A tour with hours of fun family adventure including the history and wonder of the Cherokee valley - Unikau!
As one of the first English settlements on the western side of the Appalachian Mountains, our Erwin GhostWalk offers much in the way of insights into the lives of those first settlers who were brave enough to cross the mountains of North Carolina. Discover the difficulties and dangers faced by the pioneers and native cherokee in those early frontier days on this very spirited tour.
|Learn about the ghostly visitors of the J.F. Toney Memorial Library? Learn about one of the bloodiest Civil War battles in East Tennessee History. Who are the spirits which haunt the old Appalachian Hotel Site? Learn about the tragedy of the elephant dubbed "Murderous Mary" and billed as the largest land animal on Earth. Many wonder, does the spirit of an elephant still roam the Cherokee wilderness?|
Home to the Annual October "Apple Festival" Erwin in Unicoi County, Tennessee is full of spellbinding stories, folklore, and legend! Never before has it all been pulled together in a way that presents to our tour participants a new picture of where all of us mountain folk have come from and where we have been. Come and learn about the lives of those who have passed on, their triumphs, hardships, and heartaches in life - who may still be with us today... Haunting the very historic structures along our legendary tour route...
The J.F. Toney Memorial Library ~ Erwin, TN
|The "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk" is sure to educate, awe inspire, and amaze you and your friends or family! Join us as we stroll down one of Tennessee's most historic Main Streets while visiting its haunted landmarks! Learn about the Cherokee Indian occupation of the Valley Beautiful prior to the arrival of the first white settlers to East Tennessee. You'll also discover more about one of the lost battles of the Civil War as local family diaries reveal for us the nearly forgotten details of a battle nearly lost to time. Wait till you hear about the weather on the day of the battle!!!|
|We recommend you begin your "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk" experience with a guided tour of the Unicoi County Heritage Museum immediately to be followed by an indepth introduction to ghost hunting. Delivered at the covered pavillion of the National Fish Hatchery adjacent to the museum, dinner with your guide at the designated tour departure point follows just before the lantern-led tour of downtown Haunted and Historic downtown Erwin...|
Haunted Unicoi Heritage Museum
The Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk departs nightly with advance reservations from The Choo Choo Cafe located at 111 South Main Street in Erwin, Tennessee - zip 37650 for those with GPS locators. Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations and directions...
|January Through December|
Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
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As most check-in times at the majority of our accommodations providers is around 2 PM, our Erwin tour package is the perfect way to begin your visit. This day's package begins with a mid-afternoon pick-up between two and three o'clock with an adventure to a very haunted and historic turn of the century parlor home, built just after 1900. Featuring original architecture as well as beautiful antiques from all over the county, this ninety minute to two hour tour is exciting for children and adults. The initial tour is followed by a visit to an old railroad train museum which is then followed by a homemade style dinner at a very unique restaurant. Participants dine inside a former store dedicated to rail line employees, enjoying additional railroad memorabilia, a great atmosphere, and a vintage antique automobile gallery. Dinner here usually consists of healthy portions at very reasonable prices. Dinner with your guide is followed by one of our most fun family tours - the evening, lantern-led "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk", with the day concluding at approximately 10-11 PM. This itinerary is $160 for up to two people, or $181 for up to four with the group discount. Larger groups please call for rates. Securely reserve this day package online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) with additional questions and/or make reservations.
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance by way of Interstate 40 East and Interstate 81 North to The Choo Choo Cafe...
Directions to the "Haunted Historic Erwin GhostWalk"
From Highway US-441 take Highway 66 North for 8.47 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-40 East for 13.77 miles; Merge onto Interstate I-81 North toward the left toward Bristol, TN; Take Exit 57A onto Interstate I-26 East toward Johnson City for 28.69 miles; Take old Exit 37 for Highway TN-81, also called Highway TN-107 Erwin and Jonesborough turning left at the bottom of the off ramp; Go 0.42 miles and turn right onto North Main Avenue continuing on Main for 0.2 miles ending at The Choo Choo Cafe; Total Distance: 108.71 miles...
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The ARC - Alternate Realities Center is a member supported, not-for-profit organization founded in February of 1994 to study all manner of phenomena that are classified as "the fringe" by most branches of Science. Appalachian GhostWalks was created as a public awareness program of The ARC to reveal the wondrous and often haunting discoveries made at hundreds of Federal, State, and Local Historic Sites throughout our region. Thus, there is nothing false, fictitious, or made-up on any of our tours and vacations package productions - you'll always get REAL Tennessee and Virginia History and TRUE Smoky Mountain Ghost Stories! Through the indepth investigations - conducted before the first walk was ever presented at each location - and by way of the resulting tours which followed, the goal has always been to lend evidence in support of a belief to which so many of us cling. A faith suggestive that when our body stops working there is more which lies ahead for us all. We invite you to come and discover the amazing results of our investigations, in combination with the region's documented history - which actually verified our findings. Facts which will truly give you a spine-tingling feeling for who is haunting these locations and why they are here! Altogether, a positive reflection on the afterlife, appropriate for all ages, and proudly supporting Saint Jude's Children's Research Hospital.|