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Virginia's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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  •   Edgar Allan Poe Museum Richmond, VA
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    Though the famed writer never lived in this 1740 stone house, it is located only blocks away from his Richmond home and contains a variety of Edgar Allan Poe’s original writings and personal belongings. At least three ghosts have been reported as inhabiting the centuries-old home turned museum—two blonde children and a shadowy male figure believed to be Poe himself. The children, who... Read More

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  •   Weems Botts Museum Dumfries, VA
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    The Weems-Botts House is part of the Historic Dumfries collection of museums and historic places. It is open for tours several days a week, though patrons may find more than historic artifacts and trinkets when they walk in! Visitors say that the old house is haunted, reporting books that fly off the shelves and a bedroom closet door that opens itself up every day. The house... Read More

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  •   Woodlawn Alexandria, VA
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    Originally part of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, Woodlawn was bequeathed to his nephew, Lawrence Lewis, and Lewis’ new bride, Eleanor Parke Custis (Martha Washington’s granddaughter), as a wedding present in 1799. The gift included 2,000 acres of land and the commission of a house which took five years to build. The home is now a museum, and is rumored to be haunted by some... Read More

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  •   Kenmore Plantation Fredericksburg, VA
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    Built in the 1770s, this historic home is the only surviving building of the Kenmore Plantation. It was owned by the family of Betty Washington Lewis, George Washington’s younger sister. Rumor has it that Betty’s husband, Colonel Fielding Lewis, has haunted the house since his death in the 1780s. Lewis, who is said to have spent many hours in the upstairs bedroom worrying about money,... Read More

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  •   Virginia Military Institute Lexington, VA
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    Founded in 1839, VMI has the distinction of being the oldest state-supported military college in the US. At one point Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was among the school’s professors; some of his possessions and the bones of his horse are displayed in the campus chapel. Among the many ghosts that are said to appear on campus is a strange blue light which drifts through the halls and... Read More

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  •   Abram's Delight Winchester, VA
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    Abram’s Delight and the land on which it sits were the home of five generations of the Hollingsworth family. The current building was first constructed Isaac Hollingsworth in 1753, and additions were made in 1800 to accommodate his heir’s large family. The house and 35 acres of surrounding property were eventually purchased by the city of Winchester in 1943, thus preserving the oldest... Read More

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    The Wilderness Road Regional Museum was originally two separate homes—one built in 1810 and the other in 1816 by town-founder Adam Hance. The museum is now said to be haunted by the spirit of a young woman, perhaps a former resident of one of the buildings. Her apparition has been seen walking the grounds and standing in a window; lights are also known to flicker on and off. Read More

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  •   Civil War Medical Museum Gordonsville, VA
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    The Civil War Medical Museum in Gordonsville has been used for many different purposes since construction finished in 1860. When the building opened as the Exchange Hotel it was, as the name would imply, a bustling hotel located next to a major railroad junction, but two years later its prime location forced it to become part of the Gordonsville Receiving Hospital, caring for wounded... Read More

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  •   Adam Thoroughgood House Virginia Beach, VA
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    Adam Thoroughgood came to Virginia in 1621 as an indentured servant and, 15 years later, was granted a land parcel. The house which bears his name was once thought to have been built by him on that parcel, but recent archaeological examinations revealed it was most likely built by one of his grandsons around 1720. Nonetheless, the house still stands and, following a 1957 renovation, has... Read More

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  •   Monticello Charlottesville, VA
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    Monticello is the famed former home and primary plantation of Thomas Jefferson, and was largely designed by Jefferson himself. It is today open for tours and visitation, acting as a historic museum that offers a glimpse into American history and the life of its third president. Some say that Jefferson never left his beloved home, claiming to have seen his spirit still walking the... Read More

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  •   Danville Museum Danville, VA
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    The Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History was established in 1974, with its headquarters being the historic Sutherlin Mansion. This 1859 home was originally built for tobacco baron and industrialist, Major William Sutherlin; it was also the temporary home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis who issued his last official proclamation in that capacity during his week’s stay here in... Read More

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  •   Museum of the Confederacy Richmond, VA
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    One of three locations that comprise the American Civil War Museum, the White House & Museum of the Confederacy contains many exhibits and artifacts from the Civil War era. It is also said to be haunted by the spirit of a young boy. Allegedly, this child is the five-year-old son of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Read More

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  •   Stratford Hall Plantation Stratford, VA
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    Home of the Lees, including Robert E. Lee who was born here, Stratford Hall is a plantation with a main building that dates back to 1725. It was purchased by the Robert E. Lee Memorial Association in 1929 and, following tireless restoration efforts, opened to the public for visitation. The building is said to be haunted by the spirit of Elizabeth McCarthy Storke who, at the age of 14,... Read More

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  •   Oatlands Plantation Leesburg, VA
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    Once a 3500-acre wheat and wool plantation, the Oatlands are now used to host various events throughout the year, including weddings, and are open to the public for visitation. The historic 1804 manor house has been repurposed as a museum and is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses have heard phantom footsteps, heard voices, smelled the scent of roses coming from the upper floor—where no... Read More

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  •   Virginia Quilt Museum Harrisonburg, VA
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    The Virginia Quilt Museum first opened its doors in 1995, occupying the Warren-Sipe Home which was built in 1856. During the Civil War the house served as a makeshift hospital; one young Confederate soldier, Joseph Latimer, was brought here after the Battle of Gettysburg, but could not be saved. Latimer’s spirit can still be seen at the top of the staircase, clad in full uniform. Read More

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