say a shadowy form watches over you at this inn. The ghost is said to belong to an elderly woman who was killed here while she was working late.


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    Little Greenbrier Lodge Bed and Breakfast

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    7.6 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    According to the locals, the friendly ghost of Margretta Craig haunts this 1939 bed-and-breakfast. The room where she is most often seen is dedicated to her, and the owners display photographs of her in her room. The ghost is said to do nice things like close the door behind you.


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    LeConte Lodge

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    8.8 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    In the early hours of morning, guests staying the lodge have reported awakening to see a young girl standing at the foot of their beds, who disappears when she is seen. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wheatland Plantation

    Sevierville, Tennessee

    16.6 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Wheatland Plantation, located off of Boyd's Creek Highway in Sevierville, is an 1820 Federal Style home that was constructed around a large geode by a Freemason. The property has seen more than 70 murders and deaths within its walls, while the grounds bore witness to battles of both the ...


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    Thomas Divide Overlook

    Cherokee, North Carolina

    19.9 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Night-time visitors to this overlook area off the Blue Ridge Parkway (near mile marker 464) often claim to see strange, glowing lights in the sky. No one has yet been able to definitively explain the source or reason for these lights.


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    Tennessee Mountain Inn - Econo Lodge

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    22.7 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Once the Tennessee Mountain Inn but now reported to be an EconoLodge, this place is the home of a ghostly little girl. She has been seen on the balcony or in the hallways by guests and employees alike, and they say she is very sweet and friendly. Who she is ...


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    Newport Memorial Building

    Newport, Tennessee

    24.9 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    In 1971 there was a plane crash on a mountain in Parotsville Tennessee. Limbs were scattered everywhere and no survivors were ever found. While waiting for the bodies to be identified they were housed in the Cocke County Memorial Building. Among the bodies were many small children. Many ...


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    Millenium Manor House

    Alcoa, Tennessee

    25.9 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The manor was built during the early 20th century, and the owner and his wife believed that as long as they worked on the property, they would never die. They eventually passed away, but many believe that their spirits still linger on the property. People have reported hearing disembodied footsteps ...


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    Glenmore Mansion

    Jefferson City, Tennessee

    28.6 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Before the death of local historian Thomas Roach, he remarked that if a ghost was sighted at the mansion, it might just be of him. Ever since, visitors have noted a friendly presence and a misty apparition on the lower floor of the mansion. People have also reported sighting a ...


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    Balsam Mountain Inn

    Sylva, North Carolina

    31 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    This early-1900s inn has two haunted rooms: 205 and 207. There are logs in the room where guests can write about anything strange that occurs during their stay. Folks have reported footsteps, jiggling doorknobs, unexplained noises, and other sounds of someone making a racket in the hallway.


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    Western Carolina University - The Moore Building

    Cullowhee, North Carolina

    33.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    As rumor has it, in the mid-1960s a student was murdered after she refused a man's amorous advances. She now is said to haunt the third floor, crying, screaming and pacing. The man was caught and served a few years in a mental hospital, but then was released. He passed ...


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    Baker Peters Mansion

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    34.8 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The mansion, now Baker Peters Jazz Club, is said to be haunted by Abner Baker, a former resident of the 1840 building. The mansion was inhabited by Dr. Baker's family and several wounded Confederate soldiers whom he was helping during the Civil War. When the Union learned Dr. Baker was ...


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    Bethesda Church and Cemetery

    Morristown, Tennessee

    40.2 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The apparitions of restless Confederate soldiers are seen inside and outside the church building. They are aggressive towards visitors to the cemetery. The apparition of a weeping woman has been seen on the far side of the cemetery. Her cries are often heard late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Alexander Inn

    Oak Ridge, Tennessee

    46.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Although this 1943 inn is now closed and set to be turned into a senior living facility, it was rumored to be haunted. Folks said footsteps could be heard walking up the stairs and blood could be seen on the hotel walls. From the outside, an apparition has been seen ...


