Haunted Places in Shipman, Virginia



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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia

    11.7 miles from Shipman, VA

    Winton Country Club, constructed in 1769, was the home of Sarah Winston Syme Henry, mother of patriot Patrick Henry. Legend has it that when Patrick Henry visited during the American Revolution, he had to secrete himself from the enemy in a pile of hay here. Rumors also say that Sarah ...


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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia

    17.6 miles from Shipman, VA

    Sweet Briar College was founded in 1901, and since then has accumulated several ghosts. The college was founded by Indiana Fletcher Williams in memory of her daughter Daisy, who died in 1884 at age 16. "Miss Indie" died in 1900, but her ghost is said to make itself known throughout ...


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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    27 miles from Shipman, VA

    Randolph College, founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon's Woman's College, is said to be haunted. One haunted spot is Mary's Garden, named after Mary Stokes. Student legend says if you stray from the path and cross the garden, you will never graduate or never marry. Another story tells of a student ...


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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia

    28 miles from Shipman, VA

    The former Southern Virginia College, now Southern Virginia University, is said to be haunted by a young boy who rides his bicycle up and down the hallway of the fourth floor od a woman's dormitory carrying a red balloon. Some also say his mother's ghost haunts the third floor, looking ...


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    Monticello

    Charlottesville, Virginia

    28.9 miles from Shipman, VA

    People believe that Jefferson has never left his beloved Monticello and they claim to see Jefferson's ghost wandering the grounds and also to hear whistling, something that Jefferson was prone to doing as he toured the property.


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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    29.6 miles from Shipman, VA

    One house here is said to be haunted by Anne Blaws Barraud Cocke, wife of John Hartwell Cocke, War of 1812 brigadier general and the builder of the plantation estate.


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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    30.3 miles from Shipman, VA

    Western State Hospital, a fancy resort-style asylum called Western State Lunatic Asylum in its early years, was originally built in the 1820s. In 1905 it was taken over by Dr. Joseph Dejarnette, under whose authority patients were tortured. When the hospital moved in the 1970s the building became the Staunton ...


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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    32.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    This inn is haunted by Mrs. Bagsby, a spirit who has resided here since the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby unlocks doors and plays other tricks; it is said that she has been known to cause the inn's hot water supply to bypass the room of a guest that she doesn't like. ...


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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    32.3 miles from Shipman, VA

    Mary Baldwin College is a four-year liberal arts women's college based in Staunton, VA. It was founded in 1842, and was originally called the Augusta Female Seminary. There are several reported ghosts at the college: A ghost known as "Richard" haunts the several areas, including the Administration Building, Wenger Hall and ...


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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    32.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    This historic home now operates as a bed and breakfast called "Thornrose House". The B&B has a room called "Caroline's Room" which allegedly has been a hot-spot for ghostly apparitions. The bed and breakfast is under new management as of Spring 2014.


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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia

    32.9 miles from Shipman, VA

    Virginia Military Institute, which originally opened in 1839 and has boasted famous professors of the likes of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including an apparition of a hanged man. Jackson’s possessions and the skeleton of his horse are displayed in the chapel. Students have ...


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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    38.1 miles from Shipman, VA

    A spooky story surrounds the statue of the Confederate Hero, dedicated Oct. 11, 1900, on High Street. Legend has it that when you can see the statue’s shadow on the wall of the camupus' East Ruffner Building, all is well. When you cannot, the soldier's ghost is out protecting the ...


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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    38.7 miles from Shipman, VA

    Castle Hill Manor is a privately owned historic mansion said to be haunted by a female ghost who wears perfume and sometimes appears in a room known as the pink bedroom. Former owner Amelie Rives is suspected to linger here in spirit as well.


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    The Natural Bridge Hotel

    Natural Bridge, Virginia

    39.1 miles from Shipman, VA

    Legend has it that a former owner went mad and killed his wife and children in the hotel. Some say the apparitions of various members of the family have been seen around the grounds in the night.


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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    45.2 miles from Shipman, 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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    Civil War Museum - Exchange Hotel

    Gordonsville, Virginia

    45.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    The Civil War Museum at the Exchange Hotel is rumored to house some residents who died over a century ago. The hotel became a hospital in 1862, and was considered America’s first triage hospital. One of the ghosts here is believed to be a Union corporal who was the last ...


