Haunted Places in West Simsbury, Connecticut



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    Abigail’s Grille and Bar

    Simsbury, Connecticut

    3 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This 1780 building, which now houses Abigail's, was formerly the Pettibone Tavern for almost 200 years. Mrs. Abigail Pettibone is said to haunt the establishment. According to legend, her whaling husband was absent a lot, so Abigail took a lover. But when Capt. Pettibone came home early and found the ...


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    Olde Newgate Prison

    East Granby, Connecticut

    8.5 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Once a 1705 copper mine, its tunnels were made into Connecticut’s first prison 1773-1827. The site is known to be a hot spot for paranormal happenings. Several apparitions and even a ghostly tour guide have been reported, screams have been heard, and guests have described being touched by something unseen.


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    Green Lady Cemetery - Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery

    Burlington, Connecticut

    8.6 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The 18th-century Seventh Day Baptist Cemetery is also known as the Green Lady Cemetery because of the many sightings of a ghost called the Green Lady. Some believe she is the spirit of Seventh Day Baptist Elisabeth Palmiter, who drowned in a swamp in 1800 while searching for her "missing" ...


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    Noah Webster House

    West Hartford, Connecticut

    10.5 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The birthplace and childhood home of dictionary creator Noah Webster is open for tours, and many say is still home to the man's ghost.


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    Harriet Beecher Stowe House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    10.9 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The home of renowned abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of "Uncle Tom's Cabin," is rumored to be haunted. Folks say in the parlor, window shades open on their own and all over the building footsteps have been heard. Flashes of light have been seen in the bedrooms, and an apparition ...


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    Mark Twain House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    11 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The Mark Twain House & Museum was the home of the Clemens family, including author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain). It is believed to be haunted by the family's butler, George Griffin. According to witnesses, apparitions, voices, knocking and banging sounds and phantom cigar smells have been detected on the ...


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    Hartford Conservatory

    Hartford, Connecticut

    11.1 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The Hartford Conservatory is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have described a door being slammed, a light that won't stay turned off, classical music being played on a piano, and an apparition of a woman in a Victorian dress. The site was featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Connecticut State Capitol

    Hartford, Connecticut

    11.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    A former governor's spirit is said to haunt the State Capitol building. The 1878 Victorian Gothic structure boasts a bronze statue of former governor William Buckingham near its west entrance, and it is Buckingham, who died in 1875, who is believed to haunt the building. The spirit is said to ...


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    Old State House

    Hartford, Connecticut

    12.1 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This historic building, completed in 1796, is now a museum complex with exhibits that focus on Connecticut history. Joseph Steward's 1798 collection of natural history items is showcased on the third floor in the Museum of Natural and Other Curiosities. The building is said to be haunted and was featured ...


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    Hartford Elks Lodge

    Hartford, Connecticut

    12.2 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The Hartford Elks lodge moved into this ornate building in 1903, and is believed to be haunted. Some say the ghost is a deceased member, perhaps Samuel Chamberlain, watching over his former--er, haunt. Others say the spirit may be a man who was found dead on the sidewalk outside in ...


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    Church of Eternal Light

    Bristol, Connecticut

    12.7 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Built in 1884 as a schoolhouse, the pagan Church of the Eternal Light is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly face that appears in the bell tower windows. Witnesses also have reported spirit orbs here. Who is the ghost? It's not certain. One legend says a parishioner was once ...


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    Jonathan Pasco's

    East Windsor, Connecticut

    12.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This restaurant was once a residence, built in 1776, of Revolutionary War soldier Captain Jonathan Pasco. It has been furnished with memorabilia and antiques, and some say the ghost of Jonathan Pasco himself still calls the place home. The apparition of a tall, thin older man has been reported, and ...


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    Cedarcrest Hospital

    Newington, Connecticut

    13.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Cedarcrest Hospital was demolished in 2013; the map shows where it was located. Folks say the early 1900s mental hospital was haunted; witnesses have heard screams and doors slamming and seen orbs.


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    Huguenot House - Makens Bemont House

    East Hartford, Connecticut

    13.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Built in 1761, the historic home is said to have been haunted since 1971, when renovations seem to have awakened its supernatural residents. After the house was moved to another location, a ghost the locals call Benny and another they call the Blue Lady began to make appearances. Benny makes ...


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    Yankee Pedlar Inn

    Torrington, Connecticut

    14.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The historic 1891 hotel is known for ghostly activity. Alice Conley, one of the original owners, is believed to haunt Room 353, the room in which she died. Ti West's 2011 horror film "The Innkeepers" is based on the story of this inn.


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    Lake Compounce

    Bristol, Connecticut

    16.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The oldest continuously operating theme park in the U.S. is rumored to be haunted. Its Starlight Ballroom was once the site of performances by the likes of Tommy Dorsey’s band with a young Frank Sinatra. As one could imagine, there is a lot of history in this park that dates ...


