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The 5 Scariest Haunted Houses and Trails in Northern Virginia

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From corn mazes to historic manors, make plans to visit these top-notch frights this Halloween season.

By Kate Oczypok October 5, 2022

If you love being scared, you’ll want to mark your calendar for these five haunts around Virginia. From haunted hayrides to corn mazes and haunted houses, you’ll want to bring a friend or two along for strength in numbers during these eerie, creepy, and fun houses and trails. Happy Halloween! 

Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear  

The Cox Farms’ Fields of Fear is a terrifyingly fun experience with lots to do — instead of a corn maze, there’s a corn nightmare. They take their haunted hayride to the next level: it’s called a “Dark Side Hayride” with a Lost Circus theme. The “abandoned circus” was left in the 1900s and comes to life when living humans approach. All that scariness makes you hungry and Fields of Fear doesn’t disappoint. They’ve got all your favorite fall foods like kettle corn, apple cider donuts , and cinnamon roasted almonds.  15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville

Clifton Haunted Trail  

After a three-year hiatus due to COVID, the Clifton Haunted Trail is back and better than ever. On Saturday, October 29, 7-10 p.m, haunt seekers will be able to explore the haunted woods — which is set to be full of jump scares and petrifying costumes and perfect for anyone who wants to get into the Halloween spirit. The reopened trail is guaranteed to be one of the spookiest yet.  Clifton Town 8-Acre Park, Clifton

Haunted Nightmares at High Hill Farm  

One of the top-rated haunts in Virginia, High Hill Farm’s “Haunted Nightmares” serves up some hair-raising scares. In addition to the usual corn maze and hayrides, there is a haunted house on Saturdays and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. with a less intense show (and a reduced price!) for younger ages. Once the clock strikes 6 p.m., the haunted house is startling and spine-chilling; perfect for those who love to be spooked. Also at High Hill Farm are quick-escape rooms with just 15 minutes to solve how to get out. These family-friendly rooms are not as scary, as no actors are involved.  933 Barley Ln., Winchester

Scream at Graydon Manor  

The premise of Scream at Graydon Manor is pretty darn frightening: to escape the horrors of a world ravaged by a toxic post-apocalyptic wasteland, humanity sought safety underground. One of the underground facilities lost contact and something “disastrous” occurred. Attendees are asked to venture into the world of the lost facility and discover the mystery of what happened. You are warned, though — once you’re inside, no one can hear you scream!  40834 Graydon Manor Ln., Leesburg

Madhaunter’s Madhouse  

Chosen as 2018’s No. 1 must-see haunt in Virginia on thescarefactor.com , Madhaunter’s Madhouse plays into lots of fun pop culture fears like 2017’s It (You’ll float too!) and 2008’s The Dark Knight (Joker anyone?). The haunted attraction is in Purcellville and open on Fridays and Saturdays, 7-11 p.m., in October, as well as Oct. 23, 30, and 31, 7-10 p.m.  37658 Legard Farm Rd., Purcellville

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8 Must-See Virginia Haunted Houses in 2023

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If you love Halloween haunted house attractions , then you’ve come to the right place! We currently have 46 spooky haunts listed in Virginia including twisted trails , haunted hayrides , home haunts , corn mazes , and more!

Here’s a list of some of the most popular haunted houses on our website that you don’t want to miss this season!

8. Fear Forest – Harrisonburg, VA

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At the Fear Forest , only the trees can hear you scream! Celebrating 18 seasons, and offering three haunting attractions, they’re taking fear to a whole new level in 2023! Opening night is October 6th.

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7. Frightmare – Chesapeake, VA

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Frightmare is a fiercely intense and graphic haunt with disturbing scenes of gore, carnage, and mayhem! Opening night is September 15th.

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6. Hexed Haunted Attraction – Elliston, VA

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Hexed Haunted Attraction is celebrating 12 years of fear and unhinged, unfiltered horror! Opening night is September 29th.

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5. Haunted Major Graham Mansion – Max Meadows, VA

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The Haunted Graham Mansion is a wildly popular haunted attraction with thousands daring to enter each season. It takes place inside a haunted mansion that is really haunted as deemed by SyFy’s Ghost Hunters. The spookiness begins September 29th.

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4. Madhaunters Madhouse – Purcellville, VA

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Madhaunters Madhouse is a premier haunted attraction in the Washington, DC area. They will be open for thirteen nights of madness beginning October 6th.

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3. Helheim Haunted Attraction – Wytheville, VA

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Helheim Haunted Attraction will be descending back into the darkness after this season. That’s right, they’ve announced that 2023 will be their last year. Don’t miss out on this amazing attraction! Opening September 22nd.

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2. Terror Manor – Roanoke, VA

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Terror Manor is a haunted house attraction where nightmares are born! Aside from their regular shows, this attraction offers an optional, 18+ VIP experience where your clothing will likely be destroyed. The show starts September 22nd.

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1. RED VEIN Haunted House – Ashland, VA

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RED VEIN is an indoor/outdoor haunted attraction located at the Hanover Vegetable Farm. In 2023, the 80’s are officially dead. After investigations into the Camp Ashland Massacre had run their course, the secrets from this tragedy finally faded, but the story continues 12 years later… Become part of the story starting September 29th!

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For a full list of all scary attractions in Virginia, please visit our VIRGINIA Haunted House Directory

Now get out there and STAY SCARY!

Note from the editors: This list is not a top haunts list. We are not saying these are the best or scariest haunts in the state or the only ones you should visit. It would be best if you considered these when making your Halloween season plans, as they are some of the most popular amongst our reviewers and our site visitors.

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Historic Virginia Travel

17 Haunted Places in Virginia: Our Favorite Spooky Towns, Bridges, and Cemeteries

By: Author Katie

Posted on March 20, 2022

Virginia is a historic place, and with history comes… ghosts! Those historic Virginia towns you love all have a spooky side, and if you come back after dark, you’ll learn all about ghosts from Colonial and Civil war-era Americans who frequented these locations during their lifetime.

Some of the most haunted places in Virginia are towns, roads, bridges, and cemeteries. This list is a complete guide to all the haunted spots in Virginia that you can visit for an unforgettable experience.

👻 If you’re visiting in the fall, be sure to read our guide on what to do in Virginia this autumn.

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The most haunted places in Virginia:

Whether you believe in them or not, all these spots are fun to visit. Here are our favorites.

1. The Martha Washington Inn & Spa

large brick home with green room and white trim

The Martha Washington Inn & Spa is a historic hotel in Virginia that has been featured on Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” Some of its rooms are said to be haunted by the ghosts of Confederate soldiers who were treated in the makeshift hospital during the Civil War. Guests have reported eerie feelings and bloodstains appearing from time to time in some of the rooms. The Yankee Sweetheart has also been seen on camera as a white mist walking the halls of the hotel.

2. Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

statue of stonewall jackson surrounded by iron fence

The Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery is a historic site located in Lexington, Virginia. This cemetery is home to the graves of many famous people, including Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

This cemetery is often visited by tourists during Halloween because it’s said that you can sometimes see the ghosts of these two famous Confederate generals walking around. In fact, the Lexington Ghost Tour offers haunted tours of this cemetery specifically!

Aside from the ghosts, this cemetery is also known for its beautiful scenery. It’s set in a picturesque location and contains many wildflowers. There’s also a sculpture mourning over the grave of Stonewall Jackson, which has been vandalized in recent years.

Lexington is a historical city with many haunted locations, but few are as creepy as the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery

Tip: If you’re in Lexington during October check out “Haunting Tales” an entertainment company that offers spooky tours. The tour visits historical sites and concludes with a visit to the cemetery, where entertainers dressed in old-fashioned attire take you through ghost stories from Lexington and its surrounding areas.

3. Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

historic brick building on street corner

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum in Old Town Alexandria is the site of one of the most curious mysteries in Virginia history. In 1796, John Wise purchased a lot and opened the bar. The young woman contracted a disease on her journey, which led to an infection and ultimately death at Gadsby’s Inn. There is an unknown woman buried at St. Paul’s Cemetery who is supposedly haunted by a ghost with the name of “Female Stranger”.

The couple that arrived in room 8 requested anonymity and was wealthy. The man was described as both handsome and strangely unwell. The woman died, and the husband erected a memorial to commemorate her life as “The Female Stranger.”

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is a popular tourist destination in Alexandria, Virginia. The hotel boasts the spirit of one woman who had lived there all her life and was never portrayed as bad or hostile.

4. Hollywood Cemetery

stone statue of woman crying

Hollywood Cemetery is a popular tourist attraction in Richmond, Virginia. This historic cemetery is well-known for being haunted by the spirits of Confederate soldiers and other deceased residents of Richmond. Perhaps the most famous ghost at Hollywood Cemetery is that of President James Monroe, who is buried there.

One of the most interesting graves at Hollywood Cemetery is that of a Newfoundland dog named Sailor. The story goes that a young girl named Alice died tragically in 1862 and her grieving parents had her buried with her beloved dog. To this day, visitors to Hollywood Cemetery report seeing the statue of the Newfoundland dog guarding over Alice’s small grave.

Another allegedly haunted spot at Hollywood Cemetery is W. Poole’s tomb. Some people claim that you can hear strange noises and see shadowy figures inside the mausoleum-style grave, but there is no concrete evidence to support these claims. Nevertheless, Richmond residents still refer to it as “the Vampire’s Grave.”

5. St. Albans Sanatorium

St. Albans Sanatorium is a haunted location in Virginia and the east coast of the United States. The site has been known for its troubled spirits from the earliest days as a competitive school to its more recent history as a sanatorium filled with abuse and suicide.

The most vulnerable patients at the sanatorium were subjected to cruel experimental treatments which often lead them to be permanently disabled or even die from shock therapy or induced comas. Many patients would die due to these torture methods and/or take their own lives just to escape the abuse they faced.

Albans Sanatorium was a mental institution that closed in the 1990s after severe understaffing and unlivable conditions. The site of St. Albans has long been associated with ghostly apparitions, shadow figures, and hearing footsteps during visits. Many people who have visited St. Alban’s have reported seeing cannon fire and gun-power smoke from the Civil War era when it was still an active mental institution

6. Bacon’s Castle (The Arthur Allen House)

brickk manor house surrounded by white fence

Bacon’s Castle is a historic house in Surry County, Virginia. The home was built in 1665 by Arthur Allen and it is now known as Bacon’s Castle after Nathaniel Bacon seized it during the rebellion of 1676. If you’re visiting in October, don’t miss Bacon’s Castle Haunt Nights! This event is jam-packed with spine-chilling fun, including ghost tours, psychic readings, and more!

Jamestown is a historic site less than an hour away from Bacon’s Castle that makes for a rewarding add-on to the trip. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America and it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to check out the replica of John Smith’s ship while you’re there!

Bacon’s Castle is a historic house with ghosts who have been known to sometimes move objects, shoving visitors, and clamping noisily down the stairs. The castle is said to have been haunted for over 300 years. Some believe that this may be due to the fact that Nathaniel Bacon seized it during the rebellion of 1676. The house is old, and it has a lot of turbulent history. Paranormal Research and Investigation has been investigating the property for six years and they have found that there have been reports of sounds, cries, laughter, and footsteps made by ghosts who inhabit the location. If you’re brave enough, make sure to visit Bacon’s Castle Haunt Nights in October!

8. Wise County Orphanage

The Wise County Orphanage is a place where there isn’t much information, but the creepiness surrounding it is felt almost instantly. Daring explorers have heard disembodied giggling of children and seen floating lights from within the abandoned building. People have reported seeing ghostly figures in the windows of the abandoned orphanage, which is rather frightening.

Many people are interested in the paranormal and claim to hear youngsters giggling and see bouncing balls and floating lights when they visit this location. The orphanage is said to be haunted by spirits left behind after they were abandoned there.

9. The Public Hospital in Williamsburg

The Public Hospital was built in 1773 and is the oldest standing hospital in America. It’s also one of the most haunted places in Williamsburg. The hospital was used to treat both British and American soldiers during the Revolutionary War, and it’s said that many died there from their injuries.

One of the most common paranormal activities reported at the hospital is disembodied voices. Visitors have also claimed to see shadowy figures walking the halls, and some say they’ve even felt hands touch them. There have been numerous reports of objects moving on their own, as well as strange noises coming from inside the building.

If you’re looking for a truly spine-chilling experience, then be sure to visit The Public Hospital in Williamsburg!

10. Public Gaol in Colonial Williamsburg

reproduction of small brick jail with chimneys

The Public Gaol was built in 1719 and served as a jail until 1885. It is now a museum that is featured on Colonial Ghosts ‘ comprehensive tour of Williamsburg. The jail’s inmates during colonial times included the city’s most vicious individuals and pirates. The conditions at the Public Gaol were as bad as its occupants – freezing cells, terrible food, and widespread typhus. The jail is said to have had chains moving on their own and screams coming from cells while touring the prison. There are a lot of rumors about this building being haunted.

11. Bunny Man’s Bridge (Clifton in Northern Virginia)

The legend of Bunny Man Bridge is an urban legend. It’s possible that other escaped inmates could be hiding on or near the bridge. The story likely originated in October of 1970 when the Washington Post reported police were searching for a man who likes to wear a “white bunny rabbit costume” and throw hatchets through car windows.

Bunny Man Bridge was created in the 1970s, and it’s located at 6497 Colchester Road in Clifton. The residents of the Bunny Man Bridge are typically not happy to have people visiting it, so please be respectful if you choose to go!

12. Boxwood Inn Bed & Breakfast

The Boxwood Inn was originally built in 1897 as a family home. It is now a popular bed and breakfast that is said to be haunted by a ghost named Lizzie. The attic is the most likely place for her to haunt, and she is known to make herself quite chatty with guests!

Many people believe that the Boxwood Inn is one of the most haunted places in Virginia. This may be due in part to the fact that it saw so much bloodshed and violence during the Civil War. There’s even a room at the inn named after its famous ghost!

13. Elbow Road

Elbow Road is said to be haunted by the spirits of an old woman and a child. Drivers have seen the old woman walking while bloodied and battered, searching for her home. If you stop on Elbow Road at night, wet footprints of a child may appear walking towards you.

14. Captain Timothy Hill House

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The Captain Timothy Hill House is said to be haunted because of a tragic love story that occurred there. The house is one of the most famous landmarks on the island and can be found in Chincoteague, VA.

The Captain Hill House was built in 1800 and is located on Chincoteague Island, Virginia. This house is one of the creepiest haunted houses in Virginia. Jennie’s presence remains a haunting mystery.

15. Swannanoa Palace

stained glass window of woman at top of stair landing

The Swannanoa Palace was constructed in 1912 and named for the nearby town of Swannanoa. The property is a vacation house for James H. Dooley’s wife Sallie, who died two years later from a stroke before she could enjoy it.

A paranormal investigation took place at the palace in 2008 and 2010, with no evidence found to support the claims made by tourists about seeing ghosts on site.

Sallie, the ghost of a young woman, has been spotted on the third level of Swannanoa Palace. The spirits have been seen and heard throughout this mansion that seems to be caught in a state of limbo.

16. Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus

large metal battleship docked at shore

The Battleship Wisconsin is said to be haunted by the spirits of former military servicemen. Guests have the opportunity to learn about the history of the ship and meet with the spirits of former military servicemen who once called it home. These ghosts are said to be some of the most active on the ship, and they can often be seen or heard by visitors.

17. Ferry Plantation House

The Ferry Plantation House is a beautiful plantation home that’s nearly 300 years old. This property has been witness to many different events throughout its long history, and it’s now one of the most haunted places in Virginia Beach.

When you visit this house, you’ll be able to see the ghosts of colonial- and civil war-era Americans who frequented the house during their lifetime. Some of these spirits include shipwreck victims, a former painter who called it home, an 1810 death of one of the house’s former owners, Henry, and Sally Rebecca Walke who mourns her Confederate soldier fiancé.

What makes this plantation so haunted? It could be because it’s been in so many different hands over the years. With each new owner comes a new story and a new ghost. So visitors will have to contend with many different spirits when they come here!

18. Bracey General Store

The Bracey General Store was originally opened in 1900. The general store provided staples, furniture, and dry goods for residents of the town.

Disposable coffins were sold at the local general store from travelers passing through town – who also came to purchase supplies for their homes on their way out of town.

The Bracey General Store has been visited by restless travelers who may have taken a wrong turn.

Enjoy these haunted spots (if you dare!)

If you want to explore some of the scariest haunted places in Virginia, we’ve got a list for you! Whether it’s your first time or tenth time visiting these spooky locations, there are plenty of opportunities to see ghosts and experience paranormal activity.

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Located in Roanoke 540-400-7111-->

Terror manor is Roanoke’s first ADA Commercial Haunted House featuring Over 40+rooms of pure terror! Terror Manor is a full immersion haunt featuring high props, animatronics, scent canisters, sound and water. Read More

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  • Richmond Ghosts

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Richmond Ghost Tour - Unearthing Echoes of Eternity Peel back the layers of time and uncover tales of murder, mayhem, and tragedy, all while immersing yourself in the secret histories concealed in Richmond's shadows. From the Powhatan Confederacy to contemporary grim accounts, authoritative guides recount events that forged this cherished River City, giving birth to the very real Richmond Gh... Read More

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Voted the best haunt in the Carolina's, Lake Hickory Haunts is a one of a kind haunted house attraction; featuring a large body of water, surrounded by 13 unique haunted attractions. Within these attractions, you will discover awe-inspiring immersive environments, multi-dimensional special FX, and breathtaking scares. Inside the haunt, you will experience Nightmare Factory, Lair of the Undead, V... Read More

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Located in Charlottesville 844-757-5657-->

Charlottesville Ghosts Embark on an otherworldly adventure with Charlottesville Ghosts and uncover the spine-tingling hauntings that the Blue Ridge Mountains conceal. Venture into the eerie history of a town touched by Revolutionary and Civil War perils, haunted plantations, and the shadowy secrets of Virginia's founding fathers. Join us on a ghostly journey through the heart of thi... Read More

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Come Visit Hexed, If You Dare UNHINGED… UNFILTERED… AND IT CANNOT BE UNSEEN. COME EXPERIENCE THE TWISTED SIGHTS AND LIVING NIGHTMARES OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA’S MOST EXCITING HAUNTED ATTRACTION. ONLY 15 MINUTES FROM BLACKSBURG, ROANOKE, VIRGINIA TECH, AND RADFORD UNIVERSITY. SCREAM THROUGH 4 BONE CHILLING ATTRACTIONS, ALL FOR 1 PRICE. WHEN THE PHANTOMS AND FIENDS OF THE NEW RIVER VALLEY CRAWL ... Read More

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Located in Dumfries 703-763-9448-->

The only haunted attraction in Prince William County, the Death Trail offers the best scream around. Experience the dark woods filled with demented clowns, terrifying zombies, the insane and much more. Voted one of the top attractions in Virginia. Read More

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Prepare to be scared! Center in the Square is bringing Hollywood level quality in Halloween-themed entertainment to Roanoke with their own haunted attraction, “Blue Ridge Nightmares Utilizing a massive warehouse space at the Roanoke Industrial Center just outside of Downtown Roanoke at 1910 9th Street. The facility has been transformed into its own city filled with its own story, charac... Read More

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Located in Williamsburg 844-757-5657-->

Colonial Ghosts Tour - Williamsburg: Where Whispers and Wonders Converge Step into the enigmatic world of Williamsburg, VA, where history's echoes intertwine with haunted secrets, crafting a tapestry of tales both captivating and haunting. Welcome to the Colonial Ghosts Tour—an expedition through the haunted past of this historic town. Our enchanting array of spine-tingling narrativ... Read More

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Located in Radford 540-260-3111-->

In 2011 we entered the Asylum. In 2012 there was Reign of Terrors and Carnival of Cadavers. In 2013 our Fairytales became Nightmares. In 2014 we descended into Havoc! Walk these haunted halls and experience the House of Havoc!!! Lots of twists and turns, chills and thrills, and screaming for all!!! Get the fright of your life while supporting this historical and haunted landmark!! For t... Read More

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  • Pappy's Haunted Trails

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These 10 Abandoned Buildings in Virginia Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

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Anna Strock

Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.

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It’s hard to say why so many places get abandoned. From ghost towns to old shopping centers, times get bad and people get going. But sometimes the history they leave behind can be downright haunting, or even haunted. There’s always something sad about abandoned buildings with their boarded-up windows and peeling paint. But these 10 abandoned places in Virginia take creepy to a whole new level. With auspicious beginnings and ominous endings, you’ll want to think twice before you take a stroll through some of these abandoned buildings in Virginia.

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Have you been looking for abandoned places in Virginia to explore? You’ve just found a bunch! Keep in mind, not all of these sites are open for exploration, but for the ones that are, and for those of you who are much, much braver than me, check them out. Maybe you’ll get lucky and see a ghost…but if not, I am more than certain, given what you know now, your imagination will do plenty on its own to make the experience a worthy haunt.

Let us know if you know of any other creepy abandoned places in Virginia… we’re always looking for a good scare!

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Yes, there are numerous ghost towns in Virginia including Matildaville. Once a small community and the headquarters for the construction of the canal, it once had homes, a mill, and a tavern, among other buildings. After the canal closed in 1828, the town went downhill and was eventually abandoned. Today you can hike a trail to see some of the ruins left behind. Learn more about this abandoned town and several others in this Virginia Ghost Towns road trip post.

