Are you looking for a great night out in Davidson, North Carolina? Do you love a good story, and maybe something on the spooky side that will send the blood bursting through your veins, making your hands shake and your arm hairs stand on end? Then the Davidson Ghost Walk is the perfect night out for you. It’s a live ghost movie mixed with the history of this charming Carolina town. The tours take place Friday and Saturday nights, leaving at 7PM from in front of the Soda Shop in downtown Davidson. You will then be led on a meandering 2-hour tour of town that is handicap accessible. Tours cost $10 for adults, $5 for children between the ages of 8 and 12, and free for anyone younger.
Your Davidson Ghost Walk Guide
Born and raised in Mecklenburg County, Virginia Grzech started the Davidson Ghost Walk as a way to make extra money, taking hundreds of people out on her popular tours for what was an immediately successful business. Having listened intently to the stories of the generations before, namely her mother and grandmother, Grzech is not only a collector of intrigue and mystery from throughout the area, but is also a wonderful storyteller. Playing off the area’s rich history and artfully mixing fact with fiction, you’re in for a treat if you can appreciate a well thought out story and a great performance.
Davidson History in Ghosts
As you walk down Main Street, through the Davidson College campus, the cemetery on North Main Street, and the village green, you will get a picture of the town’s founding and some of its most influential figures. You’ll learn about Davidson College history through a story of the famous ghost in its Chambers Hall, and about the Revolutionary War General William Lee Davidson, after whom the college and town are named. Peter Stuart Ney, the elusive North Carolina school teacher who claimed to be Francis Marshal Ney who fought under Napoleon, will probably pop into the Davidson College portion of the tour as well. Grzech dazzles her guests with the outlandish stories of some early 20th century murders that took place in the area, even one in which a body was dropped on the Davidson train platform!
If you appreciate the space where creativity and imagination meet hard facts, then you will love this Davidson Ghost Walk. Led by a truly talented and passionate woman who has been hearing and telling stories like this of the area for her whole life, you won’t be disappointed by the quality or excitement of this great night out. Grab some dinner beforehand at one of the area’s local restaurants and get the whole Davidson experience.
If you are planning a trip to the area, this free Davidson Vacation Guide is a helpful resource to start your planning. With a list of the area’s best places to see and things to do, you’ll love exploring this area, as well as one of the finest bed and breakfasts in the state, the Davidson Village Inn.
Jan 2018 Update: This tour is momentarily unavailable due to an injury suffered by the tour guide. For more information please click here.