Haunted Places in Hopewell, New Jersey



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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey

    8.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Formerly Murphy's Crocodile Inn but now the Neshanic Inn, the 1880s building experiences electrical malfunctions and a shadowy figure in the basement. The inn is located at 102 Woodfern Rd., near the post office and the colorful train station.


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    Inn of the Hawke

    Lambertville, New Jersey

    9.7 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey

    9.8 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Reports say the historic 1814 hotel is currently under plans for redevelopment. Witnesses claim to have seen ghosts of small children and poltergeist activity in the building, and one person reported seeing a pair of shoes walking up a staircase.


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    Logan Inn

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Aaron Burr House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

    Trenton, New Jersey

    10.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.4 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.4 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    1833 Umpleby House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.4 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Inn At Phillips Mill

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    10.6 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Built in the 1750s, this inn is said to be haunted by a lovely female who appears in great detail, sitting in a rocking chair in refined clothing. She also brushes past people on the stairs.


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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    13.7 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Hageman Farm is a historic house first settled by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman from the Netherlands in 1650 or 1651. It was occupied by relatives until 1972, then stood empty for 5 years until it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. Reports say an apparition of an elderly ...


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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    14.2 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The historic Raritan Public Library is said to be haunted by a former librarian. Lights have been known to turn on and off by themselves, and books move on their own. Even more spooky, locals have seen the apparition of an elderly woman in the window and also in the ...


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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    14.4 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Old Dutch Parsonage was built in 1751 and was moved around 1913 to its present location, next door to the 1775 Wallace House. The Parsonage is said to be extremely haunted, with screams, banging, and objects being moved around at night. The Wallace House also is said to have ...


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    Black Bass Hotel

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    14.6 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    It is said that at this 1745 historic inn, George Washington was once turned away by the loyal Tory innkeeper. Therefore, this hotel proudly states "George Washington did NOT sleep here!" A ghostly pool of blood appears on the floor in the tavern, a remnant from the time when early ...


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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    15.4 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    This abandoned building has been reported to have an evil entity that will chase you out of the building and slam doors while you are inside it. There is also a women that will stand by the open window in the back, she screams that "he is after her" ...


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    Phineas Pemberton House - Bolton Mansion

    Levittown, Pennsylvania

    16.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    16.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Van Wickle House was a wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but tragically, they died on the same day the house was presented to them March 3, 1757. They are buried nearby on a hill, under some trees. The house is said to be haunted by Evert ...


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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey

    17.6 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Revolutionary War created massive devastation in the colonies. Nowhere was this more evident than in New Jersey. Robert Field, a local business man and patriot, headed the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. In 1775 Robert drowned in the ...


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    The Widow McCrea House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

    Frenchtown, New Jersey

    18.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    This 1870's bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to have a ghostly feline roaming the halls. Guests have reported feeling a cat sitting on their bed, but upon investigation, there is nothing there. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey

    18.8 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Red Mill Museum Village, recreating an 1810 mill, is haunted by an apparition who many tourists believe is a hired re-enactor on the third floor. The old man wears period clothing and a black hat and he doesn't speak. But the museum does not hire re-enactors, so if you see ...


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    Growden Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    19 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    19.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    This tree is said to have once been a meeting point, a headquarters and lynching spot used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Bernards Township tree allegedly will give off warmth, even in winter, and consequently, snow will not pile up on it as it does on other trees. According ...


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    Stover Myers Mill

    Hopewell, Pennsylvania

    19.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    This old grist mill has a weird vibe to it. Every flight of stairs makes you grow uneasy. commonly you will feel on-edge and jumpy. All the equipment around you feels like it is closing in on you and you feel claustrophobic. (Submitted by Grimm)


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    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground

    Edison, New Jersey

    20.7 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground is a graveyard that holds the burial sites of many Revolutionary War soldiers and other folk; graves date back to 1693, when two brothers died from eating poisonous mushrooms. But the graveyard also houses a witch, locals say. Mary Moore, buried here in 1731, was accused and ...


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    21 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    21.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    One guest here claims to have captured a ghostly image of a Victorian woman and boy on her iPhone while in the rathskeller (basement bar). (Submitted by Marlene B.)