What are some of the scariest places in Virginia?

Some of the scariest places in Virginia include:

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Are there any haunted towns in Virginia?

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Given how old Virginia actually is, it is hardly surprising that it has collected its fair share of ghosts along the way. There is a rich history here in The Old Dominion and that has created the perfect breeding ground for some pretty spooky goings on!

Let’s take a look at some of the most haunted places in Virginia:

10. Ferry Plantation House, Virginia Beach

The Ferry Plantation House was built during the 1830s, but the history of the land can be traced back further to the 1600s when it served as a Ferry Service taking passengers to the Lynnhaven River.

The building that now stands there has served many purposes including not only the plantation, but also a school, a post office, and a courthouse.

It is one of the most haunted houses in Virginia with no less than eleven ghosts known to haunt the house and its grounds.

One of the most well-known spirits is a male ghost who is described as being very talkative and who appears fairly regularly.

The guides also love to tell visitors all about The Witch of Pungo who was one of the only people convicted of witchcraft in Virginia.

She is said to have been tried nearby and has been seen on the grounds.

9. Fort Magruder Hotel, Williamsburg BOOK NOW

Fort Magruder Hotel, Williamsburg

There is an area of Williamsburg which is known as ‘The Bloody Ravine’ which was part of the battlefield and the Fort Magruder Hotel happens to be built there.

Is it any wonder then that it is considered to be one of the most haunted hotels in Virginia? Probably not! Guests and staff alike are encountering Civil War spirits on a pretty regular basis in the hotel.

In fact, it is so haunted that an annual science fiction convention which is held at the hotel almost always has a ghost hunt as part of their activities.

8. Cold Harbour Battlefield Park, Richmond

Cold Harbour Battlefield Park, Richmond

Aside from Gettysburg, Cold Harbor is said to be one of the most haunted battlefields in the United States.

It was here that General Lee celebrated one of his last victories over Grant and his forces.

The area is now part of a National Park and so protected by rangers, but that doesn’t stop people from spotting some of the many ghosts that are said to remain to haunt the trenches.

Visitors also report hearing the distant sounds of a brutal battle going on.

7. Boxwood Inn B&B, Newport

Boxwood Inn B&B, Newport

Newport’s Boxwood Inn bed and breakfast was originally built in 1897 when it was known as the Simon Reid Curtis House.

Over the years it has served a variety of different purposes including a time as a family residence, a general store, a post office, a tax office and a hall of records.

It is now known to be one of the most haunted buildings in Virginia thanks to a spirit who is said to reside in the house’s attic.

It is a popular place for paranormal investigators to visit and it is a great spot for recording EVP evidence since the ghost seems to be relatively chatty!

6. Major Graham's Mansion, Wythe County

Major Graham's Mansion, Wythe County

Major Graham’s Mansion is kind of the stereotypical haunted house!

It is sitting in the middle of nowhere close to Fort Chiswell and the long drive to get to it takes you through various back roads that will leave you feeling lost and disorientated before you even managed to find the house!

The oldest parts of the building date back to the 1830s, but it is said that the event which has made this one of the most haunted places in Virginia actually happened in 1786.

It was at this time that two slaves killed their master and were hung from a tree on the property.

They are the spirits that are said to be to blame for all of the strange things that happen in the mansion.

The house has even made appearances on a number of paranormal television shows.

5. Swannanoa Palace, Afton

One of the unique things about Swannanoa Palace is that it took about 8 years to complete the building work.

It was officially completed in 1912 and was originally owned by a prominent Virginia family called The Dooleys. When the family died, the house was transformed into a county club.

Unfortunately, during the Great Depression and World War II, the house was more or less abandoned. From 1949 and 1998 the mansion was rented by the University of Science and Philosophy, but it now lies empty in a terrible state of disrepair.

It is sad to see it decaying, but the good news is that the current owners do have plans to restore it to its former glory.

The paranormal activity only really started to gain attention in the last couple of years, but in that time a number of different paranormal investigators have managed to pick up some very compelling EVP evidence.

They believe that it is the Dooley family who is haunting their former home.

4. Paxton Manor, Leesburg

In its early years, Paxton Manor was better known as Carlheim. The mansion was built in 1872 and some say that the reason why it has become one of the most haunted mansions in Virginia is that it has a natural subterranean body of water flowing underneath the house.

The manor now functions partly as an education center for disabled young people and partly as a haunted house attraction.

What makes the haunt even spookier is that the building is actually haunted!

Investigators who have been allowed to explore the building say that the Paxton family may never have left!

3. Staunton Train Depot, Staunton

Staunton Train Depot, Staunton

Staunton Train Depot has only really started to garner a spooky reputation fairly recently. However, it has quickly become one of the most haunted locations in Virginia.

If you visit by day all you will see is a charming and fairly welcoming train station. However, by night things are very different.

It is not really that surprising that there are ghosts here considering the fact that there have been several tragic events at the station. In 1864, it was burned down by Union soldiers and several people perished.

There was also a mental hospital close by which had awful living conditions for patients and some say that the ghosts from there have wandered into the station on occasion.

There have been a wide variety of ghosts reported here over the past few years.

Among them, there has been a little girl killed in a train accident, a Confederate soldier, several older mental patients and a number of people believed to have died when the station was destroyed by a train derailment in 1890.

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Edgewood Plantation, Charles City

Edgewood Plantation was built back in 1850 when it was known as Berkeley Plantation. It is now a charming bed & breakfast, but it is also said to be full of restless spirits.

The main spirit who seems to be sighted most frequently is a lady who is said to be the fiancée of a Civil War soldier who never returned from battle.

It is said that the lady is still roaming the halls of the plantation house lost and broken-hearted.

1. St Albans Sanatorium, Radford

There is very little doubt that St Albans Sanatorium is one of the most haunted places in the state.

It is a popular spot for paranormal investigations and it has been said that this abandoned mental institution has the highest rate of paranormal activity on the entire East Coast!

St Albans started out as a boys school in 1892 before it was converted into a hospital for the mentally ill.

The ghosts who haunt here include former patients, former staff, and a few children.

It is said that one spirit in particular who haunts the building is a former staff member who keeps to the lower level and behaves aggressively towards females who visit.

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With significant historic destinations like Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello, Jamestown, and Mount Vernon, Virginia draws countless visitors looking to learn more about the Commonwealth’s past each year. In addition to these monumental landmarks, if you walk more than a few feet in any direction in Virginia, you’re almost guaranteed to step foot onto hallowed grounds of an American Revolution battlefield or a Civil War site. But such a rich history also brings an eerie side effect: a long list of supposedly haunted sites. Virginia has more than its share of ghost stories, and we have compiled a few of the spookiest locations that are open to the public. Experience a truly haunted Halloween when you visit these ghostly grounds.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum—Alexandria

Reenactor at Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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Originally built as a tavern and inn for weary travelers to rest, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is the site of one of the most curious mysteries in Virginia history. In 1816, a young woman traveled to Alexandria on a ship with her husband, contracting a disease on her journey that led them to seek rest and rehabilitation at the inn. However, once brought to Gadsby’s, her health quickly deteriorated, and on her deathbed, she made all of the people that attended to her swear an oath to never reveal her identity. To this day, no one knows who she was, and she is buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery with a gravestone marked “Female Stranger”. Both the cemetery, located near Duke Street, and Room 8 of Gadsby’s Tavern are supposedly haunted by the ghost of the young woman, forever unknown yet never forgotten.

Battleship Wisconsin at Nauticus—Norfolk

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One of the largest battleships to have ever been built by the U.S. Navy, the Battleship Wisconsin looms large over Nauticus Museum and downtown Norfolk's Waterside Drive. Take a self-guided tour of the ship or get tickets for the guided tours , where you can hear all about the stories of former military servicemen and the ghosts that are said to now roam the ship. Want to get an even spookier experience on this haunted vessel? The museum hosts overnight stays on the ship, giving you the chance to potentially meet the spirits firsthand.

Oak Grove Cemetery—Lexington

Lexington has numerous historic sites, but few are as creepy as the Oak Grove Cemetery , where the famous Confederate general was laid to rest. Take a tour of Lexington that ends in the cemetery with Haunting Tales, Lexington’s Ghost Tour , where entertainers dressed in old-fashioned attire take you back through the history of Lexington and the chilling tales that have many believing there are ghosts roaming the region, especially during Halloween. Some even swear they have seen Jackson and fellow Confederate General Robert E. Lee on his horse, Traveler, as they wandered down the now-unfamiliar streets of Lexington.

The Martha Hotel & Spa—Abingdon

The Martha Washington Inn and Spa

For an overnight stay in a haunted house, book a room at The Martha Hotel & Spa in Abingdon. The building served as a hospital for wounded soldiers from both sides during the Civil War, and many unfortunately never left the hospital to return home. The Martha is said to be haunted by a few of these phantoms, apparently unfinished with the world of the living. Learn about the story of the Yankee Sweetheart, the Phantom Horse, and the Reappearing Bloodstains when you stay at the historic Martha Hotel & Spa this Halloween.

Hollywood Cemetery—Richmond

Hollywood Cemetery

Most cemeteries are at least a little creepy, but Richmond residents believe Hollywood Cemetery to be especially haunted. The landmark’s deceased residents include over 18,000 Confederate soldiers, two United States Presidents, the President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis, and 25 Civil War generals. In addition to these important burial memorials, you’ll come across a large, cast-iron Newfoundland dog marking one small grave in the cemetery. The statue stands guard over the grave, holding the remains of a young girl who tragically died in 1862. Another strange site within the cemetery is the tomb marked W.W. Poole. The site seems similar to the other mausoleum style graves, but according to gossip and lore, the Richmond Vampire dwells inside the tomb. These local legends have Richmond residents believing that those buried in Hollywood Cemetery may not be resting in peace, but instead roaming the grounds at night, looking to prey on unsuspecting visitors.

The Exchange Hotel—Gordonsville

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The Exchange Hotel was built in 1860 beside an important railroad junction, offering passengers worn out from long trips a place to rest. Unfortunately, two years later the Civil War came to the region, and the hotel had to be converted into a receiving hospital. In less than a year, over 23,000 sick and wounded soldiers were brought to the Exchange Hotel, and by the time the war ended, the number had reached over 70,000. Although no exact numbers exist for the casualties that occurred within the hotel’s walls, over 700 people were buried on the surrounding grounds during the war. The hotel now functions as a Civil War Museum, with artifacts, uniforms, and firearms on display, but you may hear the faint moans and cries from soldiers that never left the premises when you visit.