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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    45.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    Cole Hall at the est.-1880 Bridgewater College is rumored to be haunted by its namesake, Dr. Charles Knox Cole. Built in 1929 by Cole's daughter, Mrs. Virginia Garber Cole Strickler, the hall is an auditorium, and Mr. Cole's ghost is said to attend the plays shown there. The ghost sits ...


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    Avenel Plantation

    Bedford, Virginia

    46 miles from Shipman, VA

    Built around 1838 by William M. Burwell and his wife Frances Steptoe, the historic home eventually, in 1985, was purchased by the Avenel Foundation, a non-profit organization known to restore and preserve historic Avenel. A ghostly Lady in White has been seen walking on the grounds and in the halls, ...


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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    49.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    The circa-1735 Haw Branch Plantation, first settled by Colonel Thomas Tabb and wife Rebecca Booker, is the site of many strange occurrences such as footsteps, nighttime sounds of heavy objects falling, and an unexplained rose perfume scent. A loud scream regularly comes from the attic, at about 6-month intervals, and ...


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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    50 miles from Shipman, VA

    This 1856 antebellum home was formerly known as the Warren-Sip House, and during the Civil War, it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers. Visitors to the current museum have reported sighting the apparition of a Confederate soldier on the second floor of the building. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    50.4 miles from Shipman, VA

    This historic b&b was built just a bit after the American Revolution, and it was used a Civil War hospital in 1864. It is said that when the area was burned by Union soldiers, the flame-retardant building just wouldn't catch fire, so it became a sort of haven during the ...


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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia

    52.7 miles from Shipman, 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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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    53.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    A ghostly "charred lady" is said to roam the wildlife reserve, but she has company, as other apparitions have been seen here as well. The spot has been a dumping place for murder victims as well as a party spot for teens.


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    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia

    54.1 miles from Shipman, 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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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    60.1 miles from Shipman, VA

    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery, according to reports, is haunted by a man in a white robe who floats near the center of the cemetery.


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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    62.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    This old farm house is currently the home of both female and male spirits including a child who likes to peek around corners at you. There have been photos of a lady dressed in turn of the century (1800's) clothing as well as a man dressed in military clothing. ...


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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    65.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    Thomas Randolph and son William Randolph III built the plantation in the 1700s, and it is reported to still be privately owned. Rumor has it that it's haunted by a female ghost who, in life, was forced to marry against her will. Believed to have died of a broken heart ...


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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    66 miles from Shipman, 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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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    68.1 miles from Shipman, VA

    At this 1925 hotel, not only living guests can be found. Three ghostly men are said to stand around in the ballroom, keeping an eye on things. On the second floor, there is a man's apparition who smokes a pipe and sits at one of the tables. Those with sharp ...


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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    68.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    Mysterious fires broke out at the Mills House in January 2014, destroying it. The place was a historic home to bachelor farmer Buster Mills, the last of the Mills family who lived there; he died after a stroke in 1989. Locals remember Buster talking about "haints" in the home's front ...


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    Waverly House

    Richmond, Virginia

    72.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    Many past tenants and residents of this stately home have reported sighting the apparition of a sad, elderly man on the stairs. He is believed to be Benjamin Green, a former resident of the house. Private residence, do not disturb. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Randolph-Macon College

    Ashland, Virginia

    74.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    At Randolph-Macon College, three places are rumored to be haunted. At Mary Branch, a girls' dorm, at least two ghosts are said to reside. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects are moved or disappear. In the SAE Fraternity House, witnesses have described strange noises and apparitions of soldiers ...


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    Governor's Mansion - Executive Mansion

    Richmond, Virginia

    78 miles from Shipman, VA

    The Virginia Governor's Mansion, or Executive Mansion, is the oldest occupied governor's mansion in the U.S., serving since 1813. In the 1890s, the apparition of a lady was seen sitting at the window by then-governor Philip McKinney. She was seen later by a police officer, and since then has caused ...


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    Museum of the Confederacy

    Richmond, Virginia

    78.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    Part of this museum is the former White House of the Confederacy, containing Civil War artifacts, manuscripts, Confederate imprints (books and pamphlets) and photos--and that's not all: It also has a ghost. This portion of the museum is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Jefferson Davis' 5-year-old son.


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    Julep’s

    Richmond, Virginia

    78.4 miles from Shipman, VA

    Julep's is a restaurant now, but in 1826 it was the weapon shop where Daniel Denoon, an apprentice gunsmith, was shot to death by shop owner James McNaught. Denoon's ghost is said to have inhabited the restaurant ever since 2003, when the new owners began a remodeling project that turned ...


