Haunted Places in Brightwood, Virginia



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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    8.9 miles from Brightwood, VA

    A man named Sim Wright lived here from 1924 to 1964, with his wife Martha. It is said that he still haunts the inn to this day.


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    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia

    10.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Strange things are afoot at the Inn at Willow Grove. Folks have reported hearing noises from vacant rooms and mysterious footsteps. The apparitions of Confederate soldiers also have been witnessed sitting under a large tree in front of the inn.


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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia

    13.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    At this 1859 inn, folks have reported some strange happenings. There is a general feeling of being watched, and in the Madison Room, some have found the windows to open by themselves.


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    15.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Civil War Museum - Exchange Hotel

    Gordonsville, Virginia

    20 miles from Brightwood, VA

    The Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel is rumored to house some residents who died over a century ago. The hotel became a hospital in 1862, and was considered America’s first triage hospital. One of the ghosts here is believed to be a Union corporal who was the last ...


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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    23.9 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Castle Hill Manor is a privately owned historic mansion said to be haunted by a female ghost who wears perfume and sometimes appears in a room known as the pink bedroom. Former owner Amelie Rives is suspected to linger here in spirit as well.


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    Black Horse Inn

    Warrenton, Virginia

    29.5 miles from Brightwood, VA

    A variety of ghost stories surround this former Civil War hospital. From a laughing nurse, to a ghostly tapping that people say sounds like dancing, to a possible humbug of a ghost who delights in toppling Christmas trees; the Black Horse Inn has more than it's share of ...


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    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    31.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    People believe that Jefferson has never left his beloved Monticello and they claim to see Jefferson's ghost wandering the grounds and also to hear whistling, something that Jefferson was prone to doing as he toured the property.


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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    36.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    37.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    38.5 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    38.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Fall Hill Plantation is a private residence haunted by a Native American Sioux princess named Katina who was engaged as a nanny for the Thorton family who lived here in the 1770s. Witnesses have described Katina's apparition as well as moving shadows, disembodied voices, electrical anomalies, and doors opening by ...


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    Deep Creek Vintage

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    40 miles from Brightwood, VA

    The former plantation manor housing the store was built about 1750 and enlarged until the 1860s. Its ghosts, of which there are many, have been heard and seen. Typical activity includes footsteps, knocking, soft voices and singing, and people (especially women with long hair) being touched. More rarely, objects ...


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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    40.2 miles from Brightwood, VA

    This 1752 mansion is haunted by the husband of George Washington's sister, Betty. Colonel Fielding Lewis, who died in the 1780s, spent many an hour in the upstairs bedroom worrying about money. His ghost can be seen in Revolutionary-era attire poring over his documents. His footsteps have been heard as ...


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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    40.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Chatham Manor was a plantation overlooking the Rappahannock River, began in 1768 by William Fitzhugh. It had a dairy, icehouse, barns, stables, fish hatchery, orchard, mill and even a horse racetrack. Many famous historic figures have had ties here, visiting for elaborate parties. The home has been the site of ...


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    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

    Bristow, Virginia

    41.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    41.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    42 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    42.2 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    42.3 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    42.9 miles from Brightwood, VA

    This church, built in the mid-1700s, and its cemetery are said to be popular spots with the haunts. The old graveyard has tombstones dating back to the 1730s.


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    Central Park Aquatics Center

    Manassas, Virginia

    43.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Having worked at Central Park Aquatics for almost a year now, I and any of the other employees can tell you, hands down, this place is haunted. We hear voices when the building is empty, things move around, and we hear our diving blocks being adjusted. I've worked here ...


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    Manassas National Battlefield

    Manassas, Virginia

    45 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    45.1 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Olde Towne Inn

    Manassas, Virginia

    45.2 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia

    47.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Weems–Botts House Museum is dedicated to the history of Dumfries and the two people who lived here: Mason Locke "Parson" Weems and attorney Benjamin Botts. Weems (1759-1825) was a clergyman and author, the first biographer of George Washington, who created the cherry tree story ("I cannot tell a lie, I ...


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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    48.5 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    48.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    50.3 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    50.9 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Mary Baldwin College is a four-year liberal arts women's college based in Staunton, VA. It was founded in 1842, and was originally called the Augusta Female Seminary. There are several reported ghosts at the college: A ghost known as "Richard" haunts the several areas, including the Administration Building, Wenger Hall and ...


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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    51.3 miles from Brightwood, VA

    The historic Lamb's Creek Church dates back to the 1700s, and legend tells of a ghostly woman in white who appeared kneeling at the chancel rail to two Confederate soldiers.


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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    51.4 miles from Brightwood, VA

    This historic home now operates as a bed and breakfast called "Thornrose House". The B&B has a room called "Caroline's Room" which allegedly has been a hot-spot for ghostly apparitions. The bed and breakfast is under new management as of Spring 2014.


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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    51.5 miles from Brightwood, VA

    This inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby, a spirit who has resided here since the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby unlocks doors and plays other tricks; it is said that she has been known to cause the inn's hot water supply to bypass the room of a guest that she doesn't like. ...


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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    51.7 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    52.3 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Mysterious fires broke out at the Mills House in January 2014, destroying it. The place was a historic home to bachelor farmer Buster Mills, the last of the Mills family who lived there; he died after a stroke in 1989. Locals remember Buster talking about "haints" in the home's front ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    52.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    52.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    The ghost of Colonel John Waller Hoomes, who built this house in 1670, haunts his old home, some say. His daughter Sophia has been witnessed around the property as well, usually riding in a coach to visit her father's home. And one more ghost who resides here is a Mrs. ...


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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    52.9 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    The Loft Gallery

    Occoquan, Virginia

    53.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Occoquan Inn

    Occoquan, Virginia

    53.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia

    54.5 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    George Mason University

    Fairfax, Virginia

    55.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

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

    Fairfax, Virginia

    56.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Cost Plus World Market

    Brightwood, Virginia

    58.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia

    60 miles from Brightwood, VA

    At Randolph-Macon College, three places are rumored to be haunted. At Mary Branch, a girls' dorm, at least two ghosts are said to reside. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects are moved or disappear. In the SAE Fraternity House, witnesses have described strange noises and apparitions of soldiers ...


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    Woodlawn

    Alexandria, Virginia

    60.6 miles from Brightwood, VA

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


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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    60.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    65.8 miles from Brightwood, VA

    Thomas Randolph and son William Randolph III built the plantation in the 1700s, and it is reported to still be privately owned. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a female ghost who, in life, was forced to marry against her will. Believed to have died of a broken heart ...


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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    66 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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    Marwood Mansion

    Potomac, Maryland

    66.3 miles from Brightwood, VA

    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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