Arkansas October 29, 2019
No Actors Here, The Fee House In Arkansas Is Truly Haunted
Not only is Little Rock central to Arkansas, our capitol happens to be a central hub to paranormal happenings as well. The city is home to a frightfully
haunted bar as well as a murder house filled with so much tragedy it’ll make you want to immediately read about a chocolate road trip as a palate cleanser. One other spooky place to see in the city is the recently renovated Fee House. Halloween may be over before you know it but this haunted house has some permanent scarers.
It may look like the beginning of an old horror flick but this is no set piece.
The Fee House is a 130-year old Victorian-style home in Little Rock's Governor’s Mansion Historical District. Sebastian Virgil Hafer built the house in 1892 but our haunting historical account begins a little later in 1907.
The Fees were the third family to own the house but were the first to suffer a series of misfortunes.
Frank F. Fee and his wife Mamie Kone moved into the house in 1907. The family stayed in the gossip loops for a variety of reasons from Frank and Mamie's marriage (they began dating one another while both being married to other folks) to the question of legitimacy of their fourth child, Thomas. However the scandals would soon turn into a series of catastrophes.
The deaths all seemed accidental but hair-raising circumstances does raise questions.
First, Frank Fee dies of a heart attack in 1922. Then in 1931 Mamie catches on fire by her bedroom hearth and later dies from her burns. A few months later their daughter, Katherine, dies from ingesting poison. Katherine's death is written off as an accident but accounts from her then 9-year-old daughter revealed that the death was an intentional suicide. Other members of the Fee family die unexpectedly as the years continue to pass.
The tragedy continued even after the Fees left the house.
Audria Hart bought the home in 1943 and had yet another misfortune to add to the house's reputation. One of her guests toppled over the staircase and died instantly from a broken neck. With these numerous deaths it's no wonder that the house has a few remaining spirits.
The house has been boarded up for over 20 years but it hasn't stayed empty.
The newest owners have reported seeing ghostly faces in the windows of the home as well as feeling an unexplained presence around the stairs. Paranormal investigators have even recorded different voices that seem to say "welcome." It's chilling to think this historic home could indeed be haunted!
Today the house is under renovations but is open for tours.
Paranormal researchers and anyone interested in feeling a Fee House presence is welcomed to attend the Goodies & Ghosts tour. More information can be found at the
Facebook Event Page
. You can also visit their
for more events and updates.
Our friends at
are conducting an ongoing series as the house continues to be repaired. You can read about their research (and see more photos of the house) on
Did you know about the tragedies at the Fee House? Will you be planning a visit soon? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
After the thrills and chills of the Fee House, book a
sunset kayak tour for a completely different Little Rock adventure.
Address: 1900 Broadway St, Little Rock, AR 72206, USA