Explore haunted spots on the Gulf Coast with these chilling ghost tours

Lifestyle Editor
Posted 10/19/23

If you enjoy getting a scare, there are many places where you can pay someone to spook you like the Graham Creek Nature Preserve's Haunted Trail or the Nightmare Chambers at OWA Parks & Resorts. …

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Explore haunted spots on the Gulf Coast with these chilling ghost tours


If you enjoy getting a scare, there are many places where you can pay someone to spook you like the Graham Creek Nature Preserve's Haunted Trail or the Nightmare Chambers at OWA Parks & Resorts. But if you are looking for a little supernatural scare, we have a list of ghost tours on the Gulf Coast that will send a shiver up your spine.


Fort Morgan Historical Site

Dating back to the early 1800s, Fort Morgan has stood as the guardian of Mobile Bay and was an active fort during the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II. Join the members of Second Sight Paranormal TV for an equipped ghost and paranormal investigation at what some say is one of Alabama's most haunted places for a three-hour adventure. Ghost hunting equipment will be provided but guests can bring their own including audio equipment and digital cameras.

The 2023 Fort Morgan After Dark Ghost Investigations & Historical Haunted Tour is a ticketed event. Two dates are available, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased at www.eventbrite.com.

Haunted Fairhope: Spirits & Cocktail Tour

If you enjoy a cocktail to calm your nerves after a spooky encounter, then the Taste of Fairhope's Spirits & Cocktails Tour is for you. On the tour, guests will dive deep into the haunted history of Fairhope, visit the historic Colony Cemetery and hear intriguing stories of Fairhope's ghostly past from the tour guide. The tour also includes themed drinks at each stop. The tour descriptions say to "prepare for an evening where history, hauntings and cocktails merge into one bewitching experience."

Haunted Fairhope: Spirits & Cocktail Tour is Friday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. This is a ticketed event. The tour lasts two hours, and guests must be aged 21 or older. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.tasteoffairhope.com.


Port City Ghost Tours

Mobile was founded in the early 1700s and is the oldest city in Alabama. Its history includes battles and has seen influence from the French, Spanish, British, Creole, Catholic, Greek and African settlers who have passed through over centuries. With a history that rich there must be ghosts and spirits bustling around town. Take a one-hour walking tour with stops at the Richards DAR House, Malaga Inn, Fort Conde Inn and other haunted locations.
Mobile Ghost Tours can be booked by visiting www.usghostadventures.com/mobile. Tours are offered nightly at 8 p.m. and tickets are $25.

Mobile's Original Ghost Tour

Load into a comfortable van for a tour around Mobile with stops at some of the most haunted locations in town. Mobile's Original Ghost Tours operates tours nightly leaving from the Mobile Welcome Center, or guests can be picked up from their Mobile hotel. Tickets are $20 and must be booked before 4 p.m., and each tour requires a minimum of two guests. For more information or to book a tour, visit www.mobilesoriginalghosttour.com.

Dark Secrets at Iron Hand

Secret History Tours offers a two-hour walking tour that takes guests through eerie corners of historic De Toni Square, one of Mobile's oldest neighborhoods. Hear the haunting tales about grisly disasters and more. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased in advance. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.secrethistorytours.com.

Bienville Bites

Bienville Bites Food Tours has four Halloween season tours on offer this month. Sips & Scares is a three-hour cocktail crawl that takes guests to experience some of Mobile's best cocktails and haunted landmarks. Bites and Frights is a four-hour tour that leads guests to some of Mobile's delicious food and bone-chilling history. If you prefer your hauntings during the day, then the Boo Brunch might be the tour for you. This three-hour tour is good for all ages and includes haunted stories and hauntingly delicious brunch foods. Last but certainly not least, Bienville Bites is offering a Halloween Trick or Trolley Tour Oct. 30 and Oct. 31. Ride the trolley and indulge in haunted cocktails, delicious bites and thrilling stories. For more information on Bienville Bites tours or to purchase tickets, visit www.bienvillebitesfoodtours.com.


Pensacola History & Hauntings

Much like Mobile, Pensacola is a very old city with a lot of history.

If you would like a fun and frightening way to learn more Pensacola, History and Hauntings will have a tour for you. This spooky season they have four tours on offer. If you enjoy freight early in the day, the Spirits of Seville Quarter Ghost Tour and Luncheon is perfect for you. Dine in one of Pensacola's oldest buildings and most haunted restaurants. The same location is the site of the After Dark Seville Quarter Ghosts, Murder, Mayhem and Mystery Tour and Dinner and Halloween Spooktacular Ghost Tour & Paranormal Investigation. The fourth tour on offer is at the Pensacola Lighthouse. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is said to be "one of America's most haunted lighthouses." Tour the site with some of the members of Second Sight Paranormal TV and learn the history as you hunt for ghosts. For more information on Pensacola History & Hauntings tour offerings or to purchase tickets, visit www.pensacolaghostevents.com.

Go Retro

Go Retro is a tour company that offers walking tours as well as tours in a vintage bus. The company has three spooky tours that are perfect for this season. Discover some of Pensacola's deepest and darkest secrets on the Ghosts and Graveyard guided bus tour. Visit the historic downtown district, Seville Quarter, Sanders Beach, North Hill and a cemetery. If you are up for a walk, then the Downtown Walking Ghost tour is for you. Lastly, if you want to investigate paranormal activity in a haunted home the Haunted Investigation tour is for you. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit www.goretro.us.