Lancaster Tavern

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Built around 1800, this historic inn and tavern is said to have a friendly ghost who makes breakfast every morning. The smell of bacon is said to come from the kitchen very early, before no one living begins cooking.

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8373 Mary Ball Rd
Lancaster, VA 22503
United States

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37.770399, -76.46420699999999
Lancaster County, Virginia
Nearest Towns:
Lancaster, VA (0.1 mi.)
Kilmarnock, VA (6.2 mi.)
Irvington, VA (7.9 mi.)
White Stone, VA (9.4 mi.)
Heathsville, VA (10.2 mi.)
Urbanna, VA (11.0 mi.)
Saluda, VA (13.4 mi.)
Deltaville, VA (16.4 mi.)
Warsaw, VA (20.6 mi.)
Gwynn, VA (20.7 mi.)

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  1. My mother used to work at Lancaster Tavern when I was younger. She would often take me with her to help in the kitchen. You could hear foot steps going up and down the stairs and no one would be around. They used to call the ghost Oscar! There was also always a strong smell of someone cooking early in the morning. Way before the cooks would start to cook. Things would also get moved a lot. If you ever have a chance to come by and check it out for yourself. The tavern is still in business with different owners. They even have a bed and breakfast.

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