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historic State Park—Rice

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Many of the places we have mentioned on this list had links to the Civil War, but few are as significant as Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historic State Park , where the last 72 hours of the war were fought. The battle was bloody, with nearly a quarter of General Robert E. Lee’s army either killed, captured, or wounded. In need of a makeshift hospital, the Confederates used the Overton-Hillsman farmhouse on the property, with the battle raging literally in the backyard. Bloodstains still mark the floors of the house, and countless soldiers were buried in mass, unmarked graves all over the property. If ghosts are real, they are likely hanging out around this spooky state park.

Bracey General Store—Bracey

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As one of the earliest general stores in the area (originally opened in 1900), the Bracey General Store brought locals in for all sorts of goods and household items, even carrying coffins for the more unfortunate occasions. In addition to Bracey residents looking to stock up on home supplies, the general store was frequently perused by travelers passing through town, as the store was located near the train depot. While no specific tragedies are credited for the hauntings, current townsfolk say that restless traveling spirits can still be seen walking briskly into the general store, and the owner of the property claims to have captured many of the strange sightings on her security cameras.

St. Albans Sanatorium—Radford

St. Albans Sanatorium, St. Albans Slayhouse

Sanatoriums were notoriously cruel in the early 20 th century, using methods like electroshock therapy, lobotomies, and other archaic practices on the patients. The trials had no positive effect for the patients, who acted as test subjects for the doctors curious to see the results of such savage experiments without practicing on the general public. St. Albans Sanatorium was one such facility, and the tortured patients did not always survive the tests. Additionally, the property was the site of an extremely violent Civil War battle, and visitors today report hearing rifles or cannons firing and smelling gun smoke when walking the grounds. With so much misery occurring on the property, it is no surprise that St. Albans is considered one of the most haunted places in Virginia.

Colonial Williamsburg—Williamsburg

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As an early American settlement, numerous historic houses in Colonial Williamsburg are believed to be haunted by past residents. One such property, the Peyton Randolph House, housed the Peachy family, who rented the property to many guests during their residency, including a young unnamed soldier attending the nearby college, William & Mary . Unfortunately, the young man fell ill during his stay and never recovered. He died in the home, and today, there have been multiple accounts of visitors spotting a young man walking sadly through the house or hearing heavy footsteps above their heads, even though no one is upstairs. Take a complete tour of Colonial Williamsburg’s creepiest locations on the Colonial Ghost Tour , a roughly hour and a half moonlit tour of the haunted historic grounds.

Ferry Plantation House—Virginia Beach

The constructed grounds on which the Ferry Plantation House resides date back to 1642, when the second ferry service in Hampton Roads began carrying passengers across the Lynnhaven River to plantations and the county courthouse along the waterway. After the ferry closed, several buildings were erected in succession, only to be torn down or destroyed. Eventually, the last buildings fell into disrepair and were all but forgotten by the living. But the previous residents are said to have never truly left the grounds; eleven spirits have been reported to haunt this house, including victims of a shipwreck that occurred in 1810. After the city completed extensive renovations, the house was added to the Virginia Landmarks Register and now serves as a museum, allowing people to visit the historic grounds.

Captain Timothy Hill House—Chincoteague Island

Timothy Hill House

Built around 1800, the Captain Timothy Hill House has been dated as the oldest house still standing on the island. The house avoided certain demolition in 1980 when new owners moved it from the original location, but the home’s mysterious past can still be felt by visitors. The home originally sat right by the water, where a young family member or neighbor carved likenesses of the passing trade ships on the rough wood exterior of the building. This early graffiti is still visible today. But what lead to the haunted history began with Captain Timothy Hill and his daughter, Jennie. Captain Hill favored Jennie above his other children, and wished to marry her to a wealthy, well-educated man. However, a young man named Tom Freeman who grew up with the family, was in love with young Jennie. When the Captain refused to allow the marriage, Tom became desperate and ambushed Jennie and her mother in a field. Although the details are unclear, Tom ended up shooting Jennie and her mother. While the mother survived, Jennie died from her wound, and Tom took his own life in despair. It is believed that Jennie still hangs around the house, pining for the promising future so suddenly taken from her.

There are dozens of historic sites in Virginia that are rumored to be haunted , and if you’re looking for a scare this Halloween, these eerie destinations are sure to deliver bone-chilling fun. Which peculiar places in Virginia do you visit for Halloween?

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Who doesn't love a good ghost story? Well, in Virginia, there's a whole lot of them! From hospitals and asylums, to cemeteries, schools, theaters, restaurants, parks, bridges, and even roads, there's an endless amount of places throughout the state that are said to have some ghostly spirits lingering.

Some of these creepy spots are located in the biggest of cities that everyone knows about, and others in small towns that only locals may know of. Take a peek below to check out our Top 10 Haunted Places in the state of Virginia!

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21 Haunted Houses in Virginia + Map of Haunted Places

With significant historic destinations such as Monticello, Jamestown, and Mount Vernon, Virginia attracts a large number of visitors each year who want to learn more about the Commonwealth’s history. In addition to these monumental landmarks, if you walk more than a few feet in any direction in Virginia, you’re almost certain to step foot on hallowed grounds of an American Revolution battlefield or a Civil War site.

But such a rich history has an unsettling side effect: a long list of allegedly haunted locations. Virginia has more than its fair share of ghost stories, and we’ve compiled a list of some of the most haunted places open to the public. Visit these haunted grounds for a truly haunted Halloween.

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#1 Shocktober Haunted Manor

Leesburg, VA |   Website

Shocktober is an award-winning fundraiser for The Arc of Loudoun, a local nonprofit. The Arc of Loudoun is a nonprofit organization based in Loudoun that serves people with disabilities and their families. The Arc’s mission is to maximize children’s potential while assisting families and individuals with disabilities to thrive in the community. 

Paxton Manor is Northern Virginia’s only REAL Haunted House and the best Halloween entertainment destination in Leesburg, Virginia. COMPLETELY NEW The first three levels of the haunted manor have been transformed into Paxton Hall, a terrifying and haunted boarding school, this year.

As you uncover the dark and mysterious past of Paxton Hall, you will meet new characters such as rebellious students and terrifying teachers. Carnival of Souls, located in the basement of Paxton Manor, is another attraction with creepy clowns and carnival carnage.

#2 Creepy Hollow Scream Park

Glen Allen, VA |   Website

Creepy Hollow Scream Park is Richmond’s Ultimate Halloween destination, featuring more monsters, frights, and fun! They have live actors, monsters, incredible animatronics, amazing illusions, and acres of screams every night. Join them for Richmond’s legendary Scream Forest, RVA’s number one haunted attraction! They are only a 10-minute drive from Short Pump and are open on select nights in October.

This is frightening entertainment and may not be suitable for small children or the faint of heart.

#3 Red Vein Haunted House

Ashland, VA |   Website

RED VEIN Haunted House debuted in 2016 at Hanover Vegetable Farm after a 5-year development period. The company’s executive committee is led by founder/owner Ryan Sligh (CEO), Kitty Barnes (COO), and David Hayworth (CTO).

RED VEIN combines an engaging plot, realistic sets, and intense scares. The haunted attraction has both indoor and outdoor components and is not suitable for children under the age of 13.   

#4 Hexed Haunted Attraction

Elliston, VA |   Website

11 years of unhinged, unfiltered, and unseen horror. Come experience Southwest Virginia’s most exciting haunted attraction’s twisted sights and living nightmares. Blacksburg, Roanoke, Vrginia tech, and Radford University are all only 15 minutes away. Scream through four bone-chilling attractions for one low price.  

#5 The Haunted Hill

 Partlow, VA |   Website

In 2022, the hills of Spotsylvania County come to life. It all starts with a DARK hay wagon ride that drops you deep in the OMINOUS woods. You will be terrified as you make your way through nearly a mile of live ghouls, zombies, clowns, mazes, and other scares.

It is strenuous and not suitable for children under the age of 12, those with medical conditions, or the faint of heart. You pay to be scared, and that is exactly what The Haunted Hill intends to do.

#6 Dead City Lodge

Richmond, VA |   Website

The DEAD CITY LODGE is a haunted attraction. Richmond’s most intense haunt is located at the Sandston Moose Lodge.

They are Richmond Virginia’s best and most intense haunted attraction.

Spooky Acres Haunted House in Virginia

#7 Spooky Acres Haunted House

Portsmouth, VA |   Website

The March of Dimes annual Spooky Acres Haunted House is celebrating 27 years of haunting. They have moved INSIDE LeMans Indoor Karting. The location of the haunt has not changed.

You run into some of your worst nightmares when you least expect it. Maybe in an autopsy room, or in the electric chair, or even worse, lost in a maze. Even the walls are out to get you! Spooky Acres is sure to give both kids and adults a good scare or two!

After visiting Spooky Acres, you should consider going Karting. 

#8 Terror Manor

Roanoke, VA |   Website

GO THROUGH THE TERROR from the end of September to the beginning of November, they are open. Not all Santas and Cupids are the same, some are crafted from nightmares. Go and see their winter holiday terror!

You’ll be able to enjoy the terror for a long time with over 40 rooms! Terror Manor enjoys special events such as blackout nights, special guests, and more in addition to the regular seasonal haunt events.

The events at Terror Manor may be too intense for young children; therefore, all children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Enter entirely at your own risk!           

#9 Haunted Hollow VA

Warrenton, VA |   Website

This winding trail around and through the barns of an abandoned haunted farm in Northern Virginia has been leaving people breathless since 2009.

You’ll adore the staff’s authenticity, as well as the terror! the atmosphere, the variety of attractions on the tour, the appropriate amount of time, the location, and the ease with which tickets could be purchased.  

#10 Nightmare Mansion

Virginia Beach, VA |   Website

Nightmare Mansion is the longest-running walk-through haunted house on the east coast!

Walk, run, crawl, or be dragged through one of the country’s top ten haunted attractions’ narrow hallways and ultra-dark corridors. They put on a show like no other on the resort strip of Virginia Beach, Virginia. It should take 8 to 10 minutes, and there are live actors. Sreams for 33 years: You enter at your own risk.

This attraction is designed for adults and is very intense. This is not suitable for children. Please keep in mind that there are no refunds and that you must be 41′ inches tall to enter.

Nightmare Mansion in Virginia

#11 The Cavalier Hotel

With such a rich history, many people who have passed through The Cavalier’s grand lobby have reported seeing ghosts. The piano in the opulent Crystal Ballroom would play despite the fact that no one was seated at it. At the guest room doors, a long-lost cat could be heard scratching and meowing.

A kind, old bellman had been seen on the stairs leading from the fifth to sixth floors on numerous occasions, warning of ghosts ahead, only to vanish when guests turned to question him. Even Adolph Coors, whose lifeless body was discovered beneath his sixth-story window in 1929, had been seen walking the corridors late at night.  

