NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — It’s the Halloween season and WKRN.com has you covered when it comes to exploring all things spooky in Tennessee with our special series Haunted Tennessee.
The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development has released its list of popular hauntings across the state. Here’s a closer look at what Middle Tennessee has to offer.
Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage
Not only is Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage one of the state’s most historic places, but it also has a history of hauntings. The home of the former President located just outside Nashville welcomes guests for tours, wine tastings, exhibits and other events. By day, visitors take a stroll through history and by night, tourists encounter mystery. The Hermitage offers ghost tours through the first week of November. You can find more information about the tours at this link.
The Thomas House Hotel
Though it’s located in a small rural Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee, the Thomas House Hotel is well-known in the paranormal world for its hauntings. While this time of year, more visitors are expected, the doors are open year-round for those brave enough to participate in overnight ghost hunts. The historic hotel was built in 1888 as one of the town’s mineral springs resorts and has 15 bedrooms. Learn more about the hotel’s offerings at this link.
The Historic Commodore Hotel
A Linden, Tennessee hotel scheduled for demolition was saved from the wrecking ball in 2007. The Commodore Hotel built in 1939 and steeped in history continues to welcome guests after needed repairs were done. This time of year, the reported encounters of a little girl that roams the hallway or can be seen in a chair lures ghost hunters.
And here’s a list of some other notable haunts around the state:
- Read House Hotel’s Room 311, Chattanooga
- Victorian Séance Experience at Mabry-Haven House, Knoxville
- Historic Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, Petros
- Jonesborough’s Cemetery Tour and Chester Inn & Museum, Jonesborough
- Orpheum Theatre, Memphis
- Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh