New Hampshire, which became a state back in 1776, is rich in history, including that of a paranormal nature. The ghosts of those long-ago deceased, in some cases, are said to still linger at those sites where they once lived. The haunted James House and Three Chimneys Inn, where you can dine with ghosts, are two such places.
The James House in Hampton, New Hampshire was built in 1723 for Benjamin James and his family. Visitors have reportedly witnessed ghosts in the windows and doors slamming mysteriously, and have even heard strange laughter echoing in the hallway.
Stop by the house when the film, Silent Echoes: The History and Haunting of the James House Museum, is playing. See the trailer for it on
Events offered at the James House allow you to take a peek inside, hear ghost stories, and even participate in seances aimed at raising the dead that may dwell in the house.
Throughout the year, groups such as Spirit Chasers Paranormal and New England Ghost Project are invited to conduct paranormal investigations, recording their interactions with any apparitions present in the house.
Meanwhile, members of the James House Association have been renovating the home to its former glory.
Three Chimneys Inn overlooks the Oyster River in Durham, approximately a half-hour drive from the James House.
Valentine Hill was the original owner of the house, built in 1649. According to local legend, Hill’s daughter Hannah drowned in the Oyster River, and her ghost still occupies the building to this day.
Staff and customers alike tell tales of silverware and furniture inexplicably moving, and doors locking, with nobody in sight.
A group dining at the tavern claimed to have seen a wine glass float off the table and shatter on the floor.
Enjoy a delicious meal while you keep your eyes peeled for restless ghouls.
For a day of haunting, follow the spirits to the James House, and then feast with phantoms at Three Chimneys Inn. Visit the
James House website to learn more, and the Three Chimneys Inn website for a list of dining options, or to book your overnight stay if you dare. Follow the James House Association on Facebook for news of seasonal events, and video footage of paranormal investigations conducted at the house. Follow Three Chimneys Inn for current specials, or Spirit Chasers Paranormal NH for notable haunted encounters in the Granite State.
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James House, 186 Towle Farm Rd, Hampton, NH 03842, USA
Three Chimneys Inn & Frost Sawyer Tavern, Newmarket Road, Durham, NH, USA