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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    21.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.


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    Olde Columbus Inne

    Columbus, New Jersey

    21.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The historic inn no longer is in operation but still stands, and is considered one of the most haunted places in New Jersey. Spirits seen here include a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at this location and unexplained noises occurred near the jail cell.


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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey

    23.5 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Ayers-Allen House is a private residence that dates back to the 1700s. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say the ghosts who live here are Revolutionary War or Hessian soldiers or a woman searching for her young son who was killed by British soldiers. Also said to be ...


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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    23.8 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Indian Rock Inn

    Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania

    23.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    At this remote inn and restaurant, some guests have witnessed apparitions and shadowy forms. Jiggling doorknobs, faucets that turn on and off by themselves, and strange knocking sounds also have been noted. Reports say that the site may once have been used to house the actors from a haunted hayride ...


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    Six Flags Great Adventure

    Jackson, New Jersey

    24.2 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    An unfortunately high number of guests have died here, from guest who fell off of Rolling Thunder, to another guest who died on the Lightnin' Loops attraction in 1987. However, most famously was the fire of the Haunted Castle which claimed teenagers. Mediums detect the presence of these people, but ...


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    Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast

    Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

    24.5 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast, housed in a 1795 building, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Apparitions have been seen of a tall man in a black hat, a woman in white, and a young boy who likes to play pranks. Photos taken here have shown strange ...


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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    24.6 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    24.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Old Bernardsville Public Library was built in 1710 as the Vealtown Tavern during the American Revolution. It is said to be haunted by Phyllis Parker, whose father owned the Vealtown Tavern. She was in love with a doctor who was hanged for treason during the Revolutionary War. Not knowing what ...


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    25.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    25.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    26.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Hunt Homestead

    Phillipsburg, New Jersey

    26.3 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Hunt Homestead, circa 1758, is famous for being the wintering spot for 60 Revolutionary War cavalry horses. It's also rumored to be home to a ghost. The woman's apparition, wearing a dark hood, passes by the kitchen window toward the back door, then vanishes. The ghost has traveled this route ...


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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    26.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Proprietary House

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    27.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The 1762 Proprietary House was the home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, New Jersey's last royal Governor from 1762 to 1777. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of a Revolutionary War soldier, a woman who stands in the dining room window, and a little boy in ...


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    27.2 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    27.6 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Originally the 1810 Brick Hotel, the Publick House is said to be haunted by apparitions, growling noises, cold spots, phantom perfumes, and more eerie phenomena.


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    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital

    Marlboro Township, New Jersey

    27.8 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened in early 1931 and operated for many years, but not without problems. Rampant deaths at the hospital were frequently being investigated. An adjacent cemetery holds nearly 1,000 graves. Over 130 patients became ill from food poisoning in the 1970s, four of whom died. The hospital was ...


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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    The Conference House - Billop House

    Hopewell, New York

    27.9 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The Conference House, aka Billop House, was built in 1680. It was the scene of a tragedy when in 1779 owner Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, accused a female servant of spying on him for the Colonists. She denied the charge, and Billop threw her down the stairs, breaking her ...


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    29.1 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    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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    Kreischer Mansion

    Hopewell, New York

    29.2 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    Kreischer Mansion has been on the market for a couple years now, sources say. A cool $8.5 million will buy it, and the ghost is included. According to the home's history, original builder German brickmaker Balthasar Kreischer died one year after the house was finished, and his son Edward died ...


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    Black Horse Inn - Stemie's Place

    Hopewell, Pennsylvania

    29.5 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    The building dates back to 1773. It was once Black Horse Inn, but is now a restaurant called Stemie's Place. It's said that in the old inn days (in 1927, to be exact), a mobster was shot in the hall near the restrooms. After a dramatic fall down the stairs, ...


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    Hanging Post

    Cranford, New Jersey

    29.7 miles from Hopewell, NJ

    At the corner of Gallows Hill Road and Brookside Place once stood the giant hanging tree, where Revolutionary War spies were hanged. Although the tree is gone now, locals say you can still see ghostly movement here from a distance.


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