Ferry Plantation House

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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 1826; and victims of an 1810 shipwreck at the ferry landing. Visitors here have reported apparitions, unexplained sounds, and other paranormal phenomena. Ghost tours are available.

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    Geographic Information

    4136 Cheswick Lane
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
    United States

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    36.86254935940199, -76.11800146627047
    Nearest Towns:
    Virginia Beach, VA (7.8 mi.)
    Chesapeake, VA (9.2 mi.)
    Norfolk, VA (9.3 mi.)
    Portsmouth, VA (10.1 mi.)
    Portsmouth Heights, VA (14.2 mi.)
    East Hampton, VA (16.9 mi.)
    Hampton, VA (17.1 mi.)
    Newport News, VA (18.9 mi.)
    Poquoson, VA (21.9 mi.)
    Moyock, NC (23.6 mi.)


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    1. My husband and I had the pleasure of visiting the Ferry Plantation a couple of years ago and have since been planning a return. We had heard that it had paranormal activity but that and the addition of a rich history were what drew us. It was only us and an older couple in the home taking a tour. We waiting until the other couple left and asked about the hauntings. To our surprise the Belinda and another young lady were very interested in filling us in, even giving us another go around of the home and garden. While on the second floor, right at the landing we heard footsteps above us in the slave quarters. No one else seemed to notice as they continued on filling us in on the haunted history. I was amazed. Hopefully before we leave the area we will be able to go for Halloween.

    2. while in the living room, there was a little girl that appeared to be 6 years old in a pink dress with a pinafore. She was sitting in the corner playing with a ball and blocks she wanted me to play with her. As I sat down she looked up and had the darkest circles under her eyes.this was in stark contrast to her light brown hair. she told me her favorite time is Christmas time when they decorate the room.she was sad because she felt so awful.

    3. There was a young man by the name of Eric who plummeted to his death out of one of the windows according to the tour guides…As me and my wife were begging to leave the room I got an ice cold chill up my spine and looked over at the window he feel out of and saw a transparent apparition staring back at me from the window on the outside…it resembled a young child’s face…it get goosebumps thinking about it to this day!

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