Haunted Places in Daytona Beach, Florida



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    Merchants Bank Building - Halifax Historical Museum

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    The Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the old Merchant's Bank Building since 1986. The building itself dates back to 1910. The museum displays local artifacts covering the last 7,000 years. There is alleged to be a female ghost here who has been seen and heard multiple times. ...


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    Brownie the Town Dog's Grave

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    One day in 1940, a little brown dog pranced into a Beach Street cab company, and history was made. The cabbies built him a little dog house and "Brownie," as they called him, lived there the rest of his days. He'd sleep in the house at night, and ...


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    Veterans Memorial Bridge - Orange Avenue Bridge

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    The northeast side of the Orange Avenue Bridge (aka Veterans Memorial Bridge) is reportedly haunted by a dark-haired woman wearing a robe. Objects mysteriously get thrown about in this area.


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    Lilian Place

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    This 1880's Italianate mansion has been restored to its former grandeur in recent years, and is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the heritage house have reported sighting the apparition of a woman in a 1920's style dress roaming the hallways, who is known as 'Lucille'. Another spirit ...


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    Boot Hill Saloon

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    This famous biker bar is home to a number of spirit activity - maybe long-dead bikers who refuse to leave their favorite watering hole. The jukebox plays by itself... when unplugged. Items are hurled across the bar by unseen hands. Toilets flush and faucets turn on when ...


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    Pinewood Historic Cemetery

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    Reportedly the oldest cemetery in Daytona Beach, Pinewood is said said to be haunted by an apparition of a woman. A headless ghost also has been reported, rumored to be that of Adler Rawlings, whose gravesite and bones were said to have been defaced by teens.


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    Whispering Fence

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    On the Daytona Beach Ghost Walks you'll occasionally be taken past this fence late at night, and told to stand at a certain point where a tree has recently been cut down. You'll hear a strange, echoing "whisper" noise - plain as day. I'm sure it's something to ...


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    Auditorium Boulevard

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    This area, right across from Pinewood Cemetery, is reportedly a hot-spot for ghosts who like to appear in photographs. Supposedly a murder took place on this spot in the 1970s, when there used to be houses on this block.


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    Hilton Daytona Beach

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    Some weird experiences in room #703. Simultaneously all pillows on two beds moved 2 inches at night. Same night a lamp moved six inches toward and backwards twice, knocking water bottles off of the table. Next night, the thermostat went up to a setting of 70 when set at ...


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    The Plaza Resort and Spa

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    The Plaza opened originally as "The Clarendon" in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to "The Plaza" many years afterward. In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up... ...


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    The Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    The wife and I decided upon staying a night while I was in the states. We are locals and both have been by this home numerous times in our lives. It is an old home built around the turn of the 20th century. During the night I ...


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    Daytona Playhouse

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    Sources claim there are two spectres here - a man and a woman, who were once lovers. The man died fighting in Spain, and the woman committed suicide by throwing herself and her unborn child into the Halifax River.


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    Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    9.3 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical "ghost lights" - balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars ...


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    Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    10.7 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The lighthouse is said to be haunted by a few spirits, one of which is said to be assistant lightkeeper Joseph Davis, who had a heart attack while working in 1919. The unexplained waft of kerosene sometimes detected here is attributed to his ghost. Kerosene has not been used in ...


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    Phantom Car of I-4 - Orlando to Daytona Beach

    DeLand, Florida

    12.2 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    There are persistent stories of a "phantom car" that drives erratically (and sometimes crashes) along the deserted highway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. No one seems to ever be more specific than that, but as a local, my best guess would be the stretch of I-4 that runs through ...


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    Fairchild Oak Tree

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    13.9 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Local folklore has it that this oak tree, over 400 years old, was the site of two deaths. One was Norman Harwood, who purchased the property around 1900, and is said to have killed himself under the tree. The second was James Ormond II, who owned a plantation here. Ormond's ...


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    Turnbull Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    14.1 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The ruins in Old Fort Park have always been a bit of a mystery. Why would the ruins of an old Spanish fort be here, where there was never a Spanish settlement? Perhaps the only one who knows the answer to the enigma is the site's ghost. Witnesses say the ...


