Haunted Places in Durham, New Hampshire



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    Smith Hall - University of New Hampshire

    Durham, New Hampshire

    Reportedly, a ghost woman roams the hallways and visits residents in the middle of the night. (Submitted by Victor T)


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    Three Chimneys Inn

    Durham, New Hampshire

    A ghost named Hannah is believed to reside here. She likes to hide objects and play havoc with anything electric. She has been known to play with the hair of sleeping staff members, and her apparition has been seen as well. Other spirits may linger here with Hannah; guests have ...


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    Dover Mills

    Dover, New Hampshire

    5.1 miles from Durham, NH

    Years ago when the Dover Mills caught fire, many people died, and their spirits are said to remain on the grounds. Witnesses say after the offices here are closed, lights come on in the high-level rooms and the sounds of mill machines turning on and off can be heard.


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    William Fogg Library

    Eliot, Maine

    6.5 miles from Durham, NH

    The historic library, established in 1907, has been home to some strange activity. Folks say a photograph taken for a newspaper revealed a transparent skull floating above a staircase. Also reported have been windows that broke by themselves.


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    Sise Inn - Hotel Portsmouth

    Portsmouth, New Hampshire

    9.4 miles from Durham, NH

    This historic inn is under new ownership, but the ghosts here have blatantly refused to move out. Paranormal activity reported here includes cold spots, doors opening and closing of their own accord and a rocking chair that rocks by itself, as well as a playful male entity. (Submitted by Callum ...


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    Hi-Vu Motor Inn

    Rochester, New Hampshire

    10.5 miles from Durham, NH

    Room 1 of this inn is said to be haunted, and affords guests a strong sense that something is watching them. Unexplained coldness and noises also have been reported.


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    Fort Constitution

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    11.8 miles from Durham, NH

    The historic fort is known not only for its Revolutionary War past, but also for a tragedy that occurred on July 4, 1809. An accidental explosion, when the wind blew a spark onto over 300 lbs. of powder, set off numerous cannons and explosions that killed nine Independence Day celebrants ...


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    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

    New Castle, New Hampshire

    11.8 miles from Durham, NH

    Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is believed to be haunted. Witnesses describe dark figures, oily footprints, phantom voices and other activity.


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    Ray's Seafood Restaurant

    Rye, New Hampshire

    12.8 miles from Durham, NH

    The ghost who haunts Ray's is called Goldie; she haunts the top floor. She and her sister Blanche lived here when the building was a residence but both moved to retirement homes in the 1960s. Goldie's apparition is believed to show up here because her belongings had been stored in ...


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    Old York Cemetery - Old Parish Cemetery

    York, Maine

    13.8 miles from Durham, NH

    This cemetery contains the grave of Mary Nasson, said to be a witch who was executed and buried there in 1774. A heavy stone slab lies over the grave, rumored to be placed there in order to keep her inside. The stone slab is said to always be warm. Note: ...


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    Museums of Old York

    York, Maine

    13.9 miles from Durham, NH

    The friendly white lady who haunts this museum is said to be the spirit of a woman who long ago was hung here for witchcraft, when the building used to be the town hall. Some call her the "White Witch." Supernatural activity reported here includes chilly breezes, items moving on ...


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    Governor's Mansion

    Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

    14 miles from Durham, NH

    State senator Warren Brown, confident of winning an election to become governor, built this mansion in 1880. He lost the election, but many years later it is still called Governor's Mansion. An owner who purchased the place in 2000 witnessed apparitions, orbs, voices, a disappearing staircase, strange noises, electrical anomalies, ...


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    Island Path Road

    Hampton, New Hampshire

    16.2 miles from Durham, NH

    The town of Hampton was the site of a major 1600s witch hunt, and Goodwife Eunice Cole was accused of the crime. She is said to have cursed a group of sailors who taunted her. When a sudden storm blew up and the sailors vanished, Goody Cole was convicted of ...


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    Ogunquit Playhouse

    Ogunquit, Maine

    17.9 miles from Durham, NH

    A theater production may not be the only thing of interest to see here. It is said that those who visit the playhouse may see the ghosts of Revolutionary War soldiers.


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    Old Village Inn

    Ogunquit, Maine

    18.3 miles from Durham, NH

    The 1833 inn and restaurant is haunted by a poltergeist who has been known to turn lights on and off. This activity has been confined to Room 2 and Room 6. The basement is also believed to be haunted, as staff have reported feeling an unusual presence and cold ...


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    Lake Gardner

    Amesbury, Massachusetts

    18.7 miles from Durham, NH

    At Lake Gardner, some say, the ghosts of children and adults who have drowned here can be seen and heard in the sandy and wooded areas.