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    General Morgan Inn

    Greeneville, Tennessee

    49.1 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    This historic hotel is said to be haunted by a ghost named Green Room Grace. Grace was a waitress at the hotel long ago, and she is said to be playful and fun. She loves spoons, and has been known to snatch them from The Green Room, the hotel's restaurant, ...


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    Church of the Redeemer

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    51.9 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Church of the Redeemer, built in 1888 with two Tiffany windows, was originally the family chapel for a nearby mansion. The mansion has since burned down. According to witnesses, a female apparition has been spotted coming down the stairs of the sloped cemetery in back. She then crosses Riverside Drive ...


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    Pond Road

    Asheville, North Carolina

    52.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The locals may tell you that Pond Road has a ghost dog, seen near the quarry. First, you hear the phantom black hound howl, and then he appears, trotting. Next he starts to run, leaps, and disappears.


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    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    52.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Isis Restaurant and Music Hall, formerly Pastabilities Restaurant, is housed in the historic 1930s Isis Theater. One of the ghosts here is Susie, a former owner's little girl who passed away. One time, a restaurant patron's young daughter was having a lively chat with someone unseen, and when asked whom ...


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    Fletcher School of Dance

    Woodfin, North Carolina

    52.7 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Fletcher School of Dance is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures who moved construction workers' tools during a renovation and made odd sounds throughout the building.


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    Riverside Cemetery

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Riverside Cemetery has more than 13,000 graves, including authors Thomas Wolfe and William Sydney Porter (O. Henry) and influential politician Zebulon Baird Vance. Witnesses have heard gunfire and seen a phantom Confederate army marching here, perhaps toward the site of the 1865 Battle of Asheville, fought a mile away on ...


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    Highland Hospital Site

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    A mental asylum used to stand on these grounds, but in 1948, a fire destroyed the property; nine died including the former wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda. It is believed that the casualties could have been zero, but the patients were drugged and locked in their rooms awaiting further ...


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    Inn on Main Street

    Weaverville, North Carolina

    53.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The Inn on Main Street is rumored to be haunted. Doors have been heard opening and closing on their own, pictures have been heard falling off walls, although the fallen pictures were never found.


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    Asheville Seasons Bed and Breakfast

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Grace is the ghost who haunts this early-20th-century establishment. She is the relative of a former resident here, and she is most active in her own room. Grace's dog has been seen here as well. Some guests have reported that Grace climbed into bed with them and hugged them.


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    Craven Street Bridge

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The ghost on the Craven Street Bridge is said to be a naked boy's apparition. Legend has it he drowned when he jumped off the bridge to take a swim in the river below.


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    Beaver Lake

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Beaver Lake is home to the spirit of a young man who drowned here in the 1970s, according to local lore. His ghost is seen on the lakeshore. A female apparition also has been spotted standing on the dam and looking down into the water. She is thought to be ...


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    Waneta Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    53.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    A 1920s unsolved murder along Waneta Street centered on two women who were beaten to death. The killer's apparition has been seen carrying the murder weapon, a sort of pipe or club.


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    Northside Grill and Bar

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.1 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Northside Grill and Bar, which reports say now operates as Appalachian Tavern, used to have apartments on the second floor where a tenant committed suicide. Now, folks say, patrons have reported uneasy vibes and at times have spotted a shadowy figure that walks across the room.


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    Scandals Nightclub

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.1 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Scandals Nightclub, which began in 1982, is a dance club for the LGBT community. It is haunted by an apparition of a Native American woman who is also blamed for unexplained lighting issues.


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    York House Inn

    Rabun Gap, Georgia

    54.1 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    York House Inn is Georgia's oldest continuously operating Inn, since 1896. All manner of living, births and deaths have taken place in the ensuing 120 years. It has been rumored by various employees that a Civil War soldier smokes cigars in one room and several children play in the Inn. ...


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    Basilica of St. Lawrence

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.2 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The Basilica of St. Lawrence is said to be haunted by architect Rafael Guastavino, who was buried there in 1908, and his wife and daughter. A priest who died in the building is also thought to reside here in spirit. Witnesses report cold spots, apparitions, orbs and lights and ...


