Haunted Places in Middletown, Rhode Island



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    Villa One Twenty - Inn at Shadow Lawn

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    Villa One Twenty, formerly the Inn at Shadow Lawn, was originally an 1856 private mansion. The apparition of a woman has been seen here, believed to be a former owner of the mansion when it was a private home. Her voice has been heard as well.


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    Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    There are a number of ghosts that inhabit the historic side of this hotel. Little Girl: When there are a large amount of children staying in the hotel, a small girl wearing a bright blue dress and gold shoes can be seen running and laughing in the hallways. You can ...


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    White Horse Tavern

    Newport, Rhode Island

    3.9 miles from Middletown, RI

    White Horse Tavern dates back to the 1600s, and is said to be haunted by several spirits including an elderly male in Colonial clothing, a guest who died on the premises and shows up in the dining room near a fireplace. He is said to prefer to appear female guests. ...


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    Hotel Viking

    Newport, Rhode Island

    4.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    The Hotel Viking is believed to be haunted by a ghostly group of party-goers. At first, guests complained about the noise of a great party in the night, heard above one of the ballrooms (a space used for storage). But after renovations, the location of the spectral party seems to ...


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    Pilgrim House Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    4.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    The bed and breakfast was built in the late eighteenth century, and has been an inn since the early 1800's. The apparition of a young girl has been seen staring down from rooms into the street, and has been known to appear to guests in Room #8 and Room #11. ...


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    Redwood Library and Athenauem

    Newport, Rhode Island

    4.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    Founded in 1747, it is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. A male entity has been sighted by staff wandering around the library during the evening, and people report that the eyes in the paintings on the walls follow them as they move ...


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    Rose Island Lighthouse

    Newport, Rhode Island

    4.4 miles from Middletown, RI

    Rose Island Lighthouse is thought to be haunted by the ghosts of cholera sufferers who were exiled here long ago and, possibly, a former lighthouse keeper named Charles Curtis. Witnesses say they've heard voices and footsteps, and a photo has turned up a reflection of a ghost.


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    Breakers Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    5.3 miles from Middletown, RI

    The Renaissance style mansion was built in 1895 after a fire destroyed the manor house of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt, the latter of whom is believed to still haunt the house museum. Staff and visitors to the building have reported sighting her apparition on various levels of the building, and ...


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    Seaview Terrace - Carey Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    5.4 miles from Middletown, RI

    Seaview Terrace, aka Carey Mansion, was built by (and is said to be haunted by) whiskey magnate Edson Bradley and his wife Julia. Witnesses have reported apparitions, unexplained sounds, the playing of a defunct organ, temperature drops, and footsteps. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost ...


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    Beechwood Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    5.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    Beechwood Mansion, also known as Astor's Beechwood Mansion because it was owned by the wealthy Astor family, was originally built in 1851 by wealthy merchant Daniel Parrish, and today it is said to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses say doors open on their own, cold spots are rampant (especially ...


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    Fort Wetherill State Park

    Jamestown, Rhode Island

    5.9 miles from Middletown, RI

    The historic fort is believed to be the home of a phantom black dog, seen here since the Revolutionary War era. When the British took over the fort in 1776, they were menaced by a terrifying black dog prowling the place, and a black dog symbolizes death in British folklore. ...


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    Homelands Estate

    Tiverton, Rhode Island

    6.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    Several times witnessed doors closing or opening with no-one in the house, shadows or shapes in windows, furniture moved, strange sounds, shadow figures seen, extreme cold spots in various rooms. The house dates to the mid-18th century. (Submitted by John)


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    Belcourt Castle

    Newport, Rhode Island

    6.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    Belcourt Castle itself does not seem to have a ghost, but it is believed that several of the objects and antiques it showcases are haunted. From a suit of armor that echoes with the death cries of its original owner, to haunted chairs that move and send tingles up the ...


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    Castle Hill Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    6.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    The female ghost who resides here has been seen by several staff members. She is said to be a relative of the original builder, Mr. Agassiz. Witnesses say she occasionally throws china in the pantry.


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    Colt State Park

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    9.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    This state park was a farm until the middle of the 20th century. A stable hand reportedly died in the barn, now the park office, and his ghost is said to play pranks with the lights and doors. He shares the park with the ghosts of two young girls who ...


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    Hoof-Fin-Feathers - Carriage Inn and Saloon

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    9.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    Formerly Hoof Fin Feathers, the place will reopen in 2014 as The Carriage Inn and Saloon. Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the establishment is saidi to be haunted by a number of apparitions, including those of a little girl with burn scars, several brothel women, and a small boy who ...


