Haunted Places in West Greenwich, Rhode Island



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    Chestnut Hill Cemetery

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    6.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    At Chestnut Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, aka Historical Cemetery #22, a legend is told about a vampire named Mercy Lena Brown. Her father, George T. Brown, his wife Mary and their five children lived on a small farm. The family had some bad luck: Mary passed away of consumption in ...


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    General Nathanael Greene Homestead

    Coventry, Rhode Island

    7.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    General Nathanael Greene Homestead is believed to be haunted. Witnesses who have worked at or visited the house museum say strange things happen here. The baby carriage in Elizabeth Margaret’s room has moved, for one thing. Other things that have happen here include apparitions, door latches opening, voices, footsteps, and ...


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    St. Mary's Church

    West Warwick, Rhode Island

    8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This church, the first Catholic church in Rhode Island, was cursed by the Protestants who threatened that the one who broke ground on it would be doomed to lie beneath it forever. That person was the original builder's wife, Mary. Her ghost is still said to haunt the church, turning ...


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    The Ladd School

    Exeter, Rhode Island

    8.4 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This place had a truly haunting history and is notable for its numerous human rights violations. A home for the early 20th century's "feeble-minded" it quickly became a warehouse for petty criminals, "wayward girls" and other people considered to be of low character, persons whose removal from the population was ...


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    Warwick City Hall

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    11.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Featured in an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Warwick City Hall is said to be haunted. Witnesses have heard a woman crying in the former jail and in the basement, and children's voices on the upper balcony. Phantom cigar smoke has been detected in the council chambers, and employees have ...


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    Hoof-Fin-Feathers - Carriage Inn and Saloon

    North Kingstown, Rhode Island

    11.7 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Formerly Hoof Fin Feathers, the place will reopen in 2014 as The Carriage Inn and Saloon. Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the establishment is saidi to be haunted by a number of apparitions, including those of a little girl with burn scars, several brothel women, and a small boy who ...


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    University of Rhode Island

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    12.3 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Haunted places at this university include thethird floor of the Chi Omega Sorority house, where the apparition of a woman has appeared and doors and windows open and close by themselves; the Sigma Pi House, where TVs and lights turn on and off by themselves and a figure has been ...


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    Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House

    South Kingstown, Rhode Island

    12.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity House is said to be haunted by a little girl named Abigail who died by falling down the stairs here. Legend has it that the words "Help Me" appear on the wall no matter how many times they paint over it. Also said to be ...


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    Fairfield Inn - La Quinta - Warwick

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    14.1 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The former Fairfield Inn, now a La Quinta, is reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The first one appears in room 316, said to be the ghost of a woman who committed suicide here. The second is the ghost of an older man. He appears as an elderly farmer on the ...


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    Governor William Sprague Mansion

    Cranston, Rhode Island

    14.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Sprague Mansion, built by mill magnate William Sprague in 1790, died during surgery after he accidentally swallowed a fish bone. His son William became a senator, and his other son Amasa ran the family business until 1843, when Amasa was found beaten and shot to death--a casualty of a feud ...


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    Aldrich Mansion

    Warwick, Rhode Island

    14.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Aldrich Mansion, built by former Sen. Nelson W. Aldrich in the early 1900s, is believed to be haunted by one of his children who committed suicide by jumping from a balcony. Her apparition has been seen by employees often, as well as a few visitors.


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    John York Home

    North Stonington, Connecticut

    15.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Originally built in 1741 as a home for businessman and farmer John York and family, the place eventually was turned into an inn and tavern, and remained as such for over 250 years. And of course, it is rumored to be haunted. So the story goes, two soldiers got into ...


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    Homespun Farm

    Griswold, Connecticut

    16.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Reports say this bed-and-breakfast may no longer be in operation, but doubtless it is still home to its resident haunts. A friendly ghost they call Old Man Simon is the spirit Simon Brewster, one of the farm's original owners. He's been noticed watching over the tending of the garden area ...


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    Ruffstone Tavern

    North Providence, Rhode Island

    17 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This tavern is said to be haunted by a man in a top hat holding a pipe and a woman who wears a musky perfume. Witnesses also have felt uneasy vibes in the basement. The place was featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    South County Museum

    Narragansett, Rhode Island

    17.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The South County Museum, founded in 1933, was moved twice before 1984 when it arrived here at Canochet Farm, former home of 12th governor of Rhode Island, Colonel William Sprague and his wife Kate Chase, daughter of Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase. Apparitions have been reported ...


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    General Stanton Inn

    Charlestown, Rhode Island

    17.4 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    At this historic inn, witnesses have seen apparitions, especially of a male in the Washington Room. Also reported have been ghostly taps on the shoulder in both the Washington Room and Williamsburg Room, and a mannequin's finger was thrown at a workman in the attic.


