Most Haunted Places in AtlantaAtlanta is an old city, full of history. Old brick homes can be found standing next to newly built townhouses. The remnants of the Civil War can be found everywhere, from the graves in Oakland Cemetery to the ruins of the old railroad tracks. The buildings that managed to survive the burning of the city by Sherman stand as grim reminders of a bygone era. Behind their aged walls, they hide secrets and ghosts. These are just a few of Atlanta's most haunted locations.
The Kennesaw House
This place was originally built in the 1840s as a cotton warehouse. In 1855 it was bought by the Fletchers and converted into an inn. During the Civil War, it was captured by Union soldiers and converted to a makeshift hospital and morgue. There have been reports of a Union surgeon wandering the halls, as well as screams from the dying soldiers that once covered the floor. The ghost of Mrs. Fletcher has also been seen on occasion, and apparently was even caught on camera. The house is now occupied by the Marietta Museum of History, and visitors are welcome.
The New American Shakespeare Tavern
This is a place to get some drinks, a quality meal, a great Shakespearean performance, and if you're lucky, a glimpse at the great unknown. The ghost of a boy wearing clothes from the 1800s has been spotted here. There have also been reports of an old man in period clothing, as well as spirit orbs and other strange phenomena. Take some photos while you are there and you might be surprised what shows up on film...
This haunted castle of Atlanta was built in 1904 by Mr. Amos G. Rhodes, the rich furniture magnate. The ghost of Mrs. Rhodes is said to still reside in the humble abode, along with several children. A little girl in a white dress is sometimes seen running up the stairs. Strange activity has also been reported in the basement, which was at one point an apartment. The location was even investigated by the TAPS team from SyFy Channel's show Ghost Hunters, with the help of The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Rhodes Hall is now preserved by The Georgia Trust who offers tours of the haunted, historic house.
The Pope-Walton House
After initially being built in 1797 by Wiley Woods Pope, the house was moved and rebuilt at its current location in 1967. For a time it was the home of Anthony's Fine Dining, though now it is unfortunately closed. Several employees had quit after seeing ghosts, and the cleaning staff refused to come late at night. Strange sounds and footsteps have also been reported, particularly after dark.
Village Inn Bed And Breakfast (Now The Stillwell House)
This hotel, built in the 1820s, was once used as a makeshift hospital during the Civil War. The ghost of an African-American man has been seen singing and whistling away. The new owners, the Stowell Family, who recently renovated and renamed the house, claim that Rev. Jacob Stillwell, deceased, still resides there. The reverend's headstone, which had been removed from a nearby cemetery, was found in the backyard during the renovations. The signatures of several confederate soldiers were also found on a wood board in the attic. Disembodied voices and slamming doors are common. Contact the Stowells to inquire about spending the night in this haunt.
Public House Roswell
Constructed in 1854, it was originally a commissary for the Roswell Mill. During the Civil War, it served as a union hospital. Legend tells of a southern nurse named Catherine who fell in love with a Union Soldier, Michael. When Michael was killed by Confederate soldiers, Catherine hung herself nearby. The ghosts of the ill-fated lovers have been spotted dancing in the loft and playing the piano. Spirit orbs, disembodied voices, objects moving on their own, and other strange phenomena have also been reported. Now a restaurant, the Public House is open for brunch between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. most days.
Christopher Myers is an Atlanta resident who had his own run-in with ghosts a few years back. While staying in the Radisson Blue Edward Vanderbilt in London, he awoke in the night to see a strange woman dressed in Victorian garb sitting at the foot of his bed. Noticing that Christopher had awoken, the woman promptly stood up and then vanished like smoke into thin air. The hotel was formerly 19th-century townhomes that were converted to a hotel during the Victorian era.