These 15 Terrifying Places in Rhode Island Will Keep You Awake Tonight
There is no shortage of ghost sightings and spooky happenings in this historic state. The Ocean State is home to some of the world’s scariest places and has countless captivating frightful tales. Here are 15 creepy places in Rhode Island that will keep you up at night.
1. Fort Wetherill, Jamestown
This abandoned military fort with acres of underground tunnels is terrifying even for the bravest of visitors but it's also a fascinating place to explore. To learn more about Fort Wetherill, visit our
2. Belcourt Castle, Newport
This century old estate is one of Rhode Island's spookiest destinations. If you're feeling brave enough, the house offers tours of the haunted rooms and worldly antiques. To learn more about Belcourt Castle, visit our
3. Seaview Terrace, Newport
Also known as Carey Manion, this property is so creepy that the exterior was used in the filming of the gothic horror television series, Dark Shadows. The various reports of ghosts residing on this property add to the sense of utter terror. To learn more about Seaview Terrace, visit our
4. The Breakers Mansion, Newport
This historic and breathtaking mansion built by the Vanderbilt family is one of the country's largest historic landmarks. It is also rumored to be haunted by Alice Vanderbilt and reports of out of place furniture and eerie sounds are not uncommon. To learn more about The Breakers, visit our
5. Old Brook Farm, Harrisville
The Perron family who formerly occupied this house were plagued by a series of terrifying events. This place is so scary it's featured in the film The Conjuring. To learn more about The Conjuring House, one of the most haunted places in Rhode Island, visit our
6. The Looff Carousel at Crescent Park, Riverside
This century old carousel is said to be haunted by those who perished in a fire on the premises in the 1960s. Sounds of children laughing, lights flickering, music turning on by itself, and actual sightings of ghostly women dressed in early 1900s attire are all common occurrences here. To learn more about the Looff Carousel, visit the
7. Mercy Brown's Grave in Chestnut Hill Cemetery, Exeter
The New England Vampire Panic in the 1800s ignited terrifying incidents still discussed over a century later. The exhumation of Mercy Brown as a vampire in the 1890s continues to be Rhode Island's scariest tale, making her grave in Exeter's Chestnut Hill Cemetery the number one creepiest place for goosebumps and chills that linger. To learn more about Mercy Brown, visit our
8. City Hall, Providence
Providence is the first of two city halls in Rhode Island to make this list. Workers report the elevators constantly acting as if a ghost is operating them, lights flickering, furniture moving on its own along with other horrifying occurrences.
9. City Hall, Warwick
Warwick City Hall is so spooky it was featured on the show Ghost Hunters. Strange cries, moving furniture, and more make this an eerie place to spend time.
10. Colt State Park, Bristol
Beautiful Colt State Park is more than just a great place for a seaside walk in nature. Its also a great place to see some ghosts. The ghosts of several people who have died on the property have been known to play tricks on park rangers and visitors alike. To learn more about the history and hauntings of Colt State Park, visit our
11. Slater Mill, Pawtucket
Many historic sites in Rhode Island seem to be haunted which is the case at Slater Mill, an old textile factory built in the late 1700s. Reports of paranormal activity at this eerie place add to the scare factor and ghost tours are offered throughout the year. To learn more about the history of Slater Mill, visit our
12. Nathanael Greene Homestead, Coventry
This creepy and haunted historic house once belonged to a general in the Revolutionary War. A visit here is sure to give you chills especially if you visit the cemetery down hill from the property. To learn more about the Nathaniel Greene Homestead, visit our
13. The Ladd School, Exeter
This former private institution was home to thousands over its many years of operation. After decades of human rights violations and malpractice cases, the facility closed and stands eerie and abandoned in the town of Exeter. To learn more about The Ladd School, visit this
14. Cumberland Public Library, Cumberland
A former monastery and now library, this Rhode Island location has various unexplained and creepy occurrences. To learn more about this monastery-turned-library, visit our
15. St. Mary's Church, West Warwick
St. Mary's, the first catholic church in Rhode Island, is not only cursed, but is also said to be haunted. To learn more about this historic church, visit the
These eerie places across the state each have their own history and unique qualities. One thing they do have in common is they are all terrifying and sure to keep you up at night. Can you think of any other creepy places in Rhode Island that have given you the chills?
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Creepy Places In Rhode Island
What historic sites can I visit in Rhode Island?
In a state with as much history and preserved historic sites, there are numerous places to visit and learn about the Ocean State. Head to Newport and take a tour of any one of the mansions under the Preservation Society of Newport. If you are in Providence, stroll down Benefit Street to see several preserved pieces of architecture dating back to the Colonial and Victorian eras. History is found in all corners of the state and for that, we are fortunate.
Are there any haunted roads in Rhode Island?
Take a drive down Tower Hill Road in Cumberland and you may just have a paranormal experience. Ghosts, unexplained lights, and zombies are just a few of the sightings people have reported along with a large bigfoot-like creature. Would you dare to drive down this road?
What other haunted places in Rhode Island can I visit?
There are almost too many haunted places to mention! From the White House Tavern in Newport to the Biltmore in Providence and many of the Newport mansions, you can have your fill of paranormal experiences. We have put together this Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Rhode Island if you want to learn more.
3 Fort Wetherill Rd, Jamestown, RI 02835, USA
657 Bellevue Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
207 Ruggles Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport, RI 02840, USA
South St, Burrillville, RI 02830, USA
700 Bullocks Point Ave, Riverside, RI 02915, USA
467 Ten Rod Rd, Exeter, RI 02822, USA
25 Dorrance St, Providence, RI 02903, USA
3275 Post Rd, Warwick, RI 02886, USA
67 Roosevelt Ave, Pawtucket, RI 02860, USA
50 Taft St, Coventry, RI 02816, USA
176 Main St, Exeter, RI 02822, USA
1464 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 02864, USA
70 Church St, West Warwick, RI 02893, USA