Prohibition, Underground Tunnels, Al Capone...
Gangsters, Murder, Moonshine, and Mayhem!!!
Johnson City was the hub of the "Appalachian Wing" of Al Capone's 1920s and 30s
bootlegging operation and regarded as one of the top 25 vice cities of the South!
|Who are the ghosts of the former John Sevier Hotel which is host to many tragic deaths and at least one suicide? Discover who walks the halls of Johnson City's own television station. Who are all the children of the past haunting Johnson City's downtown historic district and where did they come from? Learn about the local and regional area activities of one of the most famous yet notorious gangsters of all time.|
The Old John Sevier 'Hotel', tour stop occupied by Al Capone in the 1920s.
|The Little Chicago GhostWalk of downtown Johnson City brings you much in the way of early 20th century life with the history and origins of NASCAR, bootlegging, and moonshine running. Find out more about Johnson City's only mass murder and how the truth of this tragic affair, associated with the gangster period of the 1920s resurfaced due to the efforts of one particularly gifted psychic during our recent investigations in one downtown Johnson City building. You will even learn about the underground tunnels beneath the city streets and how they were used by Al Capone and his band of mercenaries while touring just one town within what he called the "Appalachian Wing" of his illegal whiskey dealing operations...|
|Newly revised and updated, you will also journey to new destinations as details of Johnson City's rich history and love affair with the train are revealed and find out why bank robbers would never attempt to rob banks in this town! Our tour of "Little Chicago" elaborates on Johnson City's history and haunted buildings where you might even spy the people of the past along with the ghost of Capone, or perhaps that of his many associates lurking in the historic Downtown area who just might be standing in the shadows and awaiting you! When it comes to our Johnson City Ghost Tour, we encourage all of our guests to be prepared for ANYTHING as you just never know what to expect. This tour is very well named as "Little Chicago" with very active open bars and a variety colorful clientele at every turn!!!|
Ghostly Face of Boy in Stairway
|This tour departs from Freiberg's German Restaurant located at 203 East Main Street in downtown where tour guests receive a 15% discount on their meal. Convenient parking can be found on the street, or in one of several parking lots just walking distance from the restaurant. Scientific investigations of the interior of buildings along this tour route include the John Sevier Center, Hands On! Museum, The Hamilton Bank Building, and many others! As always, the results of our ghost hunter investigations are available on DVD from your tour guide, or from our Store... RESERVE ONLINE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations...|
|January Through December|
Johnson City's Little Chicago GhostWalk
Energy / Difficulty Level - Low to Medium
Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for reservations.
|THE FULL DAY HAUNTED VACATION ITINERARY:|
|After a great breakfast and a relaxing morning massage for singles and couples at the hotel spa (optional), start your adventure into history with a tour of a haunted East Tennessee Historic Site and Museum. Your guide for the "Haunted Historic Tipton-Haynes GhostWalk" is a blood relative of the man who hand chopped the logs hewn for several buildings still present today! Learn the early history of Washington County from the Revolutionary period, before the time that Tennessee was a State, and continuing through to the time of the Civil War. Discover Native American history as touching a site where history and mystery live and thrive. Following this three to four hour non-stop adventure, you'll be whisked away to an unforgettable dining experience with authentic ethnic cuisine, great service, and a handsome package discount in a restaurant named after a charming, but historic silver mining town in Eastern Germany. Immediately following dinner begins an exciting evening of exploration into the prohibition era of Northeast Tennessee and Al Capone's own comings and goings in downtown Johnson City, formerly known as "Johnson's Depot", "Haynesville", and "The Village of Blue Plum" with the lantern-led "Haunted Historic Johnson City Little Chicago GhostWalk", concluding around 10-11 PM. Discover what you didn't know about a town everyone 'thought' they knew. Underground tunnels, murder, mayhem, and more intriguing details await you! Browse the full details of this and other tour packages as well as create your very own haunted vacation securely online by CLICKING HERE, or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) to speak with a reservations specialist.|
Use the following directions to Appalachian GhostWalks' "Johnson City Little Chicago GhostWalk" if driving from Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee just a short distance and well worth the drive via I-40 East and I-81 North.
Directions to the downtown Johnson City's "Little Chicago GhostWalk"
From Sevierville, start out going north on Forks of the River Pky/US-441/TN-71 toward W Main St/US-411/TN-35. Stay straight to go onto TN-66 N/Winfield Dunn Pky. Merge onto I-40 E toward Asheville for 13.8 miles. Merge onto I-81 N via EXIT 421 on the left toward Bristol. Merge onto I-26 East via EXIT 57A toward Johnson City for 14.4 miles. Then take the TN-91/Market St exit, EXIT 23 and turn right off the exit ramp onto E Market St for just 0.1 miles. Now turn slight left onto Buffalo St.Buffalo St a short distance - 0.05 miles then take the 1st left onto TN-91 N/E Main Street. End at Freiberg's German Restaurant at 203 East Main Street which will be on your left... located inside Johnson City's oldest haunted historic building, circa 1895!!! Total Miles: 93.83 miles. Estimated Time: 1 hour, 34 mins...
