Haunted Places in Steelton, Pennsylvania



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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    2.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    We have had several reports at the State Library of lights turning on and off after closing time, the lids to the copiers open and close with no one around, and there is a tale of people seeing "The White Woman" in the library. We have offered a "spooky ...

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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    3.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Harrisburg State Hospital was known as Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital from 1851 to 1937. It's rumored to be the site of some violent poltergeist activity. The hospital was closed in 2006 and the building currently is used for office space. The movie "Girl, Interrupted" starring Winona Ryder and Angelina ...

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    Union Canal House

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    9.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This restaurant, which dates back to the 18th century, is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the town. At the bar, people have felt like they've been touched by an unseen hand, and objects have been reported to move on their own. Room 104 is said to ...

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    The Hotel Hershey

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    10.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this 1930s hotel, chocolate mogul Mr. Hershey himself is said to linger in spirit. His apparition has been seen, and doors open and close by themselves. Footsteps have been heard in the wine cellar, and there have been many other unexplained sounds throughout the building.

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    Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey

    Grantville, Pennsylvania

    13.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    According to reports, a haunting incident occurred in one of the rooms here at night. The apparition of a girl appeared walking around inside the room, until she walked through a wall and disappeared.

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    Haldeman Mansion

    Bainbridge, Pennsylvania

    14.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    Haldeman Mansion was built in the 1740s, and was purchased and enlarged by John Haldeman in 1812. John's son, Samuel Steman Haldeman, was a renowned scientist honored by Charles Darwin for his contribution to the famous book "The Origin of the Species" and by Daniel Webster for his help on ...

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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    16 miles from Steelton, PA

    Although the Amity Hall burned to the ground in the late 2000s, it was alleged to be extremely active with the haunts. A man was said to have killed his wife by stabbing her on the porch sofa, then killed his children and himself upstairs. Apparitions, black figures and flashes ...

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    Carlisle Barracks

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    17.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Carlisle Barracks is a military school that was attended by the likes of John J. Pershing and Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was originally a military post that began in the 1700s. Ghostly band music is said to come from the bandstand, tunes from around the turn of the century. The ...

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    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville, Pennsylvania

    18.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    At the Mary Capp Green residence hall, students are not the only ones in residence. A little ghost girl is rumored to be here, as evidenced by sounds of her giggling and ball-bouncing.

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    The Railroad House Inn

    Marietta, Pennsylvania

    19.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    This inn, originally from the 1820s, is said to be haunted by the men who worked nearby as well as many other spirits. The ghost of a young girl with blonde hair has been seen, dressed in Victorian clothing, and the staff says she likes to play games. Kitchen employees ...


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    The Accomac Inn

    York, Pennsylvania

    19.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this restaurant, unexplained sights and sounds abound. It was the Colye family home in the 1800s, and according to legend, young Johnny Colye fell in love with his family's hired girl. When she didn't return the feelings, he killed her in the barn, and was eventually arrested and hanged ...

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    Bube's Brewery

    Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

    19.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The restored 1800s building complex that houses restaurants and a microbrewery may also house some spirits other than the drinking ilk. The apparition of a young woman in a long gown wandering through an art gallery, and a male ghost may reside on the premises as well. Ghost tours are ...

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    Penn Common

    York, Pennsylvania

    20.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Penn Common is said to be the favorite haunting spot of several long-deceased men, soldiers who were executed upon the orders of Anthony Wayne.

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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    21.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    This inn, housed in a 1897 building, has been visited by strange noises, residual smells, and a ghost named Flossie who is said to have died in the house in the 1920s. She has been seen on the turret's balcony. She also may be the one who makes objects mysteriously ...

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    Inn 422

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    22.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This historic Victorian estate is said to be haunted by original builder Mr. Coleman's daughter, Anne. She committed suicide by laudanum poisoning in 1819, rather than go on without her love, whom her father refused to allow her to marry. Her apparition has been seen extinguishing candles, opening or closing ...

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    Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast

    New Oxford, Pennsylvania

    28.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this quaint bed-and-breakfast inn, guests have reported a number of haunted happenings including moving furniture, organ music late at night, and the apparition of a girl dressed as if from the 1800s. On one occasion the ghostly girl was acknowledged by a guest, and she turned and disappeared from ...

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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    31 miles from Steelton, PA

    Riverside Cabaret (previously called "Wild J's") has had several paranormal events that occur almost weekly. Orbs have been seen both live and recorded on CCTV. Several staff have reported an hearing a male voice talk to them, a woman's sobbing is constantly heard in the basement, and many ...

