Did you know there are a handful of Civil War cemeteries in Washington? While the Civil War was fought between 1861 and 1865 and Washington didn’t become a state until 1889, the Washington Territory still played a role in fighting the battles for the Union Army.

But Washington’s volunteer soldiers didn’t battle the Confederate State Army—it was, after all, the most remote from the main battlefields of the conflict. Instead, they maintained defensive positions against possible foreign naval or land attacks. Nothing makes a country vulnerable like infighting. Washington was on guard for any outside nations that planned to take advantage of that distraction.

The Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Seattle is the final resting place for some of those Civil War soldiers. But those soldiers may not be resting so peacefully, there are rumors from locals that though it may be one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Washington, it’s also one of the most haunted cemeteries in Washington.

Have you ever visited one of Washington’s haunted cemeteries? If so, let us know in the comments below. We love to hear about your firsthand experiences at these interesting, and sometimes eerie, places.

If you’re planning on taking a haunted road trip, be sure to pack some epic snacks for the road!

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Haunted Places In Washington

Where are other haunted cemeteries in Washington?

This cemetery is particularly startling, but check out these other haunted cemeteries in Washington while you’re on a spooky stroll.

  • Maltby Cemetery
  • Black Diamond Cemetery
  • Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham
  • Civil War Cemetery, Seattle
  • Carnation Cemetery


What are other haunted places in Washington? 

Cemeteries aren’t the only places that dead souls like to stick around. Check out these other haunted places in Washington too. You’re braver than us if you venture into some of these haunts.

  • Black Diamond Cemetery
  • Tacoma Old City Hall
  • Oxford Saloon, Snohomish
  • Campbell House, Spokane
  • Hotel de Haro, Roche Harbor, San Juan Islands
  • Mount Baker Theater, Bellingham
  • Lewis County Historical Museum, Chehalis
  • University Heights, Seattle
  • Butterworth Building - now Kells Irish Pub, Seattle
  • Rucker Mansion, Everett
  • Meeker Mansion, Puyallup
  • Tokeland Hotel, Tokeland
  • Northern State Mental Hospital, Sedro-Woolley

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