Haunted Places in Dover, Pennsylvania



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    Historic York Prison

    York, Pennsylvania

    7.1 miles from Dover, PA

    This historic prison is now abandoned, but was built in 1906 and decommissioned in 1979. Visitors have reported being followed around the building by the apparitions of criminals, and have seen and smelt someone lighting a cigarette when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Penn Common

    York, Pennsylvania

    7.2 miles from Dover, 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

    8.3 miles from Dover, 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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    Haldeman Mansion

    Bainbridge, Pennsylvania

    11.4 miles from Dover, 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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    Chestnut Hall Bed and Breakfast

    New Oxford, Pennsylvania

    14.6 miles from Dover, 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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    The Accomac Inn

    York, Pennsylvania

    15.5 miles from Dover, 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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    The Railroad House Inn

    Marietta, Pennsylvania

    15.8 miles from Dover, 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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    Bureau of State Library

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    18.2 miles from Dover, 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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    National Watch and Clock Museum

    Columbia, Pennsylvania

    18.6 miles from Dover, PA

    Security camera footage caught a dark anomoly wandering around. Could it be someone attached to the thousands of historical clocks and watches on display here? Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    Harrisburg State Hospital

    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

    19.6 miles from Dover, 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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    Bube's Brewery

    Mt Joy, Pennsylvania

    19.9 miles from Dover, 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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    Union Canal House

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    21.8 miles from Dover, 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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    Carlisle Barracks

    Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    22.5 miles from Dover, 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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    The Hotel Hershey

    Hershey, Pennsylvania

    22.9 miles from Dover, 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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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    23.1 miles from Dover, 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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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    23.4 miles from Dover, 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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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    23.5 miles from Dover, 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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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    23.5 miles from Dover, 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

    23.6 miles from Dover, 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

    23.6 miles from Dover, 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

    23.7 miles from Dover, 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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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    25 miles from Dover, 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

    25.3 miles from Dover, 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

    25.4 miles from Dover, 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

    25.4 miles from Dover, 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

    26.6 miles from Dover, 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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    Holiday Inn Harrisburg/Hershey

    Grantville, Pennsylvania

    27.9 miles from Dover, 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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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    28.2 miles from Dover, 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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    Lebanon Valley College

    Annville, Pennsylvania

    28.8 miles from Dover, 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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    Amity Hall

    Duncannon, Pennsylvania

    30.6 miles from Dover, 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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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    30.8 miles from Dover, PA

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    31.3 miles from Dover, 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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    Inn 422

    Lebanon, Pennsylvania

    31.7 miles from Dover, 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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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    33 miles from Dover, 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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    Buck Hotel and Tavern

    Jonestown, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Dover, PA

    If you don't believe in ghosts, you will after a visit to this historic hotel. Built in 1804, there is much unknown about certain time periods in the hotel's history. Several of the predominant spirits haunting the place are a young girl often seen walking the halls, an old man ...


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    38.4 miles from Dover, PA

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    41.9 miles from Dover, PA

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    42.8 miles from Dover, 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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    C. Stouch Tavern

    Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

    43 miles from Dover, 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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    Union Hotel Restaurant

    Port Deposit, Maryland

    44.7 miles from Dover, 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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    Jericho Covered Bridge

    Kingsville, Maryland

    44.8 miles from Dover, 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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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    45.3 miles from Dover, 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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    Riverside Cabaret

    Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania

    47.1 miles from Dover, 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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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    47.2 miles from Dover, 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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    Academia Girl’s School

    Port Royal, Pennsylvania

    47.9 miles from Dover, 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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    Leakin Park

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.9 miles from Dover, PA

    Around 70 bodies have been dumped at this site. Not too many people know that though it is a very beautiful, and local place. People go on hikes there not knowing what goes on there. No specific information on hauntings, though it is peculiar that so many murderers seem ...


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    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    49.4 miles from Dover, PA

    This urban bar is rumoured to be haunted by an allied double agent known as 'Frenchie', who lived in an apartment above the club. Staff and diners have reportedly seen him dressed in a waiters uniform, but when approached, he vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    49.7 miles from Dover, 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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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    50.3 miles from Dover, 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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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    50.3 miles from Dover, 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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