Haunted Places in Shenandoah Shores, Virginia



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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    8.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Wayside Inn is reported to be the oldest inn in the U.S. that is still in operation. Room 14 is rumored to be haunted and is the source of the most unusual happenings in the inn. However, witnesses have seen and heard strange things all over the inn.


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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    8.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Wayside Theatre is believed to be the forever home to a ghost of a former caretaker who perished in a fire. His activity centers on the back-porch costume storage, the basement, and the balcony. Seat CC1 is often found to be mysteriously lowered.


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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    9.6 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Belle Grove Plantation, built between 1794 and 1797, was once the home of Revolutionary War veteran Major Isaac Hite, Jr. (President James Madison’s brother-in-law) and was the headquarters of General Philip Sheridan during the Battle of Cedar Creek. It is believed to be haunted by an apparition of a woman ...


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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    14.5 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    15.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving ...


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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    16.3 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Paranormal investigators were called to the forested area by passer-by's who reported hearing screams and seeing glowing apparitions moving around the forest at the crash site. Visitors have reported weird activity associated with a large limestone rock located at the site, and people have reported been pushed by unseen entities. (Submitted ...


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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    20.8 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The Grey Horse Inn is no longer in operation; the owners of the historic inn retired and sold the property to private owners in 2011. Reports say that on the property a ghostly scene replays of a Confederate soldier being killed.


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    Black Horse Inn

    Warrenton, Virginia

    27.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    A variety of ghost stories surround this former Civil War hospital. From a laughing nurse, to a ghostly tapping that people say sounds like dancing, to a possible humbug of a ghost who delights in toppling Christmas trees; the Black Horse Inn has more than it's share of ...


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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    28.1 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    There are a lot of stories about this little white building that has been left to rot for the past 4-5 decades on Logmill Road in Haymarket, Virginia. Some call it the "Old White Chapel," others the "Hickory Grove Chapel". At least one person says it was never ...


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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    28.8 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Oatlands Plantation was once a 3,500-acre wheat and wool producer with over seven dozen slaves. Now a historic site of only 260 acres, the 1804 manor house museum is rumored to be home to a few spirits. Doors are said to randomly lock on their own, and witnesses and paranormalists ...


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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    28.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    A man named Sim Wright lived here from 1924 to 1964, with his wife Martha. It is said that he still haunts the inn to this day.


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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    31.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...


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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    33.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...


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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    33.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...


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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    33.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    33.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    Manassas National Battlefield

    Manassas, Virginia

    34.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Historic Manassas National Battlefield Park contains an unfinished railroad ordered by Robert E. Lee. The Civil War-era railroad site is said to be popular with the spirit set, as several accounts of paranormal activity surrounding the area have been reported.


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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    34.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.


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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    35.1 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7 miles ...


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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    35.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.


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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    36.8 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Central Park Aquatics Center

    Manassas, Virginia

    37.8 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Having worked at Central Park Aquatics for almost a year now, I and any of the other employees can tell you, hands down, this place is haunted. We hear voices when the building is empty, things move around, and we hear our diving blocks being adjusted. I've worked here ...


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    Olde Towne Inn

    Manassas, Virginia

    38.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    A ghost called Miss Lucy is said to haunt rooms 51 through 54. She is rumored to levitate guests and frequent the tavern.


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    Cost Plus World Market

    Shenandoah Shores, Virginia

    38.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...


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    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

    Bristow, Virginia

    39.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre, explored on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. The complex includes an 1822 courthouse and jail, 1830 farmhouse, 1875 church, 1928 one-room schoolhouse and the Brentsville Tavern archeological site. Knocking sounds and apparitions have been reported in the jail, as well ...


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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    40.6 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    41.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    42.1 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Built in the late 1700s, the old jail has a legend attached. It seems that in the late 1800s a sheriff was shot to death by a gang of bandits on the staircase leading between the jail and the attached brick building, which was the jailer's family home. He was ...


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    45.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    George Mason University

    Fairfax, Virginia

    45.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The crew team at George Mason University has reported seeing the ghost of an old man near the docks or dam. Legend has it that he's Old Man Johnson, a deceased area rower who, in the 1970s, found his wife having an affair. The distraught man went out rowing and ...


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    45.8 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    46 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Piero's Corner Italian - Carlos O'Kelley's

    Fairfax, Virginia

    46.5 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    This location was once a "Carlos O'Kelley's" restaurant. Now it is an Italian place called "Piero's Corner." Back when it was Carlos O'Kelley's, it was said that a dishwasher who worked there hanged himself in the building and haunted the premises from then on. Numerous waitstaff reported ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    47.4 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia

    47.5 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Strange things are afoot at the Inn at Willow Grove. Folks have reported hearing noises from vacant rooms and mysterious footsteps. The apparitions of Confederate soldiers also have been witnessed sitting under a large tree in front of the inn.


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    48.5 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Rumor has it that a phantom bloodstain in the foyer returns daily from a Confederate soldier who long ago committed suicide after the stress of learning his wife had been unfaithful with a Yankee soldier. The soldier's ghost is said to wander the halls at night with a pistol, still ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    48.6 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Marwood Mansion

    Potomac, Maryland

    48.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Witnesses in this former house of the Gore family say they have seen the bathroom window open by itself, the toilet flushing, and steam coming from the tub, as well as eerie sounds from the basement. An apparition of the family's butler has been seen on the steps and around ...


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    49.6 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    49.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    50 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    50.3 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia

    50.3 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    At this 1859 inn, folks have reported some strange happenings. There is a general feeling of being watched, and in the Madison Room, some have found the windows to open by themselves.


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    The Loft Gallery

    Occoquan, Virginia

    51.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    A haunting experience happened at The Loft Gallery in the 1990s when a painting flew off a wall. Then, one early morning in October 2006, an artist saw a glowing mist float through the gallery. Witnesses also report footsteps, creaking floors, and doors closing when no one is there.


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    Occoquan Inn

    Occoquan, Virginia

    51.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The apparition of a Native American man has been seen in the Occuquan Inn, built in 1810. Legend has it that the man was enamored of the owner's wife, and he was shot when the owner caught him sneaking down the stairs one night. His ghost has been seen in ...


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    Weems Botts Museum

    Dumfries, Virginia

    51.5 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    Weems–Botts House Museum is dedicated to the history of Dumfries and the two people who lived here: Mason Locke "Parson" Weems and attorney Benjamin Botts. Weems (1759-1825) was a clergyman and author, the first biographer of George Washington, who created the cherry tree story ("I cannot tell a lie, I ...


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    51.9 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    52.2 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    52.6 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    This church, built in the mid-1700s, and its cemetery are said to be popular spots with the haunts. The old graveyard has tombstones dating back to the 1730s.


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    Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre

    Lorton, Virginia

    52.7 miles from Shenandoah Shores, VA

    At the Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre, the ghosts in residence like to rearrange chairs and place settings or manifest as lights that glide around backstage.


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