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Real Haunted Places Across Virginia

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Virginia's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   Gadsby's Tavern Alexandria, VA
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    Gadsby’s Tavern consists of two buildings, an actual tavern that was built in 1785 and a hotel constructed in 1792. Many of America’s founding fathers visited the tavern, including James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Monroe, and George Washington. The hotel also housed two guests at the center of a small tragedy early in its lifespan. According to local legend, a man... Read More

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  •   Smithfield Station Smithfield, VA
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    Smithfield Station is a waterfront restaurant, hotel, and event site which seems to be popular with both the living and the dead. According to locals, the apparition of a man can often be seen sitting at the bar late at night, long past closing time. Some have suggested that he is the spirit of a person who long ago drowned in the river behind the building after leaving the bar. Read More

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  •   Julep’s Richmond, VA
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    Julep’s is a trendy Richmond restaurant specializing in Southern cuisine and pulling from influences in Atlanta, Charleston, New Orleans, and Savannah. The building was not always an eatery, however; back in 1826 it was a weapons shop owned by James McNaught. One day an apprentice gunsmith named Daniel Denoon got into a spat with McNaught and was shot dead on the premises. Denoon’s... Read More

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  •   Jeters Chapel Vinton, VA
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    Jeters Chapel was erected in 1865, following the conclusion of the Civil War, on land donated by the Jeter family. It is located next to the Brethren Cemetery, and is rumored to be haunted. Some have reported seeing a man dressed in a white robe floating in the center of the cemetery. Read More

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  •   The Cavalier Hotel Virginia Beach, VA
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    Built in 1927 on scenic Virginia Beach, the Cavalier Hotel has hosted many famous socialites, businessmen, and artists including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Judy Garland. Adolph Coors of the Coors Brewery died while staying at the hotel in 1929, falling from the hotel’s 6th floor. Since then people have reported seeing an apparition and feeling cold spots on that same floor; some have even... Read More

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  • The Chamberlin Hampton, VA
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    The Chamberlin Hotel was built in 1927, replacing the nearby Hygeia hotel which was active in the 1800s before being torn down, rebuilt, and then destroyed by a fire in 1920. Today The Chamberlin is an active retirement community scenically located on the Chesapeake Bay, but rumor has it not all residents are still among the living. Rumor has it that the top floor is closed due to... Read More

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  •   Piero's Corner Italian Herndon, VA
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    Before this location began serving expertly prepared Italian cuisine as Piero’s Corner, it was operated as another restaurant named Carlos O'Kelley's. It is said that one day a dishwasher who worked in the old restaurant hanged himself inside the building, and now his restless spirit continues to haunt the building! Members of the waitstaff have reported hearing voices when no one else... Read More

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  •   Amelia Wildlife Management Area Amelia Court House, VA
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    The Amelia Wildlife Management Area comprises 175 acres of former farmland along the Appomattox River. It is open for visitation, fishing, hunting, and apparently hunting as well! Several apparitions have been reported in the reserve, most prominent among them a “charred lady” whose burned spirit roams all about the grounds. Several bodies of murder victims have allegedly been dumped at... Read More

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    Located in what was previously the Belle Grae Inn, Ubon Thai Victorian Restaurant now serves the Staunton area authentic Thai food while still providing overnight lodging. The history of the building date back much further than Belle Grae, however; in fact it was a private residence during the 1800s. Mrs. Bagsby, who resided here in life, is said to have never moved on and still appears... Read More

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  •   Cost Plus World Market Sterling, VA
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    At least one employee has reported this store as being haunted. Strange activities are said to mostly occur late at night and include the mysterious sound of footsteps on the roof and shopping carts crashing against shelves for no reason. A shadow figure was once seen moving quickly through an otherwise empty aisle during an overnight shift. Read More

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  •   Aquia Church Stafford, VA
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    Aquira Episcopal Church in Stafford was built in 1757 in the shape of a Greek cross. Locals have long said that the building is haunted by a woman who is said t have been murdered in the building’s belfry. Every so often her ghost can be seen peering out from the window. Read More

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  •   Cork Street Tavern Winchester, VA
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    Cook Street Tavern has been serving the Winchester area since 1985, but the restaurant building actually dates back to 1827. It is said to be haunted by two ghosts, a woman named Emily and a man named John Mann. John’s spirit has been seen wearing a long, black frock coat, and Emily is often heard calling John’s name. The duo has been known to move objects around the restaurant and will... Read More

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  •   The Tavern Abingdon, VA
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    The Tavern Restaurant was established in 1994, but the building it occupies dates all the way back to 1779. Diners and staff alike agree that the place is haunted, reporting phantom footsteps and objects moving on their own. One of the ghosts who inhabit the restaurant has been nicknamed “The Tavern Tart;” she is believed to have been a prostitute who was murdered by a client and has... Read More

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  •   Winton Country Club Amherst, VA
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    The Winton Country Club, established in 1967, is built around the historic 1770 home of Patrick Henry’s mother, Sarah Winston Syme Henry, who lived in the house and was buried in its graveyard after her passing in 1784. Visitors have reported seeing Sarah’s ghost in the house, and others have heard her footsteps and the rustling of her petticoats. Read More

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  •   Lamb's Creek Church Sealston, VA
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    Built in 1769, Lamb’s Creek Church is still an active Episcopal Church and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. It is one of three buildings that collectively form the Hanover-with-Brunswick Parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. The church is rumored to be haunted a ghostly white lady who first appeared kneeling at the chapel rail before two Confederate... Read More

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  •   Flight 514 Crash Site Mount Weather, VA
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    Tragedy struck on December 1, 1974 as TWA Flight 514 from Indianapolis to Columbus crashed into the west slope of Mount Weather, killing all 85 passengers and 7 crew members. Since that fateful day there have been reports of strange phenomena in the area of the crash. Visitors have reported feeling as though they were being pushed by invisible forces, hearing phantom screaming, and... Read More

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  •   The Loft Gallery Occoquan, VA
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    Established in 1986, the Loft Gallery is comprised of 20 artists and presents a wide variety of artistic styles and media. Visitors have reported experiencing paranormal activities in the gallery, mysterious footsteps, creaking floors, and doors closing on their own. One incident which took place in the 1990s involved a painting flying clear off the wall on which it hung. In October... Read More

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  •   King's Arms Tavern Williamsburg, VA
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    Built in 1771, the King’s Arm Tavern has thrived in Colonial Williamsburg for over two centuries, providing guests with food, drink, and live music. The tavern is also said to be haunted by the ghost of a woman named Irma, who is believed to have died in a fire early in the building’s lifespan. Rumor has it that the fire was started by a candle, so Irma has a tendency to blow out... Read More

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  •   Occoquan Inn Occoquan, VA
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    The Occoquan Inn occupies a building constructed in 1810 which has continuously operated as an inn or tavern since early in its history. Today diners can find a variety of delicious dishes at the restaurant, but unwitting visitors may find that they’ve bit off a bit more than they can chew! Local legend has it that the Inn is haunted by the spirit of a Native American who died inside... Read More

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