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New York's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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  •   Old Fort Niagara Youngstown, NY
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    Old Fort Niagara can trace its history back more than three hundred years to dealings between French settlers and Native Americans; a stockade was built around what was then a shipbuilding facility in 1679. Construction on a new, more solidly built fort began in 1726—a stone building which the French assured concerned representatives of the Five Nations would be used as trading post,... Read More

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  •   Roosevelt Mansion Hyde Park, NY
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    Today a Presidential Library and museum, the Roosevelt Mansion was the home of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Tours of the home are offered regularly and visitors are always welcome during operating hours. Some of those who visit the house report being overcome by a strange sadness and cold feeling in the dining room as well as Mrs. Roosevelt’s bedroom. Read More

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  •   Canfield Casino Saratoga Springs, NY
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    The Canfield Casino was a popular resort and casino for the wealthy during the late 19th century and remained so until anti-gambling laws put an end to its original business in the early 20th century. Today it is used as a dining hall which can be rented for weddings and other special events. If you decide to rent the building out, however, be warned that there may be a few uninvited... Read More

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  •   Frederic Remington Art Museum Ogdensburg, NY
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    The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg is home to a large collection of Remington’s sculptures, sketches, paintings, and personal belongings. It is also rumored to be haunted by the spirit of Madame Vespucci, who is said to have lived in the building at one point. Visitors have reported hearing her mystifying voice on the upper floor. Read More

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  •   Old Stone Fort Schoharie, NY
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    The old stone Fort in Schohaire was originally built as a church in 1772, but was quickly converted into a fort at the onset of the American Revolution. It returned to its original purpose for several decades after the war’s end, but in 1844 its congregation split and built separate churches. The State purchased it in 1857, converting into an armory which remained active during the... Read More

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  •   The Billop House Staten Island, NY
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    Now a historic museum house, the Billop House (also known as The Conference House) was built in 1680. It was the site of the Staten Island Peace Conference, a failed attempt to end the American Revolution on September 11, 1776. At that time the home was owned by Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, who three years later accused a female servant of spying on him for the colonists. The... Read More

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    Sunnyside is the historic home of Washington Irvine, famed writer of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” and “Rip Van Winkle.” The scenically located grounds are open to visitors for guided tours, and are also said to be haunted by Irvine as well as his nieces and nephews. The nieces are said to tidy up the museum after closing time. Read More

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  •   1890 House Cortland, NY
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    The 1890 House was built in the late 19th century as a home for Chester Wickwire, a rich industrialist. Today the old limestone mansion operates as a historic museum, open for visitation by the public. Those who have taken pictures inside the building have found that their photos did not always come out as intended, with floating orbs and ghostly figures often appearing in them. Some... Read More

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  •   Morris-Jumel Mansion New York, NY
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    Now a museum which offers tours and provides exhibits out of Manhattan’s oldest standing building, the Morris-Jummel Mansion was built in 1765 as a summer home for British Colonel Roger Morris. Morris and his family were forced to leave the house after the Revolution began; it was then used as temporary headquarters by General George Washington for a period of about five weeks in the... Read More

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  •   Cherry Hill Albany, NY
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    Cherry Hill is the historic home of five generations of the Van Renseelaer family. It was bequeathed to New York State by Emily Rankin, the last occupant, and opened as a museum in 1964. Visitors have reported seeing an unidentified ghost moving about the grounds. It has been suggested that the haunting could be the result of the famed 1827 Cherry Hill Murder, in which Elsie Lansing and... Read More

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  •   McClurg Museum Westfield, NY
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    The McClurg Museum was built in 1818 as a home for James McClurg, the son of a wealthy industrialist; it was a large mansion which stood out among the surrounding small homes of other frontier settlers. Visitors say that mansion is haunted by the ghost of a maid who appears from time to time. A group of fourth-grade school children encountered the maid on a field trip to the mansion,... Read More

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  •   Hyde Hall Cooperstown, NY
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    Cooperstown is most famous for being the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, but it is also the site of another famous building, historic Hyde Hall. Built in the early 1800s by George Clarke, the home was once the largest mansion in the United States. Today it is open to the public for visitation and even special ghost tours. One of the spirits haunting Hyde Hall is believed to... Read More

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    Now a historic museum open for private tours, the McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn was an active inn during the 1700s. Visitors have reported seeing the spirit of a man wearing a top hat and dark suit walking around the building. Some have also experienced cold spots in the old inn. Read More

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    Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum stands on a site that dates back to 1823. The current house was built in 1855 for Edward Mynderse; in 1875 Mrs. Leroy Partridge purchased the home and began renovating and remodeling it. Edward’s spirit was apparently none too pleased with the changes, and began to stop clocks and turn picture backwards to express his distaste for the changes.... Read More

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    The Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens is, as the name implies, a museum dedicated to the history of cinema. It also screens hundreds of movies from past and present throughout the year, and is rumored to be haunted. Disembodied footsteps have been heard by visitors, as has the deep voice of a man who cannot be seen. There have also been reports of people seeing the... Read More

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  •   Roberson Mansion Binghamton, NY
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    Built as a home for the Roberson family in the early 20th century, the Roberson Mansion currently operates as part of a larger museum and science center. In addition to exhibits on art, history, and science, visitors have also reported seeing the ghosts of young children running through the halls. An older man has also been seen near the back of the museum around closing time, appearing... Read More

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    The William Phelps General Store and Home Museum in Palmyra offers patrons a glimpse into the past and a chance to procure some old fashioned trinkets. Visitors have reported seeing apparitions, being touched by invisible hands, and hearing disembodied whispering and footsteps within the store. Those looking for a ghostly encounter of there are in luck, as the store offers guided ghost... Read More

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  •   Iron Island Museum Buffalo, NY
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    Iron Island Museum was built in 1883 as a community church, and in the 1950s was converted to a funeral home. Today it is, as the name implies, a museum open to the public, and it also offers ghost tours. Among the ghastly residents are an old woman and man, and a young boy whose funeral was allegedly held in the building. Read More

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  •   Merchant's House Museum New York, NY
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    The Merchant’s House was occupied by the Tredwell family for nearly 100 years before being converted into a museum in the 1930s. One Tredwell named Gertrude lived her entire life in the home, having been born in an upstairs bedroom in 1840 as the youngest of eight children. Gertrude never married, remaining in the home until her passing in 1933 at the age of 93. Now that the museum is... Read More

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  •   National Baseball Hall of Fame Cooperstown, NY
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    The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown is well known for highlighting the history of America’s national pastime and paying tribute to the greatest players to have ever picked up a baseball. With relics ranging from lockers and rare baseball cards to jerseys and game balls, and a plaque for each of the more-than 300 inductees, the Hall has plenty of historical exhibits to... Read More

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  •   Fort William Henry Museum Lake George, NY
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    Fort Henry has been the site of many battles, including an infamous massacre that occurred in August of 1757 as French troops laid siege to the then-British controlled fort. Today the fort has been turned into a museum and is rumored to be quite haunted. It is open to visitors and offers ghost tours. Some of the ghosts have earned themselves nicknames, including the Limper, who... Read More

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  •   Valentown Museum Victor, NY
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    Built in 1879 as Valentown Hall, this five-story building is now home to a historical museum housing thousands of artifacts from a bygone era. It is also believed to be haunted. Spirits have been known to play an old-fashioned music box, move tools about the basement, and appear in front of guests! Read More

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