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    Appledore Island - Golden Girl Point

    Kittery, Maine

    18.8 miles from Durham, NH

    A female form, with blonde waist-length hair, appears on the beach. She is said to be the mistress of the famed pirate Blackbeard. Those who live nearby have seen her standing alone, looking out to sea; some have even heard her cry out "He will come again."


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    Star Island

    Rye, New Hampshire

    19.2 miles from Durham, NH

    Rumor has it that on Star Island long ago, an old man committed suicide. Now, the ghost of an old man has been seen wandering the Star Island resort. He has white hair and a white beard. Apparitions of a little boy, a lady in white and a black dog ...


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    The Haunted Inn

    Sanford, Maine

    23.8 miles from Durham, NH

    Foot steps up and down the stairs, doors open and closing lights turning on and off things disappearing for several days then reappearing in the same spot, cold spots black shadows, hearing conversations from a far (Submitted by Laura)


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    Wallingford Hall

    Kennebunk, Maine

    25.8 miles from Durham, NH

    Employees at this historic site say that if you come for a visit, you may see apparitions of soldiers in the barn, hear doors slamming and footsteps running on the old staircase, and feel unexplained cold spots.


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    Loon Pond

    Acton, Maine

    26 miles from Durham, NH

    A ghost dog is said to roam the shore here. He is said to be a Siberian Husky type with three legs, and he has a phosphorescent glow, and can be seen around midnight or 1 a.m.


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    Kennebunk Inn

    Kennebunk, Maine

    26.1 miles from Durham, NH

    Allegedly haunted by two ghosts, one thought to be the former owner and one a clerk who worked there decades ago. Haunted activity include glasses falling off shelves, other items moving, and strange noises that some claim sound like voices.


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    Bradford College - Northpoint Bible College

    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    26.6 miles from Durham, NH

    Urban legend has it that this is the very New England college that stored H.P. Lovecraft's famed evil book Necronomicon, buried deep underground. Although the Lovecraft book "Necronomicon" is a work of fiction, fans maintain that the book of spells actually exists at Northpoint Bible College (formerly Bradford College). It ...


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    Alton Town Hall

    Alton, New Hampshire

    26.7 miles from Durham, NH

    At Alton Town Hall, a ghost of a rugged outdoorsman is one of the many haunts believed to be in residence.


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    J. Michael's Family Sports Pub

    Windham, New Hampshire

    27.2 miles from Durham, NH

    Once Numero's Mexican Restaurant, once with apparitions on the second floor, footsteps in the attic, lights that worked on their own and silverware that jumped off tables, the place has was renovated and is now J. Michael's Family Sports Pub. No hauntings have been reported since the renovations.


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    Captain Fairfield Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    27.6 miles from Durham, NH

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of Captain James Fairfield. The ghost is said to appear and disappear at various times and places throughout the house, but does not do anything to scare or frighten the guests.


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    Captain Lord Mansion

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    27.6 miles from Durham, NH

    A female apparition is often seen walking through the Lincoln bedroom. She also occasionally appears on the hallway outside the rooms.


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    Windham Restaurant

    Windham, New Hampshire

    28.3 miles from Durham, NH

    Windham Restaurant is housed in a former 1812 home once owned by the Dinsmore family. Witnesses here have noticed something playing with their hair (especially blondes), cold chills, something unseen that unclasps their jewelry and moves objects in the house. Prop Christmas packages are moved by a prankish spirit and ...


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    Shawmut Inn

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    28.6 miles from Durham, NH

    Not a well-known haunting, but it is claimed that the Inn has a resident prankster ghost that hides items from staff and guests.


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    Palace Theatre

    Manchester, New Hampshire

    28.7 miles from Durham, NH

    Palace Theatre opened in 1915 and is now restored, and is rumored to be haunted by a female apparition who appears on the stage. Paranormal activity is known to happen in the balcony and backstage as well. The theater has been featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Siam Orchid

    Concord, New Hampshire

    31.2 miles from Durham, NH

    At this Thai restaurant, witnesses have seen glasses moving across the tables and heard phantom voices in the dining room and kitchen. Residents who live above the restaurant say strange noises can be heard coming from the restaurant late at night when no one is there.


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    Tides Too Sea Suites

    Kennebunkport, Maine

    31.7 miles from Durham, NH

    Formerly Tides Inn By The Sea, the Tides Too Sea Suites is haunted by original owner Emma Foss. She is said to actively participate in the running of her beloved 1899 inn.


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    Tortilla Flat

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    32.8 miles from Durham, NH

    At the Mexican Restaurant Tortilla Flat, believed to be haunted, witnesses have seen strange phenomena such as shadow figures and objects that move about on their own.


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    Biddeford City Theatre

    Biddeford, Maine

    34.3 miles from Durham, NH

    At this historic theater building, strange things are said to happen. There is a face above the stage, and the eyes on it seem to open, close, and look around. There are also unexplained voices and noises, and lights that flash and flicker. Witnesses say inside the building they get ...