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These folks are excellent storytellers with a great combination of history and ghost stories. We received "AAA" treatment with personalized pickup/dropoff locations. Very convenient as we had no transportation. We took our tour in Dandridge and "kudos" to the guide for a great job! Very professional and we'll definitely do some of your other tours when back in area. We were VERY IMPRESSED - well worth the value, plus LOVE that you donate a portion to St Jude's!- Linda and the Dellinger Family
We were visiting from Minnesota and signed up for the Jonesborough GhostWalk! It was worth every penny. We had teens, children, seniors and a toddler along in our group and everyone was totally engaged in listening to the history and ghost stories our tour guide Michael treated us to. We enjoyed it so much we went back to Jonesborough the next day to see everything in the daylight! We would definitely take another tour the next time we are in TN to visit family and would even request Michael as our tour guide a second time. Thanks for a wonderfully spooky and enchanted evening on a Tennessee October night! - Stephanie Cline
Y'all were awesome! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for such a wonderful experience! - Meghan Vannoy
My entire family loved the Jonesborough GhostWalk we attended this past Saturday. It was by far, the best Haunted excursion I've ever been on. I've been recommending the tours to all of my friends. Thanks for the great time! - Sonya Breeding
My aunt, niece and a friend took the Dandridge GhostWalk. My aunt and I were skeptical but my niece insisted that we go. My aunt and I ended up having so much fun and were so glad we attended. Our tour guy was awesome and very informative. I highly recommend the tour for some family fun and excitement. - Debbie Solomon
Thank you for the great tour. Our group was big (family reunion), but I think everyone had a great time. It is all they talked about when we got home last night. - The Nickersons
I just wanted to send a note to say that our Appalachian Caverns and Jonesborough tours and were both very enjoyable and also extrememly educational. We would love to experience more of the tours you have and would really like to attend your Ghostology 101 Class.
- Shane and Sheila Marsh
We just wanted to thank you again for the very informative tour in (Dandridge. It was truly an experience we will not soon forget. We can't wait to take the next walk soon. You are AWESOME!!!! We have already been spreading the experience with friends and family. We hope to see you again in the NEAR future. God bless you and Appalachian GhostWalks, ALWAYS!! Satisfied customers Here! - The Bolens
I just wanted to thank you for this one of a kind experience. We had so much fun and it is still fun after the vacation as we keep looking over some of the awesome photos that we got while on the Dandridge GhostWalk. Can't wait to come back and do another tour! - Rob G.
My wife and I along with my two teenage Grandchildren went on the Johnson City (Little Chicago GhostWalk) tour. We found this tour to be most interesting. I will say... I was a skeptic, but I am not NOW. Wow, Thanks for the experience. - Winston Nixon
We really had a good time (on the Gatlinburg GhostWalk) and learned alot about the history of Gatlinburg and also about the more positive side of ghosts in general. We're trying to get a group together to come on one of the Bigfoot trips (the Cherokee Bigfoot Adventure Tour) later in the year. We've been telling family and friends about it (our tour) since we returned. Thanks again! - The Johnson Family, SC
Thank you so much for the tour on the Campus of East Tennessee State University. Not only was it informative and amazing, it was a great bonding time for our family. Stacey works magic with his stories and abilities to keep everyone entertained. We look forward to more tours. - The Carrier Family
I just wanted to tell you that we all really enjoyed the Abingdon GhostWalk. We would also like to do some of the other tours in the future! Michael was great!! Thanks so much!!!
- The Hopkins Family
We have taken other tours all across the country and recently took the Jonesborough Ghost Tour with Appalachian GhostWalks. Following the tour, our family unanimously agreed that this ghost and history tour was better than the haunted tour of the Queen Mary that we took in California!
- The Russell Family
We spent five days with you on vacation doing several of your tours. We just wanted to take a moment to express our appreciation for all your kindness and the wonderful work you are doing. This has been an experience we'll talk about for a long time to come. Hope to join you again soon!
- The Whitley Family
We had such a GREAT time on our Dandridge GhostWalk. We're still talking about how cool and interesting the tour was! Can't wait to do the Jonesborough GhostWalk on our next trip over during Thanksgiving weekend! - Cindy Thomas
I just wanted to email you ASAP to tell you how much we enjoyed the entire tour day in Greeneville. Not only did we all learn a lot, but we laughed a lot and it was really nice to meet someone with the same interests. - Jean Ramalho, NJ