A Famous Ghost Haunts This Historic Landmark In Rhode Island…And You’ll Never Guess Who It Is
Rhode Island’s capitol city of Providence is home to hundreds of amazing historic attractions and gorgeous old buildings! While beauty is one thing most of these old landmarks have in common, the other is much spookier. Places with a lot of history tend to also have a lot of paranormal activity. If you’re the type that believes in this sort of thing, you probably also know that the more emotionally charged of a past, the more likely it is to be haunted.
Emotionally charged is an understatement when it comes to the well documented romance between the late great writer Edgar Allen Poe and poet Sarah Helen Whitman. Though their relationship eventually ended, it is said the ghost of Poe lives on inside the walls of this Providence member run library.
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You can visit the Providence Athenaeum at 251 Benefit Street in Providence between Monday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm, Friday from 9am to 5pm, and Saturday from 10am until 2pm. Visit their website here to learn more about the library’s fascinating history and special events.
Jeana is a freelance writer, musician, and student. She is in the Providence based acoustic duo Tammy & Jeana, and the folk act known as Great Gale. Jeana commutes to Northeastern University in Boston where she is pursuing an M.S. in Organizational Communication. As a long time Rhode Islander who was born in Warwick, she loves promoting the state's wonders.
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