Tours by Dannehl in partnership with Leap Frog Tours

"History, Haunts and Legends of Haywood County"
Walking & Van Tours

 Downtown Waynesville, N.C.

Customer Reviews

Fun and Interesting Tour!

This was our first time in Waynesville and we thought we would try this tour to learn a little more about the area. While it only covers about 5 blocks of town, there were ample stories and the time flew by! Dannehl has researched important parts of the towns history and presents it in a casual way. She is able to cater the tour to your interests, whether you are more intrigued by history or if ghost stories are your thing. You won't be disappointed if you choose this tour! -Kyle

Great fun and information!

I have lived in Waynesville for several years and I learned new information. Dannehl really knows her history and legends and I could have walked and listened even longer. Be sure and do this tour when visiting Waynesville. It will make your vacation experience even more fun. -Teresa

Support this New Business!

We had a wonderful walking History, Haunts, and Legends Tour this evening with Dannehl!! Even though we've lived in Waynesville for 28 years, we still learned so much. We encourage others to support this new business and get out and enjoy our beautiful village after sunset!! — Rufus

Loved it!

We loved our tour tonight. Dannehl was so great at telling the stories of this area. We definitely recommend it! - Anna

Tours By Dannehl


Guided walking tours recounting the History of Haywood County and beautiful Waynesville, N.C., from the early days of the Cherokee natives and pioneers to the story of  the Home Guard and the last shots of the Civil War fired east of the Mississippi.  Hear about the rise of the railway, tourism, moonshine in the mountains, the Cataloochee Valley, and much more about historical Waynesville, N.C.  Although these tours are  not your typical ghost tours, there are many haunting stories to captivate the mind.


Listen to the haunting tales of the "Witch of J. Creek," James Moody, the abandoned hardware store , and the first man hung in Haywood County.  Hear reports of the ghosts of the courthouse and newspaper offices, the man in overalls seen at the old Toggery, the ghost of the Dix Cemetery,.... and how the fog of the mountains can drive a person absolutely crazy.


Hear the Legends of... Dave Mason, Henry Grooms, Bayless Henderson, the Devil's Courthouse, the giant known as  "Judaculla",  the "Boojum" of the Balsams and about all the Invisible Spirits of Cold Mountain.

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(828) 507-1421

16 S Main St, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786, United States

In front of the Town Municiple Building

Tour Times & Prices

Tour times vary.

Call Leap Frog tours to schedule  your tour at (828-507-1421) or book at

Walking Tours -$20.00 per person  Ages 7-11 $10.00.

 Ages 6 and Under Free

Van Tours - $35.00 per person (children under 8 $15.00)

Van Tours are currently not running.  We hope to have them back up by September!