The most haunted houses in America are filled with stories of ghost apparitions, paranormal activity, and strange occurrences.
The haunted houses in this list have been the setup where many murders, accidental deaths, and other tragedies have taken place.
Now, you may be wondering, why would anyone want to visit these terrifying grounds with such ominous pasts? The answer is simple – some travelers love learning all about the history and culture of these real-life haunted houses. Others are simply drawn to the supernatural.
So, if you want to go on a ghost hunting adventure, here are some of the spookiest places to visit this Halloween.
1. The Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, MA
Do you believe in ghosts? Well, you might if you pay a visit to the Lizzie Borden House, one of America’s most haunted houses.
This spooky home is known for being the site of one of America’s most infamous unsolved murders. In 1892, Lizzie Borden was accused and later acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother in Fall River, Massachusetts.
Lizzie died of pneumonia in 1927, but today, her spirit is rumored to roam around the house she once lived in. Visitors and neighbors report all sorts of paranormal activity including objects moving by themselves, lights turning off and on without anyone touching them, strange voices coming out of nowhere, and screams coming from the bedrooms where the crimes were committed.
If you’re not afraid to (potentially) come face to face with the paranormal, spend the night at The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast Museum. You can even book stay in the same room Lizzie’s stepmom met her untimely death.
2. The Sallie House, Atchison, KS
According to legend, the Sallie House in Atchison, Kansas is haunted by a little girl who passed away after the owner of the house performed an appendectomy before the anesthesia had time to kick in. During the 90s, a family that lived in the Sallie House reported seeing all sorts of creepy paranormal activity, from flying objects, scratching, and loud noises. If you’re looking for an unforgettable adrenaline rush, the mysterious Sallie House offers overnight stays that cost about $150 per person.
3. House of the Seven Gables, Salem, Massachusetts
Don’t mind feeling like someone (or something) is watching every move you make? Then you’re going to love going on a spooky tour at the House of the Seven Gables, in Salem, Massachusetts.
The House of the Seven Gables is more than just a memorable stop in Salem, home of the 1692 Salem witch trials. This colonial mansion served as inspiration for Nathaniel Hawthorne’s captivating Gothic novel, The House of the Seven Gables.
This Colonial-style architecture wonderland was built by Captain John Turner in 1668. But despite the beautiful sash windows and the lovely 17th century façade, the house is brimming with stories of creepy ghostly presences, creepy noises and ghost sightings. If you’re not scared yet, then maybe one of their creepy ghost tours will change your mind.
4. Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana
The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana is one of the most famous. It’s also one of the scariest!
Known as one of the most famous haunted house in America, The Myrtles Plantation has been featured on TV, movies and books for decades.
Rumor has it that the plantation was built on top of a Native American burial ground and according to reports, there are at least 12 different ghosts roaming in the premises, including a slave named Chloe who ended up losing her ear after getting caught eavesdropping. But Chloe retaliated against her master and poisoned a birthday cake that ended up killing his daughters.
There are many other legends and ghost stories in the mansion, so book a stay at Myrtles Bed & Breakfast or go on one of their famous Mystery tours to learn more. You’ll hear about all of the strange occurrences that have happened over the years in these mysterious grounds.
So what are you waiting for? Plan your next road trip and visit these haunted places in America! Who knows? You might just find a ghost or two (or three)!