Captain Freeman Perry House

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A ghost they call Roberta resides here; she dates to the early l900s. She has been spotted both in the hallways and in guest rooms.

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1531 Main Street
Brewster, MA 02631
United States

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41.754954, -70.09510599999999
Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Brewster, MA (0.1 mi.)
East Dennis, MA (4.3 mi.)
Harwich Center, MA (4.9 mi.)
Northwest Harwich, MA (5.0 mi.)
East Harwich, MA (5.1 mi.)
Orleans, MA (5.2 mi.)
Harwich, MA (5.2 mi.)
Dennis, MA (6.0 mi.)
South Dennis, MA (6.3 mi.)
Harwich Port, MA (6.6 mi.)


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  1. I’m sorry to say, but Roberta “resides” down the road a bit at a different house. The Captain Freeman Perry house on 6A is where she actually is. I have been there since the early 60’s and I can assure you , she “exists”, just not at the Freeman Inn. The Freeman Perry House was a boarding house way back when and that is when my family started staying there for summer vacations. Mary Cavanaugh was the owner at the time and became friendly with our family and eventually told us the story of Roberta. We experienced many things during our times there including the piano playing by itself daily. I’m not sure she is still there however as the place has been sold many times and is now totally renovated and is technically an antiques shop. I would love to pop in and ask if I could stop in for a visit for the first time in 40 plus years.

  2. This is not true. My grandparents bought this house. That’s why it’s closed. I have slept in that house for weekends after weekends and I can assure you. There is no ghost in this house.

  3. My granparents owned this house for several decades after it was a boarding house. I spent many weekends and holidays and vacations there. We all knew the story of Roberts but none of us ever experienced anything. Until one night when we were in the process of cleaning and moving this out (after my grandfather passed away but when my grandmother was still alive, some time between 1999-2004). I was sleeping and woke up suddenly because it was as if someone had sprayed perfume directly in my face. I woke up and turned on the light. I could still smell the perfume, it was not a dream. There was basically nothing in the room other than the bed I was in and the sheets that were on it. There were no flowers, no plug-ins, and the windows were closed. It was sudden, strong, and temporary. It left as quickly as it came. Maybe it was Roberta, letting us know she was still there. Maybe it was my grandfather. You decide.

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