Haunted Places in Peapack, New Jersey



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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    4.6 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Old Bernardsville Public Library was built in 1710 as the Vealtown Tavern during the American Revolution. It is said to be haunted by Phyllis Parker, whose father owned the Vealtown Tavern. She was in love with a doctor who was hanged for treason during the Revolutionary War. Not knowing what ...


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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    5.2 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Originally the 1810 Brick Hotel, the Publick House is said to be haunted by apparitions, growling noises, cold spots, phantom perfumes, and more eerie phenomena.


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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    7.1 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This tree is said to have once been a meeting point, a headquarters and lynching spot used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Bernards Township tree allegedly will give off warmth, even in winter, and consequently, snow will not pile up on it as it does on other trees. According ...


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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    10.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The historic Raritan Public Library is said to be haunted by a former librarian. Lights have been known to turn on and off by themselves, and books move on their own. Even more spooky, locals have seen the apparition of an elderly woman in the window and also in the ...


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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    10.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Old Dutch Parsonage was built in 1751 and was moved around 1913 to its present location, next door to the 1775 Wallace House. The Parsonage is said to be extremely haunted, with screams, banging, and objects being moved around at night. The Wallace House also is said to have ...


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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    11.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    NJ Bar and Grill was the scene of a murder. Reports say long ago a man was killed by his mistress while he was playing pool here, and now his ghost lingers in the place where he passed. Witnesses say wine bottles float and then drop to the ground, and ...


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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    11.6 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This abandoned building has been reported to have an evil entity that will chase you out of the building and slam doors while you are inside it. There is also a women that will stand by the open window in the back, she screams that "he is after her" ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    12.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Union Cemetery dates back to 1859 and is the burial place of Centenary College murder victim and alleged ghost, Tillie Smith. Witnesses say a girl in white walks along the road nearby and may get in the car with you if you ask her if she'd like a ride. She ...


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    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey

    12.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Fairleigh Dickinson University has haunts in two halls, according to campus legend. In Lenfel Hall, witnesses have seen an apparition of founder Peter Sanmartino, and lights turn on and off on their own. And at the Mansion, many have seen a ghostly girl dancing in a white dress.


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    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey

    12.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Many hauntings have been described at Drew University; for instance, in the Great Hall, which is quite like a castle, ghostly faces are said to appear in the ceiling carvings as the chandeliers swing by themselves. Also, a mirror reflects an apparition of a man in gold round spectacles. At ...


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    Centenary College

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    12.9 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Centenary College is said to be haunted by Tillie Smith, who has a tragic story. When she was 18, in 1886, she lived and worked at the college. Her body was found in a nearby field, raped and strangled. College maintenance man James Titus was accused of the murder, although ...


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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    13.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    One guest here claims to have captured a ghostly image of a Victorian woman and boy on her iPhone while in the rathskeller (basement bar). (Submitted by Marlene B.)


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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    13.9 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Knotty Pine Pub is said to be haunted by the apparition of a thin man standing by the dartboards. A whistling sound comes from the same area. The pub's basement and attic also are rumored to be hot spots for paranormal activity.


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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey

    14.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Red Mill Museum Village, recreating an 1810 mill, is haunted by an apparition who many tourists believe is a hired re-enactor on the third floor. The old man wears period clothing and a black hat and he doesn't speak. But the museum does not hire re-enactors, so if you see ...


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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey

    15 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Formerly Murphy's Crocodile Inn but now the Neshanic Inn, the 1880s building experiences electrical malfunctions and a shadowy figure in the basement. The inn is located at 102 Woodfern Rd., near the post office and the colorful train station.


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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    15.9 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Van Wickle House was a wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but tragically, they died on the same day the house was presented to them March 3, 1757. They are buried nearby on a hill, under some trees. The house is said to be haunted by Evert ...


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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    17.2 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Hageman Farm is a historic house first settled by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman from the Netherlands in 1650 or 1651. It was occupied by relatives until 1972, then stood empty for 5 years until it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. Reports say an apparition of an elderly ...


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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    17.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The former Colby Mansion (now Tamaracks Country Villa bed-and-breakfast inn), was originally a turn-of-the-century stone farmhouse. In 1909 it was turned into a castle, and the Tamaracks Country Villa was born. Local teens tell the story of a rich man who lived here and was entangled in the occult. He ...


