Haunted Places in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania



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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    3.2 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Abington Presbyterian Church, some say, is home to a ghostly child who has been seen throught the windows. The spirit is said to linger here because the cemetery that was once on the site where the church now stands was moved across the road.


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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    It was once a 1700s farmhouse before it was turned into apartment buildings. Now, this American Legion post seems to be haunted by a spirit from its past. An apparition of a lady in black near the fireplace and another of a man standing behind the bar have been known ...


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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Prisoners here were described as lab rats for unusual experiments that could prove fatal. Of the dead, some people have reported seeing figures resembling former prisoners. Sounds of panic, doors slamming, and riots (as if history is repeating itself) have been heard. Electronic devices malfunction so be sure to ...


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    Growden Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    7.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin who is said to be seen flying his kite in a thunderstorm. Some people also claim to hear battle sounds from the Revolutionary War.


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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    7.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Several entities are said to be in residence here, including Elizabeth "Maggie" Graeme, a ghost that may be her husband, and a servant without a head.


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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    7.6 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The historic mansion and its grounds are the haunting place for the ghosts of Robert Bickley and a female entity believed to be that of his girlfriend. The haunting is said to occur every December 24th. The woman appears on a black horse and holding a whip, and whips anyone ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Flourtown, Pennsylvania

    7.9 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    At this mid-1700s inn building, said to have been used as a rest stop by George Washington and his men en route to Valley Forge, folks say the spirit set is hopping. Sudden cold temperatures, footsteps, and unexplained voices abound, and photographs taken of the inside have picked up orbs, ...


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    Baleroy Mansion

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.3 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Thomas Jefferson is among the ghosts said to haunt here; at least seven spirits are reported. Some manifest as apparitions, some ectoplasm, and some as poltergeist pranks. U.S. Founding Father Jefferson, witnesses say, likes to appear in the dining room, near a tall clock. There is also a cursed chair ...


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    Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.3 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Lurking about this historic house are said to be several ghostly Continental soldiers and a headless elderly woman, whose head was severed by one of the soldiers. The headless woman has been seen apparently searching for her lost head.


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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    8.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The 1908 Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building has an 8-story clock tower and a great many sculptured friezes--but that's not all. The place is rumored to be haunted by apparitions and spirit orbs.


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    8.6 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Legend has it that Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here long ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but folks say you can still hear the ghostly sounds of the horse's drowning cries.


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    Grumblethorpe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.7 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Allegedly haunted by General James Agnew who was shot and died in the front hall of Grumblethorpe during the Revolutionary war. Also allegedly haunted by victims of yellow fever who died there, including one young woman who had been taken in by the family who lived there and who makes ...


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    Allen's Lane

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.9 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    It's a headless horseman's ghost that rides here, a Revolutionary War soldier who lost his head in battle. On foggy, dreary nights, he is said to ride by on horseback carrying his severed noggin. Reports say although the story dates from the Revolutionary War period of the 1700s, the horseman ...


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    10.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    There is an area in this cemetery especially for the graves of children, and it is here that folks have seen ghostly boys and girls that may even leave footprints in the ground. The tower is also said to be visited by something supernatural.


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    General Lafayette Inn - Barren Hill Tavern

    Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

    10.2 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Reports say this inn will reopen in 2013/2014 as Barren Hill Tavern. Once known as the "Three Tuns," the inn dates back to the 18th century when General Lafayette used the building during the American Revolution. There is a ghost of an elderly woman who appears in the upstairs dining room; ...


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    11.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This circa 1681 inn is said to be the oldest continually operating inn in the U.S. And with a title like that, it's bound to have a few ghosts around. Folks here have seen the apparition of a man wearing a top hat and tails. They've also witnessed chairs and ...


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    Phineas Pemberton House - Bolton Mansion

    Levittown, Pennsylvania

    12.2 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The mansion, which is made of 4 connected parts built from the 1600s to the 1700s, is rumored to be haunted. It is currently operating as a house museum.


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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    12.6 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Hundreds of spirits are said to call this state pen home. Al Capone was an inmate here, and he reportedly was visited by the apparition of James Clark, who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre under Capone's orders. Cell Block 12 is reportedly the most fearsome place here ...


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    Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    12.8 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    There are three locations here that are said to be homes to haunts: the Treehouse Building, the Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House. Full-body apparitions have been reported, along with various poltergeist activity. Particularly noted is a female apparition in a long white dress who stands at the top ...


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    General Wayne Inn

    Merion Station, Pennsylvania

    13 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This onetime inn and tavern on the National Register of Historic Places is said to be haunted by several entities. In the 1704 building, named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne who once stayed here, folks have seen the spirits of a Hessian soldier, a British officer looking for a locket, ...


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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The Betsy Ross House is rumored to be haunted by -- you guessed it -- the famed seamstress herself. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Some who visit like to leave pennies on Benjamin Franklin's grave because, as he once said, "A penny saved is twopence dear." Strangely, the pennies are sometimes flung back at unususpecting visitors. It's unknown whether Mr. Franklin is displeased with the offering or another unseen force is using Ben's pennies ...


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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.3 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The historic First Bank of the United States, a National Historic Landmark, is reported to be haunted by United States founding father Alexander Hamilton.


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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    At this historic building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, witnesses have claimed to see ghostly mists and apparitions. Some of the spirits seen here include Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold.


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    Library Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to haunt this historic hall. Folks say his statue comes to life and dances in the streets, and his apparition has been seen in the building carrying an armful of books. Also, a woman claims that the ghost once pinched her rear end.


