Haunted Places in Iron Gate, Virginia



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    The Natural Bridge Hotel

    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    17.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Legend has it that a former owner went mad and killed his wife and children in the hotel. Some say the apparitions of various members of the family have been seen around the grounds in the night.


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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia

    19.4 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Virginia Military Institute, which originally opened in 1839 and has boasted famous professors of the likes of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including an apparition of a hanged man. Jackson’s possessions and the skeleton of his horse are displayed in the chapel. Students have ...


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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia

    24.4 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The former Southern Virginia College, now Southern Virginia University, is said to be haunted by a young boy who rides his bicycle up and down the hallway of the fourth floor od a woman's dormitory carrying a red balloon. Some also say his mother's ghost haunts the third floor, looking ...


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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    33.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the cemetery.


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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Iron Gate, West Virginia

    34.1 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The Droop Mountain Battlefield was the site of an 1863 battle. Folks have reported soldiers' apparitions, some headless, in the fog that comes rolling over the mountain.


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    Avenel Plantation

    Bedford, Virginia

    34.9 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Built around 1838 by William M. Burwell and his wife Frances Steptoe, the historic home eventually, in 1985, was purchased by the Avenel Foundation, a non-profit organization known to restore and preserve historic Avenel. A ghostly Lady in White has been seen walking on the grounds and in the halls, ...


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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    35.6 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The 1929 inn is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. The most well known is a Lady in White who haunts Room 208. Her identity is unknown, a portrait of her hangs in the room. Also residing here is the ghost of a slave named Reuben, rumored ...


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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    37.5 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp ...


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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    42 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon's Woman's College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary's Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student ...


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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia

    42.1 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. "Miss Indie" died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout ...


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  • Haunted Roanoke
    L.B. Taylor Jr.
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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia

    43.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah ...


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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    45.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby, a spirit who has resided here since the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby unlocks doors and plays other tricks; it is said that she has been known to cause the inn's hot water supply to bypass the room of a guest that she doesn't like. ...


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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    46 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This historic home now operates as a bed and breakfast called "Thornrose House". The B&B has a room called "Caroline's Room" which allegedly has been a hot-spot for ghostly apparitions. The bed and breakfast is under new management as of Spring 2014.


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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    46.4 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Mary Baldwin College is a four-year liberal arts women's college based in Staunton, VA. It was founded in 1842, and was originally called the Augusta Female Seminary. There are several reported ghosts at the college: A ghost known as "Richard" haunts the several areas, including the Administration Building, Wenger Hall and ...


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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    46.7 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Western State Hospital, a fancy resort-style asylum called Western State Lunatic Asylum in its early years, was originally built in the 1820s. In 1905 it was taken over by Dr. Joseph Dejarnette, under whose authority patients were tortured. When the hospital moved in the 1970s the building became the Staunton ...


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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    52 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let me out!"


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    52.5 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is ...


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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    60.2 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits ...


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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    64.2 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the Queen Anne-style Victorian home is now an inn, and is believed to be haunted. Folks say that at 5 a.m. the unexplained smell of baking bread wafts through the inn, although the kitchen is closed and the ovens are cold.


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    66.1 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the ...


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  • Haunted Richmond
    Pamela K. Kinney

    Haunted Richmond II
    Pamela K. Kinney
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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    67.2 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Wilderness Road Regional Museum

    Dublin, Virginia

    70.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Wilderness Road Regional Museum is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young woman who walks the ground or stands in the window. The lights are known to flicker here as well.


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    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    74.5 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    People believe that Jefferson has never left his beloved Monticello and they claim to see Jefferson's ghost wandering the grounds and also to hear whistling, something that Jefferson was prone to doing as he toured the property.


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    Hawks Nest State Park

    Ansted, West Virginia

    75.7 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The site of the famouse cliff Lovers' Leap, this park has a long history of being haunted. Its legend tells of 1800s lovers who leapt off the cliff. Some say the pair were Native Americans, others say they were pioneers. In some tales the girl became dizzy and fell, and ...


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    Soldiers Memorial Theatre

    Beckley, West Virginia

    76.2 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Built 1931-32, the theater is believed to lie near a Civil War-era cemetery, although this fact doesn't seem to have to do with the hauntings here. Witnesses say they've seen an apparition of a man in his 60s wearing 1930s clothes. Also, ghosts and sounds of children playing have been ...


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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    78.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named Katie.


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    Glen Ferris Inn

    Glen Ferris, West Virginia

    81.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The 1839 inn is thought to be haunted by a ghost of a Confederate soldier with a long beard, nicknamed The Colonel. He is a friendly and playful ghost, known to close doors behind people, make the birdbath water bubbly and frothy, and walk around with audible footsteps. His apparition ...


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    81.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Rumor has it that a phantom bloodstain in the foyer returns daily from a Confederate soldier who long ago committed suicide after the stress of learning his wife had been unfaithful with a Yankee soldier. The soldier's ghost is said to wander the halls at night with a pistol, still ...


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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    81.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    83.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Castle Hill Manor is a privately owned historic mansion said to be haunted by a female ghost who wears perfume and sometimes appears in a room known as the pink bedroom. Former owner Amelie Rives is suspected to linger here in spirit as well.


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    Alpheus J. Chewning
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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    83.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    A spooky story surrounds the statue of the Confederate Hero, dedicated Oct. 11, 1900, on High Street. Legend has it that when you can see the statue’s shadow on the wall of the camupus' East Ruffner Building, all is well. When you cannot, the soldier's ghost is out protecting the ...


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    Major Graham Mansion

    Max Meadows, Virginia

    85.1 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The historic mansion is believed to be haunted by the spirits of folks from its past. Paranormalists have collected electric voice phenomna and seen apparitions. The property is reported to be open for history and ghost tours during some times of year, and is available for investigation by paranormalist groups ...


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    Lanier House

    Danville, Virginia

    86.5 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The Lanier House, the oldest documented residence in the city, was built in 1830 by Danville's first mayor, Captain James Lanier. Although the structure now holds law offices, it has been the office of the city's first pediatrician as well as a private residence. It is said to be haunted; ...


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    Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

    Danville, Virginia

    86.8 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, located inside the Sutherlin Mansion (originally built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859), has been called the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." It was here that Jefferson Davis spent long hours staring out the parlor window after he heard the news of ...


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    93.3 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Alleghany County Courthouse

    Sparta, North Carolina

    115.4 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Built in 1933, the historic courthouse was constructed to replace the original edifice which was destroyed by the 'Big Fire of 1932'. Visitors to the building nowadays have reported hearing disembodied footsteps on the staircase and the unexplained sound of whistling near the decommissioned prison cells. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    116.7 miles from Iron Gate, VA

    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a woman ...


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