Most Haunted Places in Virginia

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    EMF Rating: 90.9

    The Natural Bridge Hotel

    Natural Bridge, Virginia
    Legend has it that a former owner went mad and killed his wife and children in the hotel. Some say the apparitions of various members of the family have been seen around the grounds in the...
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    EMF Rating: 88.9

    Olde Towne Inn

    Manassas, Virginia
    A ghost called Miss Lucy is said to haunt rooms 51 through 54. She is rumored to levitate guests and frequent the...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia
    Rumor has it that a phantom bloodstain in the foyer returns daily from a Confederate soldier who long ago committed suicide after the stress of learning his wife had been unfaithful with a Yankee soldier. The soldier's ghost is said to wander the halls at night with a pistol, still looking for his...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Ferry Plantation House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    This colonial and plantation era house is said to be home to 11 ghosts, including Henry, a former slave; Sally Rebecca Walke, who mourns the loss of her soldier lover; former resident and painter Thomas Williamson; a Lady in White who is said to have fallen down the stairs in 1826; and victims of...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Civil War Museum - Exchange Hotel

    Gordonsville, Virginia
    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 patient to leave when the...
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    EMF Rating: 83.3

    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond, Virginia
    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 least visit here,...
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    EMF Rating: 81.8

    Edgewood Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia
    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 featured on TV's...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    The Cavalier Hotel

    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Famous folks such as Al Capone and Woodrow Wilson stayed at this 1927 swank establishment, and it is from one of its windows that Adolph Coors of brewery fame jumped to his death in the 1929. Also, the previous owner is said to have shot himself in the hotel. Reports say that an elderly...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia
    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, as well as some of the other...
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    EMF Rating: 80.0

    Manassas National Battlefield

    Manassas, Virginia
    Historic Manassas National Battlefield Park contains an unfinished railroad ordered by Robert E. Lee. The Civil War-era railroad site is said to be popular with the spirit set, as several accounts of paranormal activity surrounding the area have been...
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    EMF Rating: 77.8

    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia
    Wayside Inn is reported to be the oldest inn in the U.S. that is still in operation. Room 14 is rumored to be haunted and is the source of the most unusual happenings in the inn. However, witnesses have seen and heard strange things all over the...
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    EMF Rating: 77.8

    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia
    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia
    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. Woodford, who died of a heart...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Avenel Plantation

    Bedford, Virginia
    Built around 1838 by William M. Burwell and his wife Frances Steptoe, the historic home eventually, in 1985, was purchased by the Avenel Foundation, a non-profit organization known to restore and preserve historic Avenel. A ghostly Lady in White has been seen walking on the grounds and in the...
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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Shirley Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia
    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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    EMF Rating: 75.0

    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia
    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 on the premises, her...
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    EMF Rating: 72.7

    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia
    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 owner broke...
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    Martha Washington Inn

    Abingdon, Virginia
    At this 1832 inn built by War of 1812 hero General Francis Preston as a home for his family of nine children, a ghostly young woman roams the place. She is reportedly looking for her lover. Also, witnesses say that no matter how many times the carpets are replaced, blood stains appear on them from...
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    EMF Rating: 71.4

    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia
    This inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby, a spirit who has resided here since the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby unlocks doors and plays other tricks; it is said that she has been known to cause the inn's hot water supply to bypass the room of a guest that she doesn't like. Room 7 is the one you should ask for if...
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    EMF Rating: 70.0

    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia
    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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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Major Graham Mansion

    Max Meadows, Virginia
    The historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the spirits of folks from its past. Paranormalists have collected electric voice phenomna and seen apparitions. The property is reported to be open for history and ghost tours during some times of year, and is available for investigation by...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia
    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 room. The main...
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    George Mason University

    Fairfax, Virginia
    The crew team at George Mason University has reported seeing the ghost of an old man near the docks or dam. Legend has it that he's Old Man Johnson, a deceased area rower who, in the 1970s, found his wife having an affair. The distraught man went out rowing and was never seen again. Some say he...
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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia
    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 town with his...
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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia
    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the war. Rumor has it that...
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    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

    Bristow, Virginia
    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, explored on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. The complex includes an 1822 courthouse and jail, 1830 farmhouse, 1875 church, 1928 one-room schoolhouse and the Brentsville Tavern archeological site. Knocking sounds and apparitions have...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Old Central State Hospital

    Petersburg, Virginia
    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...
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia
    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 14....
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    EMF Rating: 66.7