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    New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    14.8 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The ruins of this sugar mill, built around 1830, are rumored to lie on the site of a chapel built by Christopher Columbus. The ruins are said to be haunted by Seminole Indians, who run through the woods in the early morning hours, and dark shadow people, who appear near ...


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    Bulow Plantation

    Flagler Beach, Florida

    17.1 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This 1821 plantation built by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow is said to be haunted by a Seminole Indian curse. The plantation passed to son John Bulow, who had a good relationship with the Seminoles. In fact, John went so far as to fire cannons at Major Benjamin Putnam and the ...


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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    20.8 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Built in 1934 as a mausoleum for Lincoln Hulley (the second president of Stetson University) and his wife Eloise. It once housed a carillon called "The Eloise Chimes," which played daily from 1915 until 2005, when the upper part of the structure was dismantled due to weather damage. ...


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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    21 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This circa 1906 building has been used as the local women's club since its construction over a century ago, and is supposed to have picked up a mischievous poltergeist during this time. Visitors to the building have reported cold spots, running footsteps and loud noises during the day, while ...


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    The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery

    Lake Helen, Florida

    21.1 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    In a town known for its haunts, the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery is home to the local legend's Devil's Chair. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. Some folks say shadowy figures lurk here at night, but the Devil's Chair is perhaps the most well-known ...


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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    21.2 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This 1927 historic hotel is one of the most haunted in the state, but unusually, the ghosts of this inn tend to be relatively inactive apart from during the winter months. A visiting medium stated that up to thirteen ghosts inhabit the building, proving that the hotel is immensely ...


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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    21.2 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Reports say this hotel is no longer in operation, and was sold in 2013. Two ghosts are said to reside here. According to lore, a hotel guest once killed his wife and then committed suicide on the premises. Witnesses say sadness emanates throughout the building, and a shadowy figure has ...


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    Cassadaga Hotel

    Lake Helen, Florida

    21.3 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The Cassadaga Hotel was created in the early 20th century and is located in the heart of a spiritualist community which was established in 1894. The hotel is known for its "spirits" and psychics. The hotel rents out rooms and also has psychics on-site and available daily. The hotel has been ...


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    Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

    Lake Helen, Florida

    21.3 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The Cassadaga Spiritualist camp began when the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York, a trance medium who traveled to many different states, giving readings and seances. He was well known, and in his travels, Colby was referred to as the ...


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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    21.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This stucco-style building has been used as a masonic lodge since 1927, and is supposedly haunted by an elderly man, believed to be associated with the building in the past. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    21.7 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Built in the 1920s this structure now houses the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Some locals swear they have seen ghostly faces looking out through the windows. Another apparition of a man has been spotted sitting in the gazebo on the surrounding grounds, near the Veterans Memorial Wall.


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    Palm Coast High School

    Palm Coast, Florida

    21.7 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The girls' locker room at Flagler Palm Coast High School is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of "Jonathan Richie" - sometimes "relieving himself" nearby, or just coasting the entire locker room in an eerie mist. People say he was a student at the school many years ago ...


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    Pine Ridge High School

    Deltona, Florida

    23.9 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The school's iconic clock tower was the site of a grisly accidental death in 1994, and supposedly that gentleman's ghost still haunts the area. Students swear they hear a "ghost bell" through the speakers, and the elevator in the clock tower building emanates a definitively "eerie" feeling. A ...


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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    30.9 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Celery Avenue was so named because it was lined with celery fields, back when Sanford was called the Celery Capital of the U.S. Here, witnesses say a translucent phantom horse can be seen galloping up and down the street. It has been seen galloping alongside traveling cars, and then simply ...


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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    31 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This was once a hotel, but is now a missionary center. Poltergeist activity is claimed in the east wing, along with cold spots and other eerie phenomena.


