Haunted Places in Dahlgren, Virginia



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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    12.7 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia

    16.9 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    Stratford Hall Plantation was the home of the Lee family, including two Declaration of Independence signers, and it was Robert E. Lee's birthplace. It is said to be haunted by Elizabeth McCarty Storke, rumored to have had an affair with Henry Lee, Robert E. Lee's step-brother, when she was only ...


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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    21.1 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    21.5 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    Summerseat Farm is believed to be haunted and has been investigated by ghost hunters, who found lights had come on after they had turned them off. Visitors have witnessed bed covers that move on their own and a rosary that swung by itself. The property includes a family cemetery that ...


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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    22 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia

    22.3 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    22.6 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

    Waldorf, Maryland

    22.8 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    The historic house museum is said to be haunted by the apparition of Mrs. Frankie Mudd. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices, and during a Civil War reenactment, electric candles in the windows repeatedly turned on by themselves. A human-shaped bed impression routinely appears in a room where John Wilkes ...


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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    23.9 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    24 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    Reports say that this historic bed-and-breakfast is no longer open for business. When it was, it was often visited by ghosts. The building was known to harbor mysterious aromas, and footsteps were often heard on the 3rd and 4th floors. Strange lights, orange and yellow in color, were said to ...


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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    25.5 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia

    25.6 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Deep Creek Vintage

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    26.2 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Occoquan Inn

    Occoquan, Virginia

    26.9 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    The Loft Gallery

    Occoquan, Virginia

    26.9 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Woodlawn

    Alexandria, Virginia

    27.1 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Surratt House Museum

    Clinton, Maryland

    31 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    The John Douglass Brown House - Fawcett-Reeder House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    32.7 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Ramsay House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    32.7 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Oxon Hill Cemetery

    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, Maryland

    32.7 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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

    32.8 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Lee-Fendall House

    Alexandria, Virginia

    33 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

    Bristow, Virginia

    34.7 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    St. Elizabeth's Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia

    35.6 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Olde Towne Inn

    Manassas, Virginia

    36.9 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Fort McNair

    Washington, District of Columbia

    37 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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. Building 21 has an unknown spirit lingering in spirit form. Workers here have heard footsteps in the attic and have felt something behind them ...


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    Central Park Aquatics Center

    Manassas, Virginia

    37.3 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    George Mason University

    Fairfax, Virginia

    37.3 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Old Long Bridge - 14th Street Bridge

    Washington, District of Columbia

    37.6 miles from Dahlgren, VA

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

    Fairfax, Virginia

    37.7 miles from Dahlgren, 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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    Old Post Chapel

    Arlington, Virginia

    38 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Marine Barracks - 8th & I

    Washington, District of Columbia

    38 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Independence Avenue SW

    Washington, District of Columbia

    38.5 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Library of Congress

    Washington, District of Columbia

    38.6 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    United States Capitol

    Washington, District of Columbia

    38.6 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Lafayette Square - Presidents Park

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    The Octagon House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Willard InterContinental

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.1 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    National Theatre

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.1 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Ford's Theatre

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.1 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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 Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.1 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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

    39.1 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    National Building Museum

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.2 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Blair House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.2 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Treasury Annex

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.2 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Mary Surratt's Boarding House - Wok and Roll

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.3 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Decatur House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.3 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Cutts-Madison House - Dolley Madison House

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.3 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    St. John's Episcopal Church

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.3 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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    Hay–Adams Hotel

    Washington, District of Columbia

    39.3 miles from Dahlgren, VA

    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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