Haunted Places in Mathews County, Virginia

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    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

    17.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This 1725 mansion is said to be a hotspot for ghostly goings-on. Gutted by fire in 1916, the ruins were donated to the Gloucester Historical Society by its last owners and the site is now open to visitors several days a week. The four chimneys and the east wall remain, ...

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    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia

    22.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Built as a 21-room private home in 1896, this inn is believed to be haunted by the helpful spirit of Nannie Curtis, wife of the home's original owner. She apparently likes the current owners who saved the building from demolishment and restored it to its original elegance. When the new ...

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    Brownsville Farm

    Marionville, Virginia

    24.2 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This house dates back to 1806, and is now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is said that there is a playful ghost on the premises that likes to grab people's feet while they're sleeping. (Some believe the ghost only targets female virgins, for some reason.)

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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    24.3 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Carter's Grove Plantation is private property now and no trespassing is permited. It was built in 1755 for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter on the site of Martin's Hundred, a tract first settled by English colonists around 1620. The settlement was eradicated in the Indian Massacre of 1622. ...

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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    25.4 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This tavern is believed to be the residence of a ghost named Irma, who died in a fire in this area during the 1700s. Since legend has it that the fire was started by a dropped candle, the ghost is known to blow out candles and perform other helpful tasks ...

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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    25.5 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Strange occurrences that have been reported here include a water faucet that turned on by itself multiple times in the bathroom and a glass that was removed from the medicine cabinet, taken out of its plastic wrap and thrown on the floor.

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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    26.4 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, has several legendary campus ghosts. One, who resides on the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall, is said to visit students who pull all-night study sessions. Another haunting happens in the Wren Building: Footsteps are said to ...

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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia

    26.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Built around 1800, this historic inn and tavern is said to have a friendly ghost who makes breakfast every morning. The smell of bacon is said to come from the kitchen very early, before no one living begins cooking.

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    Fort Monroe

    Hampton, Virginia

    28.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The official Fort Monroe was completed in 1834, although the spot has housed some sort of headquarters or fortification since the early 1600s. Witnesses claim that the site is haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, as well as that of Jefferson Davis, who was imprisoned here after being falsely ...

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    Howmet Plant

    Hampton, Virginia

    28.7 miles from Mathews County, VA

    1 Howmet Dr. Hampton, Va, 23661. Back in the early 1980's I was a security guard working through the Wackenhut Corp, at the Howmet plant in Hampton, Virginia. One hot and misty night I saw what I thought was a young woman wearing a gossamer gown wandering in front ...

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    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia

    28.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The Chamberlin was once a historic hotel that welcomed the likes of George Washington. However, it has been renovated and is now a senior living facility. The top floor, according to rumor, is closed because of the many apparitions that freely roam there. One story about this building tells of ...

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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    31.2 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The circa 1750 Ambler House burned down three times: Once during the American Revolution (it was restored by Colonel John Ambler), again during the Civil War, and a third time in 1895. Its ruins are tended to by the National Park Service. The ghost here, Lydia, is said to walk ...

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    Smithfield Station

    Smithfield, Virginia

    35.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Smithfield Station is a restaurant frequented not only by the living. Witnesses say the apparition of a man can be seen sitting at the bar late at night when the place is closed. Some say he's the spirit of a man who long ago left the bar and drowned in ...

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    Adam Thoroughgood House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    37.2 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Employees at this circa-1719 house museum have seen the apparition of a woman in Colonial-period clothing. The red-haired woman has been seen in various places on the premises wearing different Colonial dresses.

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    Page House Inn

    Norfolk, Virginia

    38.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

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    Ferry Plantation House

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    39.2 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This colonial and plantation era house is said to be home to 11 ghosts, including Henry, a former slave; Sally Rebecca Walke, who mourns the loss of her soldier lover; former resident and painter Thomas Williamson; a Lady in White who is said to have fallen down the stairs in ...

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    The Glencoe Inn

    Portsmouth, Virginia

    40 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This 1890 Victorian inn, originally built as a home for a family of Scottish immigrants, is said to be haunted by one of its old residents. The apparition of an elderly lady is seen looking over her beloved roses in the establishment's Rose Garden.

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    Gaffos House

    Portsmouth, Virginia

    40.1 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This late eighteenth century house is now a private residence, but the house is believed to be home to a single apparition. Visitors to the house have reported various sightings of the apparition of a sea captain on the stairs and in the attic of the house. People have heard ...