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    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey

    17.7 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Reports say the historic 1814 hotel is currently under plans for redevelopment. Witnesses claim to have seen ghosts of small children and poltergeist activity in the building, and one person reported seeing a pair of shoes walking up a staircase.


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    Hanging Post

    Cranford, New Jersey

    18 miles from Peapack, NJ

    At the corner of Gallows Hill Road and Brookside Place once stood the giant hanging tree, where Revolutionary War spies were hanged. Although the tree is gone now, locals say you can still see ghostly movement here from a distance.


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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    18.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Darress Theatre, built in 1919, is said to be haunted by ghost of a former actor. Witnesses say chairs move by themselves in the backstage area.


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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    18.7 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Shades Of Death Road, or just "Shades" to locals, is a 7-mile stretch that's the subject of myriad local legends. In fact, it's said that so many paranormal enthusiasts try to steal the street signs that residents have gone as far as to smear grease on the poles to try ...


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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    18.8 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Locals tell vague stories about this cemetery having "glowing gravestones" if you visit it late at night.


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    Shippen Manor

    Oxford Township, New Jersey

    18.8 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Shippen Manor, a historic Georgian mansion built in the 1760s for Dr. William Shippen II and his brother Joseph Shippen II, is the site of some strange happenings. Witnesses report that items appear on shelves that weren't there before, doors open and close on their own, and ghosts have been ...


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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey

    19.2 miles from Peapack, NJ

    At Jenny Jump State Forest, some say the ghost of Jenny lurks. Legend has it that she was 9 years old when she was playing on the cliffs, and the sudden appearance of a Native American nearby startled her. She called out to her father, who cried out in alarm, ...


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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey

    19.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Ayers-Allen House is a private residence that dates back to the 1700s. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say the ghosts who live here are Revolutionary War or Hessian soldiers or a woman searching for her young son who was killed by British soldiers. Also said to be ...


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    Caldwell Parsonage

    Union, New Jersey

    19.9 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Caldwell Parsonage dates to 1730 and was home to Rev. James Caldwell, a Presbyterian minister and patriot cause during the Revolutionary War. In 1780 during the Battle of Connecticut Farms, Caldwell's wife Hannah was killed in the living room by British soldiers, and one year later, Caldwell was shot by ...


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    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground

    Edison, New Jersey

    20.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground is a graveyard that holds the burial sites of many Revolutionary War soldiers and other folk; graves date back to 1693, when two brothers died from eating poisonous mushrooms. But the graveyard also houses a witch, locals say. Mary Moore, buried here in 1731, was accused and ...


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    Domani's Restaurant

    Roselle Park, New Jersey

    20.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This restaurant, housed in a building that dates back to the 1880s, was said to be haunted by a former owner who died inside the building. The place was once featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters. However, the location burned down in April 2009.


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    Kean University

    Union, New Jersey

    22.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Several places at Kean University, originally established in 1855 as the Newark Normal School, are said to be visited by spirits. East Campus and Rogers Hall are haunted by former students, the Eames building has a negative spirit, and the Wilkins Theater sports the ghost of a man named George ...


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    Conant Park

    Hillside, New Jersey

    22.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Conant Park is said to be haunted by ghostly figures with no faces. According to legend, they drive a van and kidnap girls off the street, and when (if) the girls are released, they are far too frightened to explain what happened to them.


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    Union County Courthouse

    Elizabeth, New Jersey

    23.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, the Union County Courthouse is said to be haunted by spirits from the Revolutionary War era. A woman's ghost has been seen in the rotunda, and Hannah Caldwell, the first woman to die in the American Revolution, is said to haunt a fifth floor courtroom ...


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    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    23.5 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This 1800s former hospital, also called Overbrook, was turned into a psychiatric hospital in the 1920s. It was said to have been haunted by phantom nurses and patients. Also, the sound of rolling gurneys could be seen, and a demonic presence was felt by witnesses. According to reports, in 1917 ...


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    The Widow McCrea House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

    Frenchtown, New Jersey

    24.7 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This 1870's bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to have a ghostly feline roaming the halls. Guests have reported feeling a cat sitting on their bed, but upon investigation, there is nothing there. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Proprietary House

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    25.1 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The 1762 Proprietary House was the home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, New Jersey's last royal Governor from 1762 to 1777. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of a Revolutionary War soldier, a woman who stands in the dining room window, and a little boy in ...