    Woodlawn

    Alexandria, Virginia
    Historic Woodlawn was originally built in 1805 for Martha Washington’s granddaughter Nelly Parke Custis and her husband Major Lawrence Lewis. Now a museum, the place is rumored to be haunted by some of its many generations of former...
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    Adam Thoroughgood House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    Employees at this circa-1719 house museum have seen the apparition of a woman in Colonial-period clothing. The red-haired woman has been seen in various places on the premises wearing different Colonial...
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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia
    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let...
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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia
    A man named Sim Wright lived here from 1924 to 1964, with his wife Martha. It is said that he still haunts the inn to this...
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    EMF Rating: 62.5

    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia
    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 a...
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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia
    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp eyes may notice that he kicks the...
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    EMF Rating: 60.0

    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia
    This historic home now operates as a bed and breakfast called "Thornrose House". The B&B has a room called "Caroline's Room" which allegedly has been a hot-spot for ghostly apparitions. The bed and breakfast is under new management as of Spring...
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    EMF Rating: 50.0

    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia
    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 travel...
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    The John Douglass Brown House - Fawcett-Reeder House

    Alexandria, Virginia
    The John Douglass Brown House, aka Fawcett-Reeder House, was built in 1772 and was allegedly visited by George Washington during his lifetime. Around the colonial home, witnesses claim to have seen apparitions of ghostly Revolutionary War-era...
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    Ramsay House

    Alexandria, Virginia
    Ramsay House is used as a visitor information center, and originally was named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Witnesses claim to have seen apparitions in 18th-century clothing in the building's...
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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    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...
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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia
    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...
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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia
    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits in the...
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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia
    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...
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    Virginia Intermont College

    Bristol, Virginia
    Reports say Virginia Intermont College may have ceased operations in May 2014, but if it truly is haunted, a ghost probably wouldn't mind. The historic college is rumored to be haunted by a former student named Vera who, as legend tells, became pregnant through an affair with a professor in the...
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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia
    The former Southern Virginia College, now Southern Virginia University, is said to be haunted by a young boy who rides his bicycle up and down the hallway of the fourth floor od a woman's dormitory carrying a red balloon. Some also say his mother's ghost haunts the third floor, looking for him, and...
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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia
    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...
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    Parker's Battery

    Chester, Virginia
    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...
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    Aspenvale Cemetery

    Marion, Virginia
    Aspenvale Cemetery is the burial site of several Revolutionary War heroes such as Gen. William Campbell, famous for the Battle of King's Mountain, and his wife Elizabeth, sister of Patrick Henry. Witnesses say the strange anomalies happen here along with an odd feeling that there is something...
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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia
    Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah Henry still...
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    Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

    Danville, Virginia
    The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, located inside the Sutherlin Mansion (originally built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859), has been called the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." It was here that Jefferson Davis spent long hours staring out the parlor window after he heard the news of...
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    Lanier House

    Danville, Virginia
    The Lanier House, the oldest documented residence in the city, was built in 1830 by Danville's first mayor, Captain James Lanier. Although the structure now holds law offices, it has been the office of the city's first pediatrician as well as a private residence. It is said to be haunted; witnesses...
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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia
    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...
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    Emory and Henry College

    Meadowview, Virginia
    Founded in 1836, the historic Emory and Henry College is believed to be haunted. A hanging lamp outside the Music Hall is said to swing by itself, stemming from a heated debate in which a man was pushed out the third story window. He grabbed the lamp and hung from it briefly before falling to his...
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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    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...
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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia
    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...
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    Fort Monroe

    Hampton, Virginia
    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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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia
    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...
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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia
    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...
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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    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...
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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    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...
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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia
    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The...
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    The University of Virginia's College at Wise - Bowers-Sturgill

    Wise, Virginia
    The University of Virginia's College at Wise is believed to be home to a ghost. According to legend, she is the spirit of a young girl whose apparition appears hanging from the pipes in Bowers-Sturgill Hall, where she committed...
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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia
    The Grey Horse Inn is no longer in operation; the owners of the historic inn retired and sold the property to private owners in 2011. Reports say that on the property a ghostly scene replays of a Confederate soldier being...
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    Piero's Corner Italian - Carlos O'Kelley's

    Fairfax, Virginia
    This location was once a "Carlos O'Kelley's" restaurant. Now it is an Italian place called "Piero's Corner." Back when it was Carlos O'Kelley's, it was said that a dishwasher who worked there hanged himself in the building and haunted the premises from then on. Numerous waitstaff reported...
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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia
    There are a lot of stories about this little white building that has been left to rot for the past 4-5 decades on Logmill Road in Haymarket, Virginia. Some call it the "Old White Chapel," others the "Hickory Grove Chapel". At least one person says it was never a chapel, but rather an old meeting...
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    Smithfield Station

