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
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
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
We loved our tour tonight. Dannehl was so great at telling the stories of this area. We definitely recommend it! - Anna
History, Legends and Haunting Tales. Frequent visitor every year, and I had no idea what secrets Haywood County had along with the rich history. Dannehl brought it home by bringing you into her stories. Recommend to everyone of all ages. You won't believe what you hear. Thank you! - Kara and Corrine
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.