Haunted Places in Wellfleet, Massachusetts



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    Penny House Inn

    Eastham, Massachusetts

    5.8 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Rumor has it that if you stay in the “old side" of the house, you may meet a ghost. She is called the Goodnight Ghost because she is often seen at night, touching guests in their sleep or whispering to them. She's also been known to move their personal items ...


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    Orleans Waterfront Inn

    Orleans, Massachusetts

    10.2 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This historic restored seaside inn is known for more than its beauty--guests have reported unexplained wind gusts and footsteps, slamming doors, and a ghost the owners nicknamed Hannah, believed to be the spirit of a 1920s brothel worker who was murdered. The ghost has been seen naked walking through the ...


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    Crosby Mansion

    Brewster, Massachusetts

    10.9 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Crosby Mansion was finished in 1888 and belonged to Albert Crosby, a "medicinal alcohol" mogul who had the 35-room mansion built to wrap around his childhood home. The grand mansion was called Tawasentha and had 15 fireplaces and a parlor patterned after one at the Palace of Versailles. Some say ...


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    Plaza Guest House

    Provincetown, Massachusetts

    11.2 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This guest house is believed to be haunted by many apparitions. People have reportedly seen figures in period clothing walking around the guest house, especially in Room #006. On the floor in this room, there is a bloodstains that will not go away no matter how much the floor is ...


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    Bramble Inn and Restaurant

    Brewster, Massachusetts

    12.3 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Bramble Inn dates back to 1861, and according to its owner (Ruth Manchester) it is definitely haunted. The Manchesters bought the Bramble Inn in April of 1985. A 1987 renovation seems to have stirred up some ghostly activity. Guests report seeing and feeling presences in the ...


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    Captain Freeman Inn

    Brewster, Massachusetts

    12.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    A ghost they call Roberta resides here; she dates to the early l900s. She has been spotted both in the hallways and in guest rooms.


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    Colonial House Inn

    Yarmouth, Massachusetts

    19.3 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Three haunts are said to reside in Room 224: Dr. John Minot, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and a Native American girl. In the dining room, a customer's credit card disappeared while a waiter was trying to run it through the machine. The card was found later in a cabinet. And the ...


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    Old Yarmouth Inn

    Yarmouth, Massachusetts

    19.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The inn was established in 1696, and is the oldest on Cape Cod. It is said to be haunted. One witness reported an apparition that appeared at the foot of his bed in 1999. The ghost was a jowly man wearing a flounced white blouse. Another witness, in 2002, reported ...


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    Beechwood Inn

    Barnstable, Massachusetts

    21.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    According to reports, there is a ghostly lady who haunts the inn's Rose Room.


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    Yarmouth Resort

    Yarmouth, Massachusetts

    22.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Spooky occurrences reported here have included sounds of slamming doors in areas where all doors are locked tight, and items that move from their original position when no one else is around. Folks here say there is a clue to the identity of a ghost: A small hair barrette was ...


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    Plymouth Light - Gurnet Light

    Duxbury, Massachusetts

    29.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Built in 1769, the structure is thought to be haunted by the first female lightkeeper, Hannah Thomas, who took over after her husband John was killed in the Revolutionary War. Tales tell of a photographer who spent the night here and saw an apparition of the upper half of a ...


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    The Sun Tavern

    Duxbury, Massachusetts

    37.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Sun Tavern is known for two things: casual fine dining inside a pre-Revolutionary War farmhouse, and a ghost named Lysander Walker, who creates cold spots and has been known to tip over tables. Lysander's story is told on the restaurant's placemats.


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    Village Green Inn

    Falmouth, Massachusetts

    40.2 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This 1804 building is said to be haunted by its original owners, the Dimmick family. Sarah, a teenage daughter who died here in 1823, has been spotted in some rooms wearing an old-fashioned white nightgown. She may hover over guests as they sleep looking at them strangely, as if wondering ...


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    Highfield Hall

    Falmouth, Massachusetts

    40.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Highfield Hall, built in 1878 for the Beebe Family, was in disrepair when Historic Highfield ttook over to renovate it. The stately mansion is said to have a ghost who peers out the center upstairs window. Locals believe it is Mary Louisa Beebe, who succumbed to cancer in this room ...


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    The Wauwinet Hotel

    Nantucket, Massachusetts

    42.1 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The hotel is rumored to be built on Native American burial grounds, which some say have led to its being haunted. Lights turn on by themselves, and there is a ghostly unexplained sound of running water in the lobby. Footsteps have been heard, and an apparition of a woman seen ...


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    Minot's Ledge Lighthouse

    Scituate, Massachusetts

    43.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This lighthouse is said to be haunted by a former lighthouse keeper who was killed when the original lighthouse that stood on this spot was destroyed in a storm.


