General Wayne Inn

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This onetime inn and tavern on the National Register of Historic Places is said to be haunted by several entities. In the 1704 building, named for General “Mad” Anthony Wayne who once stayed here, folks have seen the spirits of a Hessian soldier, a British officer looking for a locket, and of literary great Edgar Allan Poe, who frequently stayed there as well. Also reported have been poltergeist activity and screams. The place has been featured on TV’s Unsolved Mysteries and Haunted History. Reports say that the building is no longer an inn, but a synagogue and Jewish activity center.

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625 Montgomery Ave
Merion, PA
United States

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40.009264, -75.25346000000002
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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  1. This is no longer an Inn. the last business of that sort failed back in the 90’s when one partner murdered another by shooting him in the cellars.

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