The Haunted Pub Crawl

The Haunted Pub Crawl Prepare Yeself For A Journey Alike No Other! Hoist a pint or three in old Wilmington's most actively haunted pubs. Hear eerie tales that will both shiver ye timbers and make ye laugh so hard ye'll swab the deck.

Locally owned and operated 1999. A 2.5 hour Haunted Pub Crawl to Downtown Wilmington's most actively haunted pubs!

Operating as usual

The Ghost of Fort Fisher are probably very active this week.
01/19/2022

The Ghost of Fort Fisher are probably very active this week.

This week in history brought the fall of Fort Fisher, the Confederate fort just south of Kure Beach. It was the site of one of the bloody battles of the Civil War. It is said that visiting the area after nightfall unsettles the bravest of spirit-seekers . The ghost of Maj. Gen. William H.C. Whiting with his distinctive mustache and starred coat frequents the mounds he helped build, though soldiers have been heard and spotted, as well. It is said that the General lingers at the fort as he predicted the slaughter. His requests for support were ignored, and after three bloody days in January 1865, the fort fell. Wounded, Whiting was captured and held as a prisoner in New York for months before his death. His spirit longed to return home, and many years later his wife, Katherine, relented and relocated his bones to Oakdale Cemetery in Wilmington — which he may well also haunt — but his soul belongs to the fort and his men. Credit to Salt Magazine and Harry Taylor for the photo and Nan Graham for the commentary.

Happy New Years. Cheers!
01/01/2022

Happy New Years. Cheers!

Happy New Years. Cheers!

With our sense of the macabre and our dark humor, we love the Victorian tradition of dark and creepy Christmas greetings...
12/23/2021

With our sense of the macabre and our dark humor, we love the Victorian tradition of dark and creepy Christmas greetings. In the 19th century, before festive Christmas cards became the norm, Victorians loved darkly humorous and twisted holiday greetings. Some of the more popular subjects included evil Santa, devils, bugs and frogs, bloodthirsty snowmen and dead birds. Over the next few days we will be sharing some of our favorites.

With our sense of the macabre and our dark humor, we love the Victorian tradition of dark and creepy Christmas greetings. In the 19th century, before festive Christmas cards became the norm, Victorians loved darkly humorous and twisted holiday greetings. Some of the more popular subjects included evil Santa, devils, bugs and frogs, bloodthirsty snowmen and dead birds. Over the next few days we will be sharing some of our favorites.

Two men driving a small silver car stole our sign from the waterfront. Let us know if you have any information.
10/30/2021

Two men driving a small silver car stole our sign from the waterfront. Let us know if you have any information.

Two men driving a small silver car stole our sign from the waterfront. Let us know if you have any information.

This is not a ghost story, but we love the quirky history of Old Wilmington. This week in Wilmington in 1922, Topsy made...
10/12/2021

This is not a ghost story, but we love the quirky history of Old Wilmington.

This week in Wilmington in 1922, Topsy made quite a stir in her dash through the city. Topsy the elephant was fed some to***co by a visitor to the circus and went on a rampage through the streets of downtown. She was seen running through alleys and streets with part of a chicken coop and a garden gate around her neck.

One man ran out of his home screaming "Earthquake" from the shaking it caused to his home. In addition, fences, porches, and the interior of the Eureka Pressing Company (now the Dram Yard Restaurant at 2nd and Dock) all suffered damage before Topsy wound up deep in the swamp of Greenfield Lake.

She would have died there had it not been for the second legendary character: Officer Leon George. Officer George stayed with Topsy for many hours, calling her “Mumsey” and coaxing her out of the muck with apples and peanuts.

An exhausted Topsy was finally led back to the circus grounds. There she caught her second wind, escaped again, and dove into the Cape Fear River. This time it took two days for Officer George and his apples, peanuts, and calm demeanor to capture Topsy and help her safely back to her train car located where the Wilmington Railroad Museum is now.

As Topsy was led into the train she bowed to the cheering crowd, singling out Officer George with her gaze. Officer Leon “Tiger Hunter” George, as he was now called, who was openly weeping.

This is not a ghost story, but we love the quirky history of Old Wilmington.

This week in Wilmington in 1922, Topsy made quite a stir in her dash through the city. Topsy the elephant was fed some to***co by a visitor to the circus and went on a rampage through the streets of downtown. She was seen running through alleys and streets with part of a chicken coop and a garden gate around her neck.

One man ran out of his home screaming "Earthquake" from the shaking it caused to his home. In addition, fences, porches, and the interior of the Eureka Pressing Company (now the Dram Yard Restaurant at 2nd and Dock) all suffered damage before Topsy wound up deep in the swamp of Greenfield Lake.

She would have died there had it not been for the second legendary character: Officer Leon George. Officer George stayed with Topsy for many hours, calling her “Mumsey” and coaxing her out of the muck with apples and peanuts.