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    Washington Oaks

    Palm Coast, Florida

    31.2 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This area has belonged both to Native Americans and Spanish settlers in its past, and the state park land here was once a plantation with ties to relatives of George Washington. Witnesses have reported some ghostly goings-on here, including strange lights near the plantation home and poltergeist shenanigans in the ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    31.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Wop's Hops Brewing Company

    Sanford, Florida

    31.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Originally the Stokes Fish Market, this building was constructed in 1916. It closed in the early 70's and since been home to a few businesses and has some years of being vacant. The building is now Sanford's first micro-brewery, Wop's Hops Brewing Company. The building has reports of cold spots ...


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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    31.8 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. The reason? Rumor has it that four graves were paved over to make the road. Ghost hitchhikers are often seen here, ...


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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    33.5 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Witnesses describe cold spots, uneasy feelings, strange noises, and shadow figures at this historic graveyard.


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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    33.6 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Hard to find this cemetery - you have to find Page Jackson Cemetery first, then take a dirt road all the way down to Shiloh. There's an old stone sign in front that can barely even be read anymore. Check the map below for the exact location. There are ...


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    Fort Matanzas

    St. Augustine, Florida

    37.2 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    It's not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, "Matanzas" is Spanish for "slaughter," as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed ...


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    Oviedo Baseball Fields

    Oviedo, Florida

    38.6 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    People claim to have seen the ghost of a Native American man on the outskirts of the Oviedo baseball fields (Oviedo Sports Complex). The visions seem always to happen around 7pm. He simply appears and walks into the woods - says nothing, and interacts with no one.


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    Oviedo Lights - Chuluota Lights

    Oviedo, Florida

    39.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The "Oviedo Lights" are some of the best-known ghost lights in the Central Florida area. Supposedly the best place to wait for them is at night beneath this bridge on Snow Hill Road (see the map). Park just before the bridge and there's a path going down to ...


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    Tuscawilla Country Club

    Winter Springs, Florida

    39.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    According to staff, on the last Friday of every month the ghost of a young man is seen washing down the bar. No one has any idea who he could be, but some claim he was violent and attacked them.


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    Boston Hill Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    40.1 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    Boston Hill is a predominantly black cemetery dating back to the late 19th century. Visitors have seen the specter of a man hanging from a tree, sometimes with a woman seen nearby. Eerie footsteps are often heard (and sometimes even seen) along the grounds.


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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    40.3 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    This house was built by Captain W. Pierce (later to become a director of Orlando's "National Bank") in 1873. It was first constructed in Boston, then shipped to Florida and reassembled. Originally it was located on Boston Ave in Altamonte Springs, but it was moved to its current ...


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    40.3 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    These days the Longwood Hotel has been converted to offices, but its the same building, still featured on the city's historical walking tours. Workers claim that lights and elevators seem to have a mind of their own. Strange noises and footsteps are heard on the third floor. ...


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    Chuluota Road

    Chuluota, Florida

    41.1 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    I've only ever seen this one mentioned in one source - "Orlando Ghosts" by Amanda Branham. In Chapter 2 she writes about her encounters with locals who swear there's some vague sort of evil presence along the more deserted sections Chuluota Road (also known as 419). There are ...


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    St Luke's Cemetery - Slavia Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    41.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    There is a small, green building in the middle of this cemetery, where some feel there is an evil presence. Visitors feel it is hard to breathe in the area, and sometimes feel a weird sensation, like a tingling, in the hands. Others return home to find scratch ...


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    Ghost Children of Oviedo

    Oviedo, Florida

    41.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    There are stories about "ghost children" playing in the old celery fields off of Andrew and Chapman - to the casual observer they appear to be normal children, but approach and try to speak to them and they will disappear right in front of your eyes. (Not sure the ...


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    The Mist of Chapman Road

    Oviedo, Florida

    41.4 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    On the far western end of Chapman Road, where it becomes mostly dirt and shell near Route 417, locals say a ghostly mist appears between two electrical poles. It's always in just this one place, strangely enough, and some say they've heard screaming there as well.


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    N and B Pawn Shop

    Titusville, Florida

    42.7 miles from Daytona Beach, FL

    The Pawnshop's building is bordering a cemetery. Prior the the building being used as pawnshop, it was used as a tombstone maker shop. The property is over two acres and contains Indian Burial Mounds. Countless paranormal experiences have been recorded on security camera's. Items flying off shelves, item captured ...


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