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Queen City Ghosts: Charlotte’s Most Haunted Tour

Want to uncover the dark secrets hidden beneath the charming veneer of the city of Charlotte in North Carolina? Join Queen City Ghosts on a ghost tour through Charlotte’s tumultuous past, where every corner holds a spooky surprise, and every ghost has a story to tell.

Walk the haunted streets on our Charlotte ghost tour as we peel back the layers of the city’s storied past and discover why a once bustling gold rush town now harbors restless spirits that have refused to stay buried.

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Queen City Ghosts: Charlotte's Most Haunted Tour

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to uncover Queen City’s dark past and walk on the ground where a cold-blooded killer responsible for strangling innocent women to death once unleashed terror. Our professional tour guides will share true, authentic, spine-tingling stories from those who have had spooky encounters here in the past. If you want to experience more of the city’s sordid history of violence and tragic tales, our Bonus Extended Tour offers even more fright and thrills as we explore more haunted locations with terrifying trails of eerie encounters and spooky events.

Meeting Location: The Dunhill Hotel, 237 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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We loved it! Very informational.

stacy ellis

Five Stars

The tour was informative and fun. We had a great time walking around the city to the various haunted locations. Highly recommend.

Blake Corrao

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Interesting & informative discussion on a city not well known for ghosts or grizzly deeds.

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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

Carolina Theatre

Discover the enduring legacy of the historic Carolina Theatre, a 2,200-seat vaudeville theater that opened in 1927, where Fred, the resident ghost, adds an intriguing layer to its rich history. With his playful and mischievous antics, Fred ensures that the theater remains a hotspot for both entertainment enthusiasts and curious thrill seekers as well.

Founders Hall

Located in the heart of Charlotte's city center, the historic Founders Hall, revered as a premier event space for Bank of America's corporate functions, holds a dark secret: the ghostly apparition of Louise, whose tragic story dates back to the city's early medical practices. Reports of flickering lights and unexplained noises during events suggest that Louise's restless spirit continues to haunt the hall's corridors, adding a layer of intrigue to the building's prestigious ambiance.

Old Settlers Cemetery

Nestled right in the middle of the Queen City, the historic Old Settlers Cemetery was the first and oldest city-owned burial ground in Charlotte, with gravesites from as far back as 1776. As its name implies, it was created as the final resting place for the city’s early settlers, with the ghost of a mean-spirited prankster giving unsuspecting visitors a good, spooky startle to this day.

The Hauntings of Charlotte

With a history steeped in tumultuous events and unspeakable tragedies, Charlotte’s checkered past has made it a haven for restless spirits and dejected souls from bygone eras. For over 200 years, booze, crime, and senseless violence have etched their dark marks into the very fabric of Charlotte’s storied streets, leaving a trail of real-life atrocities and terrifying tales of haunted buildings and spooky sites.

From the first American gold rush at the tail end of the 18th century to the turmoil of the American Revolution and the aftermath of the Civil War, the Queen City has been a stage for monumental events. The relentless passage of time has done little to dispel the eerie presence that haunts the Queen City.

As it evolved, so did its haunted reputation. From the ghostly firefighters of the old fire station to the spectral sextant trapped beneath the First Presbyterian Church and the mysterious Bootlegger House that offers a chilling glimpse into the city’s Prohibition-era secrets, almost everywhere you go in the haunted heart of Charlotte holds a spooky story, and each story is a gateway to the other side.


The Most Haunted Places in Charlotte, NC


Named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, even the city’s regal namesake doesn’t stop the city’s historic landmarks from being enveloped in darkness and irreverence when the sun goes down. At the historic Dunhill Hotel, guests often report ghostly apparitions and mysterious noises that keep them up at night.

The Bootlegger House, once a Prohibition-era hideout, now harbors the chilling presence of a shadowy figure in a raincoat. The Historic Latta Plantation hosts the restless spirits of former slaves and soldiers. Even the hallowed halls of Queens University are not spared, with the ghost of a forlorn student said to wander the campus at night, leaving a trail of whispered secrets and spectral sightings.

Don’t miss your chance to explore some of the most haunted locations in Charlotte and experience the thrill of a lifetime. Book a ghost tour with Queen City Ghosts tonight!

Reasons to Take the Charlotte Ghost Tour

You’re a history buff who wants to learn more about Charlotte’s disturbing past

You’ve learned about Charlotte’s role in the Gold Rush and the Civil War, but what about its grim, haunted history? Unbur ... y what’s been buried with a tour from Queen City Ghosts, and experience a different side of this southern city that’s not written out in the history books. Listen for the eerie, disembodied voice of a young girl at the historic McGlohon Theatre, or see if you can spot the terrifying apparition of Louise at the famously tormented Founders Hall. This hair-raising experience is sure to be remembered for years to come, making it a “must-do” during your visit to North Carolina.

You want to switch up your typical vacation routine

As interesting as museums, monuments, and other sites of historical significance can be, you’re missing out on an essential ... part of Charlotte’s culture if you choose to ignore its dark underbelly. Spice up your trip with a tour from Queen City Ghosts, and see why it’s impossible to truly experience Charlotte without learning about its dead, which continue to rule the city to this day. Many of them linger around famous locations including the First Presbyterian Church, the McGlohon Theatre, and the Bootlegger House…all of which is a fundamental piece in putting together the puzzle of Charlotte’s tormented, secretive past. Try something new and impress your travel group with immersive, chilling stories of Charlotte’s legendary ghosts and its famously haunted history.

You don’t believe in ghosts

If there’s one city that’s bound to prove the existence of ghosts to even the most staunch skeptics, it’s Charlotte. Fo ... llow us and prepare to be convinced after visiting haunted locations like the Old Settlers’ Cemetery, where the phantoms of long-dead Charlotte residents are said to roam throughout the tombstones late at night. Listen for the ghoulish, disembodied laugh of Devil Charlie, and see if you can feel the grim, dark energy that inexplicably hangs over this historic burial ground. And don’t worry; if that doesn’t sway you, there are plenty of other haunted Charlotte locations that certainly will.

You want to experience a spooky adventure with friends

It doesn’t have to be Halloween for you and your friends to want a good fright. Follow us on a curated one-hour ghost tour ... around downtown Charlotte and learn the stories behind some of the Queen City’s most famous, otherworldly residents…which are bound to send a shiver down your spine. Get the blood pumping by stopping at sites such as the historic McNinch House, which is said to be haunted by the spirit of its previous owner, Mattie McNinch. Although she passed away in the late 1970s, workers at the now McNinch House Restaurants have claimed Mattie’s ghostly phantom can be seen floating around the house or fussing in the kitchen…the eternal resident of this centuries-old home.

You’re a lover of the macabre

Ghouslish hauntings, mysterious orbs, sinister secrets from beyond the grave…if you’re a fanatic for all things macabre, ... Charlotte should be at the top of your “must-see” list. Charlotte loves to bury its dead, making it an ideal destination for lovers of chilling, real-life ghost stories. The Queen City boasts an impressive 186 graveyards — just one more than the city of New Orleans. Walk the harrowed ground of Charlotte’s many burial grounds and see for yourself why experts consider it to be one of the most haunted cities in the entire United States.

You’re tired of watching paranormal investigation shows on Netflix

If you’re a big fan of ghost-hunting shows, you’re probably familiar with apparitions, orbs, and other ways spirits appea ... r from beyond the grave. But don’t you want to come face-to-face with these long-dead ghosts yourself? Ditch your couch and slippers and join Queen City Ghosts on a chilling tour to some of Charlotte’s most haunted destinations, and create memories you’ll never forget—from beyond the screen of your TV set.

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