#12 Ferry Plantation House

The Ferry Plantation property dates back to 1642, earning the house that stands there today, which was rebuilt in 1830 after the previous residence burned down, a place on the Virginia Landmark Register. It’s also been visited by ghosts from the colonial and civil war eras, including victims of an 1810 shipwreck, a former painter who lived there, a former lady of the house who died after falling down the stairs in the early 1800s, a former slave named Henry, and Sally Rebecca Walke, who mourns her Confederate soldier fiancé. Throughout the year, visitors can see it for themselves.

#13 Norfolk Haunted Temple

Norfolk, VA |   Website

The Norfolk Haunted Temple is now in its third year as the most terrifying place in Hampton Roads! The Norfolk Masonic Temple transforms into the Haunted Temple during the month of October, “bringing your worst fears to life.”

Haunted Temple is a terrifying interactive walk-through haunted house with thrills, chills, and cutting-edge special effects.Come early for Family Friendly hours, when there are fewer scarce and more fun for younger guests.

However, after 8:00 p.m., they increase the terror and you will be terrified.

All dials will be turned up to twelve to celebrate their midnight anniversary!

#14 Haunted Nightmares

Winchester, VA |   Website

Haunted Nightmares is a thrilling attraction with professional sets, theatrical lighting, and special effects. During October, the Haunted House is open from 1pm to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays, with a less aggressive/intense show with fewer actors and a lower price for a younger audience. The haunted house is full of live actors waiting to startle, scare, and entertain you at 6 p.m. and all other open times. Step inside to experience horror and discomfort like you’ve never experienced before! Haunted Nightmares is a thrilling attraction with professional sets, theatrical lighting, and special effects.

#15 Blue Ridge Nightmares

Blue Ridge Nightmares is a creative haunted house/haunted attraction with unique details and concepts in their area.

Using a massive warehouse space at the Roanoke Industrial Center, 1910 9th Street, just outside of downtown Roanoke. The facility has been transformed into its own city, complete with its own story, characters, and unique attractions and experiences that are sure to delight visitors.

  • Blue Ridge Nightmares can be found at 1910 9th Street SE in Roanoke, Virginia.
  • Please keep in mind that masks are required. There are no weapons permitted.
  • Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult. ​

Roanoke’s newest, most terrifying experience, boasting over 60,000 square feet of terror.

#16 Madame Redrums

Waynesboro, VA |   Website

These are Virginia’s most unique haunted attractions, and they don’t say that lightly. Madame Redrums is a 4-story, 9,700-square-foot haunted mill located in an authentic 18th century “actively” haunted mill. They are a high-scare, sensory-overload experience that is not suitable for children under the age of 12. 

#17 St. Albans Sanatorium

Fairlawn, VA |   Website

Saint (St) Albans Sanatorium is a historic facility that began as a Lutheran boys’ school in 1892.

The school was closed in 1911 and reopened in 1916 as a mental institution. 120+ year old abandoned mental hospital with tales of dark phantoms, apparitions, and various hauntings!

According to paranormal investigators, this abandoned asylum is the most haunted location in the eastern United States.

#18 Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm

Lewisburg, VA |   Website  

They are the best and largest haunted attraction in southern West Virginia. When you arrive at the farm, take advantage of their dark midway while you wait for your turn to tour. Enjoy the Halloween-themed Escape Room, Halloween-themed games, freshly made concession food/drink, music, bonfires, and the stunning dark October night sky.

A mysterious, house-like structure with dark hallways and many oddities within its guts was recently discovered on the farm. This appears to be the cause of the insanity. 

The Nightmare

#19 American Fright Night

Quicksburg, VA |   Website

American Fright Night is the largest haunted house in Virginia. Through themed areas such as Patriotic Chaos, Graveyard, Clown Town, and Creepy Christmas, the attraction twists, winds, and mazes its way through the 40,000 square foot building. These spooky scenarios are set up among the 20 full-size parade floats, with ghouls and goblins adding terrifying encounters.

This is one of the most popular Halloween events in the Shenandoah Valley, and they anticipate thousands of visitors!” Kathy Kelly, owner of Shenandoah Caverns, stated. 

#20 Haunted Graham Mansion

Max Meadows, VA |   Website 

Every Friday and Saturday night from September 30th to October 29th, the Screams and Scares of the Haunted Graham Mansion will be heard and seen all over the hill of Max Meadows VA. You will not want to miss the event in 2022!

Every autumn, the haunted mansion transforms into a wildly popular haunted attraction, with thousands of people DARING to enter the HAUNTED MANSION THAT REALLY IS HAUNTED! You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind attraction, which was officially deemed “HAUNTED” by SyFy Channel’s GHOST HUNTERS in 2012.

#21 The Dark Woods

Radford, VA | Website

A Nightmarish, Self-Guided Trek Through the Woods. Starting with the Spooky Haunted House, continuing through the Deserted Mine Shaft, Mazes, Medieval Torture Chamber, Carnival Tent, and much more. This is the stuff that nightmares are made of. This isn’t Blood and Guts, but it does bring some of your worst nightmares to life.

The Dark Woods is an unforgettable walk through the woods. The mile-long trail winds through a twisted grove of pines and gnarled oaks. Visitors keep an eye on your back; you never know which way the terror will strike you. The Dark Woods is not for children under the age of ten, nor is it for the faint of heart. Experience an outdoor terror that is simply too large to fit inside.

Open when there is light rain or sprinkling. Only closes if there is HEAVY rain during operating hours. 

Map of Places to visit the Haunted Houses in Virginia

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Haunted Places in Reston, Virginia

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Cost Plus World Market

Reston, virginia.

I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...

Marwood Mansion

Potomac, maryland.

Witnesses in this former house of the Gore family say they have seen the bathroom window open by itself, the toilet flushing, and steam coming from the tub, as well as eerie sounds from the basement. An apparition of the family's butler has been seen on the steps and around ...

Piero's Corner Italian - Carlos O'Kelley's

Fairfax, virginia.

This location was once a "Carlos O'Kelley's" restaurant. Now it is an Italian place called "Piero's Corner." Back when it was Carlos O'Kelley's, it was said that a dishwasher who worked there hanged himself in the building and haunted the premises from then on. Numerous waitstaff reported ...

George Mason University

The crew team at George Mason University has reported seeing the ghost of an old man near the docks or dam. Legend has it that he's Old Man Johnson, a deceased area rower who, in the 1970s, found his wife having an affair. The distraught man went out rowing and ...

Clara Barton National Historic Site

Glen echo, maryland.

Clara Barton National Historic Site, home of the famous wartime nurse for the last 15 years of her life, is said to be haunted. Folks have reported apparitions and it is believed that Clara herself still lingers here in spirit.

Beall-Dawson House

Rockville, maryland.

This restored 1815 home and museum site is haunted by an apparition. Speculators say it may be original builder Upton Beall, his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Some suppose it also could be a household slaves. Ghost tours are offered around Halloween.

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Manassas National Battlefield

Manassas, virginia.

Historic Manassas National Battlefield Park contains an unfinished railroad ordered by Robert E. Lee. The Civil War-era railroad site is said to be popular with the spirit set, as several accounts of paranormal activity surrounding the area have been reported.

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Ball's Bluff Battlefield

Leesburg, virginia.

Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7 miles ...

Halcyon House

Washington, district of columbia.

Built by first Secretary of the Navy Benjamin Stoddert in 1787, Halcyon House was sold in 1900 to Albert Clemens, a nephew of Mark Twain. Clemens, who died in 1938, believed that perpetually altering the house would extend his life, so it changed quite a bit over the decades in ...

Old Post Chapel

Arlington, virginia.

Many Arlington National Cemetery burials started in this old military chapel, in use since the 1930s. Witnesses have reported unexplained voices and footsteps, locked doors have been known to open by themselves, and at least once, a soldier went into a room to find all the cabinets wide open. A ...

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Oatlands Plantation

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 ...

Old Stone House

The 18th-century home is reported to be one of the oldest buildings in D.C. It's believed to be home to at least four spirits, who knock things off shelves and perform other mischievous tricks. One spirit is said to be an "unfriendly male" who has scared many a visitor.

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Omni Shoreham Hotel

This mammoth upscale 1930 hotel is home to its fair share of haunts. In 1930, a rich family, one of the hotel's finiancial backers, moved into Room 864. Reports say that one night their nanny awoke feeling ill, suddenly collapsed, and died. A few days later their adopted daughter Helen ...

M Street Bridge

Visitors to the bridge should keep a lookout for two ghosts. One is a phantom stagecoach, which locals saw from the early 19th century to the early 20th century; the other is a drummer boy who had been knocked off-balance by a strong breeze and drowned. Witnesses say they have ...

Woodrow Wilson House

At this museum, both staff members and visitors have reported seeing President Woodrow Wilson's apparition sitting in his rocking chair. Also reported have been the sound of a man with a shiffling gait walking with a cane and the sound of a man sobbing.

Hickory Grove Chapel

Haymarket, virginia.

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 ...

Walsh Mansion - Embassy of Indonesia

Formerly the Walsh Mansion and now the Embassy of Indonesia, this 1903 mansion is believed to be haunted by Evalyn Walsh McLean, daughter of original builder Thomas J. Walsh. The mansion had 60 rooms, including a theater and a ballroom. Evalyn Walsh married publishing heir Edward Beale "Ned" McLean, whose ...

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Olde Towne Inn

A ghost called Miss Lucy is said to haunt rooms 51 through 54. She is rumored to levitate guests and frequent the tavern.

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Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

This 1925 is known for its beautiful inlaid gold decor, and also for its resident ghost. When Calvin Coolidge won the U.S. presidency, he was expected to go to his Inaugural Ball at the Mayflower Hotel. However, his son Calvin Jr. had just died of an infection, and the devastated ...

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The Octagon House

Built by Colonel John Tahoe in 1799, the historic Octagon House was used as The White House during former president Madison's term. One ghost here is the spirit of Colonel Tahoe's pregnant daughter, who died when she threw herself from the top banister. She committed suicide after finding out her ...

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Blair House

Now a complex of four connected townhouses and the official state guest housing for the President of the United States, the historic Blair House was built in 1824 for Joseph Lovell, eighth Surgeon General of the United States Army. It is said that the ghost of President Woodrow Wilson has ...

Decatur House

The ghost of war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur, Jr., is said to peer out the second-story window of his 1819 house or walk out its back door. Decatur was killed just 14 months after moving here, in a duel between himself and former friend James Barron. Ghostly weeping also can ...

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Hay–Adams Hotel

Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Marian (Clover) Hooper Adams who lived in the residence that occupied this site prior to the hotel being constructed. Mrs. Adams committed suicide by ingesting potassium cyanide. People claim to see and smell distinct scents that they attribute to her, including the smell ...

