Haunted Places in Palatka, Florida



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    Church of the Nazarene

    Palatka, Florida

    4.1 miles from Palatka, FL

    There are accounts of an "old man" ghost haunting the church. He's been seen walking up and down the main aisle. Other accounts of a woman screaming in the nursery.


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    Sanksville Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    19.6 miles from Palatka, FL

    The story of this haunted cemetery is told in "Ancient City Hauntings," by Dave Lapham - but we don't currently have any more details on the nature of the ghost(s) there. If you know anything please let us know via the comments below!


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    Heritage Baptist Church

    St. Augustine, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palatka, FL

    Ghosts that have been reported at this church include the spirits of a former pastor and a deceased churchgoer, and a ghostly angel statue that appears and disappears in the cemetery.


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    Old Clay County Jail

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    23.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This is one of the oldest jails in Florida (though it hasn't been used as a jail since 1972). At least five hangings took place on the front steps of this jail, and it is believed that some of the unusual activity that takes place there now may be ...


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    River Park Inn

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    23.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn was built in 1880, and appears to be popular with the spirit set. At least three ghosts are known to haunt the inn according to staff and guests, and paranormal investigators have been called to the building on several occasions. The most ...


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    Fort Matanzas

    St. Augustine, Florida

    24.4 miles from Palatka, FL

    It's not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, "Matanzas" is Spanish for "slaughter," as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed ...


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    The House - 8 Arenta St

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25 miles from Palatka, FL

    June Moore Ferrell's book "The House" was written about this place. In the book she tells of a child, a product of incest between a former owner and her son, who died here and was buried in the back yard. Witnesses have seen the apparition of a woman on the ...


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    Hurricane Patty's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.1 miles from Palatka, FL

    This restaurant was featured in Biography Channel's series, "My Ghost Story" - season 2, episode 3. The segment was entitled "Restless Restroom." Most of the activity here centers on the kitchen and bathrooms. The sounds of a crying woman are heard from the bathrooms, and the facilities ...


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    St. John's Landing Apartments

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    25.2 miles from Palatka, FL

    These apartments date back to the 1930s, when they served as military housing. For a long period they were run down, until in 1997 they were purchased and renovated. A small cemetery is on site, which may be partially to blame for the numerous ghosts and shadows seen ...


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    Upham Cottage

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.6 miles from Palatka, FL

    The 1892 12-room Victorian cottage was originally built as Colonel John Upham's winter home. It changed to apartment buildings some time in its past, but was restored to a private residence in the 1970s. It is not open to the public. It is said to be haunted by a pretty ...


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    St. Francis Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.6 miles from Palatka, FL

    Lily, the ghost of a beautiful slave woman from Barbados, is said to haunt this inn along with her beloved. Lily and the nephew of former owner Major William Hardee had a secret affair, and when Hardee found out, he sent Lily away. The nephew, distraught over losing her, committed ...


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    St. Augustine National Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.6 miles from Palatka, FL

    It is Florida’s oldest national military cemetery, and it dates back to 1763. In it are buried soldiers from the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), and it is said to be very haunted. A bloody massacre led to the burial of more than 1,400 soldiers in three mass graves marked by ...


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    Tovar House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    One of the older houses in St. Augustine and part of most city tours. Unexplained noises and cries have been heard in this location.


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    Flagler College - Ponce de Leon Hall

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    Supposedly the mistress of Henry Flagler haunts the fourth floor of the Ponce de Leon Hall (once the Ponce de Leon Hotel). Some believe Henry Flagler himself still haunts the building, and his face is sometimes seen towards the back of the hall.


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    Casa Monica Hotel

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    This building dates back to 1887 and was originally called "The Cordova." Although staff at the hotel these days tend to downplay the ghost stories, it has been reported that many people have seen a fancily-dressed man in 1920s-era clothing strolling around the building.


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    Gonzalez-Alvarez House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    The “The Oldest House” is said to be haunted by a shadowy figure of a man. Objects move of their own accord, strange lights have been seen, and animals have been known to become agitated while in the building.


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    Don Pedro Horruytiner House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    Ghost sightings have been reported here as early as 1821, when the owner found two ghost women in her rose garden. She presented the pair with a bunch of flowers, and found them later near the house's entrance. Several spirits are said to live here, and there is rumored to ...