    Smithfield, Virginia
    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 the river out...
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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia
    Western State Hospital, a fancy resort-style asylum called Western State Lunatic Asylum in its early years, was originally built in the 1820s. In 1905 it was taken over by Dr. Joseph Dejarnette, under whose authority patients were tortured. When the hospital moved in the 1970s the building became...
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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia
    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is...
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    Page House Inn

    Norfolk, Virginia
    The owner's mother, Jean Martino, is said to haunt this inn. The ghost is said to often open her dining room china...
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    Old Post Chapel

    Arlington, Virginia
    Many Arlington National Cemetery burials started in this old military chapel, in use since the 1930s. Witnesses have reported unexplained voices and footsteps, locked doors have been known to open by themselves, and at least once, a soldier went into a room to find all the cabinets wide open. A...
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    Appomattox Manor

    Hopewell, Virginia
    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 wall when the...
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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    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 the ruins awaiting...
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    Julep’s

    Richmond, Virginia
    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 the stairs...
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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia
    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...
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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia
    Virginia Military Institute, which originally opened in 1839 and has boasted famous professors of the likes of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including an apparition of a hanged man. Jackson’s possessions and the skeleton of his horse are displayed in the...
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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia
    Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon's Woman's College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary's Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student who...
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    Abijah Thomas House - Octagon House

    Marion, Virginia
    The Abijah Thomas House, aka the Octagon House, is a historic octagon house and private residence originally built in 1856. Its outer walls are bricks made by slaves on the property. Witnesses say the house is haunted, especially in the "dark room" or storage room. Apparitions of shackled, abused...
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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia
    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition...
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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    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...
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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia
    Wayside Theatre is believed to be the forever home to a ghost of a former caretaker who perished in a fire. His activity centers on the back-porch costume storage, the basement, and the balcony. Seat CC1 is often found to be mysteriously...
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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia
    Wilderness Road Regional Museum is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young woman who walks the ground or stands in the window. The lights are known to flicker here as...
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    The Loft Gallery

    Occoquan, Virginia
    A haunting experience happened at The Loft Gallery in the 1990s when a painting flew off a wall. Then, one early morning in October 2006, an artist saw a glowing mist float through the gallery. Witnesses also report footsteps, creaking floors, and doors closing when no one is...
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    Laurel Grove Cemetery

    Norton, Virginia
    Laurel Grove Cemetery, often referred to as Ramsey Cemetery or the Ramsey Family Cemetery, is said to be haunted by something that makes the temperature inside very cold after midnight. Shadowy figures, leaves that move without a breeze, and footsteps also have been reported....
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    Governor's Mansion - Executive Mansion

    Richmond, Virginia
    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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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia
    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the...
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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia
    Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. "Miss Indie" died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout the college....
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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia
    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving objects within the...
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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia
    At the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, the ghosts in residence like to rearrange chairs and place settings or manifest as lights that glide around...
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    Barter Theatre

    Abingdon, Virginia
    Built in 1831 as Sinking Springs Presbyterian Church, the building has also been used as a town hall and a fire hall, which meant that even when it became Barter Theatre, the fire alarm remained on the building, and when the sirens went off during a performance, the actors had to freeze and hold...
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    The Tavern

    Abingdon, Virginia
    The Tavern restaurant was originally built in 1779. Is is said to be the a hot spot for the spirit set, including a ghost nicknamed "The Tavern Tart," reported to be a prostitute who was murdered a client. Witnesses say she is known to pinch or grab men on the rear or stare at them from the window...
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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia
    Oatlands Plantation was once a 3,500-acre wheat and wool producer with over seven dozen slaves. Now a historic site of only 260 acres, the 1804 manor house museum is rumored to be home to a few spirits. Doors are said to randomly lock on their own, and witnesses and paranormalists have described...
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    Museum of the Confederacy

    Richmond, Virginia
    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'...
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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia
    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 for the staff. Reports say that the...
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    EMF Rating: 40.0

    Occoquan Inn

    Occoquan, Virginia
    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen in the Occuquan Inn, built in 1810. Legend has it that the man was enamored of the owner's wife, and he was shot when the owner caught him sneaking down the stairs one night. His ghost has been seen in the mirror of the ladies' restroom, but...
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    The Glencoe Inn

    Portsmouth, Virginia
    This 1890 Victorian inn, originally built as a home for a family of Scottish immigrants, is said to be haunted by one of its old residents. The apparition of an elderly lady is seen looking over her beloved roses in the establishment's Rose...
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    Gadsby's Tavern

    Alexandria, Virginia
    Gadsby's Tavern was built in the 1770s and reportedly was visited by many of the country's founding fathers. According to rumor, the tours through the historic site do not include one of its rooms, which is closed tight. Why? It's said that a lovely ghost resides there. Legend has it that in 1816,...