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    The Barn - Roger Williams University Theatre

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    10.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    The William N. Grandgeorge Theatre at The Barn was originally two barns built in 1840 and 1894. They were located on the Whipple Steere Farm in Glocester, Rhode Island, and were disassembled and rebuilt in the 1980s. Now, a ghost nicknamed Banquo is said to haunt the theater, playing tricks ...


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    Aldrich Mansion

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    10.4 miles from Middletown, RI

    Aldrich Mansion, built by former Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich in the early 1900s, is believed to be haunted by one of his children who committed suicide by jumping from a balcony. Her apparition has been seen by employees often, as well as a few visitors.


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    South County Museum

    Narragansett, Rhode Island

    11.5 miles from Middletown, RI

    The South County Museum, founded in 1933, was moved twice before 1984 when it arrived here at Canochet Farm, former home of 12th governor of Rhode Island, Colonel William Sprague and his wife Kate Chase, daughter of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Apparitions have been reported ...


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    Lizzie Borden House

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    12.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    The home where Lizzie Borden lived is now a bed-and-breakfast. The historic house was the site of the famous double axe murder of Lizzie Borden's parents, and is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises.


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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    12.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House is said to be haunted by a little girl named Abigail who died by falling down the stairs here. Legend has it that the words "Help Me" appear on the wall no matter how many times they paint over it. Also said to be ...


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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    13 miles from Middletown, RI

    This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century's "feeble-minded" it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, "wayward girls" and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was ...


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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    13.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    Haunted places at this university include thethird floor of the Chi Omega Sorority house, where the apparition of a woman has appeared and doors and windows open and close by themselves; the Sigma Pi House, where TVs and lights turn on and off by themselves and a figure has been ...


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    Quequechan Club

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    13.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    The Quequechan Club, founded in 1894, is housed in an 1861 private home. Witnesses here have seen the apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress and captured several electronic voice phenomena. Orbs also have shown up in photographs, reflected in a mirror.


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    Oak Grove Cemetery

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    13.6 miles from Middletown, RI

    The 1855 Oak Grove Cemetery is known for being the burial place of Lizzie Borden and her family. Witnesses say they have heard screaming from the Borden plot and felt uneasy while in its vicinity. Some claim to have seen unexplained lights within the cemetery.


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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    13.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    Featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Warwick City Hall is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a woman crying in the former jail and in the basement, and children's voices on the upper balcony. Phantom cigar smoke has been detected in the council chambers, and employees have ...


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    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    14 miles from Middletown, RI

    At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, aka Historical Cemetery #22, a legend is told about a vampire named Mercy Lena Brown. Her father, George T. Brown, his wife Mary and their five children lived on a small farm. The family had some bad luck: Mary passed away of consumption in ...


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    Crescent Park Looff Carousel

    East Providence, Rhode Island

    15 miles from Middletown, RI

    The century-old Charles Loof Carousel, a.k.a. Crescent Park Carousel, was once part of an amusement complex and ballroom. The ballroom burned down in the 1960s, and it is said that those who perished in the fire still haunt the ride. Employees report that the music turns on by itself, the ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island

    15.3 miles from Middletown, RI

    This church, the first Catholic church in Rhode Island, was cursed by the Protestants who threatened that the one who broke ground on it would be doomed to lie beneath it forever. That person was the original builder's wife, Mary. Her ghost is still said to haunt the church, turning ...


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    Fairfield Inn - La Quinta - Warwick

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    16.1 miles from Middletown, RI

    The former Fairfield Inn, now a La Quinta, is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The first one appears in room 316, said to be the ghost of a woman who committed suicide here. The second is the ghost of an older man. He appears as an elderly farmer on the ...


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    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island

    16.6 miles from Middletown, RI

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead is believed to be haunted. Witnesses who have worked at or visited the house museum say strange things happen here. The baby carriage in Elizabeth Margaret’s room has moved, for one thing. Other things that have happen here include apparitions, door latches opening, voices, footsteps, and ...


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    Governor William Sprague Mansion

    Cranston, Rhode Island

    19 miles from Middletown, RI

    Sprague Mansion, built by mill magnate William Sprague in 1790, died during surgery after he accidentally swallowed a fish bone. His son William became a senator, and his other son Amasa ran the family business until 1843, when Amasa was found beaten and shot to death--a casualty of a feud ...


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    New Bedford Armory

    New Bedford, Massachusetts

    19.9 miles from Middletown, RI

    The 1903 New Bedford Armory, featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. In a room where a sergeant hanged himself, paranormalists saw a strange mist that ran right through one of them.


