Friday, Oct. 27

Saturday, Oct. 28

Monday, Oct. 30

Haunted Eatonton’s ghost tours are an approximately 2-hour walk through the heart of historic and haunted Eatonton. Tours begin after dark, when the town’s otherworldly residents are said to come alive, wandering among one of Georgia’s most architecturally renowned and picturesque historic districts in Middle Georgia.

Haunted Eatonton weaves together local hauntings and history, as told by one of our generation’s greatest Southern [ghost] storytellers, Ann Hite. Ann is an award-winning Southern writer. She received the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year award for her debut novel, Ghosts on Black Mountain and was shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction. Since then, Ann has placed two more times in the Georgia Author of the Year competition; as a finalist in 2017 and with Honorable Mention in 2021. In 2023, Ann was a top-10 finalist for the Townsend Prize after publishing her latest novel, Haints on Black Mountain: A Haunted Short Story Collection that she crowdsourced from Facebook.

Haunted Locations

Panola Hall (1854). Haunted by Sylvia the Ghost, seen by residents.

Madison Ave, Eatonton (1900), Left – Blackwell House (c.1817) haunted by Ms. Fannie Lee Leverette, seen by investigators with the Southeastern Institute for Paranormal Research.

The Eatonton School (c. 1916). Haunted by Principal Dickey, smelled by residents.

Eatonton-Putnam Courthouse (c.1824).

Union Church cemetery (c.1880) haunted by two small children who played with investigators of the Southeastern Institute for Paranormal Research.

Slade Hall (c.1852) originally owned by Daniel Slade, teacher and merchant.

Abandoned Eatonton City Jail.

Bronson House (c.1910) originally the Eagle Tavern. Haunted by Mrs. Bronson, seen by caretakers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please check in at the front desk at Georgia Writers Museum (109 S. Jefferson Ave.)

We have your name on our registration list. We can check you in from the name you used to register.

At check-in you will receive:

  • 1 drink ticket per person (additional drinks may be purchased by cash or card)
  • 1 bracelet, identifying your ghost tour team by color

We will leave Georgia Writers Museum promptly at 6pm or 7:30pm (depending on your tour time).

At 6:00pm we will leave Georgia Writers Museum with our teams and volunteer tour guides.

From 6:30 – 8:00pm we will make 10 stops in historic downtown Eatonton. We will walk approximately 1 mile on sidewalks and relatively flat ground. Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Each stop will last 5 – 7 minutes.

Bars are available at two sites (Georgia Writers Museum & The Plaza Arts Center).

Restrooms are available at two sites (Georgia Writers Museum & The Plaza Arts Center).

We will return to GWM by 8:00pm. Anyone who would like to stay for a bit and discuss hauntings with friends or other groups, feel free to have another drink and chat awhile.

This is a rain-or-shine event. We will have ponchos available, but if the forecast predicts rain, please dress appropriately and bring any necessary rain gear.

We always say that you, as the parent / guardian, know your child best. This tour is intended to be spooky. We consider the tour PG-13 for frights (no inappropriate language or mature content), but have hosted children as young as 9 years old.

Each site has been thoroughly investigated by the Southeastern Institute of Paranormal Research. If you want to investigate during the tour, they suggest downloading the FREE App, Ghost Hunting Tools (for Apple or Android). Please remember to turn the sound off on the App, to not disturb others on the tour. If you think you see a ghost and want to take a photo, take at least three photos of the same space. Oftentimes ghosts are shy, and will not show up on the first photo. Don’t forget to turn off your flash! It spooks the ghosts.

Need Suggestions?

In Eatonton, we recommend:

Eat-A-Ton Cafe, Sandwiches & Salads
El Cazador, Mexican

There are many great restaurants on nearby, Lake Oconee.

Iron Fork Cafe, Southern
El Sitio, Mexican
Inaho Sushi & Steakhouse, Japanese
Mellow Mushroom, Pizza
Amici, Pizza
Filet, Steak and Seafood
da Corrado Ristorante, Italian

Inaho Sushi & Steakhouse


The Lodge on Lake Oconee, 9.1 miles


Holiday Inn Express, 17.6 miles

Hampton Inn, 18.5 miles


Tru by Hilton, 19.6 miles


The James Madison Inn, 22.4 miles

If you like Haunted Eatonton, you’ll probably enjoy Crime & Wine.

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.