An exhausted Topsy was finally led back to the circus grounds. There she caught her second wind, escaped again, and dove into the Cape Fear River. This time it took two days for Officer George and his apples, peanuts, and calm demeanor to capture Topsy and help her safely back to her train car located where the Wilmington Railroad Museum is now.

As Topsy was led into the train she bowed to the cheering crowd, singling out Officer George with her gaze. Officer Leon “Tiger Hunter” George, as he was now called, who was openly weeping.

On this day in 1718, Stede "The Gentleman Pirate" Bonnet fought the Battle of Cape Fear just south of Wilmington. Blackb...
09/27/2021

On this day in 1718, Stede "The Gentleman Pirate" Bonnet fought the Battle of Cape Fear just south of Wilmington. Blackbeard's partner in crime was hanged in Charleston and, within a month, Blackbeard was killed in Ocracoke, thus ending the Golden Age of Piracy.

On this day in 1718, Stede "The Gentleman Pirate" Bonnet fought the Battle of Cape Fear just south of Wilmington. Blackbeard's partner in crime was hanged in Charleston and, within a month, Blackbeard was killed in Ocracoke, thus ending the Golden Age of Piracy.

On August 31st, 1888, the first victim of Jack the Ripper was found at 3.45 a.m.. The body of Mary Nichols  was found ly...
09/01/2021

On August 31st, 1888, the first victim of Jack the Ripper was found at 3.45 a.m.. The body of Mary Nichols was found lying next to a gateway in Buck's Row, just off Whitechapel Road.

The Wilmington connection to Jack the Ripper comes in the form of one James Maybrick who was a cotton merchant that frequently visited the Wilmington port from his office in Norfolk VA. Maybrick returned to England due to mental illness caused by an addiction to arsenic. He arrived prior to the White Chapel killings and was killed by his wife not long after the final victim was found. There are several reasons to consider him a suspect of the killings including his pocket watch that had a hidden inscription "I am Jack" and the initials of the five victims.

On August 31st, 1888, the first victim of Jack the Ripper was found at 3.45 a.m.. The body of Mary Nichols was found lying next to a gateway in Buck's Row, just off Whitechapel Road.

The Wilmington connection to Jack the Ripper comes in the form of one James Maybrick who was a cotton merchant that frequently visited the Wilmington port from his office in Norfolk VA. Maybrick returned to England due to mental illness caused by an addiction to arsenic. He arrived prior to the White Chapel killings and was killed by his wife not long after the final victim was found. There are several reasons to consider him a suspect of the killings including his pocket watch that had a hidden inscription "I am Jack" and the initials of the five victims.

The Black Cat Shoppe phone is out of order for the rest of the weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience.
08/14/2021

The Black Cat Shoppe phone is out of order for the rest of the weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The Black Cat Shoppe phone is out of order for the rest of the weekend. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you have been on a pub crawl with us or are about to go, have you seen this great pub crawl shirt? Get it at the Blac...
07/30/2021

If you have been on a pub crawl with us or are about to go, have you seen this great pub crawl shirt? Get it at the Black Cat Shoppe!

If you have been on a pub crawl with us or are about to go, have you seen this great pub crawl shirt? Get it at the Black Cat Shoppe!

07/12/2021

If you were hoping to join us on the Haunted Pub Crawl this Thursday, but when you last looked the Crawl was sold out, look again! Additional tickets have been added for this Thursday, July 15th! Tickets can be purchased at the Black Cat Shoppe, or online at hauntedwilmington.com. We expect these tickets to sell out as well. Waste not time pondering this decision...

What is the mysterious fog that rose up around one of our guides just as he began to tell the story of the paranormal ac...
07/07/2021

What is the mysterious fog that rose up around one of our guides just as he began to tell the story of the paranormal activity in this pub? Come out for the Haunted Pub Crawl and hear the story yourself! Get your ticket for this weekend!

What is the mysterious fog that rose up around one of our guides just as he began to tell the story of the paranormal activity in this pub? Come out for the Haunted Pub Crawl and hear the story yourself! Get your ticket for this weekend!

Today in history 240 years ago begins the week that Colonel Bloodworth began his historic revenge during the Revolutiona...
06/27/2021

Today in history 240 years ago begins the week that Colonel Bloodworth began his historic revenge during the Revolutionary war. After the British massacred a group of Patriots at Rouses Tavern, Bloodworth planned to take out an equal amount of British Soldiers. As the Red Coats lined up daily for their grog along Front St., he set himself up on the other side of the Cape Fear River and each day using his long rifle, revenged his friends. Due to his incredible accuracy, especially at such a long range, Bloodworth became know as the father of modern Snipers. One of those Red Coats may just haunt the downtown pub Cape Fear Beer and Wine. Join us for this story and others on the Haunted Pub Crawl.

