Haunted Places in Palmyra, New Jersey



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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Prisoners here were described as lab rats for unusual experiments that could prove fatal. Of the dead, some people have reported seeing figures resembling former prisoners. Sounds of panic, doors slamming, and riots (as if history is repeating itself) have been heard. Electronic devices malfunction so be sure to ...


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    2.6 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    4.3 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The 1908 Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building has an 8-story clock tower and a great many sculptured friezes--but that's not all. The place is rumored to be haunted by apparitions and spirit orbs.


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    5.5 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Legend has it that Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here long ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but folks say you can still hear the ghostly sounds of the horse's drowning cries.


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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    5.7 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The historic mansion and its grounds are the haunting place for the ghosts of Robert Bickley and a female entity believed to be that of his girlfriend. The haunting is said to occur every December 24th. The woman appears on a black horse and holding a whip, and whips anyone ...


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    7.1 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.2 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The Betsy Ross House is rumored to be haunted by -- you guessed it -- the famed seamstress herself. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.3 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The USS Olympia was a Navy cruiser from 1895 until 1922, and, now restored, she is stationed as a part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Her violent past as a warship may have led to her various hauntings: shadowy forms, unexplained voices, and spooky apparitions.


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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.4 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Some who visit like to leave pennies on Benjamin Franklin's grave because, as he once said, "A penny saved is twopence dear." Strangely, the pennies are sometimes flung back at unususpecting visitors. It's unknown whether Mr. Franklin is displeased with the offering or another unseen force is using Ben's pennies ...


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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.4 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Here's a two-fer for spirit searchers: Two ghosts are said to haunt the City Tavern. One is the spirit of a deceased waiter; the other is a young bride.


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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.5 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The historic First Bank of the United States, a National Historic Landmark, is reported to be haunted by United States founding father Alexander Hamilton.


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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.5 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    There are said to be three ghosts here, all of whom have been spotted by visitors. On the first floor, the apparition of an elderly housekeeper has been seen. On the third floor, the ghost of a thin man has appeared. Also reported in the house is a spectral meowing ...


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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.6 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The historic and grand brick mansion built in 1756, now a house museum, is reportedly haunted by several Continental soldiers as well as the Marquis de La Fayette and Benedict Arnold and his wife, Peggy.


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    Library Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.6 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to haunt this historic hall. Folks say his statue comes to life and dances in the streets, and his apparition has been seen in the building carrying an armful of books. Also, a woman claims that the ghost once pinched her rear end.


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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.6 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    At this historic building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, witnesses have claimed to see ghostly mists and apparitions. Some of the spirits seen here include Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold.


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    Grumblethorpe

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.6 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by General James Agnew who was shot and died in the front hall of Grumblethorpe during the Revolutionary war. Also allegedly haunted by victims of yellow fever who died there, including one young woman who had been taken in by the family who lived there and who makes ...


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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.7 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    This historic home is now a museum. Once the home of "Father of American Surgery" Philip Syng Physick, it was built originally in 1786 by wine importer Henry Hill. Rumor has it that Physick's wife haunts the yard near the spot where a beloved tree, which was chopped down shortly ...


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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.7 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The ghost who haunts here may own an alarm clock. Reports say that the apparition is seen at 9 p.m. standing over 5 unmarked graves, each of a Native American chief.


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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.8 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    This park contains an 18th-century burial site for the African-American community, and its ghost, a Quaker woman named Leah, is said to protect the site's thousands of graves.


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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    7.8 miles from Palmyra, 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

    7.8 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    7.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home's window or to yell and brandish her cane at those ...


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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Locals that live around these parts say that there is a statue of William Penn on the premises that behaves quite mysteriously. During nights gifted by a full moon, he descends from his pedestal and walks about the grounds.


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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.1 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Hundreds of spirits are said to call this state pen home. Al Capone was an inmate here, and he reportedly was visited by the apparition of James Clark, who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre under Capone's orders. Cell Block 12 is reportedly the most fearsome place here ...


