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Address: 22 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902-1404
Phone Number:
+1 865-377-9677
10:00 - 20:00
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Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours has been spooking customers...

Since 2010, Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours has been spooking customers during investigation-based ghost tours. These tours have been features in SyFy Channels "Ghost Hunters" magazine recognizing the extent of Knoxville's Historical and Haunting past. Deemed the "Hidden Gem of Haunted America", these excursions are personally led by owner J. Adam Smith, who has been featured as an expert on Paranormal Paparazzi and has investigated paranormal activity for over a decade, taking tour-goers on educational, researched journeys to local haunts on public or private tours that, depending on the tour, traverse graveyards, Gay Street Bridge, and an old Confederate jail. Participants may reach out and connect with the spirits who committed a three-way homicide or the ghosts of hanged men at the actual locations of paranormal activity. These tours take guests on investigations with trained paranormal professionals to locations known for their traumatic histories. Another reason HKGT have been receiving the Nations attention is due to the fact participants are given real professional paranormal investigation tools to help encourage paranormal evidence and encourage team building. Why join a regular old tour when you can go on an ADVENTURE? Let Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours be your destination for your next... Late Night Adventure...

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Fun tour where you become the paranormal investigator!

Mr Smith leads a fun 2.5ish hour tour where you learn something new about the history of Knoxville on every corner. The coolest part his he gives a crash course in paranormal... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Ali W
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Mr Smith leads a fun 2.5ish hour tour where you learn something new about the history of Knoxville on every corner. The coolest part his he gives a crash course in paranormal investigation and allows you to use his tools to become the investigator. This tour is fun and interesting for any age and Mr Smith's charisma and excitement kept... More 

Thank Ali W
Etowah, Tennessee
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We've been on many tours & theres no comparison. J-Adam Smith teaches u how & gets you involved hands on with real equipment. The Historical knowledge J shares will never let you see Knoxville the same again.

Thank Pamela W
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing!!! I can't wait to come back and do it again! Jay was wonderful! I would drive back to Tennessee just to take this tour again.

Thank Lynn S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Did this tour with a group of work friends. We all currently live in Knoxville. It was not like the other ghost/historical walking tours I had done in other cities it was more like a ghost investigation. J-Adam distributed ghost hunting equipment and gave a quick run down of how they worked then took us to the sites gave us... More 

Thank Brandie D
Clarkesville, Georgia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

Kudos to J Adam Smith for his paranormal and historical knowledge! I am a professional investigator and found this to be very educational and fun. He is very interactive with his guests and even the kiddos love it. A must do when in Knoxville. Time and $$ well spent.

4 Thank ZanaLynn
Zionsville, Indiana
2 reviews
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Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I am skeptical of supernatural activity. Jay was very very informative. He was very good in his explanation of the equipment that we used. His three "ground zero" locales to use our equipment were easy walking distance and historically significant to knoxville's history. The cemetery was the best part and even I witnessed some supernatural occurrences. Well worth the money... More 

4 Thank jengenprice
Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This ghost tour actually allows guests to interact with ghosts and track paranormal activity. Interesting history of Knoxville. Recommend it!

1 Thank sportygrandma
1 review
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Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Wonderfully eerie!! Great experience. My son was lucky enough to establish communication! Big thumbs up!! Can't wait to come again!

1 Thank Crystal L
Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

We had been promising our son (age 10) to take him on this tour for weeks, as he is really interested in ghosts and hauntings. We were not disappointed! J. was incredibly well-versed on area history and was able to share that information in an entertaining way that help everyone's attention. But the ghost investigations were the star point! The... More 

2 Thank Linda K
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Let me say WOW..! J was our guide... I have lived in the Knoxville area my entire life..This tour teaches you history that you may not know... J gave us the ghost hunter 101 class at the start of the tour... he stated 85% of the time they have activity of the paranormal kind during the tour... we had 100%... More 

2 Thank Jonathan S

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