St. John's Episcopal Church

The 1816 church's President's Pew, reserved for the President of the United States, is where the hauntings are said to take place. So the story goes, when the old church bell tolls for the death of a notable person, six ghostly men in white robes appear at midnight in the ...

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The White House

A number of mysterious happenings have been reported in the White House. President Abraham Lincoln's apparition is seen in the Lincoln Bedroom and all over the White House, President Andrew Jackson is seen in the Rose Bedroom, and President William Henry Harrison is heard in the attic. Abigail Adams is ...

Lafayette Square - Presidents Park

President's Park, a.k.a. Lafayette Square, is said to be haunted by Philip Barton Key II, son of Francis Scott Key. As legend has it, in 1958 Philip Key had an affair with the wife of one of his friends, Daniel Sickles. In his rage, Sickles shot Key, who was unarmed, ...

Cutts-Madison House - Dolley Madison House

The spirit of former First Lady Dolley Madison is said to reside at her home, built in 1822 by Richard Cutts, Dolley's brother-in-law. After her husband James Madison died in 1836, Dolley lived here until her death in 1849. Although the house's next owner Rear Admiral Charles Wilkes changed things ...

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Treasury Annex

A ghostly woman in a long white dress roams the second floor, seen by several employees working late. Also experienced have been unexplained footsteps and voices, and even a toilet flushing.

Willard InterContinental

The grand hotel has had many famous guests, such as Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, General John J. Pershing, and Harry Houdini. Another renowned guest, once a U.S. president, is believed to still reside here. An apparition believed to be Ulysses S. Grant has been ...

National Theatre

Opened in 1835 originally, the theater was demolished and rebuilt in 1923. Deceased actor John McCullough's spirit has appeared here in the role of Shakespeare's Hamlet. According to local stories, the actor was murdered here in the 1880s by another actor. The ghost has been seen as far back as ...

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Old Long Bridge - 14th Street Bridge

General Edward Braddock's 1755 expedition to capture Fort Duquesne was attacked, killing or wounding 900 men, in what is now known as the Battle of the Monongahela. Rumor has it that on the anniversary of Braddock's departure near the bridge or along the nearby bluffs, the ghostly sounds of military ...

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Ford's Theatre

At this historic theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, folks say John Wilkes Booth's footsteps still can be heard running up the back stairs to the Presidential Box.

Central Park Aquatics Center

Having worked at Central Park Aquatics for almost a year now, I and any of the other employees can tell you, hands down, this place is haunted. We hear voices when the building is empty, things move around, and we hear our diving blocks being adjusted. I've worked here ...

National Museum of Crime and Punishment

On display is the Tennessee electric chair, used on 125 men from 1916 to 1960. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the men whose lives it took.

Mary Surratt's Boarding House - Wok and Roll

Notorious Lincoln conspirator Mary Surratt's former boarding house is now Wok and Roll, a Chinese restaurant, and it is said to be haunted by Mary Surratt's ghost. Witnesses have heard unintelligible murmurs, unexplained footsteps, muffled weeping and creaking floorboards.

Independence Avenue SW

This part of the avenue is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of slaves. It is the former site of two notorious slave markets: the Yellow House or Williams Slave Pen, now the FAA headquarters, and the nearby Robey Slave Pen, at the 7th Street corner. Locals have heard ...

National Building Museum

The 1887 National Building Museum is said to be haunted by ghosts who appear in an unusual way. Formerly the "Pension Building," where pensions were processed for Civil War veterans, widows, and orphans, it has 15 Corinthian brick-and-plaster columns painted to resemble black onyx. Witnesses say the colors on the ...

Caldwell Hall - Catholic University of America

A ghost story told at this historic university explains some mysterious lights and an apparition that appears in Caldwell Hall's attic window. The spirit is said to belong to a priest who took a fatal fall from the window after discovering a book on exorcism.

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Kerby Hall - Trinity Washington University

This hall is rumored to be haunted by a student who died in the late 1960s. She has been seen in both the staircase and the 5th-floor lounge, as well as in some dorm rooms.

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United States Capitol

At the U.S. Capitol, folks say that late at night, the statues in the Statuary Hall come to life and move about the room. It is also said that a black cat appears in the basement just before a national disaster occurs. The ghost of a builder who died during ...

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Fort McNair

The ghost of Mary Surrat, convicted in a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, has been seen here, presumably trying to convince fort guests of her innocence. Building 21 has an unknown spirit lingering in spirit form. Workers here have heard footsteps in the attic and have felt something behind them ...

Library of Congress

Tales are told of a ghostly police officer who haunts the stacks at the famed Library of Congress, often helping those who become lost amid the vast collection. Appearing both in uniform and in casual clothes, the officer, who often even tells people his name, is deceased sergeant. Other strange ...

Gallaudet University - MSSD

MSSD is the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. The ghost of a girl who committed suicide has been seen in the dorms, as well as another female spirit. Hoofbeats also have been felt through the campus, thought to be left over from Revolutionary War soldiers.

Lee-Fendall House

Alexandria, virginia.

The Lee-Fendall House museum, once used as a Revolutionary War hospital, is said to be haunted by female apparition in period clothing, a woman and child who appear on the back stairs, and the sound of an antique telephone. The site has been featured on an episode of TV’s Ghost ...

The John Douglass Brown House - Fawcett-Reeder House

The John Douglass Brown House, aka Fawcett-Reeder House, was built in 1772 and was allegedly visited by George Washington during his lifetime. Around the colonial home, witnesses claim to have seen apparitions of ghostly Revolutionary War-era soldiers.

Gadsby's Tavern

Gadsby's Tavern was built in the 1770s and reportedly was visited by many of the country's founding fathers. According to rumor, the tours through the historic site do not include one of its rooms, which is closed tight. Why? It's said that a lovely ghost resides there. Legend has it ...

Marine Barracks - 8th & I

The mysterious presence is said to linger around the lower parking garage, where a fatal accident involving a young child occurred. Some Marines have heard the child calling out early in the morning; others have seen a red ball rolling down a garage ramp.

Ramsay House

Ramsay House is used as a visitor information center, and originally was named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder. Witnesses claim to have seen apparitions in 18th-century clothing in the building's basement.

The Loft Gallery

Occoquan, virginia.

A haunting experience happened at The Loft Gallery in the 1990s when a painting flew off a wall. Then, one early morning in October 2006, an artist saw a glowing mist float through the gallery. Witnesses also report footsteps, creaking floors, and doors closing when no one is there.

Occoquan Inn

The apparition of a Native American man has been seen in the Occuquan Inn, built in 1810. Legend has it that the man was enamored of the owner's wife, and he was shot when the owner caught him sneaking down the stairs one night. His ghost has been seen in ...

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with so much history, there are so many haunted places in virginia to visit!

12 Haunted Places In Virginia That Will Creep You Out

June 22, 2021 //  by  Follow Me Away

So, you’re looking for some haunted places in Virginia? Well, you have come to the right place! Many of us love to be spooked, we know that we do, and with Virginia having so much history, it’s no surprise that some of that history has remained. You pretty much can’t walk in any direction without stepping on American Revolution Battlefield or a Civil War Site.

With so much history, there comes with an eerie side effect: over 170 haunted site claims. From graveyards to museums, and Castles and Hotels, we are certain that you will find your perfect haunted location to explore. You may even get some paranormal evidence of your own!

If you’re looking for some more haunted locations in Southern US, we have a haunted places in the south blog post for you to check out!

Swannanoa Palace

Swannanoa Palace, located in Afton, is know to be one of the most haunted places in Virginia. There’s said to be many spirits that wander the halls.

Swannanoa Palace is a beautiful, grand building that was built in 1912 by James H. Dooley, a millionaire, philanthropist, and Civil War Veteran. He built it as a summer house for him and his wife, Sallie Dooley. Whilst Swannanoa Palace has started to decay overtime, you can still see the artistry that has gone into making it. It took nearly 8 years and required over 300 artisans to complete the Dooley’s vision. Sallie is particular was known to absolutely adore Swannanoa Palace

Sadly, the Dooleys died in the 1920s and Swannanoa Palace was sold. It has worn many faces in its lifetime, from a country club to a university. The current owner is James Dulaney who has spent millions of dollars restoring the property and has since opened it up to visitors. Weddings, photoshoots, and paranormal investigations have all taken place as Swannanoa Palace.

The most prominent ghost that is said to be at Swannanoa Palace is Sallie Dooley herself. Her spirit is often seen walking the halls of her beloved summer home, with James Dulaney himself believes that she is still here as his cats refuse to go on the third floor. Mrs Dooley is said to have hated cats. Other spirits of groundskeepers and servants have been heard in the form of whispers.

The library is thought to be the most haunted room in the palace, but you have over fifty rooms to decided if that statement is true!

Although beautiful, Swannanoa Palace is said to be one of the most haunted places in virginia

Bacon’s Castle

Bacon’s Castle, also known as The Arthur Allen House is undoubtedly one of the most haunted places in Virginia. It also happens to be one of the oldest! Bacon’s Castle dates back to 1655 and is one of the only remaining examples of Jacobean Architecture, and Bacon’s Castle has a long enough history to fill a book. From its role in Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676, to tales of comet sightings, affairs, secret romances, hundreds of slave abuse, and raids, it’s really no surprised that some of these tortured souls remain here.

If you visit Bacon’s Castle and the beautiful gardens today, do not be surprised if you hear disembodied voices and footsteps, objects to move on their own, see floating heads or firey balls of light. Super Creepy!

Bacon's Castle dates back to 1655 and is one of the only remaining examples of Jacobean Architecture, and Bacon's Castle has a long enough history to fill a book

The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa

To stay in one of the most haunted hotels in Virginia, book a room at The Martha Washington Hotel & Spa located in Abingdon.

The hotel was originally built in 1832 by General Francis Preston as a retirement home for his family (which included 9 children). The building would later serve as a hospital for wounded soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, with romantic stories between the soldiers and nurses still being told to this day. After the Civil War, The Martha would become a woman’s college and eventually become the hotel that it is today.

Many soldiers died in the hotel during its time in the civil war, and it is said that some of their souls never left. There has been instances of disembodied voices and wails, phantom horses, and bloodstains appearing on carpets. The most well known ghost of The Martha Washington Inn is known as the ‘Yankee Sweetheart’ who romans the halls looking for her deceased lover. She has been known to appear as a ghostly white mist who has even been caught on camera. The Martha Washing Inn is definitely a great place to stay if you’re looking for the most haunted places in Virginia!

