These 10 Abandoned Buildings in Virginia Will Send Chills Down Your Spine

It’s hard to say why so many places get abandoned. From ghost towns to old shopping centers, times get bad and people get going. But sometimes the history they leave behind can be downright haunting, or even haunted. There’s always something sad about abandoned buildings with their boarded-up windows and peeling paint. But these 10 abandoned places in Virginia take creepy to a whole new level. With auspicious beginnings and ominous endings, you’ll want to think twice before you take a stroll through some of these….

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Keep in mind, not all of these sites are open for exploration, but for the ones that are, and for those of you who are much, much braver than me, check them out. Maybe you’ll get lucky and see a ghost…but if not, I am more than certain, given what you know now, your imagination will do plenty on its own to make the experience a worthy haunt.

Let us know if you know of any other creepy abandoned places in Virginia… we’re always looking for a good scare!

Address: Old Wise County Orphanage, Suffolk Rd, Wise, VA 24293, USA
Address: 301 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401, USA
Address: 601 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Address: Natural Bridge, VA 24578, USA
Address: 2112 Monteiro Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
Address: Reformatory Way, Lorton, VA 22079, USA
Address: Pamplin, VA 23958, USA
Address: 1175 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, USA
Address: Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Address: Cloverleaf Dr, Richmond, VA 23225, USA
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Abandoned Places In Virginia

May 07, 2021

Are there any ghost towns in Virginia?

Aside from Pamplin, there are numerous other ghost towns you may want to check out. Matildaville was once a small community and the headquarters for the construction of the canal. It once had homes, a mill, and a tavern, among other buildings. After the canal closed in 1828, the town went downhill and was eventually abandoned. Today you can hike a trail to see some of the ruins left behind. Learn more about this abandoned town and several others in our Virginia Ghost Towns road trip post.

What are some of the scariest places in Virginia?

Let’s face it – scary places can be kinda fun to visit. What else gives you a thrill like a good ol’ fright? And with Virginia’s long history, there are plenty of haunted and scary places that can keep even the bravest soul up all night. From historic homes like the George Wythe House or the Peyton Randolph House to creepy Crawford Road in Yorktown, you can have a scary adventure in every corner of the state. 

Are there any haunted towns in Virginia?

Stevensburg is a creepy town that is known for its paranormal activity. With its long history and abandoned buildings galore, it’s no wonder this town is haunted. You can read a more detailed report in this post.

Address: Old Wise County Orphanage, Suffolk Rd, Wise, VA 24293, USA
Address: 301 Greenville Ave, Staunton, VA 24401, USA
Address: 601 Catoctin Cir NE, Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Address: Natural Bridge, VA 24578, USA
Address: 2112 Monteiro Ave, Richmond, VA 23222, USA
Address: Reformatory Way, Lorton, VA 22079, USA
Address: Pamplin, VA 23958, USA
Address: 1175 Kings Hwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, USA
Address: Leesburg, VA 20176, USA
Address: Cloverleaf Dr, Richmond, VA 23225, USA