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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    34.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    It is reported that two administrators had an experience with an elevator to another dimension. Instead of stopping at their desired floor, the elevator continued to the basement. When the door opened, they saw a thriving hospital scene, only without sound. Frightened, the two desperately finally managed to close the ...

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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    34.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside ...

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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35 miles from Steelton, PA

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35 miles from Steelton, PA

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.

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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...

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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.

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    C. Stouch Tavern

    Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

    35.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This elegant tavern was originally built in the 1700s, and after suffering two fires has been completely restored. It is named after original owner Conrad Stouch. George Washington once spent the night here, as did other digitaries. Given its long history, it's not surprising that it sees so much paranormal ...

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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.

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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    36.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...

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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    37 miles from Steelton, PA

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...

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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    37.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.

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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    37.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...

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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    37.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.

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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38 miles from Steelton, PA

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.

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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    38.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    Academia Girl’s School is the ruins of an 1800s building destroyed by fire. Many legends surround the place, including that a gardener set the fire to cover his tracks after raping and killing many students. Another says the girls at the school all died of a mysterious illness. The ghosts ...

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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    41.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.

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    Green Gables Hotel and Restaurant

    Lewistown, Pennsylvania

    44.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Ghosts here include a woman who haunts the kitchen (especially the walk-in cooler). She is said to whisper "Turn off the lights" and move objects in the kitchen. Often seen on the second floor is the ghost of an African-American man who wears 1800s clothing. He is usually near the ...

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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    45.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...

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    Emily's

    Mohnton, Pennsylvania

    49.2 miles from Steelton, 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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    Yellow Turtle Inn

    New Windsor, Maryland

    49.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    This inn, formerly the Windosr Castle Inn, is said to have an old cemetery, sans gravestones, on the property. Perhaps the spirits from within are the ones who haunt the inn building. The ghost of an older woman in a white dress or robe has been seen most often on ...

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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    54.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...

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    Union Hotel Restaurant

    Port Deposit, Maryland

    55 miles from Steelton, PA

    The building, now a restaurant, is said to have been a hotel and tavern in the 1700s. Folks say it is haunted by a ghostly lady in a blue gown, who has been seen by the owner and some of the employees.

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    Irondale Inn

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    56.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Three ghosts are said to reside at this inn set on the site of an old plantation, one of which is an elderly female who likes to close doors behind the guests. The inn's ghosts are said to come from a large heating vent located in the basement. The owners ...

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    Bloomsburg University

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    57.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Bloomsburg University is believed to be haunted, at least in a few of its buildings. For example, the Harvey A. Andruss Library is reported to have a ghostly man who appears on the fourth floor, asking library visitors to change his diaper. And in the Haas Center, campus legend says ...

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    Yellow House Hotel

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    57.6 miles from Steelton, 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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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    58.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 1700s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be the home of several ghosts including Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family, whose apparition has been seen throughout the house, and Cygnet Swann, an 1800s resident, the daughter of Governor Swann, who died under mysterious circumstances. Her apparition ...

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    Red Rose Inn

    West Grove, Pennsylvania

    58.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    Although this 1700s inn is currently closed and up for sale, it still is believed to have ghostly guests. Locals may tell you a tale of a murder suspect, Indian Joe, who was hanged in front of the inn and buried on the grounds. He was said to have killed ...

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    The Inn at Turkey Hill

    Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania

    58.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    Housed in an 1839 farmhouse, the inn is said to be haunted by an owner's mother, who died in the building. Her perfume has been detected, and she is said to walk the place at night. The rocking chair on the porch would move as well. Folks who rented the ...

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    Jericho Covered Bridge

    Kingsville, Maryland

    58.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built in 1865, this bridge is said to startle some folks who go inside and see the ghosts of slaves hanging from the rafters. Others dispute this, since it was built after the end of slavery and the Civil War. Other witnesses describe the ghost of a woman seen walking ...

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    The Inn at St. Peter's Village

    Elverson, Pennsylvania

    58.9 miles from Steelton, 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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    Brinton Lodge

    Douglassville, Pennsylvania

    59.1 miles from Steelton, 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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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    61.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.

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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    62.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    62.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...

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    Topton House Pub - White Palm Tavern

    Topton, Pennsylvania

    62.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The former Topton House Pub, now White Palm Tavern, was built around 1860. It's haunted, locals say, by many ghosts, perhaps the favorite being Emma. The little girl has been seen playing in the dining room by staff and even by visitors, who have no idea she's a ghost until ...

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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    64.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.

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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    64.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...

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    Hotel Iola

    Millville, Pennsylvania

    64.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    Although this 19th-century hotel building was a restaurant for a while during recent years, it is now reportly empty and up for sale. The place was said to be haunted, as evidenced by bar stools that rotated by themselves, shadowy forms appearing in long black dresses, and faces wearing Victorian-style ...

