Mysterious Mansion Tours
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In the kitschy Smokey Mountain town of Gatlinburg, the family-owned and operated Mysterious Mansion is a haunted dwelling that has delighted in frightening visitors year-round since 1980. The three-story Victorian mansion on River Road, a block from the entrance road to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, incorporates antique shop finds, fake bloody skulls, live actors, fog machines and strobe lights to catch visitors off-guard. Tours of the mansion are always self-guided and not recommended for very young children.
The labyrinthine interior includes secret passageways, creaking staircases and rooms of gore carefully curated by the descendants of the house’s original owners. Visitors rave about the frighteningly passionate live actors, but lament that the scares don’t last longer – tours take an average of 15 to 20 minutes.
Mysterious Mansion is (usually) open daily with hours varying by season. The home’s creaky doors generally swing open for business in the afternoon on weekdays, and in the morning on weekends – it stays scary until 9 or 10 p.m. Call (865)436-7007 for current operating hours. Tickets cost $13 for adults and $9 for children six and over, including taxes.
Photography is not permitted inside.
Address: 424 River Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738, USA
Hours: Vary by season
Admission: $13 for adults and $9 for children six and over
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Take the Gatlinburg Haunts tour for a guided look into the dark woody corners of this mountain town. Home to cannibals and family feuds that go back generations, and a healthy tradition of witchcraft. See where the ghosts of today and the past walk these streets, searching for the peace they were unable to find in this peculiar corner of Tennessee.
Taking safety measures
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Mysterious Mansion hours of operation?
Mysterious Mansion hours of operation: Vary by season. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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