Pennsylvania September 29, 2020
This Creepy Day Trip Through The Spookiest Places In Pennsylvania Is Perfect For Fall
Fall provides the perfect backdrop for a spooky day trip, especially if you’re hoping to experience the paranormal. The following day trip will take you to some of the spookiest places in Pennsylvania, including Gettysburg, considered the most haunted town in the United States.
Here are the
Google Map directions for the day trip, which you can easily customize to meet your interests and timeframe. If you don’t have a ton of time for driving, consider staying in Gettysburg. (You’ll find haunted spots just about everywhere you go.)
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. The Hotel Hershey – Hershey
Let's start our day at The Hotel Hershey, said to be haunted by Milton Hershey. If you've got extra time, consider ending your road trip here and staying overnight. Countless guests tell tales of doors opening and closing on their own and of feeling a presence in the building when no one is there. Even if you're just visiting one of the on-site restaurants, you might hear strange noises or catch sight of Hershey's apparition. Here's the official website of
The Hotel Hershey.
2. Gettysburg Hotel – Gettysburg
Our next few stops take us to Gettysburg, arguably the most haunted town in Pennsylvania. Gettysburg Hotel is known as the oldest and most haunted hotel in the United States, making it worth an overnight stay if you have the time. The most common apparition at the Gettysburg Hotel is that of Nurse Rachel. During the Civil War, the hotel served as a makeshift hospital for injured and dying soldiers. Rachel remains to this day, She's often seen desperately searching for patients to help. Stop by the official website of
3. Farnsworth House Inn – Gettysburg
Doubling as both a restaurant (Sweeney's Tavern) and a bed and breakfast, the Farnsworth House Inn has seen plenty of history, particularly during the Civil War. It was here, in fact, that the Confederate snipers stayed. Jennie Wade was killed by one of those snipers. Today, the inn welcomes overnight guests and also hosts ghost tours. Learn more on the official website of
The Farnsworth House Inn.
4. Jennie Wade House – Gettysburg
Jennie Wade is the lone civilian killed during the Civil War. Today, her house is a museum that's been called the most haunted house in America. You've got pretty decent odds of experiencing the paranormal during your visit, too. Visitors tell of hearing a child's voice and of hearing strange noises. Some have even felt little children grabbing on to their legs. Visit the official website of the
Jennie Wade House.
5. Devil’s Den – Gettysburg
Known for its role during the Battle of Gettysburg, Devil's Den is also well-known for its paranormal activity. If you're visiting at the end of daylight, you may hear the sound of soldiers marching as a fog envelops the area. A man with a floppy hat is also said to appear every now and then, offering to take visitors' photos or to pose for photos. However, the man in the floppy hat never appears in the photos and disappears the moment the photo has been taken. Learn more about
6. Lancaster Cemetery – Lancaster
Our final stop of the day takes us to Lancaster Cemetery. If you want to experience the paranormal, your best bet is to visit after the sun goes down. That's when, according to local lure, Augusta Bitner appears. Augusta died an untimely death, either on the eve of her wedding or while she was giving birth. (Both stories have been told.) Buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Augusta's spirit is said to roam the cemetery during the night. Just look for the wandering woman in a long, flowing dress. Visit the official website of
What do think are the spookiest places in Pennsylvania? Join the conversation in the comments! If you’ve got time for a full-blown road trip, take this
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