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    Old Plymouth County Hospital

    Hanson, Massachusetts

    43.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Plymouth County Hospital, once Hanson Tuberculosis Hospital, is said to be haunted by some of those who have died within its walls. Passersby have described screaming and laughter coming from the empty building, or simply a feeling that something inside is watching them. *Note* The public is not allowed here ...


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    Point Breeze Club and Hotel

    Nantucket, Massachusetts

    45 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The ghost of a man in period clothing has been seen in rooms of this old hotel. Various other ghostly activity has been reported. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    George C. Gardner House

    Nantucket, Massachusetts

    45.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The house has been restored to its former glory, but is currently on the market again. Former residents reported hearing disembodied footsteps and seeing the silverware move around by itself. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bridgewater State University

    Bridgewater, Massachusetts

    48.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Bridgewater State University is said to be haunted by a former headmaster in Tillinghast (Tilly) Hall. According to legend, she died when she fell off the roof after climbing up there to discipline some residents who were up there making noise in the night. Also, a ghost named George is ...


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    Millicent Library

    Fairhaven, Massachusetts

    49.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Millicent Library is believed to be haunted by its namesake, the daughter of Huttleston Rogers, a well-known financial backer of historical buildings in Fairhaven. Rumor has it that Millicent was buried in the library's foundation, and her apparition, say witnesses, walks in that very building, haloed by a blue light. ...


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    Camp Titicut

    Raynham, Massachusetts

    49.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    An old summertime campsite for Native Americans, complete with a burial ground, Camp Titicut is believed to be haunted by King Phillip, whose body reportedly was drawn and quartered here. The sound of leaves rustling, according to local tales, is his body parts trying to get back together. The area ...


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    New Bedford Armory

    New Bedford, Massachusetts

    50.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The 1903 New Bedford Armory, featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, is said to be haunted. In a room where a sergeant hanged himself, paranormalists saw a strange mist that ran right through one of them.


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    Cape Cod Cafe

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    51.3 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    At Cape Cod Café, a ghostly baby has been heard crying. Rumor has it that a mother once left her baby alone at a table so she could go drink at the bar. While she was there, the baby choked to death.


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    Fort Revere

    Hull, Massachusetts

    51.3 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Fort Revere, formerly Fort Independence, was renamed to honor patriot Paul Revere. It was used from the American Revolution through World War II and was decommissioned in 1947. A number of eerie experiences have been described by witnesses here, such as unexplained noises and whispers, and shadows that rush ...


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    Boston Light

    Hull, Massachusetts

    51.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Boston Light, built in 1783, is said to be haunted by an old sailor who hates rock 'n' roll music. When Coast Guards tune in to rock stations in the vicinity, they find that their radios suddenly switch to classical stations. At the lighthouse, footsteps and cold spots accompany ...


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    USS Salem

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    52.5 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This former Navy cruiser is now a museum ship and open to the public. The ship, in one of its duties, served as a hospital after the 1953 Ionian Earthquake, and many spirits from throughout the ship's service are said to have lingered here. Ghost tours are offered regularly, a ...


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    Fort Warren

    Hull, Massachusetts

    52.9 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Fort Warren, a pentagonal structure of stone and granite, was completed near the beginning of the Civil War and was decommissioned in 1947. It was named after Revolutionary War hero Dr. Joseph Warren, who sent Paul Revere on his well-known ride. The fort is haunted by a ghostly lady in ...


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    Regina Russell's Tea Room

    Quincy, Massachusetts

    54 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    At this psychic/tarot business and tea room, a female apparition is said to reside. She has often been seen standing near the fireplace, and has visited since the place opened in 1970.


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    Stonehill College

    Easton, Massachusetts

    54.1 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Rumor has it that an eerie scene re-creates itself on a deadly anniversary at Stonehill College. Years ago, a small passenger plane crashed into the college's pond. Now, every year on the same night, a blue mist comes off the pond and creates a blanket of fog over the campus. ...


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    Melrose Cemetery

    Brockton, Massachusetts

    54.2 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Running footsteps and disembodied laughter are some of the mysterious things that have been reported in Melrose Cemetery. The laughter most often comes from the back corner of the cemetery on the left side.


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    Hammond Castle

    Gloucester, Massachusetts

    56 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Built in the 1920s by John Hays Hammond Jr., the unusual castle has different sections built in varying architectural styles: Romanesque, Medieval, Renaissance French, and Gothic. It also includes odd features like passageways and raining rooms. Mr. Hammond himself is believed to reside in his beloved castle still, although he ...


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    Holiday Inn Taunton

    Taunton, Massachusetts

    56.3 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The stairway near the 28 rooms are said to be haunted; voices in the stairway order "Leave here now."


