Home to Indian Mounds and many historic buildings, Monticello has a reputation for being the most haunted small town in the South. Superstitious tourists, history lovers, and supernatural hobbyists have enjoyed the history and haunts of Monticello. As the South’s most haunted town, Monticello’s ghostly experiences aren’t limited to the month of October or Halloween. Visitors can count on hair-raising tours and events year-round.
Most Haunted Town in the South Experiences
Annual Haunted Tales and Ghostly Trails
Scary storytelling concerts are held multiple nights in October leading up to Halloween. The 90-minute shows feature Florida’s most esteemed storytellers, including Linda “Schuyler” Ford. Originally from Sleepy Hollow, New York, Ford is no stranger to ghostly traditions.
Ghostly walking tours are also scheduled in the weeks leading up to and including Halloween night. These tours begin at the Chamber of Commerce and wind through town with more than a dozen stops at haunted sites along the way. You’ll certainly want to purchase your tickets for this event in advance.
Monthly Storytelling Concerts and Tours
Sleepy Hollow native, Linda Schuyler Ford, leads tours each month of the South’s most haunted town. Tours depart from the Chamber of Commerce. Stops along the route include the Perkins Opera House (now the Monticello Opera House) and the Monticello Old Jail Museum.
You Could Die Laughing
Two storytellers, one ukulele, and a crowd of fun, ghost story lovers is a recipe for a hilarious night! Storytellers Pat Nease and Linda Schuyler Ford come together for an irreverent, honest, and playful romp through the subjects of death, ghosts, and funerals, in story and song.
Establishments in the Most Haunted Town in the South
- Monticello Opera House (formerly Perkins Opera House)
- Monticello Old Jail Museum
- John Denham House Bed & Breakfast
- Avery-Clark Bed & Breakfast
- The Palmer House
- The Daffodale House