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    Crescent Park Looff Carousel

    East Providence, Rhode Island

    17.6 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The century-old Charles Loof Carousel, a.k.a. Crescent Park Carousel, was once part of an amusement complex and ballroom. The ballroom burned down in the 1960s, and it is said that those who perished in the fire still haunt the ride. Employees report that the music turns on by itself, the ...


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    Providence City Hall

    Providence, Rhode Island

    18.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Providence City Hall, say workers, is haunted by something who rides the elevator, moves chairs around, creates breezes, whispers, touches folks, slams doors, opens drawers and smokes cigars. Some speculate the ghost is a former mayor named Doyle. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost Hunters.


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    Rhode Island School of Design

    Providence, Rhode Island

    18.4 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This school is popular with the spook set. Among the buildings believed to be haunted: Barstow House - The Turquoise and Red Rooms are said to house entities that cause depression and extreme cold, and large mirrors reflect apparitions late at night. Dexter House - A former morgue, it is reported to ...


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    Fort Wetherill State Park

    Jamestown, Rhode Island

    18.7 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The historic fort is believed to be the home of a phantom black dog, seen here since the Revolutionary War era. When the British took over the fort in 1776, they were menaced by a terrifying black dog prowling the place, and a black dog symbolizes death in British folklore. ...


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    Colt State Park

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    18.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This state park was a farm until the middle of the 20th century. A stable hand reportedly died in the barn, now the park office, and his ghost is said to play pranks with the lights and doors. He shares the park with the ghosts of two young girls who ...


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    Rose Island Lighthouse

    Newport, Rhode Island

    19.1 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Rose Island Lighthouse is thought to be haunted by the ghosts of cholera sufferers who were exiled here long ago and, possibly, a former lighthouse keeper named Charles Curtis. Witnesses say they've heard voices and footsteps, and a photo has turned up a reflection of a ghost.


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    Castle Hill Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    19.6 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The female ghost who resides here has been seen by several staff members. She is said to be a relative of the original builder, Mr. Agassiz. Witnesses say she occasionally throws china in the pantry.


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    Cady's Tavern

    Glocester, Rhode Island

    20.1 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Cady's has been a Tavern since 1810 and was a stage coach stop there's been all kinds of activity over the years like chairs, dishes getting thrown jukebox boxes turning on etc (Submitted by Jim Wojdylak)


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    White Horse Tavern

    Newport, Rhode Island

    20.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    White Horse Tavern dates back to the 1600s, and is said to be haunted by several spirits including an elderly male in Colonial clothing, a guest who died on the premises and shows up in the dining room near a fireplace. He is said to prefer to appear female guests. ...


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    Pilgrim House Inn

    Newport, Rhode Island

    20.7 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The bed and breakfast was built in the late eighteenth century, and has been an inn since the early 1800's. The apparition of a young girl has been seen staring down from rooms into the street, and has been known to appear to guests in Room #8 and Room #11. ...


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    Villa One Twenty - Inn at Shadow Lawn

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    20.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Villa One Twenty, formerly the Inn at Shadow Lawn, was originally an 1856 private mansion. The apparition of a woman has been seen here, believed to be a former owner of the mansion when it was a private home. Her voice has been heard as well.


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    The Barn - Roger Williams University Theatre

    Bristol, Rhode Island

    20.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The William N. Grandgeorge Theatre at The Barn was originally two barns built in 1840 and 1894. They were located on the Whipple Steere Farm in Glocester, Rhode Island, and were disassembled and rebuilt in the 1980s. Now, a ghost nicknamed Banquo is said to haunt the theater, playing tricks ...


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    Hotel Viking

    Newport, Rhode Island

    20.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The Hotel Viking is believed to be haunted by a ghostly group of party-goers. At first, guests complained about the noise of a great party in the night, heard above one of the ballrooms (a space used for storage). But after renovations, the location of the spectral party seems to ...


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    Redwood Library and Athenauem

    Newport, Rhode Island

    20.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Founded in 1747, it is the oldest community library still occupying its original building in the United States. A male entity has been sighted by staff wandering around the library during the evening, and people report that the eyes in the paintings on the walls follow them as they move ...


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    Seaview Terrace - Carey Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    21.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Seaview Terrace, aka Carey Mansion, was built by (and is said to be haunted by) whiskey magnate Edson Bradley and his wife Julia. Witnesses have reported apparitions, unexplained sounds, the playing of a defunct organ, temperature drops, and footsteps. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost ...


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    Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

    Middletown, Rhode Island

    21.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    There are a number of ghosts that inhabit the historic side of this hotel. Little Girl: When there are a large amount of children staying in the hotel, a small girl wearing a bright blue dress and gold shoes can be seen running and laughing in the hallways. You can ...