Today in history 240 years ago begins the week that Colonel Bloodworth began his historic revenge during the Revolutionary war. After the British massacred a group of Patriots at Rouses Tavern, Bloodworth planned to take out an equal amount of British Soldiers. As the Red Coats lined up daily for their grog along Front St., he set himself up on the other side of the Cape Fear River and each day using his long rifle, revenged his friends. Due to his incredible accuracy, especially at such a long range, Bloodworth became know as the father of modern Snipers. One of those Red Coats may just haunt the downtown pub Cape Fear Beer and Wine. Join us for this story and others on the Haunted Pub Crawl.

And with that, the pub crawl is back!Thank you so much for a fantastic evening my friends!
05/07/2021

And with that, the pub crawl is back!
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening my friends!

And with that, the pub crawl is back!
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening my friends!

04/22/2021

Did you hear? They're back! Pub crawls begin May 5th. Are you ready? Get your tickets at www.hauntedwilmington.com

You have been waiting so patiently! Announcing opening day of the Haunted Pub Crawl. Drum roll please....Join us beginni...
04/14/2021

You have been waiting so patiently! Announcing opening day of the Haunted Pub Crawl. Drum roll please....Join us beginning May 5th! Tickets will go on sale this week so watch for our next announcement to get them first! Group size is limited.

You have been waiting so patiently! Announcing opening day of the Haunted Pub Crawl. Drum roll please....Join us beginning May 5th! Tickets will go on sale this week so watch for our next announcement to get them first! Group size is limited.

Coming soon! More information about our first pub crawls this year!
03/03/2021

Coming soon! More information about our first pub crawls this year!

Coming soon! More information about our first pub crawls this year!

02/27/2021

Coming back in Spring! The Haunted Pub Crawl will be returning! Watch for details soon!

10/26/2020

Just a reminder!

The Haunted Pub Crawl is NOT running due to Covid and we are unsure when the bars will be back open 100%.

The pubs may not be open but join us for one our ghost walks at 6:30 AND 8:30. Our 8:30 will complete at 10 and is not i...
06/09/2020
GHOST WALK AND HAUNTED PUB CRAWL OF OLD WILMINGTON

The pubs may not be open but join us for one our ghost walks at 6:30 AND 8:30. Our 8:30 will complete at 10 and is not impacted by the curfew. We have been so happy to be back with tours this week and the reviews have been terrific. Come on out and join us for chilling tales of the Wilmington's ghostly activity! Tickets available at www.hauntedwilmington.com

Journey into the depths of old Wilmington on a ghost walk or haunted pub crawl to the city's most haunted destinations.

It will be a little while longer before the pubs are open and we can go for a Haunted Pub Crawl with you. If you are rea...
05/19/2020

It will be a little while longer before the pubs are open and we can go for a Haunted Pub Crawl with you. If you are ready for some ghostly activity, our Ghost Walk starts up again this Friday. Social distancing and small groups. Get your tickets for the Ghost Walk at www.hauntedwilmington.com

We look forward to the future when we can go tell the haunted pub stories of Wilmington. Until then, enjoy this quick lo...
05/09/2020
Inside the Ten Bells haunted pub, Spitalfields | City Secrets | Time Out London

We look forward to the future when we can go tell the haunted pub stories of Wilmington. Until then, enjoy this quick look at the Ten Bells Pub in London, made famous as the place Jack the Ripper met a few of his victims. It seems those are not the only ghost in the pub.

Once called the Jack the Ripper, this Spitalfields pub can't get away from its gory former namesake. In 1996, the landlord claimed The Ten Bells had been tak...

The Black Cat Shoppe
04/09/2020

The Black Cat Shoppe

They say reading is one of the great national pastimes. It's the perfect way to spend a rainy or sunny afternoon. Not to make you self conscious, but I assume you are a reader as you are reading this. Either that or you only look at Facebook for the pictures. But if you are a reader, and you're looking for a couple of good suggestions, why not spend some time learning about our local legends and ghost lore?
Books can be signed by the author with a personalized message! www.theblackcatshoppe.com

04/08/2020
Top 10 SCARIEST Haunted Pubs in Britain

Today we bring you a video of the top 10 haunted pubs in Britain. Enjoy!

Top 10 Haunted Pubs in Britain Britain is famous for its pubs, and some of them have been around for hundreds of years. With so much history, some public hou...

04/01/2020
Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

Today's ghost stories come from a student of Queen's College in Charlotte. Enjoy!

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington
03/29/2020
Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington

Another famous North Carolina ghost story: The Devil's Tramping Ground. This video done by UNC-TV. Enjoy:

03/17/2020

The Ghost Walk and Pub Crawl are temporarily cancelled due to guidance from local health authorities. Our priority is the health and safety of our guests and guides. Thank you!

