Though it is a busy city during the summer tourist season, Newport feels like a small town the rest of the year. When everything winds down and the nights get cool, things tend get a little bit spooky! Newport, Rhode Island is full of history… and paranormal activity. Visit these creepy places next time you decide to go ghost hunting.
1. Belcourt Castle
This beautiful building was originally designed as a summer home for a famous architect, but now this creepy castle is home to haunted artifacts that will leave you with chills running down your spine. Chairs that move on their own and a suit of armor that cries aloud are just two of many ghost stories coming from this paranormal hot spot.
659 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
2. Hotel Viking
At Hotel Viking, life is a party... and death is too? There have been numerous reported sightings of a group of partying poltergeists.
1 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
3. Beechwood Mansion
The Beechwood Mansion, also known as the Astor, is reportedly haunted by many spirits, frequently a maid and another woman in a yellow dress. Reports of doors opening and closing on their own might make you want to shut the door behind you and run home.
580 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
4. Pilgrim House Inn
You might see a young ghost girl staring down from the windows if you look up at the eighteenth century hotel.
123 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island
5. Rose Island Lighthouse
It is unsurprising that spirits would occupy a place that people were sent to die. Rose Island Lighthouse was once used as a location to quarantine people carrying deadly diseases.
1 Washington Street, Newport, Rhode Island
6. Fort Adams
The ghosts of Fort Adams are not thought to be from battle, but instead from a series of murders. Visitors report falling rocks and the feeling of being poked and pulled when they visit this historical fortress.
90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport, Rhode Island
7. White Horse Tavern
White Horse Tavern is known for its old colonial charm. Believed to be the oldest tavern in the country, it has had plenty of time to accumulate ghostly residents. There have been several different ghost sightings, including an old man in colonial garb who prefers to appear to female guests.
26 Marlborough Street, Newport, Rhode Island
8. Castle Hill Inn
Did the staff of this hotel drop the dishes or was that the ghost of the original builder throwing china again? We will never know.
590 Ocean Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
9. Seaview Terrace
It doesn't matter how beautiful it is on the inside, when the temperature drops and ominous organ music starts playing, you won't want to stick around this French Renaissance Revival Châteauesque style mansion.
207 Ruggles Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
10. Redwood Library and Athenaeum
At the oldest library in the United States still occupying its original building, the librarians won't be the only ones keeping an eye on you. It is reported that the eyes on the paintings follow you around as you browse.
50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a true hub of paranormal activity. To go on a haunted road trip through the whole state,