Tonight, get ready for a thrilling and haunted ride like no other.
WHAT WILL I SEE?
Superstition, Deadly Disasters, and War
Long before the colonials came and forts sprung up like weeds along the coast, Jacksonville was a region mired in superstition, ancient traditions, and medieval rituals. Old lands soaked up the myths of these ancient societies. Some of those tales, some of those tragedies, and much of the warfare of those indigenous people left stains on Jacksonville’s soul. This city was forged in horrors and calamity long before more savage terrors crossed the Atlantic and made it their home.
A dark and tragic history of hurricanes, fires, the Motion Picture Industry, and even mobsters tell the REAL stories of East Coast Hollywood. From forts defended with blood and grizzle, to winter resort areas populated by bootleggers and mobsters — Jacksonville has one of the nation’s most sordid and colorful pasts. Home to some of Florida’s most haunted locations, its history is filled with hellish bouts of Yellow Fever outbreak and its inhabitants were witnesses to bloody battles like The Spanish-American and Civil War that took their toll on the population time and time again.
The infamous background players included the likes of pirates, Presidents, mobsters, Hollywood powerhouses, and vengeful natives. Each and every one of them left behind a tale, along with a couple of ghosts — some their own, some their unwilling victims.
WHY IS JACKSONVILLE SO HAUNTED?
Uncover the Deadly History of Jacksonville
“The New City of the South,” has a 6000-year-old history of Human habitation — curses, plagues, the mutinies, killings, and even murders paint JAX’s rich and gruesome history. Even back then, when humankind made the leap from nomadic tribes to agricultural groupings, a beachfront property was highly valuable due to its commercial advantage.
A history that spans more than 6,000 years of human habitation — Location, location, location. Even back then, when humankind made the leap from nomadic tribes to agricultural groupings, a beachfront property was highly valuable. The area now known as Jacksonville and its equally iconic brother St. Augustine – just a stone’s throw away – are the US’ oldest habitable regions. Ancient places where complex societies, well-adapted to environmental conditions, made their home. Powerful chiefdoms battled and bled for this patch of land.
Come with us this evening as we dig through Jacksonville’s ancient past and unearth the seeds that birthed some of its modern monsters.
Jacksonville – Florida at its most decadent.
Something ghostly – something only our tour guides can show you in the dead of night in Jacksonville wants to make contact. The Jacksonville pier and its rows of bars, family-friendly entertainment, quaint little shops, and sand-packed beaches are full of ghosts. Jacksonville is a city like no other–one that draws in the crowds, the tourists, the ambitious go-getters. It is a city baked in the summer’s heat, brought to life by winter birds wanting a change and spirited by a sprawling commercial district. One of the 12 most populous cities in the US and the biggest one in the State, Jacksonville is full of triumphs and countless failures. Some of those are more tragic, more bloody, and more shameful than others.
Jacksonville is a city tempered by its rich past, built on the heartache of others, where the wraiths of pirates haunt the beaches searching for hidden booty, leaving their ghostly steps behind. Its haunting past is marked by a suicidal, or murdered, actress who haunts a theme park. Its home to multiple haunted, bone-chilling locations waiting for you to tear away the glamor and peer at what really lies beneath.
Encounter the Real Ghosts of Jacksonville
Journey tonight into the darkness of this city to witness the real Jacksonville. Hear the secrets behind its fame, and encounter the shades and ghosts it has fostered with the wickedness of its residents.
Rub elbows against fiends and specters such as Blackbeard’s ghost, poor drowned Todd, down on her luck actress Karla Rubinstein, and even a cursed other-worldly threat. Those are just a few of the creatures that wait in the shadows.
Learn the thrilling tales of a smuggler who tried to outsmart the city’s crime boss and his cement-footed end. Hear about the region’s founding on the sharp end of a conquistador’s sword and the curses laid on the land by native witch doctors wanting revenge. From wronged starlets looking for fame, but only finding death, to jilted lovers seeking vengeance, The River City’s history is brought with terrifying tales.
WHAT MAKES THIS JACKSONVILLE GHOST TOUR SO SPECIAL?
A Once-in-a-lifetime experience—An Adventure You’ll Cherish ‘Till The End.
The Jacksonville ghost tour is a bone-chilling thrill ride not for the faint at heart. It starts off looking into the horizon, just feet from the sand and its world-famous pier.
Come with our expert guides as we adventure down shadowed avenues, stand under neon lights, and attempt to photograph the unseen. As you hear tales of Jacksonville’s incredible history and off-beat chronology. Witness the former location of a sprawling native encampment, an invasion site for Spaniards, and even a bustling silver screen backlot that existed long before Hollywood came to be.
See a different, darker side of this sun-soaked destination.
Come with us as we travel across streets, parks, and peers of this river city as an expert narrator evokes stories that should have stayed dead. Tales of vengeful ghosts, fevered native curses, of blind ambitions. Each haunted stop has its own theme and has been heavily researched with all sightings of haunts documented. Get ready to feel the sinewy cold tingle of something brushing against your back and to get in touch with something from beyond the veil. This ghost tour is an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime experience you’ll recall until your dying day — or longer.
Be Part of A Growing Ghostly Community
Journey with us through Jacksonville’s haunted history — a past that scurries across its blood soaked veneer. Book this once-in-a-lifetime experience, and be part of a growing community of investigators of the afterlife — Of ghost hunters.
If you’d like to stroll down the haunted promenade of Jacksonville and see this beachside neighborhood in a frightening new light, book your tour with US Ghost Adventures today.
Experience the unexplained — many of our guests bear witness to the unknown. Become one of them tonight.