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Carolina History & Haunts Winston-Salem Historical Ghost Tour

Winston-Salem, United States

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


As one of the oldest communities in North Carolina, Winston-Salem has lots of haunted history. Hear the stories and legends behind Winston-Salem sights on this historical ghost tour—it’s not too scary, so it’s appropriate for all ages. As you follow your guide through the West End Historic District by candlelight, you learn about the original settlement, Revolutionary War history, and the occasional ghost story that make Winston-Salem one of the most-visited destinations in North Carolina.
  • Winston-Salem ghost and history walking tour
  • Follow your guide through the West End Historic District
  • Cover more than 300 years of Winston-Salem historical highlights
  • Tour by candlelight is a little eerie but not too spooky for kids
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What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Ghost Tour
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 848 W 5th St
    848 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101, USA

    Meet at the Rosenbacher House (The Board Babe cafe) at 848 W. 5th Street. We DO NOT meet inside the house. Meet in courtyard behind the house. Parking in front of house on 5th street (you would need to walk up the steps as we meet behind house) or use parking lot-access from 4 1/2 St. behind house.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Tour requires a minimum of 4 attendees to operate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Full of history and...
Grace_B, Jan 2023
Full of history and delivered in a fun, analytical way. Would love to hear more stories another day!
It was an informative tour
Clyde_A, Nov 2022
In the park under the tree, peaceful under the tree but I can almost sense something just beyond where the branches end.
Must attend this fun tour!
Caroline_W, Oct 2022
Topher was beyond amazing! Not only did he thoroughly know all the historic details of the tour but he told the stories with such a contagious energy! Would recommend a tour with him 10/10, best tour guide we've ever had
Great experience all around, recommend to anyone a d everyone!
Madison_S, Oct 2022
Topher was such a great storyteller! I'd recommend a tour with him 100%. My friends and I learned a lot of fascinating history and spooky tales about Winston-Salem. I'm looking forward to more tours with the company in other cities in North Carolina 😃
Randy_R, Aug 2022
Very entertaining and informative. The story telling was researched and the delivery was incredible. I can envision an additional tour being added the the Winston Salem area.
Great time
amyingels, Aug 2022
I have been on a dozen or so ghost tours such as this, and this one was one of my favorites. Highly recommend.
It was a great experience...
Tirzah_D, Jul 2022
It was a great experience the guide was nice and knew his stuff so well. I would go on another tour with him.
Great history tour
Kelley_B, Jun 2022
Such a great history lesson! Our tour guide even kept our four kids engaged. We loved to hear about how the town was formed and the spooky history that happened along the way.
Good tour and nice to learn more about the area
jessica_v, May 2022
Was entertaining and it’s mostly a history tour. no ghost jumping out at you :) but that if you are looking to learn about folk tales in the area i highly recommend much better than going to a movie.
Fun & Informative
Cindy_L, Apr 2022
Topher was an awesome guide and make the experience one to remember. There was an excellent blend of history and haunt that left us wanting to know more. I would recommend this to anyone visiting or moving to Winston-Salem and look forward to checking out Charlotte, Greensboro and Savanna in the future!
Loved it!
Tiffany_E, Mar 2022
Topher, our historian, sorry teller, and guide was so knowledgeable. We leaned some very interesting facts about Winston, NC, some spooky stories backed by history and saw some very neat houses from the late 1800’s. Definitely a history buff’s must do!
Best Tour Guide Ever!
Linda_G, Mar 2022
I’ve been on at least 5 historical ghost tours across the country. Topher was by far the best guide I’ve ever experienced. He was engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate about the town and the people who built it. He made the ghosts come alive. (Pun intended.)
Topher was very...
Barbara_M, Feb 2022
Topher was very knowledgeable and brought the history to life! We were not sure what to expect but had a great experience. It's appropriate for all aged.
We all had a great time!!
Birgit_R, Sep 2021
My 11 and 14 year old wanted to do this. I had never been on one of these tours and wasn’t sure what to expect. But we all had a great time learning the history behind the old houses and hearing the ghost stories. The guide was super throughout the entire tour and even hung around after to talk. Great night and plan on doing other tours they have in surrounding cities.
Phenomenal Ghost Tour
Rj_S, Aug 2021
Topher was an incredible tour guide. We had alot of fun and he was very knowledgeable when it came to the history with both Winston and Salem
It's all about the guide
Khalil_P, Aug 2021
Topher was obviously a well practiced and knowledgeable guide. He was prepared for questions, approachable and funny.
Long but entertaining
Amanda_S, Jul 2021
Our guide was fantastic and entertaining. A real story teller. I think we anticipated more walking but that’s ok. The only reason for 4 stars and not 5 was the duration. Over 2 hours was a bit of a push for us to just listen to stories. I think we were anticipating closer to 1.5 hours. Not a major issue, just unexpected. Otherwise I would absolutely recommend this tour! We learned so much!
Informative and interesting
Stephanie_J, Jul 2021
Topher did a wonderful job leading us through history and the ghost stories. It was very interesting. So glad we had this experience.
Fun, interesting and educational.
David_M, Jun 2021
Very interesting stories. We had a great time. Our host was knowledgeable and entertaining. An excellent way to Spend an evening.
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Amazing storyteller
Ruan_W, May 2021
The guide was so entertaining and knowledgeable about history. He was a fabulous storyteller. We will be coming back and we were able to talk some afterwards, and we were blown away by his vast knowledge.


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