Ghost Tours: Why You Should Walk On The Dark Side of History

What I Did On Our Paranormal-Focused Spring Break, Pt. 2

What I Learned

  • All ghost walks are fun.
  • I enjoy watching other people’s reactions, my family’s and those in the group. With the mix of desire to see “proof” of the other side and a morbid curiosity, people-watching can be quite entertaining.
  • Sometimes you can see a group mindset taking hold.
  • History speaks through the dead and the dead speak through their written and oral histories.
  • Exploring with multi-generations is a fun way to bond.
  • The paranormal is more accessible if you can be a detached observer. These tours are a good place to start indulging your curiosity.
  • If you allow yourself, you can see how the logical/visible world starts to mingle with the paranormal/invisible world at dusk. Anything is possible.
  • You have to be an open and/or fun person to go on one of these tours.
  • Only death is final. Have a little fun while you’re alive.

What to Expect

If you’ve never done a ghost walk or a ghost tour, I suggest you give it a try. It’s a great way to get a feel for the area and immerse yourself in some local lore. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love these tours. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you’ll appreciate how the famous prior occupants in town lived and died.

Find One Near You

A good place to start your search is Groupon. You can usually get a discount and links to other cool things to do and places to visit nearby.

(This Groupon link is an affiliate link. Thank you for helping me fund special giveaways for clients & readers with the referral fee from your purchase.)

Not so scary

If you’re fearful, don’t be. Most cemeteries are private property and do NOT allow visitors in after night falls. So no matter how scary the operator claims the night will be, if you’re not surrounded by actual graves or elbow-to-elbow with some rowdy ghosts, most likely you’re in for a night of entertainment.


Whether you see a ghost or not, a ghost tour is a great way to get to know the town you’re in. You get some a tour of the area by a local, some local history, some architecture, some local gossip, some exercise, and some entertainment. For less than $20, I think booking one is a no-brainer.

My personal referrals

We try to schedule ghost walks whenever we travel. Usually these events happen during the weekend. I can say that these two North Carolina tours are not to be missed.

The Beaches of NC:

If you’re the Southport or Oak Island, NC, check out the Old South Tour Company. We do this walk every time we visit.

If you’re near Beaufort or Morehead City, you’ll want to check out Port City Tours. You’ll learn about Blackbeard’s many wives and the trouble he got to in town, and so much more.

Other posts in this series

In case you missed it, I took my family on a paranormal spring break. Here’s what we did so you can plan your own fun.

Lurking Figure in Photo from a Similar Investigation



My First Paranormal Investigation in a Library

What happens when you plan your family vacation with input from the divine?


Please like & share: