Haunted Places in Hanover, Massachusetts



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    The Sun Tavern

    Duxbury, Massachusetts

    5.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Sun Tavern is known for two things: casual fine dining inside a pre-Revolutionary War farmhouse, and a ghost named Lysander Walker, who creates cold spots and has been known to tip over tables. Lysander's story is told on the restaurant's placemats.


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    Old Plymouth County Hospital

    Hanson, Massachusetts

    5.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    Plymouth County Hospital, once Hanson Tuberculosis Hospital, is said to be haunted by some of those who have died within its walls. Passersby have described screaming and laughter coming from the empty building, or simply a feeling that something inside is watching them. *Note* The public is not allowed here ...


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    Cape Cod Cafe

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    11 miles from Hanover, MA

    At Cape Cod Café, a ghostly baby has been heard crying. Rumor has it that a mother once left her baby alone at a table so she could go drink at the bar. While she was there, the baby choked to death.


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    Minot's Ledge Lighthouse

    Scituate, Massachusetts

    11.1 miles from Hanover, MA

    This lighthouse is said to be haunted by a former lighthouse keeper who was killed when the original lighthouse that stood on this spot was destroyed in a storm.


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    Bridgewater State University

    Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    12 miles from Hanover, MA

    Bridgewater State University is said to be haunted by a former headmaster in Tillinghast (Tilly) Hall. According to legend, she died when she fell off the roof after climbing up there to discipline some residents who were up there making noise in the night. Also, a ghost named George is ...


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    USS Salem

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    12.1 miles from Hanover, MA

    This former Navy cruiser is now a museum ship and open to the public. The ship, in one of its duties, served as a hospital after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake, and many spirits from throughout the ship's service are said to have lingered here. Ghost tours are offered regularly, a ...


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    Melrose Cemetery

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    13.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    Running footsteps and disembodied laughter are some of the mysterious things that have been reported in Melrose Cemetery. The laughter most often comes from the back corner of the cemetery on the left side.


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    Plymouth Light - Gurnet Light

    Duxbury, Massachusetts

    13.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    Built in 1769, the structure is thought to be haunted by the first female lightkeeper, Hannah Thomas, who took over after her husband John was killed in the Revolutionary War. Tales tell of a photographer who spent the night here and saw an apparition of the upper half of a ...


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    Regina Russell's Tea Room

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    13.3 miles from Hanover, MA

    At this psychic/tarot business and tea room, a female apparition is said to reside. She has often been seen standing near the fireplace, and has visited since the place opened in 1970.


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    Fort Revere

    Hull, Massachusetts

    14 miles from Hanover, MA

    Fort Revere, formerly Fort Independence, was renamed to honor patriot Paul Revere. It was used from the American Revolution through World War II and was decommissioned in 1947. A number of eerie experiences have been described by witnesses here, such as unexplained noises and whispers, and shadows that rush ...


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    Stonehill College

    Easton, Massachusetts

    14 miles from Hanover, MA

    Rumor has it that an eerie scene re-creates itself on a deadly anniversary at Stonehill College. Years ago, a small passenger plane crashed into the college's pond. Now, every year on the same night, a blue mist comes off the pond and creates a blanket of fog over the campus. ...


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    Boston Light

    Hull, Massachusetts

    15.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Boston Light, built in 1783, is said to be haunted by an old sailor who hates rock 'n' roll music. When Coast Guards tune in to rock stations in the vicinity, they find that their radios suddenly switch to classical stations. At the lighthouse, footsteps and cold spots accompany ...


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    Fort Warren

    Hull, Massachusetts

    15.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    Fort Warren, a pentagonal structure of stone and granite, was completed near the beginning of the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1947. It was named after Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his well-known ride. The fort is haunted by a ghostly lady in ...


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    Camp Titicut

    Raynham, Massachusetts

    15.8 miles from Hanover, MA

    An old summertime campsite for Native Americans, complete with a burial ground, Camp Titicut is believed to be haunted by King Phillip, whose body reportedly was drawn and quartered here. The sound of leaves rustling, according to local tales, is his body parts trying to get back together. The area ...


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    Riverside Theater Works

    Boston, Massachusetts

    18.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    Riverside Theater Works, formerly French's Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. "Essie" is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the ...


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    Everett Square Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    18.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    Everett Square Theatre has recently undergone renovations. Folks have reported blinking lights, unexplained noises, and uneasy feelings of unseen presences inside the building.


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    Holiday Inn Taunton

    Taunton, Massachusetts

    19.3 miles from Hanover, MA

    The stairway near the 28 rooms are said to be haunted; voices in the stairway order "Leave here now."


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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21 miles from Hanover, MA

    Built in 1903, the historic theater is said to be haunted by a former mayor of Boston who died during a performance, a little girl, and a married couple wearing turn-of-the-20th-century clothing.


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    Omni Parker House Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.1 miles from Hanover, MA

    At this hotel, rumored to be haunted, witnesses claim that doors open and close by themselves, lights turn on and off, and apparitions of folks in old-time clothing have been spotted. Voices have been heard as well in the lobby, restaurant and halls.


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    Boston Athenaeum

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    Author Nathaniel Hawthorne claimed to have seen the ghost of the scholarly Reverend Harris at this historic library.


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    Berklee College of Music

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music has been attended by many famous musicians. And it also has a haunted dorm, a 1900s former apartment building that eventually was remodeled into the Sherry Biltmore Hotel. When the hotel caught fire in 1963, started by a boy playing with matches, many ...


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    The Boston Conservatory

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Boston Conservatory, some say, is haunted. There have been numerous reports of footsteps, doors that slam themselves, disembodied voices, objects that go missing, and other strange phenomena, especially in the dorm buildings. Some attribute the activity to the fact that the place was an 1800s hospital where many spirits ...


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    Samuel Onion House

    Westwood, Massachusetts

    21.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    This historic property was a former schoolhouse, and residents have reported seeing the apparition of a female teacher, as well as hearing children playing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Charlesgate Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from Hanover, MA

    Charlesgate, built in 1901, was bought by Boston University to use as a dorm in 1947, and then was also used as a dorm by Emerson College through the late 1990s. It's now a condo building. Some of the hauntings are attributed to séances held by college kids or a ...


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    Boston University - Shelton Hall

    Boston, Massachusetts

    21.9 miles from Hanover, MA

    The fourth floor of Boston University's Shelton Hall is said to be haunted by playwright Eugene O'Neill, who spent his last years there. It was built in 1923 as a Sheraton Hotel and had been renamed the Shelton; the university bought in in 1954. Witnesses say the elevator works by ...


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    Bellingham-Cary House

    Chelsea, Massachusetts

    22.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Civil War-era mansion known as the Cary House is private property, but it has a legend attached. The daughter who lived here had two beaus on opposing sides of the war, and they happened to kill each other on the staircase. Rumor has it that on Mr. and Mrs. ...


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    Pine Manor College

    Brookline, Massachusetts

    22.7 miles from Hanover, MA

    Students of Pine Manor College say that the lights along the pathway near the Main House (the administration building) turn off as they get close, then turn on again as they pass by. Mists have materialized in the nearby woods, and witnesses have noted a disconcerting feeling that something is ...


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    Sacco's Bowl-Haven

    Somerville, Massachusetts

    25.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    Sacco's Bowl-Haven, investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, has been owned by the Sacco family since 1939. It's believed to be haunted by a former employee. Witnesses have described the feeling of something breathing on their neck and balls that return when the machine is off. The Ghost Hunters debunked the ...


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    Verna's Donut Shop

    Cambridge, Massachusetts

    25.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    Below Verna's Donut Shop is a basement storeroom, used to hold supplies for the doughnut shop and the adjacent cake-decorating shop, and it's rumored to have more than flour and sprinkles. A ghost, or at least a shadowy figure, has been seen crouching behind the boxes.


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    Woman In White Dress

    Belmont, Massachusetts

    27 miles from Hanover, MA

    Seven years ago on my way home driving through Belmont, as I always did, around 2:30 in the morning I saw a woman in a long flowing white dress (looked like she was possibly in her late 30's/early 40's but I am bad with age) walking up Royal Road (right ...


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    Salem State University

    Salem, Massachusetts

    27.2 miles from Hanover, MA

    Salem State University is reported to have many ghosts, including the spirits of a student who hanged herself and a man in black in Gramley Hall, two girls who were electrocuted at Gramley Library, a little girl who died in the elevator shaft at Clewell Hall, and a haunted portrait ...


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    Proctor's Ledge

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    Proctor's Ledge was the true site of Salem hangings. It's said that there is still a high psychic energy remaining since the hysteria ended. A note to anyone who investigates: the land is private property and located behind a series of houses; if you don't get permission first, there is ...


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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    Judge Hathorne, also known as "The Hanging Judge" for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, is buried here. At night, light anomolies are caught on camera and some of the local homes are thought to be haunted by ghosts that are buried at this site. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    At this historic house built in 1784, the spirits of Sheriff George Corwin and Giles Cory are said to linger. Both men are associated with the Salem Witch Trials.


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    House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    Susan Ingersoll, former owner and relative to Nathaniel Hawthorne, is still seen walking down the halls and peering out of the windows. The presence of a child has been reported in the attic, but is thought to be playful. Strange sounds are heard, objects move by themselves, and a chair ...


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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    This bed-and-breakfast inn is said to be haunted a young woman in turn-of-the-century clothing. Ghostly children are believed to reside here as well.


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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Witch House, aka Jonathan Corwin House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is known for being the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was Corwin who investigated the claims of witchcraft after the accusations arose, which resulted ...


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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    This hotel boasts a haunted elevator and sixth floor. Legend has it that a double murder over a lovers' quarrel occurred here. Chandeliers are said to sway and cold spots can be detected.


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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    Formerly the Lyceum and now Turner's Seafood, the spot is said to be haunted by a woman in a long, white period dress on the staircase. She has also appeared as a reflection in mirrors. Some say the land on which it stands was once an apple orchard belonging to ...


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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    28.7 miles from Hanover, MA

    Giles Corey, one of the accused witches of the Salem trials, was pressed to death nearby (slowly crushed by heavy stones). His ghost is reported at this cemetery and he was said to have cursed the local sheriff department; those in position as sheriff have suffered heart attacks, felt the ...


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    Saint Stephens Cemetery

    Attleboro, Massachusetts

    28.8 miles from Hanover, MA

    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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    St. Mary's Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    29.6 miles from Hanover, MA

    Witnesses have seen a ghostly gray figure walking alongside them and have felt unpleasant vibes from the forest down the hill. There have also been sounds of claws on the path and a waist-high light that appeared near the top of the hill.


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    Regis College

    Weston, Massachusetts

    30.3 miles from Hanover, MA

    Regis College's haunted College Hall, built in the late 1920s, is rumored to have several ghosts in residence, including a roaming cold spot. A former piano teacher opens and closes doors and occasionally plays the piano, and the fourth floor is home to some spectral nuns, students say.


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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    30.4 miles from Hanover, MA

    There are three spots in Endicott College rumored to be haunted. First, Brindle Hall is the site of mysterious happenings: unexplained noises like hissing or marbles rolling on the roof, shades that go up by themselves, and trees seen outside that bend to form the name Julie, the name of ...


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    Endicott Family Cemetery

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    31.1 miles from Hanover, MA

    The Endicott Cemetery has three ghosts, locals say. Their identities are thought to be the spirits of the only three gravestones in the cemetery that haven't toppled over: Margaret and her two sons, Jeremy and Alex. The public is not allowed here and No Trespassing signs are posted because of ...


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    Peabody Institute Library of Danvers

    Danvers, Massachusetts

    31.7 miles from Hanover, MA

    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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    Plaza Guest House

    Provincetown, Massachusetts

    32.5 miles from Hanover, MA

    This guest house is believed to be haunted by many apparitions. People have reportedly seen figures in period clothing walking around the guest house, especially in Room #006. On the floor in this room, there is a bloodstains that will not go away no matter how much the floor is ...


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    Oak Grove Cemetery

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    32.7 miles from Hanover, MA

    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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    Cumberland Public Library

    Cumberland, Rhode Island

    32.8 miles from Hanover, MA

    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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    New Bedford Armory

    New Bedford, Massachusetts

    33.1 miles from Hanover, MA

    The 1903 New Bedford Armory, featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. In a room where a sergeant hanged himself, paranormalists saw a strange mist that ran right through one of them.


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