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    Edgar Allan Poe Museum

    Richmond, Virginia

    78.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    Built around 1754 as a private home, the "little stone house" located a few blocks from Poe's boyhood home has housed a collection of Poe artifacts since the early 1900s. At about this time began the rumors of its hauntings. At least three ghosts are believed to reside or at ...


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    Brooker's Site

    Mechanicsville, Virginia

    79.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    This was the site of a old house built in the mid to early 19th century. The house has been gone and the site of the house is now home to a United States post office. However, the house back in the mid 1800s owned 125 acres that today is ...


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    Deep Creek Vintage

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    79.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    The former plantation manor housing the store was built about 1750 and enlarged until the 1860s. Its ghosts, of which there are many, have been heard and seen. Typical activity includes footsteps, knocking, soft voices and singing, and people (especially women with long hair) being touched. More rarely, objects ...


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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Shipman, West Virginia

    82.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    The Droop Mountain Battlefield was the site of an 1863 battle. Folks have reported soldiers' apparitions, some headless, in the fog that comes rolling over the mountain.


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    Parker's Battery

    Chester, Virginia

    83.3 miles from Shipman, VA

    Parkers Battery was part of the Confederate defenses known as the Howlett Line, and saw frequent battles. It was occupied by Confederate forces until the fall of Petersburg, and some may still remain today. Witnesses describe apparitions of soldiers in the bunkers, and the soldiers are said to look either ...


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    Fall Hill Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    84.1 miles from Shipman, VA

    Fall Hill Plantation is a private residence haunted by a Native American Sioux princess named Katina who was engaged as a nanny for the Thorton family who lived here in the 1770s. Witnesses have described Katina's apparition as well as moving shadows, disembodied voices, electrical anomalies, and doors opening by ...


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    Old Central State Hospital

    Petersburg, Virginia

    84.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    Central State Hospital, previously Central Lunatic Asylum, was the first institution in the country for African Americans of "unsound mind." In the 1840s, if slave owners could pay the fees they could have their slaves committed. Some of the old grounds still operates as a hospital; other buildings have been ...


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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    84.3 miles from Shipman, VA

    The ghost of Colonel John Waller Hoomes, who built this house in 1670, haunts his old home, some say. His daughter Sophia has been witnessed around the property as well, usually riding in a coach to visit her father's home. And one more ghost who resides here is a Mrs. ...


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    Lanier House

    Danville, Virginia

    84.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    The Lanier House, the oldest documented residence in the city, was built in 1830 by Danville's first mayor, Captain James Lanier. Although the structure now holds law offices, it has been the office of the city's first pediatrician as well as a private residence. It is said to be haunted; ...


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    Danville Museum - Sutherlin Mansion

    Danville, Virginia

    84.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    The Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History, located inside the Sutherlin Mansion (originally built for William T. Sutherlin in 1859), has been called the "Last Capitol of the Confederacy." It was here that Jefferson Davis spent long hours staring out the parlor window after he heard the news of ...


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    Historic Kenmore Plantation

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    84.8 miles from Shipman, VA

    This 1752 mansion is haunted by the husband of George Washington's sister, Betty. Colonel Fielding Lewis, who died in the 1780s, spent many an hour in the upstairs bedroom worrying about money. His ghost can be seen in Revolutionary-era attire poring over his documents. His footsteps have been heard as ...


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    Chatham Manor

    Fredericksburg, Virginia

    85.5 miles from Shipman, VA

    Chatham Manor was a plantation overlooking the Rappahannock River, began in 1768 by William Fitzhugh. It had a dairy, icehouse, barns, stables, fish hatchery, orchard, mill and even a horse racetrack. Many famous historic figures have had ties here, visiting for elaborate parties. The home has been the site of ...


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    Black Horse Inn

    Warrenton, Virginia

    88.6 miles from Shipman, 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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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    92.2 miles from Shipman, VA

    Built in 1898 by Eugene Elihu Hutton, the Queen Anne-style Victorian home is now an inn, and is believed to be haunted. Folks say that at 5 a.m. the unexplained smell of baking bread wafts through the inn, although the kitchen is closed and the ovens are cold.


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    Aquia Church

    Stafford, Virginia

    93.3 miles from Shipman, 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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