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    Salem State University

    Salem, Massachusetts

    58.8 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Salem State University is reported to have many ghosts, including the spirits of a student who hanged herself and a man in black in Gramley Hall, two girls who were electrocuted at Gramley Library, a little girl who died in the elevator shaft at Clewell Hall, and a haunted portrait ...


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    Oak Grove Cemetery

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    59.2 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The 1855 Oak Grove Cemetery is known for being the burial place of Lizzie Borden and her family. Witnesses say they have heard screaming from the Borden plot and felt uneasy while in its vicinity. Some claim to have seen unexplained lights within the cemetery.


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    House of the Seven Gables

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Susan Ingersoll, former owner and relative to Nathaniel Hawthorne, is still seen walking down the halls and peering out of the windows. The presence of a child has been reported in the attic, but is thought to be playful. Strange sounds are heard, objects move by themselves, and a chair ...


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    Endicott College

    Beverly, Massachusetts

    59.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    There are three spots in Endicott College rumored to be haunted. First, Brindle Hall is the site of mysterious happenings: unexplained noises like hissing or marbles rolling on the roof, shades that go up by themselves, and trees seen outside that bend to form the name Julie, the name of ...


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    Morning Glory Bed and Breakfast

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.4 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This bed-and-breakfast inn is said to be haunted a young woman in turn-of-the-century clothing. Ghostly children are believed to reside here as well.


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    The Burying Point

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.6 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Judge Hathorne, also known as "The Hanging Judge" for his role in the Salem Witch Trials, is buried here. At night, light anomolies are caught on camera and some of the local homes are thought to be haunted by ghosts that are buried at this site. (Submitted by Chris Berglund)


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    Hawthorne Hotel

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.7 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    This hotel boasts a haunted elevator and sixth floor. Legend has it that a double murder over a lovers' quarrel occurred here. Chandeliers are said to sway and cold spots can be detected.


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    Joshua Ward House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.8 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    At this historic house built in 1784, the spirits of Sheriff George Corwin and Giles Cory are said to linger. Both men are associated with the Salem Witch Trials.


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    Howard Street Cemetery

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.8 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Giles Corey, one of the accused witches of the Salem trials, was pressed to death nearby (slowly crushed by heavy stones). His ghost is reported at this cemetery and he was said to have cursed the local sheriff department; those in position as sheriff have suffered heart attacks, felt the ...


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    The Lyceum - Turner's Seafood

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.8 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Formerly the Lyceum and now Turner's Seafood, the spot is said to be haunted by a woman in a long, white period dress on the staircase. She has also appeared as a reflection in mirrors. Some say the land on which it stands was once an apple orchard belonging to ...


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    Riverside Theater Works

    Boston, Massachusetts

    59.9 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Riverside Theater Works, formerly French's Opera House, is haunted by Esmeralda, who died during a fire. "Essie" is said to haunt children who are performing in plays, and has been seen floating above the stage. Esmeralda died in a purple chair in the audience near the right side of the ...


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    The Witch House - Jonathan Corwin House

    Salem, Massachusetts

    59.9 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Witch House, aka Jonathan Corwin House, was the home of Judge Jonathan Corwin and is known for being the only structure still standing in Salem with direct ties to the 1692 Salem witch trials. It was Corwin who investigated the claims of witchcraft after the accusations arose, which resulted ...


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    Everett Square Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    59.9 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Everett Square Theatre has recently undergone renovations. Folks have reported blinking lights, unexplained noises, and uneasy feelings of unseen presences inside the building.


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    Quequechan Club

    Fall River, Massachusetts

    60 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Quequechan Club, founded in 1894, is housed in an 1861 private home. Witnesses here have seen the apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress and captured several electronic voice phenomena. Orbs also have shown up in photographs, reflected in a mirror.


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    Bellingham-Cary House

    Chelsea, Massachusetts

    60.1 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    The Civil War-era mansion known as the Cary House is private property, but it has a legend attached. The daughter who lived here had two beaus on opposing sides of the war, and they happened to kill each other on the staircase. Rumor has it that on Mr. and Mrs. ...


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    Omni Parker House Hotel

    Boston, Massachusetts

    60.1 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    At this hotel, rumored to be haunted, witnesses claim that doors open and close by themselves, lights turn on and off, and apparitions of folks in old-time clothing have been spotted. Voices have been heard as well in the lobby, restaurant and halls.


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    Cutler Majestic Theatre

    Boston, Massachusetts

    60.1 miles from Wellfleet, MA

    Built in 1903, the historic theater is said to be haunted by a former mayor of Boston who died during a performance, a little girl, and a married couple wearing turn-of-the-20th-century clothing.


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