We recently came across this haunted sites of New Jersey list on Reddit and thought we’d lay out some of our favorites, just in time for Halloween.
Are these sites haunted? Some yes, some…. definitely not. But, best to go check out for yourself!
Ringwood Manor (Ringwood)
Haunted? Yes. Check out this NYTimes ghost story from the 80’s, or go on a haunted tour in present time.
Schooley’s Mountain (Long Valley)
Haunted? Probably not. But makes for a good spooky hike if the fog is just right. Check out our guide if you want to go hiking.
Stanhope House (Stanhope)
Haunted? Yes — if the Stanhope House Ghost rumors are true. Go and find out for yourself!
Devil’s Tower (Alpine)
Haunted? Yes — “Don’t walk or drive backwards around this tower, legends warn. If you do, you may come face-to-face with a ghost, or even the Devil.”
Great Swamp (Basking Ridge)
Haunted? Probably not. But if you’re quiet at dusk, you’ll hear some (spooky) owls!
Check out our guide to Basking Ridge to see what the Great Swamp has to offer.
Deserted Village of Feltville (Berkeley Heights)
Haunted? Probably. The town was abandoned at least twice, and there’s a small cemetery on the grounds you can visit today.
Check out our guide to Watchung Reservation to see everything it has to offer.
Union Hotel (Flemington)
Haunted? Yes — there are several ghosts on the property of the permanently closed hotel.
Trenton Psychiatric Hospital (Trenton)
Haunted? Maybe. No doubt some strange things happened here in this abandoned psychiatric hospital, but who knows if it is haunted.
Allaire Village (Wall Township)
Haunted? Yes — there are several ghosts in several buildings on the property.
Flanders Hotel (Ocean City)
Haunted? Yes — the resident ghost Emily haunts the halls. Pretty unfortunate for the current guests.
The Abbot House (May’s Landing)
Haunted? Yes — this B&B has a resident ghost, too. Luckily, this one is permanently closed.
Southern Mansion (Cape May)
Haunted? Probably. The property was visited by ghost hunters last year. Even if it isn’t, you can visit the haunted house this Halloween season.
Cape May Bunker (Cape May)
Haunted? Probably not. It likely held munitions during WWII and is now moving out to sea (or, most likely, the sea is creeping in).
Batsto Mansion (Hammonton)
Haunted? Maybe. This is another abandoned town on the list, so ghosts are possible!
See the full list here. What’s your favorite? What are we missing?
Cover photo by Jamie Koch. Check out her work on Instagram.