The health of our guests, guides and staff is our priority during this time. We are taking steps to insure that we do wh...
03/13/2020

The health of our guests, guides and staff is our priority during this time. We are taking steps to insure that we do what we can to be proactive and follow health department and CDC guidelines in our shop, on the Ghost Walk and Pub Crawl. Because of this, we are reducing group sizes to insure our guests a healthy environment to enjoy our city. Due to this, tours will sell out early. Watch for updates from us. We thank you for your support and understanding. Stay healthy!

This month 239 years ago in 1781, near the Ogden area, the Rouse's Tavern Massacre occurred. Colonel Bloodworth, who hea...
03/07/2020

This month 239 years ago in 1781, near the Ogden area, the Rouse's Tavern Massacre occurred. Colonel Bloodworth, who heard the gunfire that fateful night 11 men were killed, wanted revenge for his fellow patriots lives. Hear the story of his revenge and the ghostly pub occurrences that followed on the Haunted Pub Crawl.

Great old picture of a historic bar room in Wilmington in the early 1900's. Join us as we tour the historic pubs of old ...
02/25/2020

Great old picture of a historic bar room in Wilmington in the early 1900's. Join us as we tour the historic pubs of old Wilmington and hear about the spirits with some spirits. www.hauntedwilmington.com

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02/14/2020

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Hoist a pint or three & celebrate Wilmington's dark history on a 2.5 hour adventure to the city's most intriguing local pubs. Hear true ghostly tales of murder, mayhem, lunacy, debauchery & more.​​ The Haunted Pub Crawl is Wilmington's award winning, leading ghost attraction!

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If you're staying with us this weekend, there are a ton of Halloween activities in Wilmington that you don't want to miss! 🎃✨We will list a few below: ○ Go see Halloween Kills! We may be biased...but it'll definitely give you a good scare! 🔪 ○ Buy a ticket for the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington and hear of all the spooky true stories of Historic Downtown Wilmington! 👻 ○ Grab a few drinks and participate in The Haunted Pub Crawl 🍻 ○ Go to Goosebumps in the Grove, a daytime gift show and carnival at Poplar Grove Plantation featuring 75 artisan vendors and food trucks! 🍔 ○ Watch a scary movie on the lawn of The Bellamy Mansion Museum at Monster Movie Madness at the Mansion 🍿 The possibilities are endless! Enjoy your weekend and we hope it's spooky!
Had an amazing time on the Haunted Pub Crawl!!! Jamie was an amazing guide through the paranormal history of Wilmington. My wife and I had so much fun, we are already planning coming back with more folks! Alison Zezeus
Spur of the moment trips are always the best! Had an absolutely wonderful time walking around downtown Wilmington listening to tales of ghosts from in and around some of the pubs. Made some new friends and our tour guide, Jamey (pictured here), made it all the better with his depth of knowledge and artistic way of telling the tales!
Awesome pub crawl thanks to Jamey!!
Lots of fun! Great Birthday Fun with fun people! David was amazing, learned so much about Wilmington
We had so much fun on the Haunted Pub Crawl! Our guide Anna was very knowledgeable and so much fun! Friday, September 13th, 2019, under a full moon for our 5 year anniversary! No idea why this photo turned out to be kind of white and misty.. no filters.. 😱😱😱🍻🍻
We’ve got some great company on this list! Savorez PinPoint Restaurant Wake N Bake Donuts Taste The Olive and Vine CRUST Kitchen & Cocktails Cast Iron Kitchen ILM Blockade Runner Beach Resort ARRIVE The Haunted Pub Crawl Graystone Inn USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship
We had the best time! Thank you so much, Kent! Much love, The Chatham County Crew
We had a BLAST on the haunted pub crawl tonight with Jamey! Thanks for sharing your knowledge and your stories, we truly enjoyed the company! Cheers! 👻🍻
Spent the weekend in Wilmington with a friend and we decided to take this tour Saturday night! Jamie did not dissapoint! We had a great time hearing the stories of the history and background of the buildings that the bars are in now. We stopped at 4 bars and had time at each stop to grab a drink and head over to Jamie for our story of the history and the ghost that still hangs out there! Overall the tour was about 2.5 hours long. Definitely recommend this tour if you’re 21 or older! Wilmington is a gorgeous little city to walk around... during the day you see shops and eateries but at night the town comes alive with nightlife! Doors in alleys open to bars you didn’t even notice during the day! There’s so much history written in the bricks of these buildings and it was fun to hear the stories and learn a little bit about this quaint little city! Go on the tour! Take pictures!! Tell your friends!!! Here’s a picture we snapped inside Lulas. Did we have a ghost there with us?? ;)
two shots in seconds of each other to show not a reflection i enjiyed the night
On the right side wall you can see multiple faces?