Located in Mecklenburg County awaits an abandoned ghost town by the name of Union Level in Virginia. This little town has sat in disrepair for decades as if it’s been frozen in time. While the exterior buildings crumble and slowly disappear, we’re left to imagine what life might have been like inside this once-bustling community. Let’s take a look at Union Level in VA, one of the most mysterious, abandoned ghost towns in the state:

In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of Union Level, the famous abandoned Virginia ghost town, thanks to YouTube user Brian Sterowski:

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Besides Union Level, what are some other ghost towns in Virginia?

While Union Level is one of the most popular ghost towns in Virginia, there are many other abandoned towns that were once thriving communities. Here are some ghost towns in Virginia that have been reclaimed by nature over the years:  

  • Wash Woods at False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach
  • Matildaville, Great Falls National Park
  • Elko Tract Rd, Sandston
  • Pocosin Mission, Shenandoah National Forest
  • Ca Ira, Cumberland
  • Renaissance Faire, Fredericksburg
  • “Wash Woods” at False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach

Here’s an article about one of the creepiest, abandoned ghost towns in Virginia

What are some popular abandoned places in Virginia?

It’s natural to be curious about abandoned places in Virginia, especially since Virginia’s history dates back to the seventeenth century. Many of these places have been left abandoned for years, and they include mansions, hospitals, museums, tunnels, and more. Here are some of the most popular abandoned places in Virginia:

  • Wise County Orphanage, Wise
  • Western State Lunatic Asylum, Staunton
  • Crozet Tunnel (Blue Ridge Tunnel), Rockfish Gap
  • Swannanoa Palace, Afton
  • Belle Isle Hydroelectric Plant and Ruins, Richmond
  • The House of Sycamore Cross, Sycamore Cross
  • Professor Cline’s Haunted Monster Museum, Natural Bridge
  • Lorton Reformatory, Lorton
  • Rosewell Foundation, Gloucester
  • Kiptopeke Breakwater aka Concrete Ships, Cape Charles

These are only a few of the most well-known abandoned places in Virginia. Here’s a previous article with more information about some of these abandoned places in Virginia

 What is the most haunted place in Virginia?

While it’s hard to narrow down the most haunted place in Virginia, there are a few places that will give you nightmares, including mansions, hotels, battlefields, hospitals, and more. Here are some of the most haunted places in Virginia:

  • Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center, Williamsburg
  • The Ferry Plantation House, Virginia Beach
  • The Glencoe Inn, Portsmouth
  • Wythe House, Williamsburg
  • Central State Hospital, Petersburg

Here’s a previous article offering more details on these haunted places in Virginia

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