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Many soldiers died in the hotel during its time in the civil war, and it is said that some of their souls never left making it one of the most haunted places in virginia

St Albans Sanatorium

St Albans Sanatorium is known as not only as one of the most haunted places in Virginia, but the entire eastern US. The sanatorium has an absolutely horrific past, haunted by stories of abuse and mistreatment. All that is left of this place is broken children’s toys on the floor, rusty wheelchairs abandoned in corners, rusty bathrooms and decaying walls. The atmosphere at St Albans is super dark, heavy, and upsetting so is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Before it was a sanatorium, the building was actually a Lutheran boys school and was a terrible place to go as bullying was encouraged within the competitive student body. Many of the boys took their lives as a result of the bullying.

After the school was shut down, it was turned into St Albans Sanatorium in 1916 and was advertised as a more ‘idyllic’ asylum, boasting a rooftop garden, bowling alley, and a small farm.

But living conditions were far from the paradise that was advertised. The vulnerable were subjected to cruel experimental treatments which often lead them to be permanently disabled or even die from the lobotomies or induced comas. Other torture methods such as electroshock therapy and hydrotherapy were used on patients. Many would die from these treatments, or take their own lives just to escape the abuse. The sanatorium was finally closed in the 1990s after severe understaffing and unliveable conditions, which patients outnumbering staff 48 to 6,509.

Many people who have visited St Albans have reported seeing ghostly apparitions, shadow figures, and hearing footsteps during their visit. Reports of cannon fire and gun-power smoke have been said to be seen and smelt from the time when it was a site of a Civil War battle.

Many people who have visited St Albans have reported seeing ghostly apparitions, shadow figures, and hearing footsteps during their visit.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Located in Alexandria, Gadsby’s Tavern Museum makes our list of haunted places in Virginia because of the mysterious past that it has.

The story goes that in 1816, a young woman travelled to Alexandria with her husband and booked room 8 in the City Hotel. But soon after checking in, the woman’s health began to deteriorate and a few days later she was on her deathbed. Before she died, she made everyone promise not to reveal her, or her husband’s identity. Her wish was honoured and she was buried with her name listed as ‘Female Stranger’.

To this day, nobody knows who the identity of woman or her husband. And with the unknown comes speculation as to why the woman didn’t want anyone to know who she was. Theories go from a woman running away from her husband with her lover, to the woman being Theodosia Burr, the daughter of Aaron Burr.

The unnamed woman is said to still be at the museum. She is described as a gentle soul who doesn’t want to cause any harm to the living, she just wants to enjoy the beauty of the place. She is often seen in an evening gown and liked to crash events in the ballroom. She is often seen in her old room, Room 8, and in the dining room waiting to be seated – she has startled several waitresses by manifesting right in front of them!

Colonial Williamsburg Ghost Tours

If you’re looking to go on some ghost tours in Virginia, we highly recommend Colonial Ghost Tours in Williamsburg. They are ranked in the top 10 ghost tours in the US and the #1 ghost tour in Colonial Williamsburg.

The tour takes you on some of the creepiest locations in Colonial Williamsburg and lasts approximately an hour and a half, they take place at night to add the eerie feeling that you will definitely get on one of these tours!

On the tour, you will hear up to 18 ghost stories that have been carefully researched and constantly adding stories that have never been heard before. One of the places you will visit that has countless stories is the College of William & Mary, where footsteps have been heard and even apparitions have been sighted.

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Old House Woods

Virginia is known for having miles and miles of gorgeous forests have have been around for centuries. But some of them are known for being mysterious and creepy, and that is why Old House Woods has become known as one of the most haunted places in Virginia.

Nestled in Chesapeake Bay is the little town of Diggs. Branching away from Diggs is Haven Beach Road which leads to a 50 acre patch of dense pine woods and marshland. Don’t be fooled by how small it is, this small remote forest is a hub of activity with many different legends surrounding it!

The history of the woods dates back to the 1700s, where many pirates and soldiers would enter the woods seeking refuge amongst the trees. There was once an abandoned home there known as The Frannie Knight House which, even back then, was known to be haunted! There were tales of it setting itself on fire and putting itself back out again, only for it to catch fire and burn to the ground.

Supposedly, there is a large amount of treasure buried somewhere in these woods, and there have been many sightings of ghost ships and figures in the water and amongst the trees. There have even been accounts of skeletons in armour walking up to visitors in the woods asking where their ship is. If that doesn’t send a shiver down your spine, I have no idea what will!

Old House woods has a bizarre history of sightings of skeletons in armour!

Wise County Orphanage

Just past 9619 Turkey Branch Road lies the abandoned Wise County Orphanage on Suffolk Road. It is known as one of the most haunted places in Virginia, and it seriously gives us the creeps!

The building was abandoned in the 1920s after serving as an orphanage for abandoned and orphaned children. It has since been left the crumble and decay, with nature claiming it back as its own over the years. From the outside, it even looks like your typical haunted house!

Not much is known about the Wise County Orphanage other than the ghosts that were left behind once it was abandoned. Daring explorers have said they have heard disembodied giggling of children, bouncing balls, and seen floating lights. From a distance, ghostly figures have been seen in the windows of the orphanage. Seriously creepy!

Virginia Beach locals will warn you not the stop on Elbow Road, as over the years it has become known as one of the most haunted places in Virginia Beach.

The story goes that a restless spirit walks Elbow Road searching for her home. This spirit has become known as Mrs. Woble, who is said to have been murdered and her body never recovered. Drivers on Elbow Road have spotted an old woman, bloodied and battered, walking on the road searching for her home.

There are also tales of a second spirit on Elbow Road of a little girl who drowned in a nearby lake. It is said that if you stop on Elbow Road at night and sit on the hood of your car, wet footprints of a child will appear walking towards you! Are you brave enough to try that out?

Elbow road has many terrifying stories that make it one of the most haunted places in virginia

The Winery at LaGrange

Located in Haymarket, The Winery at LaGrange is know for it’s mischievous spirits and has subsequently become known as one of the most haunted places in northern Virginia.

The staff are very aware of the spirits at LaGrange, and have several traditions that they do in order to honour them. On the mantel behind the tasting room counter, you will see a glass of wine that is never empty. If the wine gets moved, then the internet goes out. The wine glass is filled daily, but the wine in it seems to disappear more quickly that simple evaporation allows. The wine glass is an offering to Benoni Harrison, who was once a past owner.

There is also the story of one of the children who used to live at LaGrange and the soldiers. The child is thought to be Mary Harrison, who would bring food and supplies to a solider in the woods. She would signal that it was safe by lighting a candle in the parlour room window. Today, there is an electronic candle kept in the room to honour her which is often found turned on even though nobody has touched it. Unusually, the current owner says they are unable to have any trees in the Parlour window as they are always found lying on the ground the morning after they put them up.

The bottom level at The Winery at LaGrange used to be a cellar, and is now is a beautiful seating area for guests, but it is thought to be the most haunted part of LaGrange. Shadow figures have been seen, along with hearing voices and wine glasses clinking together when nobody was there!

Even though the experiences at The Winery at LaGrange, the owners say they mean no harm and are just mischievous who like to pass their time by playing tricks on unsuspecting guests.

Ferry Plantation House

The Ferry Plantation House dates back to 1642, but the house that stands today was built in 1830 after the previous house burnt down. With such a long history, there is no surprise that so many ghosts haunt the house, making it one of the most haunted places in Virginia Beach.

When visiting Ferry Plantation House, there a number of spirits that you could run into. Victims of a 1830 shipwreck are said to still be here, as well as a painter who used to own the house, a former lady of the house who tragically died by falling down the stairs, a former slave named Henry, and Sally Rebecca Walke who mourns her confederate solider fiance. It’s a little crowded here!

Visitors of the house have heard footsteps and voices in their ears. Some have also seen apparitions of ghostly figures in the halls!

Captain Timothy Hill House

Located on Chincoteague Island, the Captain Timothy Hill House gets its name for being one of the haunted places in Virginia from the tragic story of Timothy Hill and his family.

The house was built in the 1800s and is the oldest house on the island. The house avoided demolition in 1980 when the owners moved it from it’s original location, but the story of the home’s past can still be felt by visitors.

The story that lead the house to be haunted is that of Captain Timothy Hill and his daughter, Jennie. Timothy Hill is said to have favoured Jennie and wanted her to marry a wealthy-man, but she fell in love with her childhood friend, Tom Freeman. Timothy Hill refused to allow the marriage, and this is where the details get unclear. Somehow, Timothy Hill ends up shooting Jennie and his wife in a field. Whilst the wife recovered, Jennie never did and tragically died from her injuries. Tom ended up taking his own life.

It is believed that Jennie is still in the house, searching for Tom. She has been seen in the form of apparitions many times!

It is believed that Jennie is still in the house, searching for Tom. She has been seen in the form of apparitions many times!

And that is our list of haunted places in Virginia! We hope that you have found the perfect place to visit. If you’re looking for a scare, these places are bound to deliver.

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Most Haunted Places in Virginia Guide

  • The Boxwood Inn  (Newport News VA)
  • Glencoe Inn  (Portsmouth VA)
  • The Natural Bridge Hotel  (Natural Bridge VA)
  • First Landing State Park  (Virginia Beach VA)
  • Old House Woods  (Diggs VA)
  • Ferry Plantation House  (Virginia Beach VA)
  • George Wythe House  (Williamsburg VA)
  • Ball’s Bluff Battlefield  (Leesburg VA)
  • Cold Harbor Battlefield  (Mechanicsville VA)
  • Clifton Haunted Trail  (Clifton VA)

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Haunted Hotels in Virginia

Haunted hotels in Virginia - Historic Boxwood Inn

1. The Boxwood Inn 

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Staying at this stunningly luxurious bed and breakfast in Newport News VA will transport you back to the late 1800s, when this classic southern mansion was built.

Simon Curtis and his wife Nannie were the first owners of this house , but Nannie is said to be the benevolent specter at the center of our story. 

This haunted house  in Virginia was on the brink of demolition before the Lucas family bought it in 1995.

During its restoration, Mrs. Lucas broke a nail and exclaimed that she needed an emery board. When she turned around, there was a nail file right there ready for her to use.

To test her luck, she exclaimed that she needed $100. Almost immediately she felt as if she’d stepped on something, and found a gold tooth stuck to her shoe. When she took it to a local pawn shop, she was given $100 dollars for it. 

These kind acts were thought to be Nannie’s way of thanking the new owners for rescuing the haunted house . But Nannie is reportedly not the only spirit hanging around the place!

The subject of several reported hauntings in Virginia , the home has created claims of new batteries draining too fast, doors being knocked on in the mornings, and an elderly gentleman with a cane wandering the halls. 

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Haunted Hotels Virginia - Glencoe Inn

2. Glencoe Inn 

If you visit Portsmouth VA, you can stay the night at this delightful Victorian-era B&B/ Inn , which was built in 1890 and overlooks the Elizabeth River. 

The Glencoe Inn has a beautiful rose garden that is allegedly still tended by the spirit of an elderly lady.

