If you’re a fan of scary stories, then you need to pull up a seat. Tennessee has been around for a good long time, which means we’ve had the opportunity to scare up some ghosts (see what we did there?). From the farthest reaches of the once war torn Franklin, to our capitol building, we’ve got exactly what you’ve been looking for. Curious? Take a peek! Here are some of the most haunted places in Nashville.
11. Carnton Plantation - Franklin
The site of the bloody battle of Franklin, Carnton has the largest Confederate graveyard of any in the United States. One that is haunted by wandering soldiers, unaware the war is over. It is also said that a young girl haunts the house kitchen.
10. Carter House - Franklin
The property has strange poltergeist activity, in the most sweet and kind way a ghost can be. Some say it's of Tod Carter, who was shot and later died on the premises during the Battle of Franklin.
9. Gaylord Opryland Resort
The, "Black Lady" haunts the resort - terrifying as the name is, she dresses in a large black dress from the Antebellum period and is said to watch guests as they wander the property. Not our favorite kind of babysitter...
8. Isaac Franklin Plantation - Fairvue
Isaac Franklin was a slave trader back in the day, and a successful one at that. His terrible dealings in human trade has chained his former slaves to the plantation, where they are said to make appearances every once in awhile. Not a fan of that..
7. Pegram County Cemetery - Pegram
You need to read the WHOLE story on this one - it's the world going true "Poltergeist" on us all. With coffins pushing out of the ground and ghosts telling the humans how to get along in this here world, it's an eerie thing, for sure.
6. Ryman Auditorium
Haunted by the man in the balcony - some say they see a shadowy figure during rehearsals. Others however, swear that they see country legend Hank Williams Sr. wandering backstage.
5. Tennessee State Capitol
William Strickland and Samuel Morgan were constantly at odds with each other when they were alive, and their shouting and arguing is said to ring around the halls of the capitol to this day. Makes sense - they were buried on the property.
4. Tennessee State Prison
Once home to Tennessee's electric chair, the now abandoned structure is said to ring with the screams of prisoners, stuck behind these walls even in death. Eerie.
3. The Hermitage
Who else but Andrew Jackson would haunt the halls of the Hermitage? Visitors say they see a shadowy figure dressed in period clothing wandering the halls of the former president's home.
2. Two Rivers Mansion
No one really knows why Two Rivers is haunted. Apparently, as they say, there are lights turning on and off in the windows, ghostly footsteps, and freezing bouts of cold air.
1. Union Station Hotel
A jilted young woman is rumored to haunt the Union Station Hotel. She is said to have thrown herself on the tracks, forever chaining herself to the opulent downtown rest.
Have you been to any of these haunted places in Nashville? Leave your ghostly experiences below!