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Pennsylvania Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -Pennsylvania has a rich haunted history, and there's lots of houses across the state that are truly haunted by spirits who haven't quite left the living world yet. Whether you're looking for some real scares this Halloween Season, or you're simply fascinated by Pennsylvania's haunted history, you'll want to check out Pennsylvania Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across Pennsylvania that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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  •   Hill-Physick-Keith House Philadelphia, PA
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    This home was built in 1786 and served as the home of Philip Syng Physick, aka the “Father of American Surgery.” Dr. Physick lived in the home with his wife Elizabeth Emlen Physick until they separated in 1815. Dr. Physick continued living there alone until his death in 1837. Today the home is a museum, but it is said to be haunted by the wife he separated from. Witnesses can account... Read More

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    This house was built in 1740 and served as the residence for Lydia Powell and her husband. In the 1940's it became an inn/restaurant. Some say Lydia Powell did not want to leave the property and was forced to sell it. She also engaged in poltergeist activity. Many believe she continues to haunt the property. Some have reported seeing the chandeliers move, sightings of apparitions in the... Read More

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  •   Baleroy Mansion Chestnut Hill, PA
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    Built in 1911, the stone house is said to be the most haunted house in America with many well-documented accounts of haunted events. Haunting incidences include lights going on and off on their own as well as other events involving electricity like the alarm system activating and calling in the police. One of the most haunting aspects about the house is in the Blue Room where a blue... Read More

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  • Hill View Manor New Castle, PA
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    At one time this historic manor was a home for the insane. It began operation in 1926 and countless suicides have been committed here until it closed its doors in 2004. People claim spirits continue to exist here. There's the spirit of a little boy, and it is said to be responsible for people passing shortly after they see him. There are others who claim to have experienced full-body... Read More

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  •   Jennie Wade House Gettysburg, PA
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    The Jennie Wade House is now a tourist attraction that sports a bullet hole in one of its doors, where Jennie Wade herself was shot by a stray bullet that entered her home during the Battle of Gettysburg. Stories say that women who put their finger through the hole will soon be proposed marriage, a gift from Jennie herself, who was killed before she had the chance to get married. Read More

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  •   Grumblethorpe Germantown, PA
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    The property was built in 1744 and served as a summer residence for merchant and wine importer John Wister. During the Battle of Germantown, British General James Agnew occupied the house as his headquarters in September of 1777. General Agnew ended up wounded and died in the front parlor. Today people say his spirit haunts the place as the blood stain from his wound continues to be... Read More

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  •   Hag of Pine Street Philadelphia, PA
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    It is said that an elderly woman who died in her home on Pine Street continues to haunt the streets of Society Hill. Accounts include seeing her look out her home window as well as seeing her yelling and swiping her cane at young people. Others claim to have heard screams and groaning coming from the house. The home remained vacant for many years as result of the haunting claims. Read More

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  •   Haldeman Mansion Bainbridge, PA
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    This mansion dates back to the 1740's and was purchased by John Haldeman in 1812, who enlarged the home. His son, Samuel Steman Haldeman, was a renowned scientist honored by Charles Darwin for his contribution to the famous book "The Origin of the Species" and by Daniel Webster for his help on the dictionary. Paranormal investigators have reported collecting several EVP recording from... Read More

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  •   Selma Mansion Norristown, PA
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    This Federal-style mansion dates back to 1794 and is believed to be haunted by members of the various families who onced resided and died here. There have been reports of eerie sounds, disembodied voices and various poltergeist-type activities. A Pennsylvania state historical marker, authorized by the state's Historical and Museum Commission, stands on site today. Read More

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  •   Bishop White House Philadelphia, PA
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    This was the home of Bishop White, a chaplain to the Second Constitutional Convention and the U.S. Senate in the late 1700s. In 1793 when the Yellow Fever epidemic was occurring Bishop White sent his family to live here. Fortunately, he and his family survived the epidemic, but his neighbor Dr. Rush did not. Paranormal experiences include sightings of an elderly housekeeper's apparition... Read More

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  • Brinton Lodge Douglassville, PA
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    This haunted house was built in the early 18th century. It originated as a one-bedroom tavern that later turned into a summer house, gentlemen's club, and more recently as a bar and restaurant. Now standing as a house museum, the property is recognized as one of the top haunt sites in PA. It is said to have at least five spirits who roam the winding hallways, twisting staircases, and... Read More

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  •   Betsy Ross House Philadelphia, PA
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    Sitting several blocks away from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, this was the home of Betsy Ross - the woman who designed and sewed the first American flag. The front part of the home was built around 1740 and Ross is said to have resided there with her third husband. Visitors to the historic home have reported accounts of seeing her ghost crying at the foot of the bed in the... Read More

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    This historic home, also known as the Bolton Mansion, consits of four connected structures that were built between 1687 and 1790. It currently operates as a museum and is believed to be haunted. The home was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. Read More

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    The Pen Ryn Estate has history and has been visited by historic figures like Benjamin Franklin, Francis Hopkinson (signer of the Declaration of Independence), and Benjamin West (famous colonial portrait painter). It was a place for people to find tranquility away from the hustle of the city. Many believe the property remains haunted by the ghost of Robert Bickley and a female spirit who... 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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  •   Henryville House Henryville, PA
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    A beautiful hotel once stood on this site and was well known as a haunted house when it sat unused for years. It has been reported that at least 9 different ghosts resided there, including 5 women, 3 men and a child. The spirits were said to be quite friendly and are believed to be gone now that the building has been torn down. It is also believed that there is a Native American burial... Read More

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  •   Keith House Horsham, PA
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    The Keith House is also known as Graeme Park and dates back to the 1700's.There are several ghosts that are said to reside here, including Elizabeth "Maggie" Graeme, a ghost who may be her husband, and a servant without a head. Read More

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  •   1217 Marion Street Dunmore, PA
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    This 1901 Victorian house is said to be "slightly haunted," according to prior owners. When it went up for sale in 2014 that is also how it was advertised. The owners have claimed hearing unexplanable foosteps, strange knocking, the sound of a scream in the middle of the night, and a ghostly face that would appear in the bathroom mirrror. 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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  •   Welles House Wilkes Barre, PA
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    Strange deaths and tragedies have occurred at the Welles House, a property that's been compared to that of the Amityville Horror house. The home was originally built for industrialist Augustus C. Laning. Odd occurrences of death include Laning's nephew being killed there during a fire when lightening striked the barn. It ignited a fire, and left his nephew trapped under the body of a... Read More

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  •   The Montrose House Montrose, PA
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    The original building that once stood here operated as a jail, funeral home, and then a schoolhouse. It burned down in the 1920's and the building that stands today was completed in 1926. It is said to be haunted by a ghostly little boy who has been spotted in the halls and enjoys playing tricks, room #5 is his favorite. He is known to knock on doors in the middle of the night before... Read More

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