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    Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    8.6 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Lurking about this historic house are said to be several ghostly Continental soldiers and a headless elderly woman, whose head was severed by one of the soldiers. The headless woman has been seen apparently searching for her lost head.


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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Abington Presbyterian Church, some say, is home to a ghostly child who has been seen throught the windows. The spirit is said to linger here because the cemetery that was once on the site where the church now stands was moved across the road.


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    Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    9.1 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    A female apparition appears at this 1865 inn, bringing with her the scent of her perfume. She is known to softly caress people's foreheads.


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    Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    9.1 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    There are three locations here that are said to be homes to haunts: the Treehouse Building, the Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House. Full-body apparitions have been reported, along with various poltergeist activity. Particularly noted is a female apparition in a long white dress who stands at the top ...


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    Allen's Lane

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    9.7 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    It's a headless horseman's ghost that rides here, a Revolutionary War soldier who lost his head in battle. On foggy, dreary nights, he is said to ride by on horseback carrying his severed noggin. Reports say although the story dates from the Revolutionary War period of the 1700s, the horseman ...


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    Baleroy Mansion

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    9.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Thomas Jefferson is among the ghosts said to haunt here; at least seven spirits are reported. Some manifest as apparitions, some ectoplasm, and some as poltergeist pranks. U.S. Founding Father Jefferson, witnesses say, likes to appear in the dining room, near a tall clock. There is also a cursed chair ...


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    Growden Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    10.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin who is said to be seen flying his kite in a thunderstorm. Some people also claim to hear battle sounds from the Revolutionary War.


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    10.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    This circa 1681 inn is said to be the oldest continually operating inn in the U.S. And with a title like that, it's bound to have a few ghosts around. Folks here have seen the apparition of a man wearing a top hat and tails. They've also witnessed chairs and ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Flourtown, Pennsylvania

    11.8 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    At this mid-1700s inn building, said to have been used as a rest stop by George Washington and his men en route to Valley Forge, folks say the spirit set is hopping. Sudden cold temperatures, footsteps, and unexplained voices abound, and photographs taken of the inside have picked up orbs, ...


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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    11.8 miles from Palmyra, 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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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    11.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    It was once a 1700s farmhouse before it was turned into apartment buildings. Now, this American Legion post seems to be haunted by a spirit from its past. An apparition of a lady in black near the fireplace and another of a man standing behind the bar have been known ...


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    General Wayne Inn

    Merion Station, Pennsylvania

    11.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    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, ...


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    12.7 miles from Palmyra, 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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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    12.8 miles from Palmyra, 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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    General Lafayette Inn - Barren Hill Tavern

    Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania

    12.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Reports say this inn will reopen in 2013/2014 as Barren Hill Tavern. Once known as the "Three Tuns," the inn dates back to the 18th century when General Lafayette used the building during the American Revolution. There is a ghost of an elderly woman who appears in the upstairs dining room; ...


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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    13.2 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    13.4 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    13.9 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Phineas Pemberton House - Bolton Mansion

    Levittown, Pennsylvania

    14.5 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    The mansion, which is made of 4 connected parts built from the 1600s to the 1700s, is rumored to be haunted. It is currently operating as a house museum.


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    Bryn Mawr College - Merion Hall

    Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

    15.2 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Bryn Mawr College's Merion Hall is rumored to be haunted by Lillian Vickers, who died in 1901. Lillian, according to campus legend, was happy and popular before she died, distraught over the fact that she had leprosy. In some versions, she jumped out a window of the third floor to ...


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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    15.3 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    15.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Several entities are said to be in residence here, including Elizabeth "Maggie" Graeme, a ghost that may be her husband, and a servant without a head.


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    Villanova University

    Villanova, Pennsylvania

    16.9 miles from Palmyra, NJ

    Villanova University's 1963 gothic-style St. Mary's Hall is rumored to be haunted. A ghostly light has been seen (and heard) playing the organ, electrical anomalies have occurred in many rooms, and splashes have come from the empty pool. Campus legend says the ghost is a pregnant nun who had had ...


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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    16.9 miles from Palmyra, 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

    16.9 miles from Palmyra, 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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    17.8 miles from Palmyra, 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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