Haunted Places in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania



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    Valley Forge

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    There isn't an American alive who doesn't know the story of Valley Forge and the deprivations and hardships the Continental army suffered there. Although no physical battle was fought here, the battle against low morale, the elements, and hunger was a fierce one and many believe that those who ...


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    Seven Stars Inn

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    This historic inn building, originally built in the 1700s, is said to be home to several spirits. Visitors may catch a glimpse of a ghost boy in an upstairs dining room, and the spirit of a man has been seen several times peering down the stairwell. Rumor has it that ...


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    Pennhurst State School and Hospital

    Spring City, Pennsylvania

    4.9 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Seen on many TV shows including Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures and Extreme Paranormal, the historic Pennhurst State School and Hospital is reported to be a hotspot for paranormal activity.


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    General Warren Inne

    Malvern, Pennsylvania

    6.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The building that houses the inn has been around since the days of the Revolutionary War, and many people believe that the place is haunted by soldiers who died in battle. The building was owned by loyalists during the War, and within its walls they plotted and tortured at ...


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    Selma Mansion

    Norristown, Pennsylvania

    8.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Reportedly haunted by members of the various families who lived and died here throughout the ages, there are several reports of disembodied voices, strange noises and various poltergeist-type activities associated with Selma Mansion.


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    Ship Inn

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    8.6 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The Ship Inn is housed in a 1796 building, and also housed within is a mysterious ghost. Those who have seen him believe him to be from the 1700s as well, but his identity and story are unknown.


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    Valley Forge Military Academy and College

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    8.8 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    There have been many suicides on campus in the academy and the college, allegedly the historic Wheeler Hall is where most of the paranormal activity happens but there are also reports of paranormal things in Young Husband Hall (College). Wheeler Hall has been closed for almost 15 years but ...


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    Radnor Hotel

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    10 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Previously called the St. David's Inn, the Radnor Hotel has a haunt in Suite 309. Witnesses say she appears near the ceiling over the master bed, crawls down the wall, and vanishes through the door to the hall. Folks in the hallway also have seen and heard her in the ...


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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pennsylvania

    11.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Villanova University's 1963 gothic-style St. Mary's Hall is rumored to be haunted. A ghostly light has been seen (and heard) playing the organ, electrical anomalies have occurred in many rooms, and splashes have come from the empty pool. Campus legend says the ghost is a pregnant nun who had had ...


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    The Inn at St. Peter's Village

    Elverson, Pennsylvania

    11.7 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Originally built in 1881 as the Excursion House, the site became the Inn at St. Peter's Village in 2005. It is rumored to have long ago been a place where foxes were raised in the basement to supply the local huntsmen; the owner gives a nod to this bit of ...


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    Bryn Mawr College - Merion Hall

    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

    12.8 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Bryn Mawr College's Merion Hall is rumored to be haunted by Lillian Vickers, who died in 1901. Lillian, according to campus legend, was happy and popular before she died, distraught over the fact that she had leprosy. In some versions, she jumped out a window of the third floor to ...


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    West Chester University

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    13.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    West Chester University's Ramsey Hall is believed to be haunted by namesake Dorothy Ramsey; Phillips Hall has several performing ghosts seen on the stage; and Hollinger Field House has a ghost called Drutz who hanged himself in the fourth-floor stairwell on homecoming weekend in the 1920s.


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    Brinton Lodge

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    13.6 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The 18th-century lodge, originally a one-room tavern until it was remodeled into a summer home, ended up as a bar and restaurant, now closed and vacant. Folks say the spot was haunted by several entities including a Lady in White, an elderly woman, Caleb Brinton, a ghost called Dapper Dan, ...


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    General Lafayette Inn - Barren Hill Tavern

    Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

    14.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Reports say this inn will reopen in 2013/2014 as Barren Hill Tavern. Once known as the "Three Tuns," the inn dates back to the 18th century when General Lafayette used the building during the American Revolution. There is a ghost of an elderly woman who appears in the upstairs dining room; ...


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    Kirk House

    Media, Pennsylvania

    15.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...


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    Rising Sun Inn

    Telford, Pennsylvania

    15.5 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    This 1739 inn building is said to be haunted by Scary Mary, and possibly other ghosts as well. Folks have witnessed apparitions, footsteps, noises, and voices calling them from the second floor. Other surprising occurrences include the cleaning staff finding all the furniture quickly replaced after they had moved it ...


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    Thornbury Farm

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    15.9 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine took place during the Revolution, Thornbury Farm is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Although you would think the majority of the sightings would surround the tales of battle, the most famous ghost of Thornbury Farm is actually the ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Flourtown, Pennsylvania

    16.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    At this mid-1700s inn building, said to have been used as a rest stop by George Washington and his men en route to Valley Forge, folks say the spirit set is hopping. Sudden cold temperatures, footsteps, and unexplained voices abound, and photographs taken of the inside have picked up orbs, ...


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    General Wayne Inn

    Merion Station, Pennsylvania

    16.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    This onetime inn and tavern on the National Register of Historic Places is said to be haunted by several entities. In the 1704 building, named for General "Mad" Anthony Wayne who once stayed here, folks have seen the spirits of a Hessian soldier, a British officer looking for a locket, ...


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    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    16.4 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.


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    Baleroy Mansion

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    17.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Thomas Jefferson is among the ghosts said to haunt here; at least seven spirits are reported. Some manifest as apparitions, some ectoplasm, and some as poltergeist pranks. U.S. Founding Father Jefferson, witnesses say, likes to appear in the dining room, near a tall clock. There is also a cursed chair ...