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    The New Boston Inn

    Sandisfield, Massachusetts

    19 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    At this 1737 historic inn, Room 4 is said to be haunted. Folks have seen the ghost of a little girl who moves objects or "borrows" them and returns them later. Voices are also heard around the hotel. The game room is said to be the scene of an 1805 ...


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    Litchfield Inn

    Litchfield, Connecticut

    20.7 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The ghost of an elderly Native American woman is said to haunt the kitchen and dining room. Her apparition has been seen and photographed. Orbs have shown up in some photographs as well.


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    Theodore's and Smith's Billiards

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    21 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters, Theodore's and Smith's Billiards is said to be the site of some eerie occurrences. Witnesses say they hear the sound of balls rolling across floors (in a spot where there was a bowling alley 80 years ago), whispers, footsteps, cold spots, and ...


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    Blackberry River Inn - Moseley House-Farm

    Norfolk, Connecticut

    21.7 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    At this 1763 colonial mansion, now a bed-and-breakfast inn, a ghostly White Lady is known to walk through the second floor of the main building and out to the empty house in the back.


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    Van Horn Park

    Springfield, Massachusetts

    22 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Legend has it that two boys drowned in the pond here in the 1920s, and their ghosts still linger in the area. In summertime, park visitors have heard them laughing and splashing and seen the water move, although no one is visible.


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    Undercliff Sanatorium

    Meriden, Connecticut

    22.3 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This 1910 facility was originally built for children with tuberculosis, and like many sanatoriums, is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say footsteps, screams, and apparitions of deceased patients can be seen and heard here, as well as the voices, crying and laughter of unseen children. EVPs have been captured by ...


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    Knox Trail Inn

    Otis, Massachusetts

    22.6 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The restaurant here is said to be haunted by a soldier from the Revolutionary or Civil War. He is in his late teens or early 20s and is nicknamed Jake. His apparition may appear very briefly. He plays with the electrical systems and may tug on your shirt, but it ...


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    Ryder's On Main

    Meriden, Connecticut

    23 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This bar is to be featured on an upcoming episode of the Discovery Channel series, "American Haunting." The basement appears to be where a lot of the activity occurs. The "Ghosts of New England Research Society" claims to have captured EVPs and possibly even a spectral image of ...


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    Gay City State Park

    Hebron, Connecticut

    23.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Gay City State Park offers over 1,500 acres of recreational opportunities. Once an 18th-century village named after founding father John Gay, the area is believed to be haunted by spirits from its past. Stories tell of murders, one of a jewelry peddler and another of a blacksmith apprentice who was ...


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    Holy Land USA

    Waterbury, Connecticut

    24.1 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    People have been known to become trapped, and unable to find their way out. Voices can be heard after sun set, and there have even been a few deaths within Holy Land. (Submitted by Kaylee-Jo)


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    Dudleytown

    Cornwall, Connecticut

    24.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This ghost town is referred to by some as the "Village of the Damned." It was a settlement that began in the 1740s, and is situated in the middle of a forest. No buildings remain, only foundations, but reports say many spirits linger here, some of whom have been captured ...


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    Daniel Benton Homestead

    Tolland, Connecticut

    24.8 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Built in 1720 by Daniel Benton, the location was home to six generations of Bentons. Daniel's grandson Elisha is known as a possible source of the hauntings here. Elisha was captured while fighting the British in the Revolutionary War, and caught smallpox on the prison ship. When he came home ...


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    Nathan Hale Homestead

    Coventry, Connecticut

    27.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This homestead, where Nathan Hale's father Deacon lived until his death in 1802, is said to be haunted by Deacon himself, whose apparition has been seen wearing Colonial attire. Also, a ghostly lady in white thought to be a servant has been seen sweeping the floors and cleaning, and Nathan's ...


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    Gunntown Cemetery

    Naugatuck, Connecticut

    29.3 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Dating back to 1790, Gunntown Cemetery is said to be haunted by spirits of a man with a lantern leading a horse, a little boy who plays near the back wall, and a black ghost dog. Orbs, mists, cold spots and unexplained music and laughter also have been described by ...


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    Glebe House

    Woodbury, Connecticut

    29.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Two ghosts have been reported in the historic Glebe House. The first is that of an aggressive spirit that haunts the attic, and may be one of the conspirators who attacked Reverend Marshall (a previous owner of the house) for his beliefs and sermons. The second ghost is that of ...


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    Curtis House Restaurant and Inn

    Woodbury, Connecticut

    29.6 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    A male entity dressed in 17th-18th century attire has been in many rooms of the 1734 inn, along with the ghost of a confederate gentleman in the liquor room, a female entity that disturbs guests, the apparition of former owner Lucius Foot in Room 1 and the ghost of former ...


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    Downs Road

    Hamden, Connecticut

    30.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Closed at both ends and dotted with ruins of former homes, Downs Road is the setting for several local ghost stories. Among them are the Downs Road Monster, which some say was actually an albino horse, along with various ghostly apparitions and strange creatures such as Melon Heads, rumored to ...