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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    64.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...

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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    65.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built in the 1880s by the Improved Order of Heptasophs (Greek for “seven wise men”), the structure was later used as a dance hall. The ghost who resides here is believed to be from that period. He has been seen wearing a suit and playing the piano.

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    Polished Salon - Kennett Square

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    65.5 miles from Steelton, 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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    Seven Stars Inn

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    65.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    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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    Penn State University

    State College, Pennsylvania

    66.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Several buildings at Penn State University are allegedly haunted, including Pattee Library, said to be visited by the spirit of Betsy Aardsma, stabbed to death in the stacks in 1969. Schwab Auditorium is haunted by a former university president (who, incidentally, also haunts the Botany department building) as well as ...

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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    66.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...

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    Westminster Hall

    Baltimore, Maryland

    66.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Westminster Presbyterian Western Burial Ground and Presbyterian Church yard are said to be haunted by many spirits. The 1786 burial ground and 1852 church are said to be visited often by the ghost of author Edgar Allan Poe as well as many other spirits. Muffled screams are heard and ...

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    Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    66.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 1928 hotel is said to be haunted; the spirit of a little girl is rumored to reside on the 19th floor. A ghostly couple wearing formal attire also has been seen.

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    Ship Inn

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    66.5 miles from Steelton, 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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    USS Constellation

    Baltimore, Maryland

    66.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    This ship, built in 1797, boasts several ghosts, including: Neil Harvey, who was executed when he left his assigned station at his gun in fear during a 1799 battle with the French; Captain Thomas Truxtun, seen in an old-fashioned Navy uniform; Carl Hansen, ship's watchman until 1965, whose ghost likes ...

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    USCGC Taney

    Baltimore, Maryland

    66.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, the U.S. Coast Guard ship Taney is the only surviving combat ship from Pearl Harbor, and it was attacked 119 times by kamikaze pilots during World War II. It is said to be haunted by former crewman whose apparitions are seen and footsteps and voices ...

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    Mt. Ida

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    66.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Mt. Ida is a historic 1800s mansion that is said to be the residence of a ghost. In the 1850s Judge John Snowden Tyson purchased the home. His daughter, "Miss Ida" Tyson, was the last of the family to live here, and folks say it is her ghost who still ...

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    USS Torsk

    Baltimore, Maryland

    66.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    One of the ships located at the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the USS Torsk is said to be haunted (as are some of the other ships). Nicknamed the Galloping Ghost of the Japanese, the USS Torsk is a World War II ship that served along the coast of Japan. A sailor ...

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    The Judges Bench

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    66.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Once Berger's Grocery, the bar is known for the ghost of daughter Mary Berger. She hanged herself in 1962 when her parents refused to let her date a local boy. Her apparition has been seen ever since.

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    The Diamondback Tavern

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    66.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    This laid-back tavern used to be known as the Tiber River Tavern. Unknown spirits are said to occasionally move things around in the bar area, and visitors have heard unexplained voices there as well.

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    Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast

    Elk Mills, Maryland

    67.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1700s building was once part of a mill where British soldiers came and demanded flour during the Revolutionary War. The miller put ground glass in the flour, but the soldiers caught him and hanged him for treason. The miller's apparition, voice, and footsteps have been detected by witnesses.

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    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    67.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built in 1771, the former hotel is currently a restaurant. Witnesses have reported hearing voices and footsteps coming from the empty upper floors.

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    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    67.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This known-to-be-haunted inn dating back to the 1700s is a spot where ghosts may have a party the living can hear; noises are heard coming from empty floors.

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    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    67.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Horse You Came In On, established in 1775, was the last place author Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 death. His ghost has been seen walking down the street toward the saloon, and is known to drink cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Floating orbs of ...

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    Pennhurst State School and Hospital

    Spring City, Pennsylvania

    67.6 miles from Steelton, 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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    Wayside Inn

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    67.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    A female ghost is said to haunt the inn; another account tells of a witness who heard a door open and then the sound of approaching footsteps, but no one was there.

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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    68 miles from Steelton, PA

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.

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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    68.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...

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    West Chester University

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    68.5 miles from Steelton, 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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    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    68.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    Lt. Levi Clagett's apparition has been said to appear walking, or even floating, around the fort, the bombardment of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. National Anthem.


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    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware

    69 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Deer Park Tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe both are said to have stayed at St. Patrick's Inn. According to legend, Poe cursed the inn after slipping in the mud on the grounds. Ghostly ...

