Southeastern North Carolina is rich with history. What better way to spend a spooky evening in October than taking a ghost tour!
Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
This tour was voted “Top 5 Ghost Walks in America” by USA Today and is Wilmington’s #1 haunted attraction. Journey into the depths of old Wilmington on a 90-minute ghost walk tour to the city’s most actively haunted homes and burial grounds. Hear eerie tales of ghostly occurences, including actual encounters during recent tours.
Tours are rain or shine, March 1st – October 31st, nightly at 6:30pm & 8:30pm. $11-$13. (910) 794-1866. www.Hauntedwilmington.com
Beaufort Ghost Walk
The Beaufort Ghost Walk is Beaufort NC’s most famous tour. Winner of TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence. Travel through over 300 years of haunted history, taking a walk with your haunted guide, who shares their own story of betrayal, treachery, and tragedy from the Golden Age of Piracy, Colonial and Civil War eras, or the early 1900s. History is brought to life with stories, pictures on the Old Burial Grounds, and local legends.
Tours held nightly. Adults $15.95, children $5.95. (252) 772-9925. www.beaufort-ghost-walk
Ghosts of New Bern
Take a 1-hour family-friendly tour through New Bern’s historic district. Learn about the ghosts that haunt the homes and buildings along the route as well as paranormal investigations that have taken place. Stories detail aspects of the Revolutionary War and Civil Wars and the Yellow Fever epidemic. For those looking to extend their stay, get a room with a “boo.” The O’Callahans partnered with the haunted Harvey Mansion Historic Inn & Restaurant to offer a package that includes the ghost tour and a stay at the Inn.
Wednesday-Saturday, October 18-November 7, 7:30pm. Exception of October 27-28, 9pm. Adults $12, Children $6. (252) 571-4766. www.ghostsofnewbern.com
Southport Ghost Walk
Historically accurate ghost and town tales with a lot of good laughs and chills. Southport is a town with a magnificent feel, and the character and traditions of the historic waterfront and cemeteries make a walking tour a popular way for visitors to enjoy the town. Southport’s own Katie Compton-Boyd, the master storyteller provides a fascinating, haunting look at the local lore of Southport.
Year-round, Tuesday-Sunday, 8pm, or by reservation. Adults $10. Children $7. (910) 713-2072. southportghosttours.com