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    Sessions House

    Northampton, Massachusetts

    32.9 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The historic Sessions House dorm at Smith College campus was originally built in 1710 with a secret passageway inside which the owners could hide from attacking Native Americans. It's haunted by original builder Captain Jonathan Hunt's granddaughter Lucy and her lover, Johnny Burgoyne, a British general whom she met when ...


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    Carousel Gardens

    Seymour, Connecticut

    34.5 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Although it closed in 2009, the Carousel Gardens Restaurant was said to be haunted by original owner and founder of Seymour, William H. Wooster and his daughter, Ruth. Witnesses have heard the unexplained sound of breaking glass and seen a ghost cat with glowing eyes.


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    Capitol Theater

    Windham, Connecticut

    34.9 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The ornate 1926 theater, in operation until 1973, sat empty for nearly 30 years until a 2002 renovation brought it back to life. An old theater legend involves a 1930s actress who was accidentally shot in the balcony. The shooter, her lover, was aiming for his rival, another lover of ...


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    Heritage Inn

    New Milford, Connecticut

    35.2 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    This historic inn was previously a tobacco house back in 1870, but was converted to a guest house in the late 20th century. Two friendly ghosts haunt the upstairs guest rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Windham Textile Museum

    Windham, Connecticut

    35.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    There is a old locked bank vault in this building with no way to open it and impossibly it has been found standing open. The visitors report extreme cold spots, strange noises coming from the third floor, which no one occupies - people report feelings of being watched and unease ...


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    Boardman House Inn

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    35.5 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    At this 1860 Inn, the apparition of a man in period clothing smoking cigar in the library have been reported. (Submitted by Andre H.)


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    Belchertown State School

    Belchertown, Massachusetts

    35.9 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The original name when it was established in 1922 was the Belchertown State School for the Feeble-Minded, and and certain times in its history it was known for poor treatment of its charges. Trespassing is not allowed on the property. Witnesses say it is haunted by this tragic past, citing ...


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    Bucksteep Manor

    Washington, Massachusetts

    36.2 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    TV's Ghost Hunters explored this manor, famous for its apparition of a monk who walks the grounds. Witnesses also describe hearing voices, feeling someone touch them, and finding objects moved during the night.


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    Great Hill Cemetery

    Seymour, Connecticut

    36.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Also known as Hookman’s Cemetery, Great Hill Cemetery's ghostly legend involves an alleged former cemetery caretaker who had a hook for a hand. He is said to have hanged himself from a tree nearby. Those who parked under the tree would hear his hook scraping along the car's roof.


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    Clapp Memorial Library

    Belchertown, Massachusetts

    36.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    A night custodian here has witnessed apparitions on the stairs, cold spots, and books that slide in and out of shelves on their own. Rumor has it that the ghost in residence is deceased former librarian Lydia Barton. The library has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    Old Windham Inn

    Windham, Connecticut

    38 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The old inn, now an apartment building, is said to be haunted by Elizabeth (Betsy) Shaw. When unmarried Betsy turned up pregnant in 1744, the townspeople scorned and taunted her, even speculating that her own father could be the father of her baby. The child vanished after it was born, ...


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    Devil’s Hopyard State Park

    East Haddam, Connecticut

    38.3 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Legend has it that Satan himself has been seen sitting on a boulder near the top of the falls and playing his fiddle, and dark shadows have been spotted in the woods. Witnesses also describe orbs, mists, demonic voices, laughter, and strong, uneasy feelings. The 860-acre state park was named ...


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    Pine Grove Cemetery

    Ansonia, Connecticut

    38.4 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Established in 1858, the cemetery is said to be haunted by three dark figures who guard its gates. In addition, witnesses say they have heard rattling chains and the sound of ghostly children playing here. Warm spots, a strong scent of roses, and names whispered into their ears have also ...


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    The Mount Estate

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    38.6 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the estate and museum of artifacts relating to novelist Edith Wharton is said to be home to the ghost of Wharton herself. Husband Teddy Wharton and a servant girl also have been seen, as well as an old-fashioned gentleman believed to be Wharton’s lover, who ...


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    The Mount

    Lenox, Massachusetts

    38.7 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The Mount, home of renowned writer Edith Wharton, was built in 1902 and is said to be haunted; in fact, ghost tours are offered here. The Whartons sold the house in 1911, after which it was used for the Foxhollow School for Girls and later as a theater. It was ...


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    Shubert Theater

    New Haven, Connecticut

    39.3 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    Shubert Theater hosts touring musicals and popular music concerts and is said to have a ghost. Details about the haunting are unknown, but reports allude to strange activity occurring within the theater's walls. In fact, paranormal investigators were contacted to check out the theater; results are unknown.


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    Fairfield State Hospital

    Newtown, Connecticut

    39.5 miles from West Simsbury, CT

    The hospital, opened in 1931 to house criminally insane patients contains 16 buildings connected by underground tunnels. It is said to be haunted as a result of its tragic history of patient abuse and questionable deaths, and eventually was closed in 1995. It was used as a setting for the ...


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