Golden Lamb Inn

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Ten presidents, including John Quincy Adams, have stayed at the charming Golden Lamb Inn, in operation since 1803. Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain also are among its former guests. The rooms also are named for past guests, and rumor has it that the Harriet Beecher Stowe room is rich with supernatural activity. In a room on the fourth floor, you can view several museum exhibits, including a children’s room that used to belong to Sarah Stubbs, the daughter of a former owner. The exhibit has been moved from its original spot, however, because its situation near the stairs became a hazard to guests, and staff say that is why Sarah’s ghost has begun to play tricks, such as leaving all the pictures in the room askew on their hooks. Her ghost, wearing a white nightgown, has been seen by many guests; she is said to materialize at night to play with her toys. Staff says three guests have died in the inn, and their spirits never left. Former congressman Clement L. Vallandigham shot himself by accident in 1851 on the second floor, and his shadow has been seen pacing his room. The ghost of Ohio Supreme Court Justice Charles Sherman also has been seen–he died here in the 1830s.

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    27 S Broadway St
    Lebanon, OH 45036
    United States

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    39.43380700000001, -84.20880899999997
    Warren County, Ohio
    Nearest Towns:
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    South Lebanon, OH (4.4 mi.)
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    1. The scariest thing about this hotel were the numerous Republicans, the lack of light in the bathroom, and lack of an elevator to haul luggage up to the 3rd floor to the William McKinley room. Aside from a small amount of orbs there was nothing interesting about this place, and I personally would not return.

      Unless you find the horrid fashion of Republican yuppies and the need for a chiropractor after your stay (due to inadequate pillows & the neck pain you will have the next day) terrifying, I wouldn’t waste your time booking this place.

    2. When I went here for my great grandparent’s anniversary, my cousins and I were exploring the place, only to find a roped off room. My cousin had read the sign, and had revealed that the room was sealed off because employees had been frightened in there. I was immediately frightened, and avoided the place for the rest of the time. I went back a couple monthes ago, and did not have time to investigate the room, but I felt a very bad presence when I stood close to the stairs near the gift shop. I know the place may seem warm and comfortable, but it personally seems a bit darker of a place.

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