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New Jersey Real Haunted Houses - Houses That are Truly Haunted

Looking for some REAL scares? You're in luck -New Jersey 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 New Jersey's haunted history, you'll want to check out New Jersey Haunted Houses's database of real haunted houses across New Jersey that are filled with thrills, chills, and scares year round!
 
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  • Seven Stars Tavern Pilesgrove, NJ
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    The Seven Stars Tavern was a popular bar for travelers in the 18th century, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also quite hosted, with guests reporting the phantoms of several long dead men. One such spirit is Peter Louderback, who allegedly buried his valuables in the ground outside so that the British would not pilfer them during the Revolution and now... Read More

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  •   Collings-Knight House Oaklyn, NJ
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    This home dates back to the 19th Century and was built by Edward Zane Collings. It is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures, disembodied voices and footsteps. Read More

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  •   Proprietary House Perth Amboy, NJ
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    Built between 1762 and 1764, the Proprietary House was once home to William Franklin, the last Royal Governor of New Jersey and illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. The building suffered massive damage in a mysterious fire around the time of the Revolutionary War; it was later repaired and briefly flourished as a hotel before the War of 1812 killed local tourism. It was since changed... Read More

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  •   White Hill Mansion Fieldsboro, NJ
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    "During the Revolutionary War, New Jersey was a site for massive devastation in the colonies. A local patriot and business man, Robert Field, was head of the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. Field drowned in the Delaware River in 1775 under suspicious circumstances. He left his young wife Mary to care for their home and defend it... Read More

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  •   Dey Mansion Wayne, NJ
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    Built in the 1700s, Dey (pronounced “dye”) mansion has seen activity for over 260 years. Known as Bloomsbury manor at the time of the Revolution, the house played a vital role as it served as Washington’s headquarters twice in 1780. It was during one of his stays at the house that Washington received news that the French allies had arrived in July of 1780. Although there has not... Read More

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  •   Van Wickle House Somerset, NJ
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    This home was the wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but the two unfortunately died on the same day the house was given to them. (March 3rd, 1757.) They are buried on a hill nearby, underneath some trees. The location is believed to be haunted by the two and some other spirits. People have reported seeing apparitions, flying doilies, strange puddles of water, and weird... Read More

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  •   James and Ann Whitall House National Park, NJ
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    This 1770's house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is rumored to be haunted by ghostly soliders; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots have been reported as well. Read More

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  •   Abbott House Mays Landing , NJ
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    This gorgeous bed and breakfast is believed to be the home to a ghostly little girl who has reportedly been seen and heard bouncing a ball. Read More

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    While it was a running mill, it was documented that many deaths took place. Paranormal activity has been reported and said to be haunted by the people who died of work-related deaths; when the mill was first constructed there were no guards or safety measures, making workplace injury a common occurrence. Tour guests have often remarked to staff regarding a re-enactor on the third... Read More

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  •   Hageman Farm Somerset, NJ
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    This historic home and farm was first settled in 1650 or 1651, by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman who were from the Netherlands. Relatives lived in the home until 1972, before it stood empty for 5 years after it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. It has been said that the spirit of an elderly man can be seen walking around the house or looking out the dining room windows,... Read More

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  •   Cape May Cape May, NJ
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    Cape May is host to a variety of haunted places, making it the perfect spot to go on a ghost tour! One such haunt is the Washington Inn, where you may hear the mysterious voice of an elderly woman, or witness a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth call out the names of the wait staff. Hotel Macomber is said to be haunted by the ghosts of both former guests and employees. Guests have... Read More

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  •   Steuben House River Edge, NJ
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    The Steuben House is a historical landmark, having been used by George Washington as a temporary headquarters for a period of just over two weeks during the Revolutionary War. It is also said to be haunted by the ghost of General Von Steuben, whose apparition made a particularly spooky appearance in the 1950s. Steuben was allegedly sitting in a chair when he struck up a conversation... Read More

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  •   Shippen Manor Oxford Township, NJ
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    Built between 1760 and 1765 for the wealthy Shippen Brothers, this house changed ownership a number of times before being purchased by the State of New Jersey in 1974. It opened to the public over 20 years later after being restored, and can now be visited. Guests have reported seeing the spirits of a soldier, a little boy in period dress, and a woman's torso that seems to "whoosh"... Read More

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  •   Crayhay Mansion Misland Park, NJ
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    The Crayhay Mansion was built in 1864 and occupied by the Crayhay family from 1906 to 1934. It is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including that of a yellow and white cat. Human specters include Max Crayhay, who committed suicide in the barn, and a neighbor girl named Rose who fell from an upstairs window when trying to secretly elope with her unborn child’s father. There is also a... Read More

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  •   Ayers-Allen House Metuchen, NJ
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    Also known as the Allen House Tavern, this 1740’s building was mere yards away from skirmishes between British and American Revolutionary forces. It is also believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, and haunted. Several ghosts have been seen on the premises, including a mother searching for her son who was killed by British soldiers, American Revolutionary soldiers,... Read More

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  •   Ringwood Manor Ringwood, NJ
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    Ringwood Manor was first built in 1740, but it took years and a change of ownership before it turned into the sprawling 51-room mansion that stands today. Today the manor is a museum open for tours, but at one point it belonged to General Erskine, who ran an iron works and was also the Surveyor-General for George Washington during the Revolution. Erskine died long ago, but locals say... Read More

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    Known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House," this home was built in 1795 and is believed to be quite haunted. It has been said that Hessian prisoners were held in the home during the Revolutionary War (which was won almost a decade before the home was even built!) Spirits supposedly linger at the home, Hessian or not. Reports of footsteps on the staircase have... Read More

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  •   Caldwell Parsonage Union, NJ
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    Located next to the Union County Courthouse, Caldwell Parsonage was once home to Reverend James Caldwell and his wife, Hannah. Hannah was shot by British soldiers and, one year later, Caldwell was murdered as well. The building is now a museum, and is said to be haunted by Hannah, who has also been seen in the Union County Courthouse. Read More

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  •   Stephen Crane House Asbury Park, NJ
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    Once the home of famed author Stephen Crane, this house now hosts numerous literary events throughout the year. It is also said to be inhabited by ghost children who can be heard playing or crying throughout the building. One ghost is less benign than the others, however, and has been known to hit guests on the head with fireplace tools. The house has even been featured on SyFy's "Ghost... Read More

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    Built in 1751, this Old Dutch Parsonage was moved to its current location (next door to the 1775 Wallace House) around 1913. The location is rumored to be quite haunted, with banging, objects being moved around in the night and screaming. The Wallace House is also believed to have a friendly spirit that taps your shoulders or tugs on clothing of guests and guides during tours. During... Read More

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  • Henry Ludlam Inn Woodbine, NJ
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    The Henry Ludlam Inn is home to some strange unexplained sounds and occurrences. The inn is reportedly closed now. Read More

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  •   Dr. Jonathan Pitney House Absecon, NJ
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    Now operating as a bed and breakfast, this location was settled by Dr. Pitney in 1820. He is often referred to as "the father of Atlantic City," as he was the first who saw the possibilities of Atlantic City as a premier resort city. Pitney was credited for bringing the railroad to Atlantic City. Guests who have stayed at the private cottage have reported hearing an unexplained sound of... Read More

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