Most Haunted Places in Rhode Island

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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 76.9

    Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

    Burrillville, Rhode Island
    It's the house featured in the 2013 horror film "The Conjuring," and it is also private property, so no trespassing is allowed here. Please view the house only from the road. The story is of Roger and Carolyn Perron, purchased their dream home, which previously had belonged to 8 generations of the...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island
    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 1883, at age 36....
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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island
    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 on and off...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    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...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island
    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 reported a...
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    Seaview Terrace - Carey Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Belcourt Castle

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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 spines of anyone sitting in...
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    Castle Hill Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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...
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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Slater Mill Historic Site

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island
    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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    Colt State Park

    Bristol, Rhode Island
    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 drowned in nearby waters; they have appeared to...
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    Fort Wetherill State Park

    Jamestown, Rhode Island
    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. The dog's apparition...
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    Aldrich Mansion

    Warwick, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Hotel Viking

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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 have changed to...
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    Hoof-Fin-Feathers - Carriage Inn and Saloon

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island
    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 implores...
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    Ruffstone Tavern

    North Providence, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Harborside Inn

    Block Island, Rhode Island
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 55.6

    Cumberland Public Library

    Cumberland, Rhode Island
    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...
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    The Barn - Roger Williams University Theatre

    Bristol, Rhode Island
    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 such as...
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    Redwood Library and Athenauem

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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 around the...
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    Pilgrim House Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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. Ghostly laughter and music are also heard...
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    Breakers Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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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    Governor William Sprague Mansion

    Cranston, Rhode Island
    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 with the...
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    White Horse Tavern

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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. Another entity is said to guard...
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    Providence City Hall

    Providence, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island
    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 haunted is Room 7, where a woman's apparition...
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    Fairfield Inn - La Quinta - Warwick

    Warwick, Rhode Island
    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 5th floor. He walks up to folks and attempts...
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    South County Museum

    Narragansett, Rhode Island
    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...
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    Crescent Park Looff Carousel

    East Providence, Rhode Island
    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 lights...
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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island
    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 seen sitting in the...
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    Block Island

    New Shoreham, Rhode Island
    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 fire nearby many...
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    Beechwood Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island
    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...