Pope’s Tavern

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This historic museum operated as a hospital during the civil war, so the rumours of haunting’s appear to have a leg to stand on; which can’t be said for some of the apparitions supposedly reported. Staff and visitors have reported the apparitions of various amputees in the main bedroom which served as a former ward. Others claim to see bloodstains which appear on certain days, have heard moans and screams and odd popping noises. Disembodied footsteps and knocking noises have also been reported throughout the establishment, which features on the local ghost tour.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
203 Hermitage Drive
Florence, AL
United States

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GPS:
34.8050008, -87.6770482
County:
Lauderdale County, Alabama
Nearest Towns:
Florence, AL (0.4 mi.)
East Florence, AL (1.6 mi.)
Sheffield, AL (3.0 mi.)
Muscle Shoals, AL (4.2 mi.)
Underwood-Petersville, AL (5.1 mi.)
Tuscumbia, AL (5.3 mi.)
St. Florian, AL (5.6 mi.)
Killen, AL (8.9 mi.)
Leighton, AL (11.1 mi.)
Littleville, AL (14.8 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.ci.florence.al.us/Community_Arts/Art_Museums/Art_Galleries_Museums/Popes_Tavern

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  1. I’ve never been inside the building, but one of the common past times in Florence is to get coffee at Rivertown Coffee Shop and then walk to UNA. You walk right past this building and I always got a VERY eerie feeling around this area!! Downtown Florence is haunted in numerous locations. It is a very old area and much of it is existing buildings from the Civil War era.

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