The 18 Most Haunted Places Across America That Are Sure To Give You Nightmares

This time of year, as the days grow shorter, colder, and darker, it’s easy to let your imagination run away from you. Mother Nature’s third act is breathtakingly beautiful; but there’s a tension underlying the season, as the foliage and landscape are quite literally dying right before our eyes. And this is what sets the tone for Halloween — and all its frightening fantasies. The U.S. is full of abandoned places and ghost towns; these sites are accessible, well-known, and widely explored by folks of all ages. Today we’re turning our attention to the dark side: the haunted places across America that most wouldn’t dare explore. If you’re up for trespassing upon these haunted grounds, be warned: they aren’t for the faint of heart.

During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

Have you explored any of these haunted places in America before? Do you know of any brave souls who have? These places will truly send shivers down your spine; but of course, isn’t that half the fun of the Halloween season?

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Address: The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA
Address: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA
Address: Lalaurie Mansion, 1138 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Address: Lizzie Borden House (A Bed and Breakfast & Museum), 230 2nd St, Fall River, MA 02721, USA
Address: The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA
Address: Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, 50 S River Ave, Weston, WV 26452, USA
Address: St Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, 100 Red Cox Dr, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
Address: The House of the Seven Gables, 115 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA
Address: Gettysburg Battlefield Historic District, Cumberland Township, PA 17325, USA
Address: Dock Street Theatre, 135 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Address: San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Address: Old Joliet Prison, 1125 Collins St, Joliet, IL 60432, USA
Address: Villisca Axe Murder House, 508 E 2nd St, Villisca, IA 50864, USA
Address: South Manitou Island, Glen Arbor Township, MI, USA
Address: The World Famous Clown Motel, 521 N Main St, Tonopah, NV 89049, USA
Address: Oakland Cemetery, 248 Oakland Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Address: Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park, 4480 Fort Lincoln Rd, Mandan, ND 58554, USA
Address: Shanghai Tunnels/Portland Underground Tour, 120 NW 3rd Ave, Portland, OR 97209, USA