Haunted Places in Hillsboro, Virginia



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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    19.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Reports say that this historic bed-and-breakfast is no longer open for business. When it was, it was often visited by ghosts. The building was known to harbor mysterious aromas, and footsteps were often heard on the 3rd and 4th floors. Strange lights, orange and yellow in color, were said to ...


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    Brooker's Site

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    22.1 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This was the site of a old house built in the mid to early 19th century. The house has been gone and the site of the house is now home to a United States post office. However, the house back in the mid 1800s owned 125 acres that today is ...


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    Museum of the Confederacy

    Richmond, Virginia

    27.1 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Part of this museum is the former White House of the Confederacy, containing Civil War artifacts, manuscripts, Confederate imprints (books and pamphlets) and photos--and that's not all: It also has a ghost. This portion of the museum is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Jefferson Davis' 5-year-old son.


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    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond, Virginia

    27.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Built around 1754 as a private home, the "little stone house" located a few blocks from Poe's boyhood home has housed a collection of Poe artifacts since the early 1900s. At about this time began the rumors of its hauntings. At least three ghosts are believed to reside or at ...


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    Julep’s

    Richmond, Virginia

    27.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Julep's is a restaurant now, but in 1826 it was the weapon shop where Daniel Denoon, an apprentice gunsmith, was shot to death by shop owner James McNaught. Denoon's ghost is said to have inhabited the restaurant ever since 2003, when the new owners began a remodeling project that turned ...


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    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia

    27.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    At Randolph-Macon College, three places are rumored to be haunted. At Mary Branch, a girls' dorm, at least two ghosts are said to reside. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects are moved or disappear. In the SAE Fraternity House, witnesses have described strange noises and apparitions of soldiers ...


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    Governor's Mansion - Executive Mansion

    Richmond, Virginia

    27.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The Virginia Governor's Mansion, or Executive Mansion, is the oldest occupied governor's mansion in the U.S., serving since 1813. In the 1890s, the apparition of a lady was seen sitting at the window by then-governor Philip McKinney. She was seen later by a police officer, and since then has caused ...


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    Edgewood Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    28.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    At this 1849 plantation house, Lizzie Rowland is the ghost in residence. It is said that she is waiting for her beloved soldier to return from the Civil War. Her ghost is said to peek out from behind a curtain in an upstairs window, watching and waiting. Edgewood Plantation was ...


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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia

    28.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Built around 1800, this historic inn and tavern is said to have a friendly ghost who makes breakfast every morning. The smell of bacon is said to come from the kitchen very early, before no one living begins cooking.


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    Shirley Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    29.7 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The very first house on the plantation was built in 1613--reportedly the oldest house in the U.S. But it's the mid-18th-century house here, possibly owned by private residents, that has a ghost story involving a painting in a second-story bedroom. It's a portrait of Aunt Pratt, and its story began ...


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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    30.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The ghost of Colonel John Waller Hoomes, who built this house in 1670, haunts his old home, some say. His daughter Sophia has been witnessed around the property as well, usually riding in a coach to visit her father's home. And one more ghost who resides here is a Mrs. ...


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    Waverly House

    Richmond, Virginia

    30.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Many past tenants and residents of this stately home have reported sighting the apparition of a sad, elderly man on the stairs. He is believed to be Benjamin Green, a former resident of the house. Private residence, do not disturb. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia

    31.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Stratford Hall Plantation was the home of the Lee family, including two Declaration of Independence signers, and it was Robert E. Lee's birthplace. It is said to be haunted by Elizabeth McCarty Storke, rumored to have had an affair with Henry Lee, Robert E. Lee's step-brother, when she was only ...


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    Appomattox Manor

    Hopewell, Virginia

    31.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Appomattox Manor was the former plantation owned by Dr. Richard Eppes, which became Union headquarters during the Civil War. Now a restored museum, the manor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier. So the story goes, a nurse had been hiding him in the basement ...


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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    33.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, has several legendary campus ghosts. One, who resides on the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall, is said to visit students who pull all-night study sessions. Another haunting happens in the Wren Building: Footsteps are said to ...


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    Parker's Battery

    Chester, Virginia

    33.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Parkers Battery was part of the Confederate defenses known as the Howlett Line, and saw frequent battles. It was occupied by Confederate forces until the fall of Petersburg, and some may still remain today. Witnesses describe apparitions of soldiers in the bunkers, and the soldiers are said to look either ...


