HAUNTED MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Montco's Ghostly Legends

Valley Forge and Montgomery County have witnessed a great amount of history, some heroic, some tragic. It should come as no surprise that tales of ghosts and hauntings have been attached to some of our most historic homes and attractions. Here are a few of Montgomery County's legendary haunts.

The sites listed here are for entertainment purposes only; no actual claim of authenticity is implied in their inclusion in this listing. Also, be aware that these locations may or may not be open to the public - especially after dark. Because of the nature of several of these places, we ask that visitors are considerate and respectful.
 

Haunted Montco - BLACK POWDER TAVERN

BLACK POWDER TAVERN

1164 Valley Forge Rd
Wayne, PA 19087

A dining room renovation several years ago featured a sports bar theme. As modifications continued, the staff reported a number of oddities. Despite locked doors, several posters were removed from the walls overnight, and a ladder was folded and tucked into a corner, as if someone were unhappy with the modern overlay. In 2013, the restaurant returned to its Colonial-style interior, and since then, all has been quiet.

GRAEME PARK

Horsham

Keith House, onsite at the park, was a summer residence of Sir William Keith, Governor of Colonial Pennsylvania. But the ghost that allegedly haunts the park is that of Elizabeth Graeme, whose husband was a British loyalist that never returned to her after the American Revolution. The Park is hosting a Paranormal Investigation on November 18 for those who would like to experience the spirits of Graeme Park for themselves.

Haunted Montco - LORIMER PARK

LORIMER PARK

Rumors tell of a mansion onsite that burned to the ground in the 1800s. Some people report, to this day, the scent of smoldering wood and the sound of wailing, especially on dark winter nights.

PAOLI BATTLEFIELD HISTORICAL PARK

Malvern

The Paoli Battlefield Historical Park was site of one of the most gruesome battles of the American Revolution. The British troops attacked the Americans at midnight with bayonets and swords leaving many dead, and perhaps a few spirits in their wake. If you would like to find out for yourself, the park is hosting a paranormal investigation on October 21. This event is a private tour, limited to pre-registered attendees only.

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Valley Forge

The hardships that the Continental Army faced during the Valley Forge encampment are well-documented. And with such stories come ghostly legends. Phantom soldiers, distant sounds of musket fire and other strange occurrences have been reported at the site in the 240 years since. 

ABINGTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

Abington, PA 19001

Founded in 1714, this house of worship is the oldest Presbyterian church in Montgomery County and the third oldest in Pennsylvania. Twenty-one graves were moved in 1946, when York Road was widened. Since then, what is thought to be the ghost of a child has been seen wandering the vicinity.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 308

Willow Grove, PA 19090

The building housing the American Legion in Willow Grove was originally a 1700s farmhouse. Despite many renovations and uses over the decades (including time as an apartment building), spirits remain here, so says conjecture. A lady in black has been spotted near the fireplace, and a tall, shadowy man reportedly frequents the third floor.

BARREN HILL TAVERN & BREWERY

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

When General Lafayette used this building during the Revolution, it was known as Three Tuns. Unexplained sightings have included a woman on the second floor, an elderly gentleman near the kitchen and several beings on the grounds.

BLACK HORSE INN

Flourtown, PA 19031

When this building first welcomed overnight guests in 1744, it was known as Sampson & the Lion. Inexplicable happenings here include reports of sudden drops in temperature, voices emanating from nowhere and photographs showing orbs and what is said to be a child sitting on a bed. NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

RISING SUN INN

Telford

During the American Revolution, the Rising Sun Inn was one of many stopover points for the Liberty Bell as it was carried safely away from Philadelphia. With more than 300 years of history, the Inn has also had its share of ghostly legends, including a female spirit said to haunt the upstairs.

SELMA MANSION

Norristown

Selma Mansion is one of the oldest homes in Norristown, and is widely considered one of its most haunted. While the mansion is closed to the public most of the year, its ghostly past is embraced every October with a series of public events.

Candlelight Ghost Tours
On Saturday, October 7, visitors can take a tour of the home by candlelight while guides share stories of ghostly encounters at the property

Best Haunted House Ever
On Friday the 13th, Selma Mansion is transformed into one of the county's premier haunted attractions when visitors are invited to the Best Haunted House ever. 

Psychic Fair
On October 28, Selma Mansion will host its inaugural Psychic Fair. The gathering will feature readers and healers from across the region, as well as workshops.

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