It has been said that when this lady enters the house, she brings with her an overwhelming scent of roses that fills the main hall.

This has reportedly happened even in the depths of winter , when the scent of rose is very much out of season!

Recent guests of the Inn have also reported seeing the apparitions of other Virginia ghosts around the hotel .

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Natural Bridge Historic Hotel in Natural Bridge VA

3. The Natural Bridge Hotel

Located about 14 miles south of Lexington VA , the Natural Bridge is a 215-foot tall stone bridge in a picturesque limestone gorge that was carved out over countless centuries by Cedar Creek.

Now protected as Natural Bridge State Park , the 157-acre parcel of land was originally purchased by Thomas Jefferson in 1774. The bridge itself is said to have a “GW” carved into its base by George Washington. 

Jefferson built a 2-room log cabin to be used as his personal getaway , and in 1833 the subsequent owner built the Forest Inn to keep up with the area’s growing demand for lodging. 

By the 1880s there was a resort on the property, which was eventually expanded into what is now the Natural Bridge Hotel. 

But local legends suggest the previous hotel owner went insane and murdered his wife and children there. Ever since then, visitors have reported seeing apparitions of the man and his family wandering the hotel’s halls. 

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Haunted Forests in Virginia

Haunted places in VA - First Landing State Park

4. First Landing State Park

Located in Virginia Beach, First Landing State Park is the site where the first English colonists arrived in the New World in 1607.

It’s hardly surprising that this is the most visited Virginia State Park , with its 20 miles of hiking trails and 1.5 miles of Chesapeake Bay beachfront. 

The park also has its fair share of scary folklore , and some locals claim its maritime forest is one of the most haunted places in Virginia Beach.  

Famous pirate Blackbeard and his shipmates are said to have hidden out here, burying their treasure along the beach before fleeing into the state of North Carolina .

But their treasure has never been unearthed, and some say that Blackbeard’s spirit (which sometimes appears headless ) now roams the park, guarding his hidden treasure. 

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Haunted Forest in Virginia - Old House Woods 

5. Old House Woods 

Deemed by no less an authority than the Virginia Department of Forestry to be one of the most haunted places in VA, Old House Woods is steeped in spooky stories and terrifying legends . 

The forest along the Chesapeake Bay is dense, with barely a peek of the sky visible from deep within it. It is said that these haunting woods have seen their share of robberies and murders through the centuries. 

It’s called Old House Woods because there was an old house  right at the heart of the forest back in the late 1700s.

After being abandoned, the house allegedly caught fire spontaneously, then extinguished itself just as quickly.  Years later, the house finally burned to the ground, leaving behind its ghostly inhabitants. 

Visitors to the area have claimed to see everything from British Revolutionary War soldiers mining for gold  and ghost ships floating in the distance to a headless cow!

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Haunted Houses in Virginia

Haunted Houses in Virginia - Ferry Plantation House

6. Ferry Plantation House 

In 1642, the Ferry Plantation was named for the Ferry Boat Service that ran across the Lynnhaven River. The house that stands there now was built in 1828 by George and Elizabeth MacIntosh, using bricks from the original manor house. 

It stands on land that was cleared by indigenous people back in the 1500s. Since then, the property has seen a tumultuous history that included  witch trials, the enslavement of African people, shipwrecks, and other tragedies. 

So it’s hardly surprising to learn that this is thought to be one of VA’s most haunted sites, with a reported ghost count that currently stands at 11.

There’s Sally Rebecca Walke, an enslaved African woman, who lost her fiancé to war. She planted a magnolia tree in his memory and is still reportedly seen wandering the gardens in mourning. 

Then there’s ghost of Henry, an enslaved man, whose spirit has been seen coming up from the house’s basement and kneeling on the kitchen floor as if he was doing some kind of chore. 

Other reported hauntings include the ghosts of shipwrecked souls, an artist painting at the top of the stairs, and the spirits of many children who lost their lives too early.

The Ferry Plantation House offers one of the best haunted tours in Virginia, and spooky sleepovers are also available!

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Haunted Williamsburg Virginia - Wythe House

7. George Wythe House 

If you ever find yourself in Colonial Williamsburg, don’t miss a chance to visit the George Wythe House.

Built in the 1750s, this National Historic Landmark  was the home of George Wythe, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. 

On guided tours of this haunted Williamsburg VA building, visitors can get a sense of what 18th century life in America was like for both free and enslaved people. Those hoping for a more paranormal experience won’t be disappointed, either. 

George Wythe was murdered with arsenic at the age of 79 by his scheming grand-nephew, George Sweeney , and some visitors say that he still haunts the building.

Others are more convinced by the apparition of Lady Ann Skipwith. She fled for the Wythe House one night after having a row with her husband, but she broke and lost her shoe along the way.

When she got to the house, she fell on the steps, and is said to have died there from her injuries. She has since been seen admiring herself in a mirror and searching for lost shoe. 

There are plenty of other ghoulish Williamsburg stories to keep ghost-hunters busy and spookily satisfied!

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Haunted Battlefields in Virginia

Haunted VA - Balls Bluff Battlefield

8. Ball’s Bluff Battlefield 

On October 20, 1861, a Civil War battle at Ball’s Bluff ended in a lopsided victory for the Confederate Army.

There were over 1,000 Union casualties to just 155 Confederate ones. 

Although there is plenty here to occupy history lovers and those seeking hiking trails or a great spot for  camping , there’s also rumored to be plenty of supernatural activity to watch and listen out for 

There are 54 soldiers buried at the National Cemetery, and not all of them are believed to be resting in peace.

Visitors have reported startling sights of uniformed Civil War specters wandering the park at night.

So unless ghastly ghosts are your idea of a good time, you might want to rethink that Ball’s Bluff camping experience!

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Most haunted place in Virginia - Cold Harbor Battlefield

9. Cold Harbor Battlefield 

The Battle of Cold Harbor (which lasted from May 31 to June 12, 1864) saw another win for the Confederates, with over 12,000 Union casualties and around 4,000 Confederate casualties. 

If you’re searching for haunted places in Richmond VA, the Cold Harbor Battlefield should be #1 on your itinerary, but keep in mind that the park closes as darkness falls.

This park encompasses 50 acres that include a network of hiking trails , Civil War trenches, rifle pits, and a National Cemetery.

Cold Harbor Battlefield is widely considered one of the most haunted battlefields in the country. Of all the haunted attractions in Virginia , this has to be one of the most creepy sites.

It is said that a mysterious fog encircles the Civil War battlefield , often rising and dissipating just as quickly.

The ghost of a little girl supposedly haunts the cemetery and Garthright House, which is right across the road. 

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Haunted Trails in Virginia

Haunted Trails in Virginia - Clifton Haunted Trail

10. Clifton Haunted Trail

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Located 10 miles east of Manassas, Clifton VA is a Civil War-era Virginia town that saw many bloody battles.

A number of the small town’s buildings and residences are said to be haunted, but the weirdest thing to come out of Clifton is the legend of “ The Bunny Man .”

This creepy figure is said to haunt a  Virginia bridge  called the Colchester Overpass, which was used by the Southern Railway . 

There are myriad versions of the story, with variations on the Bunny Man’s name, motives, weapons, victims, etc. But he’s generally believed to be responsible for the deaths of two children, as well as the mutilations of a number of animals. 

Two reports about the Bunny Man were made to Fairfax County Police in 1970, but both investigations were eventually closed for lack of evidence.

Today, the Clifton Haunted Trail is visited by thousands of people every Halloween, and the Bunny Man (or at least someone who looks like him) is virtually guaranteed to make an appearance.   -by Emma Gallagher

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Stay on marked trails, take only pictures, pack out your trash, and be considerate of others who share the trails and parks you explore. 

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Born in Britain, writer/photographer Emma Gallagher lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC on a permaculture homestead with her husband, Jonathon. While traveling the world for 13 years, she fell in love with the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge region when she lived at an artist retreat in Burnsville NC before moving to Brevard. Today Emma lives near Stone Mountain State Park and Doughton Park volunteers at the Surry County Fiddlers Convention, and cares for the gardens at the Reeves Downtown School of Music in Elkin. She's also a volunteer for the Elkin Valley Trails Association, which maintains segment 6 of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail.

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    The Martha Hotel & Spa—Abingdon. For an overnight stay in a haunted house, book a room at The Martha Hotel & Spa in Abingdon. The building served as a hospital for wounded soldiers from both sides during the Civil War, and many unfortunately never left the hospital to return home. The Martha is said to be haunted by a few of these phantoms ...

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    Find a haunted house near you by state, city, zip code, rate, review and share all types of haunted houses, hayrides and everything Halloween. Hauntworld rates and reviews more haunted houses than any other website on the web now featuring over 200 haunted house reviews and over 5000 haunted attractions. Find a haunted house to hayride near you.

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    Today, the manor is part of the Margaret Paxton Memorial Learning and Resource Campus and operates as a Haunted House called "Shocktober" during the Halloween Season. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in December of 1979 and a Virginia Landmark that same year.

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    These are the most recent ghost sightings in Virginia. Suffolk, Virginia - As a teenager I lived in a house in the Wonderland Forest neighborhood that was near Driver. On the map it's in the northern area of the Dismal Swamp. My stepfather said that over the years roommates and tenants had always spotted paranormal beings, ...

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    These are Virginia's most unique haunted attractions, and they don't say that lightly. Madame Redrums is a 4-story, 9,700-square-foot haunted mill located in an authentic 18th century "actively" haunted mill. They are a high-scare, sensory-overload experience that is not suitable for children under the age of 12.

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    Lee-Fendall House Alexandria, Virginia 19.3 miles from Reston, VA. The Lee-Fendall House museum, once used as a Revolutionary War hospital, is said to be haunted by female apparition in period clothing, a woman and child who appear on the back stairs, and the sound of an antique telephone. The site has been featured on an episode of TV's ...

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    Official Website For just three weekends in October, Shenandoah Caverns in Virginia hosts American Fright Night. Starting October 13, the 40,000 sq ft space of The American Celebration on Parade Museum is transformed into a place where you'll find your deepest fears brought to life!

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    Swannanoa Palace, located in Afton, is know to be one of the most haunted places in Virginia. There's said to be many spirits that wander the halls. Swannanoa Palace is a beautiful, grand building that was built in 1912 by James H. Dooley, a millionaire, philanthropist, and Civil War Veteran. He built it as a summer house for him and his wife ...

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  23. Haunted Attractions

    This year, Virginia Beach has tons of great Haunted Attractions, including Zombie Shootouts, where you'll fight the undead, Ghost Tours, where you'll meet Virginia Beach's dearly departed, and of course classic haunted houses, where big scares wait around every corner - there's big frights in store for all of Virginia Beach this Halloween!