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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    34.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This tavern is believed to be the residence of a ghost named Irma, who died in a fire in this area during the 1700s. Since legend has it that the fire was started by a dropped candle, the ghost is known to blow out candles and perform other helpful tasks ...


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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    34.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Strange occurrences that have been reported here include a water faucet that turned on by itself multiple times in the bathroom and a glass that was removed from the medicine cabinet, taken out of its plastic wrap and thrown on the floor.


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    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

    34.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This 1725 mansion is said to be a hotspot for ghostly goings-on. Gutted by fire in 1916, the ruins were donated to the Gloucester Historical Society by its last owners and the site is now open to visitors several days a week. The four chimneys and the east wall remain, ...


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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    34.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Mysterious fires broke out at the Mills House in January 2014, destroying it. The place was a historic home to bachelor farmer Buster Mills, the last of the Mills family who lived there; he died after a stroke in 1989. Locals remember Buster talking about "haints" in the home's front ...


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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    36.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The circa 1750 Ambler House burned down three times: Once during the American Revolution (it was restored by Colonel John Ambler), again during the Civil War, and a third time in 1895. Its ruins are tended to by the National Park Service. The ghost here, Lydia, is said to walk ...


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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    37.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Thomas Randolph and son William Randolph III built the plantation in the 1700s, and it is reported to still be privately owned. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a female ghost who, in life, was forced to marry against her will. Believed to have died of a broken heart ...


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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    39.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Carter's Grove Plantation is private property now and no trespassing is permited. It was built in 1755 for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter on the site of Martin's Hundred, a tract first settled by English colonists around 1620. The settlement was eradicated in the Indian Massacre of 1622. ...


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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    41.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The historic Lamb's Creek Church dates back to the 1700s, and legend tells of a ghostly woman in white who appeared kneeling at the chancel rail to two Confederate soldiers.


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    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia

    42.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Built as a 21-room private home in 1896, this inn is believed to be haunted by the helpful spirit of Nannie Curtis, wife of the home's original owner. She apparently likes the current owners who saved the building from demolishment and restored it to its original elegance. When the new ...


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    Point Lookout Light

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    42.6 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The rich history of paranormal activity at this 1800s lighthouse and surrounding area is said to stem from centuries of shipwrecks and bodies found washed ashore. The site has been featured on many TV shows.


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    Old Central State Hospital

    Petersburg, Virginia

    42.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Central State Hospital, previously Central Lunatic Asylum, was the first institution in the country for African Americans of "unsound mind." In the 1840s, if slave owners could pay the fees they could have their slaves committed. Some of the old grounds still operates as a hospital; other buildings have been ...


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    Point Lookout State Park

    Scotland, Maryland

    43 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    At Point Lookout State Park, formerly a Civil War prison camp named Camp Lincoln, there is a lighthouse that is rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier. He has shown up leaning against the door frame in photos taken here. Also here is the apparition of a woman ...


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    Deep Creek Vintage

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    44.8 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The former plantation manor housing the store was built about 1750 and enlarged until the 1860s. Its ghosts, of which there are many, have been heard and seen. Typical activity includes footsteps, knocking, soft voices and singing, and people (especially women with long hair) being touched. More rarely, objects ...


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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    48.7 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Chatham Manor was a plantation overlooking the Rappahannock River, began in 1768 by William Fitzhugh. It had a dairy, icehouse, barns, stables, fish hatchery, orchard, mill and even a horse racetrack. Many famous historic figures have had ties here, visiting for elaborate parties. The home has been the site of ...


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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    48.8 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This 1752 mansion is haunted by the husband of George Washington's sister, Betty. Colonel Fielding Lewis, who died in the 1780s, spent many an hour in the upstairs bedroom worrying about money. His ghost can be seen in Revolutionary-era attire poring over his documents. His footsteps have been heard as ...


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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    50.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Fall Hill Plantation is a private residence haunted by a Native American Sioux princess named Katina who was engaged as a nanny for the Thorton family who lived here in the 1770s. Witnesses have described Katina's apparition as well as moving shadows, disembodied voices, electrical anomalies, and doors opening by ...


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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    50.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Summerseat Farm is believed to be haunted and has been investigated by ghost hunters, who found lights had come on after they had turned them off. Visitors have witnessed bed covers that move on their own and a rosary that swung by itself. The property includes a family cemetery that ...