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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Here's a two-fer for spirit searchers: Two ghosts are said to haunt the City Tavern. One is the spirit of a deceased waiter; the other is a young bride.


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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The USS Olympia was a Navy cruiser from 1895 until 1922, and, now restored, she is stationed as a part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Her violent past as a warship may have led to her various hauntings: shadowy forms, unexplained voices, and spooky apparitions.


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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    There are said to be three ghosts here, all of whom have been spotted by visitors. On the first floor, the apparition of an elderly housekeeper has been seen. On the third floor, the ghost of a thin man has appeared. Also reported in the house is a spectral meowing ...


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    Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    A female apparition appears at this 1865 inn, bringing with her the scent of her perfume. She is known to softly caress people's foreheads.


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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The historic and grand brick mansion built in 1756, now a house museum, is reportedly haunted by several Continental soldiers as well as the Marquis de La Fayette and Benedict Arnold and his wife, Peggy.


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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This park contains an 18th-century burial site for the African-American community, and its ghost, a Quaker woman named Leah, is said to protect the site's thousands of graves.


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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.6 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This historic home is now a museum. Once the home of "Father of American Surgery" Philip Syng Physick, it was built originally in 1786 by wine importer Henry Hill. Rumor has it that Physick's wife haunts the yard near the spot where a beloved tree, which was chopped down shortly ...


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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.7 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Locals that live around these parts say that there is a statue of William Penn on the premises that behaves quite mysteriously. During nights gifted by a full moon, he descends from his pedestal and walks about the grounds.


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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.7 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The ghost who haunts here may own an alarm clock. Reports say that the apparition is seen at 9 p.m. standing over 5 unmarked graves, each of a Native American chief.


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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.7 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home's window or to yell and brandish her cane at those ...


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    Bryn Mawr College - Merion Hall

    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

    14.8 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Bryn Mawr College's Merion Hall is rumored to be haunted by Lillian Vickers, who died in 1901. Lillian, according to campus legend, was happy and popular before she died, distraught over the fact that she had leprosy. In some versions, she jumped out a window of the third floor to ...


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    15.2 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The 19th-century Collings-Knight House, built by Edward Zane Collings, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have been spooked by shadow figures, unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices.


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    Selma Mansion

    Norristown, Pennsylvania

    15.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Reportedly haunted by members of the various families who lived and died here throughout the ages, there are several reports of disembodied voices, strange noises and various poltergeist-type activities associated with Selma Mansion.


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    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

    Trenton, New Jersey

    15.8 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    A man named Henry Cotton took over as the main doctor in 1907, but his methods were inhumane. He'd remove teeth, limbs, and organs because he believed that they had an involvement with mental illness. However, by removing stomachs, colons, and other vital organs, he had a high mortality rate, ...


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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    15.9 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Incorporated in 1933, there are ghosts that haunt the Manor. From bottles clinking to beer kegs rolling on their own. ghosts have roamed the three bar rooms and two apartments. Recently a beer tray flew off the shelf without any wind. Hearing bottles clinking, the bartender checked out ...


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  • Spooky York, Pennsylvania
    Scott D. Butcher
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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    16 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be heard.


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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pennsylvania

    16.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Villanova University's 1963 gothic-style St. Mary's Hall is rumored to be haunted. A ghostly light has been seen (and heard) playing the organ, electrical anomalies have occurred in many rooms, and splashes have come from the empty pool. Campus legend says the ghost is a pregnant nun who had had ...


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    Radnor Hotel

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    17 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Previously called the St. David's Inn, the Radnor Hotel has a haunt in Suite 309. Witnesses say she appears near the ceiling over the master bed, crawls down the wall, and vanishes through the door to the hall. Folks in the hallway also have seen and heard her in the ...


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This 1878 inn, named after Josiah Wedgwood (of the china), is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Joseph Pickett and of a little girl named Sarah. A point of historic interest is that George Washington and his men camped on this land during the American Revolution, shortly before ...


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This 1870 inn on the site of a British fort boasts a basement tunnel, where munitions once were stored, and a secret staircase. And to make it more like something out of a spooky movie, the skeleton of a Hessian soldier was found in a basement chimney. The secret staircase, ...


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    1833 Umpleby House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Mill runners Colonel Buckley and Mr. Black are said to haunt this inn. Look for the light from the Colonel's lantern bobbing through the halls.


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    Aaron Burr House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    This inn is named after Vice President Aaron Burr because some of Burr's dear friends lived in the original home that once stood on the site. The ghost of Burr has been seen here several tmes, especially on the second floor and its staircase. He has been known to tug ...


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    Logan Inn

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    17.1 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    One of the oldest inns in America, the Logan Inn has a whole host of ghosts. It was in operation through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. People have claimed to see an American Revolutionary war era soldier beating his ghostly drum through the hotel. In addition people ...


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    Inn of the Hawke

    Lambertville, New Jersey

    17.3 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    At this 1860s inn there are quite a few ghosts, according to witnesses. Odd noises and occurrences abound here; for example, in the kitchen, pots and pans may lift off their hooks and crash to the floor. Pictures also are often knocked off of the walls throughout the inn.


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    17.5 miles from Bryn Athyn, PA

    Haunts at this 1811 prison building, now a museum, include a legless floating spirit that floats from the entrance out to the yard and a tall man in the basement. The third floor is also said to be rich with eerie occurrences.


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  • Bucks County Ghost Stories
    Charles J., III Adams


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