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Try not to get scared with Dawsonville’s inaugural “Ghost Walk” haunted tour
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Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk attendees will start their ghost tour at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, which is filled with skeletons and cobwebs. - photo by Erica Jones

It’s nearly Halloween, the time of year when ghosts and spirits are said to come out and roam the earth. Everyone’s heard a ghost story before, but did you know that some of the most well-known landmarks of Dawsonville have their own ghost stories to tell? 

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Community members act out a mock trial of a local moonshiner during the Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk. - photo by Erica Jones

The first-ever Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk, put on by the Dawsonville History Museum, gives attendees a chance to hear just these kinds of spooky stories. The tour begins at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame before taking attendees on a bus to the Dawsonville Pool Room, Dawsonville Cemetery, the old Dawsonville Town Jail and the historic old courthouse. At each stop, you’ll hear ghost stories that will change the way you look at the well-known landmarks. 

As you listen to the spooky stories, you’ll also learn about the history of the town, its history of moonshining and NASCAR, and the people who made it what it is. You’ll meet the ghost of stock car driver Lloyd Seay, who was shot to death in an argument and whose ghost is said to still haunt the Dawsonville Cemetery today. You’ll hear the story of a Dawsonville Town Jail inmate said to have mysteriously disappeared, and you’ll sit in on the trial of a local moonshiner at the historic old courthouse. 

Whether or not you already believe in ghosts, the Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk will have you second-guessing what you believe. Is there really a tall figure in a hooded robe that can be spotted peering out of the windows in the old courthouse? Can old race cars really be haunted? You’ll just have to listen to the stories and decide that for yourself. 

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Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk attendees listen to a spooky story in the old Dawsonville Town Jail. - photo by Erica Jones

Are you brave enough to try The Dawsonville Haunted Ghost Walk for yourself? The tour is going on now until Sunday, Oct. 31. To purchase tickets or for more information, go to or call the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame at 706-216-7223.