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    Thornbury Farm

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    69.9 miles from Steelton, 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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    Beech Creek Furst Corner

    Beech Creek, Pennsylvania

    70.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    It's not only your eyes and ears that may detect haunted happenings here, but your nose may get in on the action too. Folks say at this restaurant you can smell ghostly cigar smoke from its old days. So the story goes, former owner Mr. Furst died in a fire ...

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    Brandywine River

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    70.4 miles from Steelton, 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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    General Warren Inne

    Malvern, Pennsylvania

    70.8 miles from Steelton, 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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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    71.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...

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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    71.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...

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    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware

    72 miles from Steelton, PA

    This is the historic site of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Legend has it that a British soldier whose head was shot off in the battle still appears here on foggy, moonless nights as a headless apparition.

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    Old Jail Museum

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    72 miles from Steelton, PA

    Legend has it that at the Old Jail Museum, a bloody handprint on one of the jail walls keeps coming back even if it is painted over. Ghost tours are offered on the premises.

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    The Inn At Jim Thorpe

    Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

    72.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    The inn, originally built in 1833, is said to be haunted. Guests have reported seeing orbs and shadows in their photographs, and even in their beds. TVs operate by themselves, objects move, and in some instances, guests have awakened to find the chairs in their room have been turned upside-down ...

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    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware

    73.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Local stories say every night at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be seen walking across the road. They were hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900s. Rumor has it that a great number of car accidents occur here around this hour.

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    King George Inn

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    73.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    This inn is scheduled to be demolished in 2013 and is no longer open. Folks claimed it was haunted by several spirits, including Charlie, a ghost who played tricks in the kitchen by dropping silverware and moving things around. A woman, child, and Revolutionary War soldier haunted the basement.

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    Cedar Crest College

    Allentown, Pennsylvania

    73.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    Cedar Crest College, a woman's Christian college founded in 1867, is said to be haunted by a pregnant student named Wanda who hanged herself in 1956 in a stairwell of Butz Hall. She manifests as a young woman or a little girl walking in the halls or in reflective surfaces, ...

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    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    74 miles from Steelton, PA

    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where ...

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    Valley Forge

    Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

    74.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    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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    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    75.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...

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    Phillips' Rangers Monument

    Saxton, Pennsylvania

    75.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    In 1780 during the Revolutionary war, a group of rangers were engaged in a battle against the Iroquois who were fighting on behalf of the British. The natives outnumbered the rangers some five to one and the Rangers eventually surrendered. After their surrender the Rangers were tied ...

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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    75.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...

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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    75.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never caught.

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    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    75.6 miles from Steelton, 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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    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    76.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    The farmhouse is over a century old, and in the early 1900's, it is said a little boy died there. Ever since, a series of hauntings have begun, such as lights going on and off, furniture moving around and appliances turning on and off by themselves. There are also strange ...

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    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    76.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...

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    Rising Sun Inn

    Telford, Pennsylvania

    77.5 miles from Steelton, 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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    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    78 miles from Steelton, PA

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.

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    Trum Tavern

    Quakertown, Pennsylvania

    78 miles from Steelton, 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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    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    78.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to ...

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    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    78.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the ...

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    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    78.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.

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    Selma Mansion

    Norristown, Pennsylvania

    78.6 miles from Steelton, 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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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    78.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    78.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    78.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...

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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    78.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...

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    Radnor Hotel

    Wayne, Pennsylvania

    79.1 miles from Steelton, 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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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    79.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...

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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    80.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.

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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    80.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...

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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pennsylvania

    80.2 miles from Steelton, 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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    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    80.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the claim.

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    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    80.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal ...

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    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    81 miles from Steelton, 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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    Lehigh University - Linderman Library

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    81.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Lehigh's Linderman Library is believed to haunted by the ghost of an elderly man, a deceased library patron. Some say the library is also haunted by Lucy Packer, daughter of Lehigh founder Asa Packer.

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    Hotel Bethlehem

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    81.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This "ghost-friendly" historic hotel offers ghost tours and "Room with a Boo!" ghost weekend packages. Among the spirits who reside here are a little girl who has been seen in a window, thought to be a former owner's granddaughter, and a woman in period clothing who appears in the kitchen ...

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    Moravian College

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    81.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Moravian College dates back to the 1700s. In the 1800s it was a girls' seminary and hospital, and a ghostly nurse and an occasional bandage patient are said to walk the halls. Several buildings on campus are said to house ghosts as well: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority House was once ...

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    Beall-Dawson House

    Rockville, Maryland

    81.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This restored 1815 home and museum site is haunted by an apparition. Speculators say it may be original builder Upton Beall, his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Some suppose it also could be a household slaves. Ghost tours are offered around Halloween.