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    Tuc Me Inn

    Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

    34.6 miles from Durham, NH

    Witnesses have heard disembodied voices and footsteps at night and doors have been known to close by themselves. The piano in the main lobby plays by itself, although it is a regular instrument, not a player piano. Reports say the inn may no longer be in operation.


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    The Common Man Restauruant

    Merrimack, New Hampshire

    35.1 miles from Durham, NH

    The Common Man Tavern was built by Matthew Thornton in 1797 as a wedding present for his son James. But a few years later, James committed suicide. Today, witnesses report ghostly footsteps and several apparitions, but not ones belonging to James. Folks have seen a Native American, a little girl, ...


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    Windward Grille

    Essex, Massachusetts

    35.7 miles from Durham, NH

    Locals say the restaurant called Windward Grille, housed in a very old building, is haunted by a couple whose apparitions float near the walls. Other ghosts have been seen as well, and witnesses report cold spots, flickering lights, and toilets that flush on their own. The house may once have ...


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    The Village Inn

    Dracut, Massachusetts

    35.9 miles from Durham, NH

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a little boy and a little girl. The boy hangs out in the lounge area, but he runs away whenever anyone comes near him. The little girl is seen walking through a tunnel that runs between the restaurant and the barn ...


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    Harold Parker State Forest

    Andover, Massachusetts

    37 miles from Durham, NH

    Harold Parker State Forest now has 35 miles of woodsy trails and roads, ponds, swamps, forests and rocky outcroppings, but evidence of its 18th-century farming and milling operations may be seen here as well. Ruins of houses and unmarked graves can be found on the grounds. Some say that beyond ...


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    The Blue Door Bed and Breakfast

    Middleton, Massachusetts

    37.2 miles from Durham, NH

    Several ghosts are said to be in residence at this cottage built in 1692, and one is the builder, Philip Knight. Another is Rebecca Towne, who wears a blue dress and floats through the dining room. Captain Henry Quiver died here in the 1850s, and was said to join the ...


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    Holiday Inn Tewksbury

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    37.3 miles from Durham, NH

    An apparition moves from the ballroom to the hall, and can only be seen out of the corner of the eye. When you turn to look at it, it vanishes.


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    Blaser's Fireside Tavern

    Hopkinton, New Hampshire

    37.5 miles from Durham, NH

    Blaser's Fireside Tavern's ghosts may cause your car battery to fail just so you will stop at the tavern. The owners say it happens on a regular basis. When they leave the tavern, the car starts up just fine. A ghost called Frank makes footsteps and likes to shake things ...


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    Country Tavern

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    38.2 miles from Durham, NH

    The historic Country Tavern restaurant is housed in a place that was built in 1741 and was once owned by English sea captain Ford and his young wife Elizabeth. Legend has it that when he was off to sea for an extended time, he came home to find Elizabeth had ...


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    Kimball Castle

    Gilford, New Hampshire

    38.5 miles from Durham, NH

    Benjamin Ames Kimball finished his castle in 1899 and died in 1919. In more recent times, the castle, now in disrepair, was put up for sale and Locke's Hill Nature Preserve was created on the land, with hiking and skiing trails. In the 1960s and 1970s vandals stole every piece ...


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    Colonial Theater

    Laconia, New Hampshire

    38.6 miles from Durham, NH

    At this turn-of-the-century theater, reports have come from witnesses who have heard disembodied voices and the sound of people walking throughout the building.


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    The Pines Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    38.9 miles from Durham, NH

    The Pines is the old cemetery from Tewksbury State Hospital. There are numbered markers here for over 10,000 individuals who died at the hospital. It is rumored that many bodies were exhumed and taken to Boston for medical students to train on. The cemetery is located in the woods and is ...


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    Tewksbury Cemetery

    Tewksbury, Massachusetts

    39.1 miles from Durham, NH

    Locals tell of a ghostly white woman who walks here, as well as a dark, leather-skinned creature who follows guests through the graveyard.


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    Indian Rock Road

    Nashua, New Hampshire

    39.2 miles from Durham, NH

    The dark wooded road reportedly leads to a meadow, a popular teen hangout. It is said to have cold spots and a malevolent force that watches over everyone there.


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    The 1875 Inn - Tilton Inn

    Tilton, New Hampshire

    39.5 miles from Durham, NH

    The ghost of a 12-year-old girl named Laura who was killed in a fire in the 1800s is said to haunt the historic 1875 Inn, once called the Tilton Inn. Her apparition has been seen by many guests, and the inn has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters. Author David ...


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    39.5 miles from Durham, NH

    Make too much noise in the Peabody Institute's Library of Danvers, established in 1854, and you may be shushed by a ghost. The apparition of an old man likes to sit in the research section on the third floor, and is known to shush loud library patrons.


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