14 Downright Creepy U.S. Landmarks to Help You Get into the Halloween Spirit


To help you get into the Halloween ‘spirit,’ the city guide app Foursquare has put together a fright-filled list of 13 places across the country that are haunted, abandoned, or downright spooky:

16629655_CFlGfHrJjxFY4GiPZbYI27q2u7vZ_EzHSbutASRAMd8· Lafayette Square Park, Washington, DC
“Lafayette Square Park is known as the most haunted site in Washington, DC. Take a two hour walking ghost tour and learn about the spirits of the Capitol.” – Stephen MillerYrfKcHkHt4_nDFiH_YZXyFKn6U_5vPEOgTAwsUIvaqA

· Hotel Provincial, New Orleans, LA
“Formerly a confederate hospital, maids have reported seeing the ghosts of soldiers and surgeons from the era.” – Geoffrey Gauchet

· Mounds Theatre, Saint Paul, MN
“Constructed in 1922, the Mounds Theatre hosted silent movies and live entertainment until its closure in 1967. It is rumored to be the home of three resident ghosts.” -History


· Hotel Savoy, Kansas City, MO
“Oldest continuously operating hotel west of the Mississippi and haunted by at least 2 ghosts. Betsy Ward haunts room 505, she died in the bathtub there. The other ghost is Fred Lightner.” -Trina Beana

· King’s Tavern, Natchez, MS
“Haunted by a serving girl named Madeline who was murdered here in the late 1700’s. She was sleeping with the owner of the tavern and the wife had her killed. Her body was found bricked up in fireplace.” – Trina Beana VGbfV1mLL07P7SI9N8C9HnlGYvA9NDvMMVHOcTgoWFY

· Reynolda Gardens, Winston-Salem, NC
“Reports of a lady appearing on the grounds, trails, and by lake preceded or followed by deep cold. Believed to be the spirit of Katharine Reynolds. Source Book: ‘Ghosts Of The Triad’ – Renegar/Spease” – Eugene Sims

· Landmark Tavern, New York, NY
“The Tavern opened in 1868 and is said to be haunted by a Confederate Civil War veteran who, knifed in a fight, staggered up to the second floor to die in a bathtub that’s still there.” – History

· Merchant’s House Museum4828648_PUbt5gozYoL3vhXp6R0gdTqj6Onh5RWh5voWmbnooiM, New York, NY
“An immaculate look into the personal domestic lives of the 19th century cultural elite, but the ghost of Tredwell’s daughter, Gertrude–a lonely, sheltered spinster–still haunts the place.” – Curbed

· Ellis Island, New York, NY
“Do a hard hat tour of the abandoned hospital complex. You won’t regret it.”- Kathryn Phillips 1329920_TuvQ7z75n-eXng90YPec46wACS4ypyfLfN-GhTiTdjw

· Bannerman Island (Pollepel Island), New York, NY
“Castles? In New York? Why, yes! These ruins are a must, built by the Bannerman family as warehouse facility for their military surplus business in 1901. Get there by boat or kayak, tours available.” – Untapped Cities

· IRT Subway – City Hall (Abandoned), New York, NY
“This station is closed to the public but you can get a peek at it by taking a ride on a City Hall bound 6 train. Don’t get off on the ‘last stop’ at City Hall. Look for the station on the right side.” – Ryan Wurtz

· Eastern State PenitentiarywQ21nSrTFncg9rnMRbPEak6k-Dx0vf4Fyumu6o5Zpiw, Philadelphia, PA
“It’s said that lingering spirits still haunt the cells of this National Historic Landmark in Philadelphia. Make your way through one of America’s most haunted prisons for a chilling experience!” – visitPA
· La Carafe, Houston, TX
“Grab a candlelit table and see if you can hear the ghost of Carl, a dearly departed bartender, rattling around upstairs.” – The Wall Street Journal

Although The Queen Mary didn’t make Foursquare’s list, California Life found out the Long Beach landmark definitely has a spooky side.

Check out our story below to find out why some say the ship is one of the most haunted places in the world!