What better way to discover the hidden treasure of Knoxville, TN than to you go on a few guided tours led by people who know the area? Here are 4 Knoxville, TN tours you shouldn’t miss:
Knox Brew Tours
Did you know that drinking can get kind of expensive? Well, let me know rephrase – if you’ve come to a bar to drink more than two drinks, drinking can get kind of expensive. Taking a tour can give you the freedom to sample many different craft beers at different bars at a fraction of the price you would normally pay.
Knox Brew Tours is no exception. You’ll sample three 4 oz. beers at each location, totaling 12 beers for the tour altogether. Don’t worry – snacks and water will be provided so you won’t get too crazy. Also, don’t worry about driving because the tour guide has you covered.
Breweries you’ll visit:
- Blackhorse Pub & Brewery
- Hexagon Brewing Co.
- Last Days of Autumn Brewery
- Crafty Bastard Brewery
Knoxville Food Tours
Maybe you live in the Knoxville area and you would consider yourself a semi-professional foodie – meaning that you think you’ve been to just about all the great food spots Knoxville has to offer. Think again.
Paula Johnson opened the Knoxville Food Tours to show you all the little hole-in-the-wall restaurants you’ve been missing out on. The places you’ll go will vary so be sure to check in for availability. Each tour is a unique experience you won’t want to miss.
Knoxville Walking Tours
Knoxville’s rich history lives on in its preserved architecture and nature sites. Take a walking tour to discover the aspects of Knoxville history you didn’t learn in your high school social studies classes.
Knoxville Tours you can go on:
- The Civil War Tour – see where the city was divided.
- The Gunslingers Tour – see where “violent mayhem” once befell the streets of Knoxville
- The Early Years Tour – learn about the history of Knoxville’s settlement
- The Knoxville’s Musical History Tour – learn about how Knoxville became a city where many famous musicians got their start
- The Shadow Side Ghost Tour – see Knoxville’s “shadow side” where spirits are said to roam
- The Old Gray Cemetery Tour – check out the Old Gray Cemetery
- The Literary Heritage Tour – visit the scenes that inspired some of the most famous American authors
- The Holiday History Tour – listen to the real-life tales of Knoxville’s Christmases past
Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours
The ghost tours of Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tours are not mere storytelling sessions with visual aids like other walking tours. “Tour guides” equip you with ghost-hunting gear, so you can lead an investigation of your own in different settings.
If you’re tired of going to fake haunted houses for Halloween, think about celebrating with something a little more (allegedly) authentic. You can choose to take the general public tour or one of the three optional tours.
Market District Tour (General Public)
In this tour, you’ll see where a three-way homicide occurred, where the bodies were prepared and where the children’s spirits now reside. You’ll also see the setting of the fire that took their lives. Tour guides suggest you bring a child’s toy from the 1800s.
Bridge District Tour (Special Request)
Legend has it that there’s a light on Gay Street Bridge that’s been cursed. Where did the rumors come from? Is there any merit to them? Investigate for yourself. Tour guides suggest you bring a bandana to aid you in your quest to find the truth.
If you’re feeling really adventurous and brave, you can also check out the Court District Tour and the Old City District Tour, availably by special request. Going on one of these Knoxville tours will help give you a good feel for the area if you ever want to buy Knoxville real estate.