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    Sun Inn

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    81.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 1758 historic inn is said to be haunted, possibly by Elizabeth Moore, a nurse who died here in 1897. Apparitions and electronic voice phenomena have been noted.

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    Hanoverville Road House

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    83 miles from Steelton, PA

    Constructed around 1825, the building that houses the Hanoverville Road House restaurant is believed to be haunted. The ghost of a boy around 8 to 10 years old has been seen here, wearing dark clothing. Strange noises, voices and footsteps also have been heard, and poltergeist pranks have been reported. ...

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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    83.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.

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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    84.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 miles ...

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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    84.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Local legend tells of a teenage mother who gave birth to a deformed baby. She threw him off the bridge, and he is now a ghost with very strong legs, prone to knocking down trees with his crying fits. It is said that the fallen trees all over the area ...


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    Welles House

    Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

    85.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The circa-1860 Welles House, built by industrialist Augustus C. Laning, has been compared to the Amityville Horror house. Strange deaths and tragedies followed Laning: His factories burned down and his nephew was killed after a lightning strike began a fire in the barn, trapping him under the body of a ...

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    Fletchertown Road

    Bowie, Maryland

    86.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Goat Man is an urban legend about a being who escaped from the nearby Department of Agriculture Research Center. Said to be a product of a human-animal breeding experiment, the escaped Goat Man murdered and ate many victims in the 1950s and '60s. As recently as the 1970s, something ...

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    Marwood Mansion

    Potomac, Maryland

    86.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    Witnesses in this former house of the Gore family say they have seen the bathroom window open by itself, the toilet flushing, and steam coming from the tub, as well as eerie sounds from the basement. An apparition of the family's butler has been seen on the steps and around ...

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    Glenn Dale Hospital

    Glenn Dale, Maryland

    88 miles from Steelton, PA

    Glenn Dale Hospital, built in 1934, was once a tuberculosis sanatorium with 23 buildings. It closed because of asbestos problems in 1981. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 2011 and is regularly patrolled by police. The Goat Man of Maryland, a half-man, half-goat creature, ...

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    U.S. Naval Institute

    Annapolis, Maryland

    88.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The U.S. Naval Institute was a former home for the poor and mentally unstable, then a Civil War hospital. It is said to be haunted by a patient, a soldier named Jimmy Sutton who died in 1907. He is suspected to have been shot in an argument over a woman. ...

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    Paca House and Garden

    Annapolis, Maryland

    88.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this preserved historic museum site, an apparition of a man has been seen wearing colonial clothing and peering out the upper windows. Some believe he is William Paca himself, a former Maryland governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

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    Rams Head Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    88.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built around 1831, the tavern has a legend relating to a ghost named Amy. She had been a prostitute employed by tavern guests, and died on the job. A bedpost, said to be hers, is on display in the downstairs bar. Her apparition has been seen by staff and even ...

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    Reynolds Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    88.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Mary Reynolds, who inherited the place after her husband William died in 1777, is the haunt who resides here. Witnesses have reported that objects move, and a ghostly woman's voice has been heard singing Christmas carols. The ghost also is said to have broken a dish during a ghost-hunting investigation.

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    Middleton Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    88.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    The tavern is housed in a 1740 former private residence. It is said to be haunted by a ghost nicknamed Roland who has been seen in the first-floor dining rooms. He wears Revolutionary War-era clothing and looks out the window toward the water. He brings with him the smell of ...

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    Clara Barton National Historic Site

    Glen Echo, Maryland

    89 miles from Steelton, PA

    Clara Barton National Historic Site, home of the famous wartime nurse for the last 15 years of her life, is said to be haunted. Folks have reported apparitions and it is believed that Clara herself still lingers here in spirit.

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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    89.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Local legends say the development here was built on an old Native American graveyard, which may be the reason that witnesses have seen unexplained glowing lights and the folks who live here say when they take photographs at home, orbs sometimes appear in the pictures.

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    Cost Plus World Market

    Steelton, Virginia

    89.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...

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    Witch's Grave - Truxton Park

    Annapolis, Maryland

    89.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    The witch's grave is said to be found at Truxton Park, in the woods past the third baseball field near a slanted tree. The witch is said to have been buried here in the 1800s but escaped from the grave, never to be seen again. Rumor has it that on ...

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    Bladensburg Dueling Grounds

    Colmar Manor, Maryland

    90.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    When dueling was outlawed in the district limits, this area, now a park, became the spot where men could defend their honor. The apparition of Commodore Stephen Decatur, killed here in 1820, has been seen here, as well as other shadowy figures.

