Haunted Places in Longport, New Jersey



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    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    3.2 miles from Longport, NJ

    The Honeymoon Suite is apparently haunted. People report items moving, and the sounds of footsteps and voices.


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    The Flanders Hotel

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    3.9 miles from Longport, NJ

    The ghost at this historic hotel is known as Emily or the Lady in White. She is most often seen at the Hall of Mirrors. Reports say a portrait of her can be seen inside the hotel.


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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    6.4 miles from Longport, NJ

    Reports say a ghost who appears at the hotel every night around midnight is the spirit of a man who jumped to his death from the tenth floor.


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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    6.9 miles from Longport, NJ

    Nearby in 1854, the Powhatan wrecked, killing 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. So the Absecon Lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy. It served from 1857 until 1933, and now stands restored. Ghosts have been seen here ...


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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    7.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    Reports say guests staying at the private cottage heard the unexplained sound of soft fife music.


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    14.7 miles from Longport, NJ

    On the top floor of this beautiful bed-and-breakfast lives a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard bouncing a ball.


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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    18.9 miles from Longport, NJ

    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this time.


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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    21.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud voice.


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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    27.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects ...


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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    30.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    At this late-1800s hotel, apparitions have been seen and unexplained voices heard. Rumor has it that the hauntings may stem from a shipwreck of the Powhattan in 1854, which killed some 300 people. Bodies from the shipwreck were stored in this building for a bit, and it is said that ...


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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    You may hear the voice of an elderly woman here, and there is also a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth who may call out the wait staff's names. There was at least one incident in which the little girl ghost appeared sitting at a table in a photo taken by ...


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    The Southern Mansion

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    Some claim that the Southern Mansion is haunted by numerous spirits but the most frequently seen and well-known is a female ghost that they call Esther. People claim to hear her laughing and hear the rustle of her dress and smell her perfume. Others claim to see a soldier ...


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    Sea Holly Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.7 miles from Longport, NJ

    Haunted by a reported two ghosts, one an older man and the other a young woman who is believed to be a servant. People on the second floor claim to see apparitions in their bedroom and hear conversations when no one was there.


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    Hotel Macomber

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former frequent guest as well as a former employee. People hear banging, items move and doors open and close on their own. If you are looking for a haunted room, you might want to try room #10. People claim that this ...


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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top ...


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    John F. Craig House Bed and Breakfast

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.9 miles from Longport, NJ

    Although this bed-and-breakfast is reportedly no longer open for business, folks who have been employed here or stayed here in the past have said that rooms 4 and 5 are haunted by two spirits. Room 4, known as the Susan Craig Room, was said to be haunted by the spirit ...


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    Queen Victoria Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.9 miles from Longport, NJ

    Housed inside an 1880's mansion, this historic inn was formerly a bordello and gambling parlour before its conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests staying in the Princess Louise Room have reportedly come across the apparition of a brothel madam, who has been seen and heard in the early ...


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    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    34 miles from Longport, NJ

    This historic inn is located on one of the most haunted streets in town, and is certainly no exception. Guests and staff have reported many strange occurrences over the years, with Room #007 seeming the most popular with the spirit set. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Windward House

    Cape May, New Jersey

    34 miles from Longport, NJ

    The most activity is reported in the third floor Wicker Room. Guests report moving objects and items going missing. The ghost is believed to be a young Irish girl that the employees refer to as Bridgette. She has a reputation for taking earrings that are placed on the ...


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    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey

    34 miles from Longport, NJ

    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests.


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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey

    34.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    Elizabeth V. Edwards School, established in 1930 and closed in 2004, is rumored to have a ghost that sets off security systems, makes calls to phones that are not in service, and turns on lights in unoccupied buildings. The identity of the spirit is unknown for sure, but one report ...


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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    35.1 miles from Longport, NJ

    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the beach.


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    35.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    Formerly the Iona Lake Inn, this is now LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT. At some time it also has been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is said to haunt here, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger here.


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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    37.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    Two spirits are said to reside here: One, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and two, a former maitre d' who creates cold patches in the same dining room.


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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    41.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    Ghost stories told at Rowan University include apparitions, a face in a mirror and objects that move by themselves in Bunce Hall, and spirits of former residents and professors who are said to roam the campus.


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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    42.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    Jefferson Hall at Camden County College (founded in 1967 as a Roman Catholic seminary) is the center of a ghostly legend. A monk allegedly hanged himself on the third floor and now manifests as a shadowy figure in the night. Witnesses say doors slam by themselves, lights flicker, and weird ...


