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Haunted Army Posts & Battle Grounds in Pennsylvania

Across ##Region##, there are numerous abandoned and retired Army Posts and Battle Grounds that are haunted by soldiers of years gone by. If you love local history as much as you love Haunt Seeking, then you'll want to check out one of STATE's Haunted Army Posts and Battle Grounds, many of which are open to the public, and some of which even offer educational guided tours!
 
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  •   Valley Forge King of Prussia, PA
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    Although no physical battle was fought here, the battle against elements, low morale, and hunger was a fierce one and many believe that those who lost that fight still linger the area to this day. Visitors to the park have described seeing men in army clothing and some have reported seeing what appears to be a man hanging from a tree. Read More

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  •   Tillie Pierce House Inn Gettysburg, PA
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    Named after Matilda J. "Tillie" Pierce, the inn is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Tillie lived at the inn during the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. She watched the Union army come through the town, she provided soldiers with food and water, she even assisted nurses and doctors caring for wounded soldiers. Her account of the historic event is documented in a book she wrote called... Read More

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  •   Farnsworth House Inn Gettysburg, PA
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    The original part of this house was built in 1810. It was a house of shelter for the Confederate sharpshooters. At the time of the three-day conflict a civilian - a little girl - died during battle after she was accidentally shot. After battle, the house served as a hospital. Today the property is believed to be haunted by dozens of ghost, including that of a nurse named Mary. The... Read More

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  •   Brandy River Chadds Ford, PA
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    The area is also known as Brandywine River is where the Battle of Brandywine took place. The American Army, led by Washington fought the British Army, led by General Howe in September of 1777. Washington believed the area was secured and he and his troops were ready for the British, however, the British had better tactic to invading the area and out maneuvered Washington. Today the area... Read More

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  • Gettysburg Battlefield Gettysburg, PA
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    The Gettysburg Battlefield is a historic place where the Civil War occurred. When the land was battleground in 1863, it resulted in 51,000 casualties and thousands more were injured. It's a place visited for its history, but also for its haunts. It is believe to be one of the most haunted places in Pennslyvania. Paranormal teams have detected what appears to be a Union soldier... Read More

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  •   USS Olympia Philadelphia, PA
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    The USS Olympia was a cruiser in operation from 1895 until 1922 for the Navy. It is now held at the Independence Seaport Museum, but its violent past as a warship leaves many to believe it is haunted. Witnesses have reported seeing shadowy forms and apparitions, and hearing unexplained voices. The USS Olympia remains as the oldest steel warship afloat in the world. Read More

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  •   Jean Bonnet Tavern Bedford, PA
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    In the 1740s, it was a French outpost and by the 1750s, it was war headquarters. By the 1760s, it turned into a tavern. The tavern is believed to host several spirits. Several people were hanged here and many say their spirits continue to wander the property as there have been reports of apparition sightings, cold spots, strange occurences with the lights, and photographic images... Read More

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  •   Cliveden - Benjamin Chew House Philadelphia, PA
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    This historic mansion in Germantown has seen some of the bloodiest battles in history. This was the grounds of the Battle of Germantown that took place in 1777 where many were killed. The home was built from 1763 to 1767 for Benjamin Chew. The Chew family continued to live in the home for several generations, until 1972. It is now said to be haunted with several spirits. Considering... Read More

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  •   Thornbury Farm West Chester, PA
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    Thornbury Farm is the site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine occurred. During the battle, there were so many Americans shot and bayoneted that it was said the blood flowed over two miles to the Brandywine. In addition to there being ghosts of those who may have battled here, the most famous ghost here is that of a little girl who could be heard crying in one of the... Read More

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  •   Fort Mifflin Philadelphia, PA
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    Also known previously as Fort Island Battery and Mud Island Fort, the area sits on Mud Island and served as a fort during the American Revolutionary War. It is believed to be haunted by Colonial soldiers. Numerous sightings have occurred including that of soldiers cleaning their guns and other sightings of soldiers. There's also reports of having heard sounds reflective of that... Read More

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  •   Phillips' Ranger Monument Northwest of Saxton, PA
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    During the Revolutionary War a battle occurred on these grounds. It was the Iroquois who fought on behalf of the British. The rangers were outnumbered by the natives and eventually surrendered. Many of the rangers were tortured and then slaughtered while tied to trees. Many say their spirits continue to exist here, and they make there presence known especially on the anniversary of... Read More

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