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    Caldwell Hall - Catholic University of America

    Washington, District of Columbia

    90.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    A ghost story told at this historic university explains some mysterious lights and an apparition that appears in Caldwell Hall's attic window. The spirit is said to belong to a priest who took a fatal fall from the window after discovering a book on exorcism.

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    Kerby Hall - Trinity Washington University

    Washington, District of Columbia

    90.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    This hall is rumored to be haunted by a student who died in the late 1960s. She has been seen in both the staircase and the 5th-floor lounge, as well as in some dorm rooms.

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    Omni Shoreham Hotel

    Washington, District of Columbia

    91.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    This mammoth upscale 1930 hotel is home to its fair share of haunts. In 1930, a rich family, one of the hotel's finiancial backers, moved into Room 864. Reports say that one night their nanny awoke feeling ill, suddenly collapsed, and died. A few days later their adopted daughter Helen ...

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    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    91.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    This late nineteenth century property is haunted by several eerie apparitions. Ghostly balls of light can be seen drifting through the hallways and rooms of the house, or from outside in the garden. Disembodied voices and footsteps can be heard late at night when there is no one around. ...

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    Gallaudet University - MSSD

    Washington, District of Columbia

    91.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    MSSD is the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. The ghost of a girl who committed suicide has been seen in the dorms, as well as another female spirit. Hoofbeats also have been felt through the campus, thought to be left over from Revolutionary War soldiers.

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    Woodrow Wilson House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this museum, both staff members and visitors have reported seeing President Woodrow Wilson's apparition sitting in his rocking chair. Also reported have been the sound of a man with a shiffling gait walking with a cane and the sound of a man sobbing.


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    92.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The house in which the museum resides was used as a barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldiers in the Civil War. Witnesses have heard unexplained voices and sounds, seen things moving on their own, and reported a feeling of being watched.

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    Kent Manor Inn

    Stevensville, Maryland

    92.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    The ghost of former inn resident Alexander Thompson reportedly haunts the building after hanging himself in Room #210 of the hotel. Disembodied voices and footsteps have been heard, doors open and close by themselves and guests staying in the room where he died have reported smelling cigar smoke. Strange lights ...

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    Walsh Mansion - Embassy of Indonesia

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Formerly the Walsh Mansion and now the Embassy of Indonesia, this 1903 mansion is believed to be haunted by Evalyn Walsh McLean, daughter of original builder Thomas J. Walsh. The mansion had 60 rooms, including a theater and a ballroom. Evalyn Walsh married publishing heir Edward Beale "Ned" McLean, whose ...

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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    92.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...

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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    92.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 ...

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    Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 1925 is known for its beautiful inlaid gold decor, and also for its resident ghost. When Calvin Coolidge won the U.S. presidency, he was expected to go to his Inaugural Ball at the Mayflower Hotel. However, his son Calvin Jr. had just died of an infection, and the devastated ...

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    M Street Bridge

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    Visitors to the bridge should keep a lookout for two ghosts. One is a phantom stagecoach, which locals saw from the early 19th century to the early 20th century; the other is a drummer boy who had been knocked off-balance by a strong breeze and drowned. Witnesses say they have ...

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    Old Stone House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 18th-century home is reported to be one of the oldest buildings in D.C. It's believed to be home to at least four spirits, who knock things off shelves and perform other mischievous tricks. One spirit is said to be an "unfriendly male" who has scared many a visitor.

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    Halcyon House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built by first Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert in 1787, Halcyon House was sold in 1900 to Albert Clemens, a nephew of Mark Twain. Clemens, who died in 1938, believed that perpetually altering the house would extend his life, so it changed quite a bit over the decades in ...

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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    92.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    The historic Belmont Hall is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a guard who, during the American Revolution, was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk. Reports say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second floor.


  • Haunted Battlefields of the South
    Thomas Freese Bryan Bush
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    Mary Surratt's Boarding House - Wok and Roll

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Notorious Lincoln conspirator Mary Surratt's former boarding house is now Wok and Roll, a Chinese restaurant, and it is said to be haunted by Mary Surratt's ghost. Witnesses have heard unintelligible murmurs, unexplained footsteps, muffled weeping and creaking floorboards.

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    Hay–Adams Hotel

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Marian (Clover) Hooper Adams who lived in the residence that occupied this site prior to the hotel being constructed. Mrs. Adams committed suicide by ingesting potassium cyanide. People claim to see and smell distinct scents that they attribute to her, including the smell ...

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    St. John's Episcopal Church

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1816 church's President's Pew, reserved for the President of the United States, is where the hauntings are said to take place. So the story goes, when the old church bell tolls for the death of a notable person, six ghostly men in white robes appear at midnight in the ...

