Haunted Places in Mechanicsville, Virginia



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    Brooker's Site

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    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

    5.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Governor's Mansion - Executive Mansion

    Richmond, Virginia

    5.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Julep’s

    Richmond, Virginia

    6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond, Virginia

    6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Waverly House

    Richmond, Virginia

    8.1 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia

    11.9 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    15.5 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Parker's Battery

    Chester, Virginia

    18 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Shirley Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    19.4 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    19.5 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Appomattox Manor

    Hopewell, Virginia

    20.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Edgewood Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    21.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Old Central State Hospital

    Petersburg, Virginia

    27.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    30.1 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    31 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    34.3 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    38 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    41.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Deep Creek Vintage

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    42.1 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    42.9 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    43 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    43.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    43.9 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    45.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia

    47.5 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

    47.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    48.3 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    48.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    49.4 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    49.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia

    50.9 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    51.1 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia

    52.5 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Civil War Museum - Exchange Hotel

    Gordonsville, Virginia

    57.2 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    The Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel is rumored to house some residents who died over a century ago. The hotel became a hospital in 1862, and was considered America’s first triage hospital. One of the ghosts here is believed to be a Union corporal who was the last ...


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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    59.1 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia

    59.2 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    At this 1859 inn, folks have reported some strange happenings. There is a general feeling of being watched, and in the Madison Room, some have found the windows to open by themselves.


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    Smithfield Station

    Smithfield, Virginia

    59.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    60 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    A spooky story surrounds the statue of the Confederate Hero, dedicated Oct. 11, 1900, on High Street. Legend has it that when you can see the statue’s shadow on the wall of the camupus' East Ruffner Building, all is well. When you cannot, the soldier's ghost is out protecting the ...


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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    60.3 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    Castle Hill Manor is a privately owned historic mansion said to be haunted by a female ghost who wears perfume and sometimes appears in a room known as the pink bedroom. Former owner Amelie Rives is suspected to linger here in spirit as well.


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    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia

    61.8 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    Strange things are afoot at the Inn at Willow Grove. Folks have reported hearing noises from vacant rooms and mysterious footsteps. The apparitions of Confederate soldiers also have been witnessed sitting under a large tree in front of the inn.


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    Point Lookout Light

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    64.6 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Point Lookout State Park

    Scotland, Maryland

    65 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    65.1 miles from Mechanicsville, VA

    People believe that Jefferson has never left his beloved Monticello and they claim to see Jefferson's ghost wandering the grounds and also to hear whistling, something that Jefferson was prone to doing as he toured the property.


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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia

    66.4 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    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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    Howmet Plant

    Hampton, Virginia

    67.7 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia

    71.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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

    72 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia

    73.8 miles from Mechanicsville, 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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