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    Battery Park Hotel

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.2 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Although it was a hotel from the early- to mid-1900s, this building now has been renovated into apartments. Apparitions have been reported here; it is said that a man was murdered on the hotel premises and liked to materialize for the hotel employees.


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    Merrimon and Broadway

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.2 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    James Sneed and James Henry were convicted of stealing a horse and hanged at this crossing in 1835, although they claimed to be innocent. Now, the phantom sounds of horse hooves, a wagon, and a gallows trap-door are heard here.


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    Miles Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The 1901 Miles Building was a gentlemen's club originally, and is now used as an office building. In an office for the Mountain X-Press, according to reports, a ghostly arm in a white long-sleeve shirt appears reaching toward a desk, then vanishes. The sound of a squeaky desk chair is ...


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    Pritchard Park

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Pritchard Park is inside the triangle formed by Patton Avenue, College Street and lower Haywood Street. Ghostly Confederate soldiers are said to linger here, as this was a staging area during the Civil War. It also used to house the city's post office.


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    The Historic S & W Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.3 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The Historic S & W Building used to house Shotzy's Bar, where employees said a couple of ghosts hung out. A spectral girl appeared on the balcony, and a phantom waiter walked down the hall toward the kitchen. Coolers were known to open and close on their own as well. ...


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    First Presbyterian Church

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    First Presbyterian Church was built in 1841 but was burned in 1865, during the Civil War. The churce was rebuilt in its present Gothic style in 1884. Although author Thomas Wolfe's funeral was held here, it is not his spirit who walks the halls. She is called Black Abbey, an ...


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    Church Street

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Church Street is said to have been built overtop old churchyard graves, causing a restless spirit or two to appear. One is a nun, and the other is a woman in old-fashioned garb who seems to be looking for something.


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    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.4 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    1889 WhiteGate Inn and Cottage is said to be haunted by Marion Bridgette, or Miss B., the nurse who bought the house in 1928. Her room was what is now the Robert Frost Room. Floating orbs have been photographed, footsteps have been heard on the stairs, lights click off and ...


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    Thomas Wolfe Memorial

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Old Kentucky Home, the Thomas Wolfe Memorial, was the home of the renowned writer and featured in his autobiographical novel "Look Homeward, Angel." The place has a couple of spirits in residence: those of a woman and a man. The woman's apparition has been spotted in the dining room; the ...


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    Chicken Alley

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    Chicken Alley is a narrow lane named for the fact that chickens used to hang out there in the city's much younger days. It even has a chicken mural, painted by local artist Molly Must. Legend has it the alley is haunted by the ghost of Dr. Jamie Smith, in ...


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    Barley's Taproom and Pizzeria

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    In the area where Barley's now stands, a massacre took place in 1906 when Will Harris shot and killed five people, including two policemen, and then killed himself. To add to the eerieness, the town gallows once stood nearby as well. Folks say the taproom is home to several spirits ...


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    Jackson Building

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The 15-story Jackson Building is a tourist attraction and the first skyscraper in western North Carolina. It's ghostly inhabitant is said to be a man who committed suicide during the Depression. The man's face appears in one of the upper windows, and reports say there is a bulls-eye on the ...


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    Smith-McDowell House

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.5 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    The Smith-McDowell House, built in 1840, is said to be haunted by two little girls who died in the building, named Carrie and Sarah, as well as a specter called the Dark One, who is believed to be the spirit of a slave owner. Witnesses have captured photos of a ...


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    Asheville City Hall

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.6 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    One of the many men who committed suicide after the stock market crashed is said to still remain in the Asheville City Hall. The man's apparition wears old-fashioned clothes and has been spotted waiting in line at the snack bar. He isn't really noticed until he vanishes, frightening the employees ...


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    Grove Park Inn

    Asheville, North Carolina

    54.7 miles from Gatlinburg, TN

    At this 1913 inn, you may come across a ghostly lady in pink. She is the wife of renowned writer Fitzgerals, and is known to tickle guests' toes at night. She has been spotted by both guests and employees. Room 545 is said to be particularly haunted with slamming doors, ...


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