Haunted Places in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania



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    Ship Inn

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    4.5 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The Ship Inn is housed in a 1796 building, and also housed within is a mysterious ghost. Those who have seen him believe him to be from the 1700s as well, but his identity and story are unknown.


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    Seven Stars Inn

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    4.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    This historic inn building, originally built in the 1700s, is said to be home to several spirits. Visitors may catch a glimpse of a ghost boy in an upstairs dining room, and the spirit of a man has been seen several times peering down the stairwell. Rumor has it that ...


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    General Warren Inne

    Malvern, Pennsylvania

    6.1 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The building that houses the inn has been around since the days of the Revolutionary War, and many people believe that the place is haunted by soldiers who died in battle. The building was owned by loyalists during the War, and within its walls they plotted and tortured at ...


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    Pennhurst State School and Hospital

    Spring City, Pennsylvania

    7.4 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Seen on many TV shows including Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Extreme Paranormal, the historic Pennhurst State School and Hospital is reported to be a hotspot for paranormal activity.


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    The Inn at St. Peter's Village

    Elverson, Pennsylvania

    8.1 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Originally built in 1881 as the Excursion House, the site became the Inn at St. Peter's Village in 2005. It is rumored to have long ago been a place where foxes were raised in the basement to supply the local huntsmen; the owner gives a nod to this bit of ...


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    Valley Forge

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    There isn't an American alive who doesn't know the story of Valley Forge and the deprivations and hardships the Continental army suffered there. Although no physical battle was fought here, the battle against low morale, the elements, and hunger was a fierce one and many believe that those who ...


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    West Chester University

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    9.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    West Chester University's Ramsey Hall is believed to be haunted by namesake Dorothy Ramsey; Phillips Hall has several performing ghosts seen on the stage; and Hollinger Field House has a ghost called Drutz who hanged himself in the fourth-floor stairwell on homecoming weekend in the 1920s.


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    Brinton Lodge

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    11.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The 18th-century lodge, originally a one-room tavern until it was remodeled into a summer home, ended up as a bar and restaurant, now closed and vacant. Folks say the spot was haunted by several entities including a Lady in White, an elderly woman, Caleb Brinton, a ghost called Dapper Dan, ...


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    Valley Forge Military Academy and College

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    12.7 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    There have been many suicides on campus in the academy and the college, allegedly the historic Wheeler Hall is where most of the paranormal activity happens but there are also reports of paranormal things in Young Husband Hall (College). Wheeler Hall has been closed for almost 15 years but ...


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    Thornbury Farm

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    13 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine took place during the Revolution, Thornbury Farm is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Although you would think the majority of the sightings would surround the tales of battle, the most famous ghost of Thornbury Farm is actually the ...


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    Selma Mansion

    Norristown, Pennsylvania

    13.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Radnor Hotel

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    13.8 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pennsylvania

    15 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Brandywine River

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    15.4 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine, this area is said to be rich with wartime ghosts. Soldiers, and even horses, haunt the area, and you may even hear sounds of battle echoing from long ago.


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    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    15.6 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.


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    Kirk House

    Media, Pennsylvania

    16.3 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...


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    Bryn Mawr College - Merion Hall

    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

    16.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Yellow House Hotel

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    17.4 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The apparition of a woman has been seen by many in the Yellow House Hotel. Rumor has it that she committed suicide in one of the rooms.


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    Polished Salon - Kennett Square

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    17.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The Kennett Square building (now Polished Salon) is said to be haunted. The owners describe apparitions that brush past them, unexplained smells, and cold spots. The ghost of a little girl with long black hair is reported to have followed the owners home from the salon.


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    Emily's

    Mohnton, Pennsylvania

    18.1 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    A young girl is said to haunt this restaurant, which has also gone by the names Martha's Vineyard and the Post Office Inn. It's now called Emily, after the ghost's nickname. Locals will tell you that as far back as they can remember, folks have talked about Emily the ghost. ...


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    General Lafayette Inn - Barren Hill Tavern

    Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

    19.4 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    General Wayne Inn

    Merion Station, Pennsylvania

    20.1 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Ridgewood Winery

    Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    20.2 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    When the Lewis and Dick family built Ridgewood Farm in 1725 & 1811, we’re certain they would have never dreamed that one day the creation of these buildings would still be standing nearly 300 years later. A lot has happened over the years, to the residents and property, to still ...


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    Rising Sun Inn

    Telford, Pennsylvania

    20.5 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    This 1739 inn building is said to be haunted by Scary Mary, and possibly other ghosts as well. Folks have witnessed apparitions, footsteps, noises, and voices calling them from the second floor. Other surprising occurrences include the cleaning staff finding all the furniture quickly replaced after they had moved it ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Flourtown, Pennsylvania

    21.4 miles from Chester Springs, 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

    22.1 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Allen's Lane

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    22.2 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    22.3 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    This house was the residence of one of Blackboard's mistresses, and was built sometime during the 1790's. People have reported seeing strange lights in the house late at night, and being touched by an unseen presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    22.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...


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    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    23 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.


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    Red Rose Inn

    West Grove, Pennsylvania

    23 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Although this 1700s inn is currently closed and up for sale, it still is believed to have ghostly guests. Locals may tell you a tale of a murder suspect, Indian Joe, who was hanged in front of the inn and buried on the grounds. He was said to have killed ...


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    Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.3 miles from Chester Springs, 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 Zoo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.8 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    23.9 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...


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    Grumblethorpe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    24.1 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    24.4 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    25.1 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    St John's Cemetery

    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    25.2 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    There is a small graveyard owned by the church located across the road with tilted gravestones melted by time. Some of the gravestones date to the early 1700s and are barely readable. In 2015, two new houses were built immediately next to the graveyard. At the time the second house (which ...


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    Trum Tavern

    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    25.2 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    Once a 1700s courthouse, the tavern's second floor is said to be haunted by the ghost of former owner Jacob. Witnesses have described a feeling of someone behind them, objects that move on their own, and unexplained noises.


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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    25.9 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    25.9 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    26.1 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.2 miles from Chester Springs, PA

    A soldier named Amos and other Colonial soldiers are said to linger at this historic site. Amos may be seen cleaning his gun near the artillery shed. A lamplighter's ghost has been seen near the barracks, and the ghost of blacksmith Jacob Sauer is said to keep plying his trade ...


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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.5 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.6 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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

    26.7 miles from Chester Springs, 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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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    26.9 miles from Chester Springs, 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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