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    Beechwood Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    21.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Beechwood Mansion, also known as Astor's Beechwood Mansion because it was owned by the wealthy Astor family, was originally built in 1851 by wealthy merchant Daniel Parrish, and today it is said to be haunted by many spirits. Witnesses say doors open on their own, cold spots are rampant (especially ...


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    Slater Mill Historic Site

    Pawtucket, Rhode Island

    21.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The Slater Mill was a 1793 textile factory, and is now a museum of the machines of the Industrial Revolution. The haunts here are believed to be those killed while using some of the dangerous machines that caused dismemberment and death. Back then, small children were often employed as workers. ...


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    Breakers Mansion

    Newport, Rhode Island

    22 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The Renaissance style mansion was built in 1895 after a fire destroyed the manor house of Cornelius and Alice Vanderbilt, the latter of whom is believed to still haunt the house museum. Staff and visitors to the building have reported sighting her apparition on various levels of the building, and ...


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    Belcourt Castle

    Newport, Rhode Island

    22.1 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Belcourt Castle itself does not seem to have a ghost, but it is believed that several of the objects and antiques it showcases are haunted. From a suit of armor that echoes with the death cries of its original owner, to haunted chairs that move and send tingles up the ...


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    Captain Grant's Inn

    Preston, Connecticut

    22.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    At this 1754 inn, Revolutionary War soldiers were once garrisoned, and slaves were housed here during the Civil War. Folks say its active history has led to an active spirit "life." The Adelaide Room is especially haunted with the apparition of a woman in Colonial-era clothing holding hands with two ...


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    Bradley Playhouse

    Putnam, Connecticut

    23.1 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This 1901 theater is haunted by a ghost named Victoria who usually hangs out in the balcony area when it is empty. She occasionally has been seen on the stage, backstage, and in the basement as well.


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    Norwich State Hospital

    Preston, Connecticut

    23.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Built in 1904 on the site of an old Native American village, the hospital was called the Norwich State Hospital for the Insane. The many deaths related to the place include a patient who hanged himself in 1914, a 1919 hot water heater explosion that killed two employees, an employee ...


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    Red Brook Inn

    Groton, Connecticut

    23.6 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Built in 1770 by the Crary family, this inn is said to have some ghosts in residence. The apparition of Nancy Cracy has been spotted, a gray-haired woman in a shawl. She is seen in the North Room on the second floor, and is rumored to have saved lives there ...


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    Bara-Hack

    Pomfret, Connecticut

    23.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This abandoned town was a settlement that began in 1780. It is said that the sounds of the old town can still be heard: voices, livestock, wagons, children playing, people singing... Apparitions also have been seen of a bearded man and a child. This land is on private property now, ...


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    Homelands Estate

    Tiverton, Rhode Island

    23.9 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Several times witnessed doors closing or opening with no-one in the house, shadows or shapes in windows, furniture moved, strange sounds, shadow figures seen, extreme cold spots in various rooms. The house dates to the mid-18th century. (Submitted by John)


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    Cumberland Public Library

    Cumberland, Rhode Island

    24.4 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The library was built on the former site of the Monastery of Our Lady of the Valley, consecrated in 1928, which was partially destroyed by fire in 1950. Witnesses in the library have experienced ghostly voices, doors slamming, and apparitions. One witness found a rock mysteriously placed on the seat ...


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    Captain Daniel Packer Inne

    Groton, Connecticut

    25.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    This New England-style restaurant and historic landmark, built in 1756, is said to be haunted by original builder Captain Daniel Packard's niece. She died of scarlet fever in 1873 when she was 7 years old. She most often plays in the stairwell and has been known to befriend children who ...


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    Old Brook Farm - Perron Family House

    Burrillville, Rhode Island

    25.8 miles from West Greenwich, RI

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


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    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut

    26 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, ...


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    Lizzie Borden House

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    26.4 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The home where Lizzie Borden lived is now a bed-and-breakfast. The historic house was the site of the famous double axe murder of Lizzie Borden's parents, and is said to be haunted. Witnesses have reported apparitions and unexplained noises.


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    Quequechan Club

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    26.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The Quequechan Club, founded in 1894, is housed in an 1861 private home. Witnesses here have seen the apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress and captured several electronic voice phenomena. Orbs also have shown up in photographs, reflected in a mirror.


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    Saint Stephens Cemetery

    Attleboro, Massachusetts

    26.5 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    Apparitions have been seen here of Albertine and Eugene and their 2-year-old daughter, Doris. Witnesses also describe childlike footsteps on the paved paths.


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    Oak Grove Cemetery

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    27.2 miles from West Greenwich, RI

    The 1855 Oak Grove Cemetery is known for being the burial place of Lizzie Borden and her family. Witnesses say they have heard screaming from the Borden plot and felt uneasy while in its vicinity. Some claim to have seen unexplained lights within the cemetery.


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