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    Cutts-Madison House - Dolley Madison House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    The spirit of former First Lady Dolley Madison is said to reside at her home, built in 1822 by Richard Cutts, Dolley's brother-in-law. After her husband James Madison died in 1836, Dolley lived here until her death in 1849. Although the house's next owner Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes changed things ...

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    Decatur House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    The ghost of war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., is said to peer out the second-story window of his 1819 house or walk out its back door. Decatur was killed just 14 months after moving here, in a duel between himself and former friend James Barron. Ghostly weeping also can ...

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    National Building Museum

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1887 National Building Museum is said to be haunted by ghosts who appear in an unusual way. Formerly the "Pension Building," where pensions were processed for Civil War veterans, widows, and orphans, it has 15 Corinthian brick-and-plaster columns painted to resemble black onyx. Witnesses say the colors on the ...

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    Treasury Annex

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    A ghostly woman in a long white dress roams the second floor, seen by several employees working late. Also experienced have been unexplained footsteps and voices, and even a toilet flushing.

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    Blair House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    92.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Now a complex of four connected townhouses and the official state guest housing for the President of the United States, the historic Blair House was built in 1824 for Joseph Lovell, eighth Surgeon General of the United States Army. It is said that the ghost of President Woodrow Wilson has ...

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    National Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93 miles from Steelton, PA

    On display is the Tennessee electric chair, used on 125 men from 1916 to 1960. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the men whose lives it took.

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    The White House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93 miles from Steelton, PA

    A number of mysterious happenings have been reported in the White House. President Abraham Lincoln's apparition is seen in the Lincoln Bedroom and all over the White House, President Andrew Jackson is seen in the Rose Bedroom, and President William Henry Harrison is heard in the attic. Abigail Adams is ...

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    Ford's Theatre

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93 miles from Steelton, PA

    At this historic theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, folks say John Wilkes Booth's footsteps still can be heard running up the back stairs to the Presidential Box.

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    National Theatre

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Opened in 1835 originally, the theater was demolished and rebuilt in 1923. Deceased actor John McCullough's spirit has appeared here in the role of Shakespeare's Hamlet. According to local stories, the actor was murdered here in the 1880s by another actor. The ghost has been seen as far back as ...

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    Willard InterContinental

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The grand hotel has had many famous guests, such as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, General John J. Pershing, and Harry Houdini. Another renowned guest, once a U.S. president, is believed to still reside here. An apparition believed to be Ulysses S. Grant has been ...

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    The Octagon House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Built by Colonel John Tahoe in 1799, the historic Octagon House was used as The White House during former president Madison's term. One ghost here is the spirit of Colonel Tahoe's pregnant daughter, who died when she threw herself from the top banister. She committed suicide after finding out her ...

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    Lafayette Square - Presidents Park

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    President's Park, a.k.a. Lafayette Square, is said to be haunted by Philip Barton Key II, son of Francis Scott Key. As legend has it, in 1958 Philip Key had an affair with the wife of one of his friends, Daniel Sickles. In his rage, Sickles shot Key, who was unarmed, ...

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    United States Capitol

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    At the U.S. Capitol, folks say that late at night, the statues in the Statuary Hall come to life and move about the room. It is also said that a black cat appears in the basement just before a national disaster occurs. The ghost of a builder who died during ...

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    Library of Congress

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    Tales are told of a ghostly police officer who haunts the stacks at the famed Library of Congress, often helping those who become lost amid the vast collection. Appearing both in uniform and in casual clothes, the officer, who often even tells people his name, is deceased sergeant. Other strange ...

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    Independence Avenue SW

    Washington, District of Columbia

    93.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    This part of the avenue is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of slaves. It is the former site of two notorious slave markets: the Yellow House or Williams Slave Pen, now the FAA headquarters, and the nearby Robey Slave Pen, at the 7th Street corner. Locals have heard ...

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    Marine Barracks - 8th & I

    Washington, District of Columbia

    94 miles from Steelton, PA

    The mysterious presence is said to linger around the lower parking garage, where a fatal accident involving a young child occurred. Some Marines have heard the child calling out early in the morning; others have seen a red ball rolling down a garage ramp.

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    Old Post Chapel

    Arlington, Virginia

    94.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    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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    Old Long Bridge - 14th Street Bridge

    Washington, District of Columbia

    94.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    General Edward Braddock's 1755 expedition to capture Fort Duquesne was attacked, killing or wounding 900 men, in what is now known as the Battle of the Monongahela. Rumor has it that on the anniversary of Braddock's departure near the bridge or along the nearby bluffs, the ghostly sounds of military ...