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    Allen's Lane

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    17.5 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    It's a headless horseman's ghost that rides here, a Revolutionary War soldier who lost his head in battle. On foggy, dreary nights, he is said to ride by on horseback carrying his severed noggin. Reports say although the story dates from the Revolutionary War period of the 1700s, the horseman ...


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    Brandywine River

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    18.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine, this area is said to be rich with wartime ghosts. Soldiers, and even horses, haunt the area, and you may even hear sounds of battle echoing from long ago.


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    Yellow House Hotel

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    18.4 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The apparition of a woman has been seen by many in the Yellow House Hotel. Rumor has it that she committed suicide in one of the rooms.


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    Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    18.5 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Lurking about this historic house are said to be several ghostly Continental soldiers and a headless elderly woman, whose head was severed by one of the soldiers. The headless woman has been seen apparently searching for her lost head.


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    Grumblethorpe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    19.5 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Allegedly haunted by General James Agnew who was shot and died in the front hall of Grumblethorpe during the Revolutionary war. Also allegedly haunted by victims of yellow fever who died there, including one young woman who had been taken in by the family who lived there and who makes ...


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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    20 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    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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    Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    20 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    There are three locations here that are said to be homes to haunts: the Treehouse Building, the Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House. Full-body apparitions have been reported, along with various poltergeist activity. Particularly noted is a female apparition in a long white dress who stands at the top ...


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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    20.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    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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    Trum Tavern

    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    20.7 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Once a 1700s courthouse, the tavern's second floor is said to be haunted by the ghost of former owner Jacob. Witnesses have described a feeling of someone behind them, objects that move on their own, and unexplained noises.


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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    20.7 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    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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    Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    20.8 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    A female apparition appears at this 1865 inn, bringing with her the scent of her perfume. She is known to softly caress people's foreheads.


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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    21.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Hundreds of spirits are said to call this state pen home. Al Capone was an inmate here, and he reportedly was visited by the apparition of James Clark, who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre under Capone's orders. Cell Block 12 is reportedly the most fearsome place here ...


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    St John's Cemetery

    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    21.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    There is a small graveyard owned by the church located across the road with tilted gravestones melted by time. Some of the gravestones date to the early 1700s and are barely readable. In 2015, two new houses were built immediately next to the graveyard. At the time the second house (which ...


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    Emily's

    Mohnton, Pennsylvania

    22 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    A young girl is said to haunt this restaurant, which has also gone by the names Martha's Vineyard and the Post Office Inn. It's now called Emily, after the ghost's nickname. Locals will tell you that as far back as they can remember, folks have talked about Emily the ghost. ...


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    Polished Salon - Kennett Square

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    22.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The Kennett Square building (now Polished Salon) is said to be haunted. The owners describe apparitions that brush past them, unexplained smells, and cold spots. The ghost of a little girl with long black hair is reported to have followed the owners home from the salon.


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    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    22.5 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    This house was the residence of one of Blackboard's mistresses, and was built sometime during the 1790's. People have reported seeing strange lights in the house late at night, and being touched by an unseen presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    22.9 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Locals that live around these parts say that there is a statue of William Penn on the premises that behaves quite mysteriously. During nights gifted by a full moon, he descends from his pedestal and walks about the grounds.


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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Some who visit like to leave pennies on Benjamin Franklin's grave because, as he once said, "A penny saved is twopence dear." Strangely, the pennies are sometimes flung back at unususpecting visitors. It's unknown whether Mr. Franklin is displeased with the offering or another unseen force is using Ben's pennies ...


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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    This park contains an 18th-century burial site for the African-American community, and its ghost, a Quaker woman named Leah, is said to protect the site's thousands of graves.


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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    At this historic building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, witnesses have claimed to see ghostly mists and apparitions. Some of the spirits seen here include Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold.


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    Ridgewood Winery

    Birdsboro, Pennsylvania

    23.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    When the Lewis and Dick family built Ridgewood Farm in 1725 & 1811, we’re certain they would have never dreamed that one day the creation of these buildings would still be standing nearly 300 years later. A lot has happened over the years, to the residents and property, to still ...


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    Library Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to haunt this historic hall. Folks say his statue comes to life and dances in the streets, and his apparition has been seen in the building carrying an armful of books. Also, a woman claims that the ghost once pinched her rear end.


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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home's window or to yell and brandish her cane at those ...


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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.1 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The Betsy Ross House is rumored to be haunted by -- you guessed it -- the famed seamstress herself. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The historic First Bank of the United States, a National Historic Landmark, is reported to be haunted by United States founding father Alexander Hamilton.


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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.2 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    There are said to be three ghosts here, all of whom have been spotted by visitors. On the first floor, the apparition of an elderly housekeeper has been seen. On the third floor, the ghost of a thin man has appeared. Also reported in the house is a spectral meowing ...


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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    This historic home is now a museum. Once the home of "Father of American Surgery" Philip Syng Physick, it was built originally in 1786 by wine importer Henry Hill. Rumor has it that Physick's wife haunts the yard near the spot where a beloved tree, which was chopped down shortly ...


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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    The historic and grand brick mansion built in 1756, now a house museum, is reportedly haunted by several Continental soldiers as well as the Marquis de La Fayette and Benedict Arnold and his wife, Peggy.


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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    23.3 miles from Phoenixville, PA

    Here's a two-fer for spirit searchers: Two ghosts are said to haunt the City Tavern. One is the spirit of a deceased waiter; the other is a young bride.


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