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    The Cavalier Hotel

    Virginia Beach, Virginia

    41 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Famous folks such as Al Capone and Woodrow Wilson stayed at this 1927 swank establishment, and it is from one of its windows that Adolph Coors of brewery fame jumped to his death in the 1929. Also, the previous owner is said to have shot himself in the hotel. Reports ...

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    Point Lookout Light

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    43 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The rich history of paranormal activity at this 1800s lighthouse and surrounding area is said to stem from centuries of shipwrecks and bodies found washed ashore. The site has been featured on many TV shows.

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    Point Lookout State Park

    Scotland, Maryland

    43.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

    At Point Lookout State Park, formerly a Civil War prison camp named Camp Lincoln, there is a lighthouse that is rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier. He has shown up leaning against the door frame in photos taken here. Also here is the apparition of a woman ...

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    Edgewood Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    50.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    At this 1849 plantation house, Lizzie Rowland is the ghost in residence. It is said that she is waiting for her beloved soldier to return from the Civil War. Her ghost is said to peek out from behind a curtain in an upstairs window, watching and waiting. Edgewood Plantation was ...

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    Shirley Plantation

    Charles City, Virginia

    54.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The very first house on the plantation was built in 1613--reportedly the oldest house in the U.S. But it's the mid-18th-century house here, possibly owned by private residents, that has a ghost story involving a painting in a second-story bedroom. It's a portrait of Aunt Pratt, and its story began ...

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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    54.9 miles from Mathews County, 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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    Appomattox Manor

    Hopewell, Virginia

    55.7 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Appomattox Manor was the former plantation owned by Dr. Richard Eppes, which became Union headquarters during the Civil War. Now a restored museum, the manor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier. So the story goes, a nurse had been hiding him in the basement ...

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    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia

    59.5 miles from Mathews County, 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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    Pocomoke State Forest

    Pocomoke City, Maryland

    64.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions of slaves around the forest and the surrounding swamp area. Some say the slaves stem from slave abuse that used to occur here, as well as slave masters' affairs with slaves that yielded babies who were promptly drowned in the swamp.

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    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    Church Creek, Maryland

    69.6 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The 27,000 acres of tidal marshes, forest and ponds that make up this refuge are said to be haunted by a demon mule. Long ago, the beast was known to attack loggers and fishermen, so the locals hunted it and chased it to its death in quicksand. The unhappy mule's ...

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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    70.9 miles from Mathews County, 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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    Snow Hill Inn

    Snow Hill, Maryland

    71.2 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Although no longer in operation as an inn, the 1830s building is said to have a ghost known as J.J. He allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat, but there are doubts as to whether this was truly what happened. Regardless, J.J. still resides at the place, according to reports. ...

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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    73 miles from Mathews County, 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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    Poplar Hill Mansion

    Salisbury, Maryland

    75.5 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This 1795 plantation house is now a museum, and is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits from long ago. Among these are a slave girl who burned to death after her dress caught fire, a former owner of the residence and a male servant known as ...

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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    79.9 miles from Mathews County, 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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    Chowan University

    Murfreesboro, North Carolina

    81.8 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Chowan University has a ghostly "Brown Lady" on the third floor of its Columns Building. Her footsteps have been heard, and security guards have chased her thinking she was a prankster. And at Belks Hall, the ghost of a little girl who fell down the stairs while riding a tricycle ...

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    Atlantic Hotel

    Berlin, Maryland

    85 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The ghost of a young girl riding a tricycle has been seen and heard in the hallways of the hotel. Objects move around by themselves, and lights go on and off when there’s no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)

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    Adkin's Hardware Store

    Berlin, Maryland

    85 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This old-fashioned hardware store and company dates back to around 1906, and has served the town for over a hundred years. It is rumoured to be haunted by a former owner, who has been heard moving through the aisles after the business has closed for the night. The business ...

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    Witch's Tree

    Whaleyville, Maryland

    87.7 miles from Mathews County, VA

    This gnarled, bizarre-looking cypress tree is often said to be in Selbyville, Delaware, but it is in fact on Swamp Road just over the state line in Whaleyville, MD (see the map for the precise location). Almost everyone who has ever walked up to the tree has experienced something ...

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    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware

    88.3 miles from Mathews County, VA

    The small township of Gumboro is renowned for it's haunted homestead. The sound of heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps have been reported in the old house, as well as spectral figures moving across the yard. A harmonica can also heard be played in the early hours of morning or late ...

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    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware

    93.9 miles from Mathews County, VA

    Local legend has it that a Catman creature, in life a graveyard caretaker who had catlike features, watches over the cemetery from beyound the grave. He is said to scare away teens who come to the graveyard to party. Some say he's buried in an above-ground tomb in the center ...