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    Fort McNair

    Washington, District of Columbia

    95 miles from Steelton, PA

    The ghost of Mary Surrat, convicted in a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, has been seen here, presumably trying to convince fort guests of her innocence. In Building 21, where John Wilkes Booth was hanged in the attic, may linger in spirit form. Workers here have heard footsteps in the ...

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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    95.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to be.

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    St. Elizabeth's Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia

    96.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    Paranormal experiences here have included groaning sounds, footsteps, cold spots, and strange noises. The site is still an operational hospital and trespassing is not permitted.

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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    97.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    Paranormal investigators were called to the forested area by passer-by's who reported hearing screams and seeing glowing apparitions moving around the forest at the crash site. Visitors have reported weird activity associated with a large limestone rock located at the site, and people have reported been pushed by unseen entities. (Submitted ...

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    Lee-Fendall House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    99.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Lee-Fendall House museum, once used as a Revolutionary War hospital, is said to be haunted by female apparition in period clothing, a woman and child who appear on the back stairs, and the sound of an antique telephone. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost ...

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    Piero's Corner Italian - Carlos O'Kelley's

    Fairfax, Virginia

    99.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    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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    Oxon Hill Cemetery

    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, Maryland

    99.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    This cemetery is located off Oxon Hill Road, catty corner to Levi's Barbecue, behind the Post Office. About 10 years ago my husband and I were hanging out with a group of homeless people. We would go to wherever they set up camp and just sit around and drink and ...

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    Gadsby's Tavern

    Alexandria, Virginia

    99.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 ...

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    Ramsay House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    99.4 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 basement.


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    The John Douglass Brown House - Fawcett-Reeder House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    99.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 soldiers.

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    George Mason University

    Fairfax, Virginia

    100 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 ...

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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    101.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 ...

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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    101.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 ...

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    Surratt House Museum

    Clinton, Maryland

    101.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    The historic 18th century inn and tavern building, now a museum, was once owned by Mary Surratt. Her son John sometimes met with friends there, one of whom was John Wilkes Booth. These meetings were said to be when the plot for the assassination of President Lincoln evolved. The guns ...

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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    101.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 gentleman appears as a ...

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    The Banshee Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    101.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    Once a warehouse building, the pub was used as a morgue during a 1917 Spanish flu epidemic. It was believed to be haunted, hence the spooky name. The pub closed in 2012.

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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    102 miles from Steelton, PA

    The building that houses the Governor's Cafe dates back to 1857 and is said to be haunted. But you don't have to stay up all night or wait until after closing time to witness a ghost here. Reports say that if you look closely at the paintings of historic Dover ...

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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    102.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1790 mansion is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a ...

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    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    102.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    The apparition of an angry judge is said to walk among the tombstones nearby and out onto the Green. The historic park near the courthouse and the State House, laid out in 1717, is the site where Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution.

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    Andy Gavin's Eatery and Pub

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    103.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The 1800s building that houses this restaurant and pub is haunted by a spirit folks call George. George tinkers with the lights, moves dishes around, and even uses the restroom, including latching the stall door and flushing the toilet. Some witnesses have even seen George's apparition.

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    Houdini Museum

    Scranton, Pennsylvania

    103.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    The Houdini museum with its psychic theater is considered a very haunted place. Seances are conducted here, and the place has been featured on many TV programs.

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    1217 Marion Street

    Dunmore, Pennsylvania

    103.2 miles from Steelton, PA

    This 113-year-old home was listed for sale in January 2014 with the description: “slightly haunted.” The owners say they experienced banging doors, strange noises from the basement, footsteps, knocks, screams in the night, a ghostly face that appears in the mirror in the second-floor bathroom, and a constant eerie feeling ...

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    Manassas National Battlefield

    Manassas, Virginia

    104.6 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 reported.

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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    107.3 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 killed.

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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    107.7 miles from Steelton, PA

    John Dickinson Plantation is said to be haunted by John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War." The sound of a quill pen writing on parchment has been recorded in his den and his bed mysteriously becomes rumpled in the afternoons, as if he has taken ...

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    Olde Towne Inn

    Manassas, Virginia

    107.9 miles from Steelton, PA

    A ghost called Miss Lucy is said to haunt rooms 51 through 54. She is rumored to levitate guests and frequent the tavern.

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    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware

    110.8 miles from Steelton, PA

    A ghost dog with glowing red eyes is said to walk this stretch, according to local legend. So the story goes, an angry tenant murdered his landlord, ground up the body and fed it to his dog. The ghost dog has been seen at the roadside by nighttime drivers.

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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    113 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 inn.

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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    113.1 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 lowered.

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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    114.5 miles from Steelton, PA

    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 of a woman ...


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