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    Kenwood Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.7 miles from Palatka, FL

    The Kenwood Inn, in the oldest part of downtown, is said to be haunted by several ghosts, the most well known going by the name of Raymond. The most active guest rooms are 7, 9 and 10. Ghost tours of the area often stop at this historic inn.


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    Bayfront Marin House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This luxury inn is believed to have at least one ghost: Francisco Marin, the inn's namesake. He and his ghostly friends have been known to hold noisy parties in vacant rooms at the inn, disturbing the guests below. He also plays pranks, such as playing music through dead phone lines.


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    Antiques and Uniques Collectibles

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This antiques store has been featured on the TV show "My Ghost Story". It is said that it was originally the first jail in St Augustine, while the other was being built. Children spirits are there, as well as others. You can hear footsteps above you in the vacant area ...


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    Scarlett O'Hara's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This restaurant's upstairs bar is called the Ghost Bar, named for the ghost who haunts the place. The original builder is said to have died in an upstairs bathtub, in just the spot where the Ghost Bar is now.


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    Spanish Military Hospital

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    The Spanish Military Hospital Museum is a reconstructed military hospital, a representation of the original building that was here in the 1700s and 1800s. Witnesses have heard footsteps, detected unexplained scents, and seen apparitions in and out of the building. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects have been ...


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    Old Powder House Inn

    Saint Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This historic bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to be haunted by a pair of ghostly girls playing with a set of antique dolls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    O. C. White's Seafood and Spirits

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    The restaurant is housed in renovated 1791 home, a coquina brick, 3-story structure. Locals say at least two haunts reside here, the spirit of Margaret Worth, a war widow who bought the building in the 1850s, and an unknown man. Apparitions have been seen, mysterious odors have been detected, doors ...


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    Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    We stayed the night at this B&B in 2012. It was 2:23 A.M. and started hearing a party going on in the common area. We could hear glasses clinking, people talking and laughing, old dance music from the 1800's playing. My friend Wednesday, that is her real name, went into ...


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    Casa de Suenos Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    The ghost in this charming bed and breakfast is named Randolph. He likes to move things around in a playful sort of manner - whenever something goes missing, the staff just asks Randolph to put it back and eventually it shows up again.


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    Washington Oaks

    Palm Coast, Florida

    25.8 miles from Palatka, FL

    This area has belonged both to Native Americans and Spanish settlers in its past, and the state park land here was once a plantation with ties to relatives of George Washington. Witnesses have reported some ghostly goings-on here, including strange lights near the plantation home and poltergeist shenanigans in the ...


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    Tolomato Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    One of the oldest in the U.S., this cemetery has a spooky story. It is said that a young woman once was being prepared for burial here, and during her funeral procession her forehead was accidentally punctured while passing under an Apopinax tree. She bled profusely; it was discovered that ...


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    Fay’s House - Prince of Wales

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    Shadowy figures and restroom lights that turn on and off by themselves are among the signs that spirits are present here. The ghost in residence is Fay herself, who worked in the 1970s at St. George Street Pharmacy as a short-order cook. She was said to be a mean-spirited and ...


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    Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    Who's Harry? He's a horse. As the story goes, the original owners bet on Harry, who had 50-to-1 odds, and Harry won. With the money, they opened up the restaurant. It is said to be haunted by a female ghost said to be either a woman who perished in a ...


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    Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    This old building is a favorite stop for tourists. It was built in 1739 but was moved to its current spot in 1887. It has been a medicinal/drugstore for most of its history. It is now open to the public and has a very large gift shop ...


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    Agustin Inn Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    When the inn was a private residence, it was home, for a brief time, to a former owner's boyfriend, Chiles. Chiles went through a period of making thumping and bumping noises and tinkering with the lights, perhaps to show his displeasure of the family who inherited the house. In life, ...


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    26 Toque Place

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    The 1910 house was originally a servants' quarters or carriage house on an estate. Legend has it that when the main estate house burned down, the residents moved in to 26 Toque Place. There, 8-year-old Jennifer was met with strange events. The mirror in the bathroom produced lines, writing that ...


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    Stogies Jazz Club and Listening Room

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    Housed in an 1856 building, the jazz club is said to be haunted by ghostly children who have been seen running and playing throughout the place. Witnesses also describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen. Other strange occurrences have been reported here as well, so those who visit ...