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    Kreischer Mansion

    Peapack, New York

    25.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Kreischer Mansion has been on the market for a couple years now, sources say. A cool $8.5 million will buy it, and the ghost is included. According to the home's history, original builder German brickmaker Balthasar Kreischer died one year after the house was finished, and his son Edward died ...


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    Old Canal Inn

    Nutley, New Jersey

    25.6 miles from Peapack, NJ

    A legend from as far back as the 1960s tells of the historic Old Canal Inn's "Death Seat." So the story goes, there were two men about 70 years of age who preferred this particular red-cushioned seat, because it had better lighting. The men would fight over who got the ...


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    The Historic Old Bermuda Inn

    Staten Island, New York

    25.6 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Believed to be haunted by the home's original mistress Martha Mesereau whose husband died fighting the Civil War. Legend has it that her restless spirit continues to occupy the former mansion, waiting endlessly for her husband to return to her. People see her in the dining room (which was ...


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    The Conference House - Billop House

    Peapack, New York

    25.9 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Conference House, aka Billop House, was built in 1680. It was the scene of a tragedy when in 1779 owner Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, accused a female servant of spying on him for the Colonists. She denied the charge, and Billop threw her down the stairs, breaking her ...


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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    26.1 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Dey (pronounced "dye") Mansion, formerly known as Bloomsbury Manor, is an 18th-century building that served several times as George Washington's Headquarters during the American Revolution. Witnesses say it is haunted by strange shadows and lights, and often visitors become frightened for no reason at all, especially in the conference room.


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    Richmond Hotel

    Bangor, Pennsylvania

    27 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Richmond Hotel is a casual restaurant in an historic building in Bangor, PA. The owner, Debbie, has worked there for 26 years, and has owned it for the last 14. She's told us that she's seen orbs, people have had their backs touched by unseen hands, and ...


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    Baron Hirsch Cemetery

    Peapack, New York

    27 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The Jewish Baron Hirsch Cemetery was in the news for vandalism in 1960 when "Fuhrer" was painted in yellow on 87 headstones. It is said to have been haunted since the early 1800s. Nearby residents have had visits from the cemetery's spirits, sometimes seen as shadowy figures.


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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    27.3 miles from Peapack, NJ

    This old-school New Jersey bar is said to be the home of at least two ghosts. They've been seen by staff on the dance floor area after hours.


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    Robbins Reef Yacht Club

    Bayonne, New Jersey

    27.8 miles from Peapack, NJ

    A ghostly legend about this place tells of a gentleman who hanged himself in an upstairs room. Witnesses describe an icy sensation when you enter that room in darkness and, at the bar, bottles seem to hop off of their shelves.


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    Indian Rock Inn

    Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania

    27.8 miles from Peapack, NJ

    At this remote inn and restaurant, some guests have witnessed apparitions and shadowy forms. Jiggling doorknobs, faucets that turn on and off by themselves, and strange knocking sounds also have been noted. Reports say that the site may once have been used to house the actors from a haunted hayride ...


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    Wolfe's Pond Park

    Peapack, New York

    27.8 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Wolfe’s Pond Park, according to some, is haunted by the ghosts of two teens who perished in a nearby car crash. Local legend says the teens can be seen along the park paths at around 2 a.m., often calling for their parents.


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    Inn At Phillips Mill

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    28 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Built in the 1750s, this inn is said to be haunted by a lovely female who appears in great detail, sitting in a rocking chair in refined clothing. She also brushes past people on the stairs.


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    Black Horse Inn - Stemie's Place

    Peapack, Pennsylvania

    28.2 miles from Peapack, NJ

    The building dates back to 1773. It was once Black Horse Inn, but is now a restaurant called Stemie's Place. It's said that in the old inn days (in 1927, to be exact), a mobster was shot in the hall near the restrooms. After a dramatic fall down the stairs, ...


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    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey

    28.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Clinton Road begins at Route 23 near Newfoundland and runs 10 miles to Upper Greenwood Lake. The area is said to be traversed by ghosts, odd creatures, devil worshippers, witches, and members of the Ku Klux Klan, and is known for being a spot where murderers choose to dispose of ...


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    Church of St Andrew

    Peapack, New York

    28.4 miles from Peapack, NJ

    Investigated on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, the centuries-old church once was used as a makeshift Revolutionary War hospital. Witnesses have reported apparitions, unexplained sounds, pictures that fall off walls, footsteps, voices, a feeling of being watched, and an organ that plays by itself.


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