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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    43.4 miles from Longport, NJ

    There are stories told by the local residents of Country Lake Estates of a strange, ghostly figure of a man that is often spotted walking Red Feather Trail late at night. He's often humming or singing a song to himself. You'll catch him out of the corner of ...


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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    46.1 miles from Longport, NJ

    Gabreil Daveis Tavern was built in 1756 and the attic was turned into a hospital by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Reports say the attic still retains its original bloodstained furniture, and spirits can be heard walking and suffering there at night. Also, former owner William Schock is said ...


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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    47.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...


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    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware

    48.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    Location is near the campground bicycle trail adjacent from Spotting Tower 12 underneath what appears to be a dune. Face of phantom soldier seen inside while recording video, have been growled at while standing outside the bunker with no animal tracks in sight, the only tracks were our own, and ...


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    49.2 miles from Longport, NJ

    Haunts at this 1811 prison building, now a museum, include a legless floating spirit that floats from the entrance out to the yard and a tall man in the basement. The third floor is also said to be rich with eerie occurrences.


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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    49.2 miles from Longport, NJ

    Many deaths occured at the recently closed jail, including drug overdoses, accidental asphyxiation and at least 12 suicides. Witnesses say the jail is haunted; paranormal investigators have described unexplained crashes and banging along with clicking sounds heard in an EVP session.


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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    49.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    Sketch Club Players Theatre is housed in the former West End School, built in 1889, and is home to something spooky. Witnesses describe uneasy feelings in the basement, shadowy figures, and the sound of a ghostly party happening in the member's club room.


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    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware

    49.7 miles from Longport, NJ

    This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812, and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this day (hence the name of the home). ...


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    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware

    49.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    This subdivision is said to be built over the site where a massacre took place, involving Native Americans who attacked Dutch settlers. Pottery and arrowheads have been found on the grounds. It is reported that spirits here usually show themselves only to those of Dutch ancestry. Streaks and orbs have ...


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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    49.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    Eglington Cemetery is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard unexplained noises and detected several electronic voice phenomena here.


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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    50 miles from Longport, NJ

    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be heard.


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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    50.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    Incorporated in 1933, there are ghosts that haunt the Manor. From bottles clinking to beer kegs rolling on their own. ghosts have roamed the three bar rooms and two apartments. Recently a beer tray flew off the shelf without any wind. Hearing bottles clinking, the bartender checked out ...


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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    50.4 miles from Longport, NJ

    Seven Stars Tavern, now a private residence, is an 18th-century historic building rumored to have more than its share of spirits--the paranormal kind. One haunt here may be Bluebeard, a pirate whose body was found at Oldman's Creek nearby, with his head twisted around. Another is a Tory spy ...


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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    50.6 miles from Longport, NJ

    The LZ 129 Hindenburg airship was completed in 1936 and made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in that year. But on the fateful evening of May 6, 1937, the airship caught fire and crashed, killing 36 people. The cause of the fire is unknown. Voices of men shouting ...


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    50.7 miles from Longport, NJ

    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to be.


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    50.8 miles from Longport, NJ

    The 19th-century Collings-Knight House, built by Edward Zane Collings, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have been spooked by shadow figures, unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices.


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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    51.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    John Dickinson Plantation is said to be haunted by John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War." The sound of a quill pen writing on parchment has been recorded in his den and his bed mysteriously becomes rumpled in the afternoons, as if he has taken ...


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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    52.2 miles from Longport, NJ

    The 1770s house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is said to be haunted by ghostly soldiers; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots ...


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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    53.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    A soldier named Amos and other Colonial soldiers are said to linger at this historic site. Amos may be seen cleaning his gun near the artillery shed. A lamplighter's ghost has been seen near the barracks, and the ghost of blacksmith Jacob Sauer is said to keep plying his trade ...


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    53.3 miles from Longport, NJ

    There is an area in this cemetery especially for the graves of children, and it is here that folks have seen ghostly boys and girls that may even leave footprints in the ground. The tower is also said to be visited by something supernatural.


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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    53.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.


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    Olde Columbus Inne

    Columbus, New Jersey

    53.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    The historic inn no longer is in operation but still stands, and is considered one of the most haunted places in New Jersey. Spirits seen here include a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at this location and unexplained noises occurred near the jail cell.


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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    54.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    The 1790 mansion is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a ...


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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    54.5 miles from Longport, NJ

    The building that houses the Governor's Cafe dates back to 1857 and is said to be haunted. But you don't have to stay up all night or wait until after closing time to witness a ghost here. Reports say that if you look closely at the paintings of historic Dover ...


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