Asheville, Montford and Black Mountain's Only Interactive Ghost Tours
Adults ($20) • Youth, 6-15 ($13) • Children 6 and under (free)

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Haunted Montford Stroll

The Inn on Montford, where spirits are seen wandering about in the front yard, perhaps as a result of a terrible trolley accident in the early 1900's.

Our newest tour features the illustrious Montford neighborhood. Established in 1895, after the completion of George Vanderbilt's Biltmore Estate, this neighborhood is filled to the brim with spectacular Victorian mansions and sprawling estates. These homes were built for Asheville's wealthiest and most prominent citizens at the turn of the 19 th century. Our sidewalk tour follows the original Trolley track down Montford Avenue, with a stop in Montford Park, the site of at least two duels! At the end of Montford Avenue, we learn the history of Zillicoa Avenue, known as the most prestigious mental hospital in the South from 1908 until the 1980s. From mental institutions for the rich and famous to elaborately built homes for Asheville's elite, Montford's history is chocked full of secrets, unsolved murders, suicides, and quite possibly serial killer!

Meet the spirit of Mary Cooper, whose 1926 murder took API wire precedence over Charles Lindbergh's solo transatlantic flight, and remains unsolved to this day. Who is the famous pianist whose music can still be heard from her music room on Zillicoa Avenue? Learn details of the horrible fire that took the life of America's most well-known Jazz Age flappers, Zelda Fitzgerald.

Our tour meets at a park bench in Montford, at the scene of 2 murders in the early 1900's. The address is 263 Montford Avenue. This is located FIVE houses past Nine Mile Restaurant, heading north on Montford Avenue. It sits at the intersection of Montford and E Wanetta St. (From downtown or I240, you will go thru 2 red lights, heading north before reaching the corner store & Nine Mile Restaurant). For parking, it is better to drive PAST the park bench and begin looking for curb side parking, to avoid the clutter of parking at Nine Mile. (Great Caribbean pasta restaurant, by the way!!) Google Directions

Susan Firer and Jim Hazard of Milwaukee, WI say: "How could we know this would be our favorite night in Asheville? Architecture, history, camaraderie, an incredibly informed guide,the supernatural at every corner. Really, a terrific way to see Asheville After Dark. We couldn't recommend it enough."
The Besimpki's of Boston, MA on Trip Advisor says: "My family and I went on a tour and had the best time! Even if you're not the biggest believer in paranormal activity, it was a great tour of the city that included lots of historical, and sometimes murderous, stories of Asheville's past."
Kim W. of Las Vegas, NV says: What made this tour stand out from the dozen or so other ghost tours we have enjoyed is that our guide Todd was not only an expert in his local history and architecture but he brought along equipment for us to use to "ghost hunt" ourselves. It was so much fun to see the instruments reacting while they were in your own hands!! Great stories and facts, beautiful city, and personable guide. Very worthwhile.
Asheville
We meet in lobby of ALOFT Hotel, downtown Asheville, 51 Biltmore Ave. Parking is available inside hotel (entrance on Biltmore in front of Aloft) - 1st hour FREE, 2+/hrs at $1.25/hr.
Montford
Just across I240, north of downtown Asheville. 267 Montford Ave. Go thru 2nd red light, past restaurant, see park bench on right at the bus stop.
Black Mountain
Heart of Downtown Black Mountain, 12 miles east of Asheville on I40. 122 Cherry St. We meet at the park bench in front of the Dark City Deli.