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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    53.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    A ghostly "charred lady" is said to roam the wildlife reserve, but she has company, as other apparitions have been seen here as well. The spot has been a dumping place for murder victims as well as a party spot for teens.


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    Smithfield Station

    Smithfield, Virginia

    54 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Smithfield Station is a restaurant frequented not only by the living. Witnesses say the apparition of a man can be seen sitting at the bar late at night when the place is closed. Some say he's the spirit of a man who long ago left the bar and drowned in ...


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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    56.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This church, built in the mid-1700s, and its cemetery are said to be popular spots with the haunts. The old graveyard has tombstones dating back to the 1730s.


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    Howmet Plant

    Hampton, Virginia

    57.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    1 Howmet Dr. Hampton, Va, 23661. Back in the early 1980's I was a security guard working through the Wackenhut Corp, at the Howmet plant in Hampton, Virginia. One hot and misty night I saw what I thought was a young woman wearing a gossamer gown wandering in front ...


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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    60.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The circa-1735 Haw Branch Plantation, first settled by Colonel Thomas Tabb and wife Rebecca Booker, is the site of many strange occurrences such as footsteps, nighttime sounds of heavy objects falling, and an unexplained rose perfume scent. A loud scream regularly comes from the attic, at about 6-month intervals, and ...


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    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia

    61.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The Chamberlin was once a historic hotel that welcomed the likes of George Washington. However, it has been renovated and is now a senior living facility. The top floor, according to rumor, is closed because of the many apparitions that freely roam there. One story about this building tells of ...


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    Fort Monroe

    Hampton, Virginia

    61.3 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The official Fort Monroe was completed in 1834, although the spot has housed some sort of headquarters or fortification since the early 1600s. Witnesses claim that the site is haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, as well as that of Jefferson Davis, who was imprisoned here after being falsely ...


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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia

    62.2 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Weems–Botts House Museum is dedicated to the history of Dumfries and the two people who lived here: Mason Locke "Parson" Weems and attorney Benjamin Botts. Weems (1759-1825) was a clergyman and author, the first biographer of George Washington, who created the cherry tree story ("I cannot tell a lie, I ...


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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    62.7 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This old farm house is currently the home of both female and male spirits including a child who likes to peek around corners at you. There have been photos of a lady dressed in turn of the century (1800's) clothing as well as a man dressed in military clothing. ...


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    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

    Waldorf, Maryland

    62.7 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The historic house museum is said to be haunted by the apparition of Mrs. Frankie Mudd. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices, and during a Civil War reenactment, electric candles in the windows repeatedly turned on by themselves. A human-shaped bed impression routinely appears in a room where John Wilkes ...


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    Brownsville Farm

    Marionville, Virginia

    65 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    This house dates back to 1806, and is now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is said that there is a playful ghost on the premises that likes to grab people's feet while they're sleeping. (Some believe the ghost only targets female virgins, for some reason.)


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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia

    67.9 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    At the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, the ghosts in residence like to rearrange chairs and place settings or manifest as lights that glide around backstage.


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    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    Church Creek, Maryland

    68.5 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The 27,000 acres of tidal marshes, forest and ponds that make up this refuge are said to be haunted by a demon mule. Long ago, the beast was known to attack loggers and fishermen, so the locals hunted it and chased it to its death in quicksand. The unhappy mule's ...


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    Occoquan Inn

    Occoquan, Virginia

    69 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen in the Occuquan Inn, built in 1810. Legend has it that the man was enamored of the owner's wife, and he was shot when the owner caught him sneaking down the stairs one night. His ghost has been seen in ...


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    The Loft Gallery

    Occoquan, Virginia

    69 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    A haunting experience happened at The Loft Gallery in the 1990s when a painting flew off a wall. Then, one early morning in October 2006, an artist saw a glowing mist float through the gallery. Witnesses also report footsteps, creaking floors, and doors closing when no one is there.


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    Page House Inn

    Norfolk, Virginia

    70.1 miles from Hillsboro, VA


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    Woodlawn

    Alexandria, Virginia

    70.1 miles from Hillsboro, VA

    Historic Woodlawn was originally built in 1805 for Martha Washington’s granddaughter Nelly Parke Custis and her husband Major Lawrence Lewis. Now a museum, the place is rumored to be haunted by some of its many generations of former residents.


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