Haunted Houses and Haunted Places in California
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Ghost Tours and Haunted Places: Our Top Picks
The West is full of ghosts and haunted houses, and these are a few of my favorite tours of haunted places. Some seem more like theatre, some are like swapping ghost stories on a stormy night and a few are just downright creepy places.
California Cemetery Tours
Cemeteries hold the remains of some fascinating characters and chronicle the history of their area. These places offer guided tours, some year-round and others only in October. Other cemeteries may offer a self-guided tour brochure, if you're interested.
1895 National Hotel
At a haunted hotel in the Sierras, Flo is still looking for her lover.
Battery Point Lighthouse, Crescent City
This California lighthouse once lit the way for shiploads of lumber bound for San Francisco, but more recently, it's often mentioned as one of California haunted places. People have heard the resident ghost's sea-booted feet slowly climbing the tower steps during storms.
Toys R Us
The toy store in Sunnyvale may be one of California's most unlikely haunted places, but many report seeing the ghost of a young boy.
Moss Beach Distillery
On the California coast, a woman in blue is still searching for her lover.
Point Sur Lighthouse
This beautifully-situated lighthouse has so many haunts that it's said to be one of the 10 most-haunted light stations in the country. They offer special ghost tours every October.
She was called the Grey Ghost during her years as a World War II transport ship, but even now, with her service long over, the Queen Mary is still associated with ghosts and one of California's creepiest haunted places: over a dozen apparitions have been reported aboard the ship.
Winchester Mystery House
Speaking of haunted houses: Sarah Winchester supposedly took her building instructions from the spirits. Since her death, a number of strange goings-on have been reported, and many believe it is a haunted house.
California Haunted Hotel List
Why settle for haunted houses when you can get a whole hotel?
California Haunted Houses and Haunted Places Guide
From Shadowlands. An extensive list of haunted houses in California. They also list haunted houses in other locations.
Columbia City Hotel
A gold rush hotel with a few other-worldly guests.
Read about the haunted Groveland Hotel in Groveland California.
Hotel del Coronado
Kate Morgan reportedly killed herself in room 3312 and her ghost won't go home.
San Juan Capistrano's Haunted Places
The city's historic district is full of haunted houses and other haunted places.
The Whaley House is a handsome, Greek Revival home, built in 1856 as the first two-story brick building in Southern California. It now stands as the oldest two-story brick building on the West Coast, but all those sturdy bricks aren't enough to keep the spirits out (or in).