Haunted Places in Staunton, Virginia



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    Mary Baldwin College

    Staunton, Virginia

    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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    Belle Grae Inn - Ubon Thai Victorian Inn

    Staunton, Virginia

    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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    Thornrose House

    Staunton, Virginia

    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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    Western State Hospital - Dejarnette Building

    Staunton, Virginia

    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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    Bridgewater College

    Bridgewater, Virginia

    16.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    By the Side of the Road Bed and Breakfast

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    22.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Virginia Quilt Museum

    Harrisonburg, Virginia

    23.3 miles from Staunton, 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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    Virginia Military Institute

    Lexington, Virginia

    31.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Southern Virginia University

    Buena Vista, Virginia

    32.1 miles from Staunton, 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

    35 miles from Staunton, 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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    Winton Country Club

    Amherst, Virginia

    35.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    The Lafayette Inn

    Stanardsville, Virginia

    35.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Sweet Briar College

    Amherst, Virginia

    40.9 miles from Staunton, 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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    Castle Hill Manor

    Keswick, Virginia

    42.3 miles from Staunton, 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

    44.2 miles from Staunton, 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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    Civil War Museum - Exchange Hotel

    Gordonsville, Virginia

    48.2 miles from Staunton, 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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    Randolph College

    Lynchburg, Virginia

    49.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    Bremo Plantation

    Bremo Bluff, Virginia

    51.6 miles from Staunton, 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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    The Inn At Willow Grove

    Orange, Virginia

    51.7 miles from Staunton, 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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    Mayhurst Inn

    Orange, Virginia

    52.1 miles from Staunton, 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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    Conyers House

    Sperryville, Virginia

    53.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    Avenel Plantation

    Bedford, Virginia

    61.3 miles from Staunton, 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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    Hutton House Bed and Breakfast

    Huttonsville, West Virginia

    62.7 miles from Staunton, 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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    Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

    Staunton, West Virginia

    65.1 miles from Staunton, 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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    Graceland Inn and Conference Center

    Elkins, West Virginia

    68.4 miles from Staunton, VA

    This inn, restaurant and conference center is said to be haunted by several entities: a ghost named Grace, senator Henry Davis, and a former servant named Katie.


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    Longwood University

    Farmville, Virginia

    69.4 miles from Staunton, 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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    Jeters Chapel of the Brethren Cemetery

    Vinton, Virginia

    70.3 miles from Staunton, 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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    Belle Grove Plantation

    Middletown, Virginia

    73.1 miles from Staunton, 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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    Wayside Theatre

    Middletown, Virginia

    74.3 miles from Staunton, 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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    Wayside Inn

    Middletown, Virginia

    74.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    Haw Branch Plantation

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    76.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    The Patrick Henry Hotel

    Roanoke, Virginia

    77.2 miles from Staunton, 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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    Historic General Lewis Inn

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

    78.5 miles from Staunton, VA

    The 1929 inn is said to be haunted by at least three ghosts. The most well known is a Lady in White who haunts Room 208. Her identity is unknown, a portrait of her hangs in the room. Also residing here is the ghost of a slave named Reuben, rumored ...


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    Amelia Wildlife Management Area

    Amelia Court House, Virginia

    79 miles from Staunton, 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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    Black Horse Inn

    Warrenton, Virginia

    79.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Mills House

    Beaverdam, Virginia

    83.3 miles from Staunton, 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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    Old Hampshire County Jail

    Romney, West Virginia

    84.2 miles from Staunton, 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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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    85.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    85.9 miles from Staunton, 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

    86.5 miles from Staunton, 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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    Tuckahoe Plantation

    Henrico, Virginia

    87.1 miles from Staunton, 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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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    90.9 miles from Staunton, 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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    Tribble Farm

    Blackstone, Virginia

    91.2 miles from Staunton, 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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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    93.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Lyric Theatre

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    97.1 miles from Staunton, VA

    The historic theater opened in 1930, and at least some the weird occurrences here, some say, may stem from a workman who was killed during its construction. Employees have described footsteps on stairways, phantom muttering, cold breezes, and a woman shrieking, sometimes saying over and over "Let me out!"


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    Kingwood Public Library

    Kingwood, West Virginia

    97.2 miles from Staunton, VA

    The circa-1966 library is said to be haunted. Witnesses report noises and footsteps, objects that move on their own, doors that open and close by themselves, and books that jump off the shelves. A jail that once stood on the site is believed by some to be the source of ...


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    Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Weston, West Virginia

    97.4 miles from Staunton, VA

    Once the Weston State Hospital, the asylum is said to be haunted by former patients who passed away there. The plentitude of paranormal phenomena heard, seen, and felt here has prompted its appearance on TV shows such as Ghost Hunters and Ghost Adventures.


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    Holiday Inn - University / Blacksburg

    Blacksburg, Virginia

    97.7 miles from Staunton, VA

    This hotel lies on the site of a former plantation called Jacob's Lantern. At Attitudes, the hotel bar and nightclub, laughter and voices can be heard after hours when the place is closed and empty. Guests often ask the hotel manager to turn the music down when no music is ...


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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    99.8 miles from Staunton, 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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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    106.2 miles from Staunton, 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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