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    Casablanca Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    Casablanca Inn of St Augustine, Florida presents twenty-three elegant suites and rooms in a premium bayfront location in historic St. Augustine. The lovingly restored 1914 Mediterranean revival bed and breakfast inn offers accommodations with panoramic Matanzas Bay views, whirlpools, private porches and sundecks, antique furnishings, decorative fireplaces, private entries, and ...


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    Casa de la Paz

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    Although this spot no longer operates as a bed-and-breakfast, the Queen Isabella was its most haunted room. Here, the ghost of Miss Mabel resides. Miss Mabel, who was given this nickname because the owners did not know her real name, was a visitor at the inn around the 1920s. When ...


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    Laundry Lady Ghost of St. George St

    St. Augustine, Florida

    25.9 miles from Palatka, FL

    The Laundry Lady, a ghost in colonial garb, is said to appear in this area at night. She never looks up from her work, but simply starts hanging wet laundry on the branches of a tree. If a living person attempts to greet and speak with her, she disappears, leaving ...


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    24 Cincinnati Avenue

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    Legend has it that this 1914 home, called the Capo House, is haunted by a ghostly lady who is stuck on the first floor because she is unable to climb the stairs. Builder Fred Capo and his wife Lottie are said to have died in the house.


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    Huguenot Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    The cemetery is reputed to be haunted by a variety of ghosts and is one of the stops on the city's flourishing ghost tour industry along with the neighboring Tolomato Cemetery. One of the alleged ghosts is that of a specter named Elizabeth. According to the various themes of her ...


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    Old City Gates

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    Near the Castello de San Marcos is the Old City Gates, part of the original fortifications of St. Augustine. Legend has it that a young girl named Elizabeth died near the gates of yellow fever, and her spirit can still be seen near the gates at night, dancing and ...


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    Our House of St. Augustine

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    This home dates back to the 1880s and is now made available to tourists as vacation rentals. Staff and guests have reported numerous paranormal experiences, but all seem to be of the harmless sort. Shadow figures are seen and odd noises are heard from parts of the building ...


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    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum is located inside an 1880s castle, originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden. It was later turned into an upscale hotel, owned by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her husband Norton Baskin, before it became the chain museum site. ...


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    Ms. Caroline's Guest House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    Although reports say the Guest House is no longer operating, ghost hunters have detected various electronic voice phenomena saying strange phrases like “Must need burping, trash, garbage” and “Garage, moving -- Who are you?” The EVP also have picked up a girl's voice saying “love you,” humming and giggling. Other ...


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    Castillo de San Marcos

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    Considered by many to be the centerpiece of St. Augustine, the Castillo is the oldest masonry fort in the United States, dating back to 1672. It is also apparently a paranormal hot-spot, with night-time visitors frequently capturing orbs in their digital photos. The ghost of a woman can ...


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    Ancient City Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26 miles from Palatka, FL

    This home was built by a man of Minorcan descent, Charles Segui, in 1910. Previous owners have said that a "playful" ghost inhabits the home - apparently he likes to shuffle jewelry around. If you want the most haunted room, ask for the "Martha Lee" room. (Martha ...


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    Old Mansion Inn - Abbott Mansion

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26.1 miles from Palatka, FL

    This 1872 mansion, now an inn, boasts two ghosts. Lucy is an older woman believed to be a member of the Abbott family, the original owners. The second ghost is that of an old sea captain.


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    House Of Sea and Sun Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26.1 miles from Palatka, FL

    This charming bed and breakfast is said to be home to a "pleasant ghost" who protects the house. The building dates to the 1920s.


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    Old Jail

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26.2 miles from Palatka, FL

    The Old Jail in St. Augustine is rumored to be haunted. Many prisoners died here, some victims of hanging and harsh conditions leading to sickness and death. Witnesses have reported a phantom sweet smell and the barking of dogs, thought to be phantoms of the sheriff's guard dogs. Footsteps and ...


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    St. Augustine Lighthouse

    St. Augustine, Florida

    26.6 miles from Palatka, FL

    A famous haunted lighthouse featured on numerous television programs, including SyFy's "Ghost Hunters".


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    Palm Coast High School

    Palm Coast, Florida

    28.3 miles from Palatka, FL

    The girls' locker room at Flagler Palm Coast High School is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of "Jonathan Richie" - sometimes "relieving himself" nearby, or just coasting the entire locker room in an eerie mist. People say he was a student at the school many years ago ...


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