TOURS AND EVENTS
Below are descriptions of our tours and events. However, we do update often, so please check our website and calendar frequently to keep posted on new and exciting events and tours!
Fridays at 5:00 pm, and
Saturdays at 5:30 pm
Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tours
Our .6 mile guided Grapes and Ghosts Wine Tour takes you to five different locations in Dahlonega’s square where you can sample our local wines while listening to stories about our town’s distinctive history and haunted tales from each stop.
On our first stop is our own Grapes and Ghosts Tasting Room. Meet the "Jake's Girls", who haunt our own establishment and enjoy some delicious wine from Georgia Winery, Georgia's oldest farm winery.
Our second stop is the Dahlonega Tasting Room. As the oldest tasting room in the square, you will experience its distinctive history, which leads to a few spine chilling paranormal accounts, all while sampling wines from Habersham Winery.
Our third stop is the beautifully renovated Dahlonega Square Hotel. The resident ghost is a hospitable, matronly woman who likes to make sure you are well taken care of.
Our last (and most favored) stop is Canvas and Cork, a wine tasting room that doubles as an art gallery and hotel. With its already inimitable ambience, Canvas and Cork holds a past well known to the locals as the Stanton Storehouse, which was built in 1884.
You must be 21 or older and have your I.D. with you at each stop. This is an indoor tour, and alcohol is not included in the ticket price. Please allow approximately two hours for the tour and, above all, have fun!
*Other locations may be substituted, based on availability.
Thursdays through Sundays at 8pm
Check our calendar for additional dates, holiday tours and closings.
Historic Ghost Tour
Our Historic Ghost Tour is a 1.5-mile guided tour of Dahlonega with approximately 15 stops, includes our historic Courthouse, the square’s popular café and most haunted restaurant, the Crimson Moon, other historic residences around the square, including the Vickery House, and stop at our town’s significant military university founded in 1873. In the Summer months, we also include a walk through Mount Hope Cemetery, which includes veterans from every war and Dahlonega’s most distinguished past citizens, and much more!
Included as part of the tour is a dive into the rich and fascinating history of Dahlonega, from it's origins in the 1800s when it was the tribal home of the Eastern Cherokee Nation, through the gold rush of 1829, the removal of the Cherokee, the Civil War years, and the fate of the town after the gold ran out. Learn about some of Dahlonega's more colorful residents, such as Maggie Meaders, Billy Miner, Colonel William Pierce Price Jr., and the notorious General Harrison W. Riley.
This tour is the result of countless hours of research and investigation, personal accounts from around our town, and even professional paranormal investigations performed by experts. Children are welcome (at your discretion). Please allow up to 2½ hours for this tour, so please join us for a haunting good time!
Every Friday and Saturday 8:30 pm from 2 April - 30 October
Boos and Brews Pub Crawl
Our Boos and Brews Pub Crawl takes you through Dahlonega’s captivating pubs and taverns. With a minimum of three to four stops, this guided tour gives you a relaxed and entertaining look into our some of our town’s most haunted and historic locations.
With our first stop, the Crimson Moon, you can experience what is not only Dahlonega’s premier music venue and restaurant, but also one of the town’s most actively haunted buildings.
Next on the tour, we will visit the Bourbon Street Café, a restaurant that is part of Dahlonega’s Hall House, built in 1881, and where you might even run into their resident ghost, Sara.
We then end the night at what has been dubbed, by Buzzfeed, as the number one Irish Pub in Georgia... Shenanigans. As the “Hottest pub” in town, Shenanigans welcomes you to a festive end to an eventful and entertaining night.
You must be 21 or older and have your I.D. with you at each stop. This is an indoor tour, and alcohol is not included in the ticket price. Please allow approximately two hours to enjoy this spirited crawl around Dahlonega!
*Other locations may be substituted, based on availability.
Dahlonega History Tour
Not into ghosts or only here for the day? No problem. Enjoy one of our daytime history walking tours.
Dahlonega is home to two residential areas of note, namely the historic, registered Hawkins Street and lovely, tree lined Park Street, as well as the Historic Square. Park Street features Seven Oaks, the home of Colonel William Pierce Price Jr., founder of the University of North Georgia.
This tour not only covers Dahlonega's unique history but features stories of the individuals and interesting characters who made our town what it is today.
This tour is approximately one hour to one and half hours in length.
Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 am
Dates and times vary.
See our online calendar for availability.
Paranormal Investigation Tour
Have you ever dreamed of being part of an actual paranormal investigation? Well here is your opportunity.
Dahlonega Walking Tours is teaming up with Dahlonega Paranormal Investigations to conduct real-life ghost hunting with hosts Hollie Abston and Scott Tolbert. You will have the opportunity to use and see in operation the equipment that these actual ghost hunters use. Hollie is head of the team as well as a local clairvoyant. Hollie has may years of involvement in the paranormal field. Hollie's uncanny psychic ability has been documented in the book, "Dahlonega Haunts", by Amy Blackmaar. Hollie and Scott are professional, and are passionate about providing a quality investigation, often going above and beyond the call of duty to help clients.
Locations are chosen by their authenticity and actual events that have occurred . Anything can happen during these investigations. This tour takes approximately three hours, but may vary, and tour size is very limited. Other restrictions may apply by location, and locations will vary. Tours will be announced on Facebook and added to our calendar as we schedule them. Make sure to check our calendar often.