Built in 1828, the First United Methodist Church has seen a lot in almost 200 years. According to legend, the church’s preschool was used at one time as a morgue where undertakers prepared newly-dead bodies. In the basement, there are a series of tunnels that lead to other parts of the Gallatin square. The tunnels are rumored to have helped slaves escape to the north so they could be free and were part of the Underground Railroad during the 19th century.
Voices and footsteps have been heard, and doors open and shut on their own inside the church. Shadow figures as well as ‘The Lady in White’ have been seen in different parts of the church, just off the Gallatin square.
Ghost tours can be very expensive. However, for only $1.99 you can find out more about the First United Methodist Church in the Nashville Ghost Map App in iTunes for only $1.99. Take a Gallatin Ghost Tour on your own schedule, day or night. There are over 100 haunted location in middle Tennessee to choose from in the app. Between country music, slavery, the Civil War and Native Americans there is a lot of paranormal activity in and around middle Tennessee.