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    Providence City Hall

    Providence, Rhode Island

    20.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    Providence City Hall, say workers, is haunted by something who rides the elevator, moves chairs around, creates breezes, whispers, touches folks, slams doors, opens drawers and smokes cigars. Some speculate the ghost is a former mayor named Doyle. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, Rhode Island

    20.3 miles from Middletown, RI

    This school is popular with the spook set. Among the buildings believed to be haunted: Barstow House - The Turquoise and Red Rooms are said to house entities that cause depression and extreme cold, and large mirrors reflect apparitions late at night. Dexter House - A former morgue, it is reported to ...


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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island

    20.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    At this historic inn, witnesses have seen apparitions, especially of a male in the Washington Room. Also reported have been ghostly taps on the shoulder in both the Washington Room and Williamsburg Room, and a mannequin's finger was thrown at a workman in the attic.


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    Millicent Library

    Fairhaven, Massachusetts

    21 miles from Middletown, RI

    Millicent Library is believed to be haunted by its namesake, the daughter of Huttleston Rogers, a well-known financial backer of historical buildings in Fairhaven. Rumor has it that Millicent was buried in the library's foundation, and her apparition, say witnesses, walks in that very building, haloed by a blue light. ...


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    Ruffstone Tavern

    North Providence, Rhode Island

    22.3 miles from Middletown, RI

    This tavern is said to be haunted by a man in a top hat holding a pipe and a woman who wears a musky perfume. Witnesses also have felt uneasy vibes in the basement. The place was featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Slater Mill Historic Site

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

    23.4 miles from Middletown, RI

    The Slater Mill was a 1793 textile factory, and is now a museum of the machines of the Industrial Revolution. The haunts here are believed to be those killed while using some of the dangerous machines that caused dismemberment and death. Back then, small children were often employed as workers. ...


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    Saint Stephens Cemetery

    Attleboro, Massachusetts

    25.6 miles from Middletown, RI

    Apparitions have been seen here of Albertine and Eugene and their 2-year-old daughter, Doris. Witnesses also describe childlike footsteps on the paved paths.


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    Cumberland Public Library

    Cumberland, Rhode Island

    27.5 miles from Middletown, RI

    The library was built on the former site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, consecrated in 1928, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1950. Witnesses in the library have experienced ghostly voices, doors slamming, and apparitions. One witness found a rock mysteriously placed on the seat ...


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    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut

    28.9 miles from Middletown, RI

    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into ...


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    Harborside Inn

    Block Island, Rhode Island

    29.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    The apparition of a woman in a 19th-century black dress has been seen entering Room 302, and downstairs, the desk clerks have reported a feeling of being grabbed around the waist from behind, as if someone were trying to push them out of the way.


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    Holiday Inn Taunton

    Taunton, Massachusetts

    29.9 miles from Middletown, RI

    The stairway near the 28 rooms are said to be haunted; voices in the stairway order "Leave here now."


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    Block Island

    New Shoreham, Rhode Island

    30.6 miles from Middletown, RI

    Part of Rhode Island, this Atlantic Ocean island about 13 miles south of Rhode Island is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses describe strange lights near the island's southern tip, and the sound of a crying child has been heard. The haunting is believed to stem from a ship that caught ...


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    Camp Titicut

    Raynham, Massachusetts

    30.6 miles from Middletown, RI

    An old summertime campsite for Native Americans, complete with a burial ground, Camp Titicut is believed to be haunted by King Phillip, whose body reportedly was drawn and quartered here. The sound of leaves rustling, according to local tales, is his body parts trying to get back together. The area ...


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    Highfield Hall

    Falmouth, Massachusetts

    34.2 miles from Middletown, RI

    Highfield Hall, built in 1878 for the Beebe Family, was in disrepair when Historic Highfield ttook over to renovate it. The stately mansion is said to have a ghost who peers out the center upstairs window. Locals believe it is Mary Louisa Beebe, who succumbed to cancer in this room ...


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    Bridgewater State University

    Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    Bridgewater State University is said to be haunted by a former headmaster in Tillinghast (Tilly) Hall. According to legend, she died when she fell off the roof after climbing up there to discipline some residents who were up there making noise in the night. Also, a ghost named George is ...


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    Village Green Inn

    Falmouth, Massachusetts

    34.7 miles from Middletown, RI

    This 1804 building is said to be haunted by its original owners, the Dimmick family. Sarah, a teenage daughter who died here in 1823, has been spotted in some rooms wearing an old-fashioned white nightgown. She may hover over guests as they sleep looking at them strangely, as if wondering ...


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    Cady's Tavern

    Glocester, Rhode Island

    35.3 miles from Middletown, RI

    Cady's has been a Tavern since 1810 and was a stage coach stop there's been all kinds of activity over the years like chairs, dishes getting thrown jukebox boxes turning on etc (Submitted by Jim Wojdylak)


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