Special to Iredell Free News

Have you ever wandered past the old Fourth Creek Burying Ground and seen the shadow of the unknown soldier buried there? Did you grow up hearing stories about the ghost of a young girl spotted over and over again dripping wet in the Vance Hotel?

Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a walking ghost tour full of old stories and legends from Statesville’s past. Step beyond the beauty of Statesville’s historic downtown and discover its true haunted history–where tales of spirits, scary creatures, mysterious deaths, and creepy alleys become real. Guided by The Sharpe House Historic Players, you will be enthralled on your journey into the spirit realm on select evenings throughout the fall.

The Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is expanding the Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours to one Saturday a month while continuing the popular October schedule. Tours will be held on July 24, August 28 and September 25, with October dates TBA. Two tours will be offered each evening at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. Each tour is limited to 20 people, and advance registration/tickets are required.

The tour is recommended for children ages 8 years and older. Some stops are not easily stroller/wheelchair accessible. Tours will sell out so get your tickets early.

Haunted Statesville Ghost Tours are provided by Downtown Statesville Development Corporation, The Historic Sharpe House, The Sharpe House Historic Players and the City of Statesville.


For additional information contact DSDC at 704-878-3436 or email: liz@downtownstatesvillenc.org.


Book your tickets at https://www.downtownstatesville.com/ghosttours

Tour Details

♦ Each tour takes about 60 to 75 minutes and begins promptly at the scheduled time. Ticket holders will receive information on starting location prior to tour.
♦ Advanced tickets/reservations are required.
♦ Each tour is limited to 20 people.
♦ Tickets must be paid for in advance.
♦ This is a guided walking tour covering a number of blocks throughout the downtown area.
♦ Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate to outdoor weather.
♦ No coolers or alcoholic beverages will be permitted.
♦ Guides will have flashlights; guests may bring small flashlights if they wish.
♦ In case of inclement weather, tour dates will be rescheduled.
♦ No refunds.

About Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC)

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to champion, promote and lead Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability, and vitality of downtown. Visit www.downtownstatesville.com for details.

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