New York City's Top 10 Haunted Places

Some places that we used to pass by considering imperceivable and undistinguished can actually keep a skeleton in a closet. You may not even believe if someone points you at a hotel or a small restaurant persuading you that ghosts are living inside. But only one gaze will hit home so you would never deny that at least these ten places are haunted, occupied with incomprehensible spirits. Be fearless to explore them and to reveal the hidden secrets, or guard against to avoid nightmares! Here are 10 NYC's spots that are definitely haunted.


#1. The Merchant’s House Museum

Probably the only building in the whole New York City so much preserved, the Merchant’s House Museum represents a unique spot, which is extremely haunted and that is why attractive for visitors. The house was built in the 19th century and then sold to a rich merchant (hence the name). Chic interior, amazing history, and many secrets hidden behind its walls are waiting for the most stalwart-souled guests.

 29 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

#2. Jefferson Market Library

Like books but afraid of ghosts? You should better keep away from the Jafferson Market Library, as it is one of the most haunted places in the New York City. Being as well a great historic point and rich in different literature library, the Jefferson Market Library has a not very pleasant reputation. The common version holds that there is a friendly woman living here, who catches people's attention, smiles and then disappears. Courage!

 425 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011

#3. The House of Death

If once a most haunted spot contest is held, the House of Death should be amongst the best candidates, as there is no any other place in New York, where, apart from its living residents, at least 22 ghosts dwell up to now, including the most famous one of Mark Twain. The history of the house holds lots of secrets, as much as its elite inhabitants could hide in olden times.

 14 West 10th Street, NY 10011

#4. Morris Jumel Mansion

George Washington's, Eliza Jumel's and many other famous figures' house, a place, always changing architectural and interior styles, its stories and the atmosphere. What the history has left is its today's stable ambience of a haunted spot, which doesn't bother visitors to come and explore the time put up in amazing details, housed here at theMorris Jumel Mansion.

 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032

#5. White Horse Tavern

What's any tavern supposed to do? It serves as a place where you can drink yourself to death. In the context of the White Horse Tavern it is in the literal sense of the word. There is no saying, how many people this bar perished, but it stands to reason that a lot. The list is refilled with poet Dylan Thomas's death when this venue was so popular among the Bohemian elite. The place is both dreadful and colorful, so if you don't pay attention to its' history you can just enjoy the ambiance.

 567 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

#6. St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church

Being an Episcopal church and a gorgeous historic spot, St. Ann's and the Holy Trinity Church is also a distinguished haunted spot in New York. Thanks to its perfectly crafted Gothic style and many developments happened during the history, the Church appalls and makes stand in awe of it.

 138 Montrose Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

#7. Hotel Chelsea

This hotel has become a national historic place, even a museum. Today its stay duration is limited by 24 hours and the access is strictly reserved. How comes it? Simply lots of celebrities, as Mark Twain, Bob Dylan, Sam Shepard, Charles Bukowski, Janis Joplin, should live here and some of them, like poet Dylan Thomas, should die here. And the fat is in the fire: The Chelsea is one of the most famous and one of the most haunted New York's places.

 222 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

#8. Manhattan Murder Well

It was a pretty bistro in the heart of Manhattan until one man decided to kill a young woman named Gulielma Elmore Sands and to drop her breathless corpse in a well. Manhattan Bistro's well. Today the bistro is closed forever and only the well still attracts fearless visitors to see the symbol of a cool-blooded murder.

 129 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

#9. Billop House

This place can be considered as one among many. Yes, with a rich history. Yes, with curious interior details. Yes, with a peculiar ambiance. But those, who are abreast of what was happening in this house many years ago, understand where does the origin of such a peculiarity come from. The story is about one bad-tempered man and his servant, closed her days for a mystic reason... If you don't mind making acquaintance with a pretty ghost, welcome to the Billop House.

 298 Satterlee St, Staten Island, NY 10307

#10. St Paul's Chapel

Hidden tight between towering Broadway buildings, St Paul's Chapel is the oldest operating building in Manhattan. Owning the place since 1764 the church with its rustic murky exterior and cemetery headstones in the yard imposes quite an impression. St Paul's Chapel withstood 9/11 completely unharmed though standing across the road from the towers. Mysterious, isn't it?

 St. Paul's Chapel, 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007

#Bonus: Utica Lunatic Asylum

Located in the state and not in the city of New York, this one can't be missed while talking about haunted. Be careful coming to this place, as not for nothing a usual plot of a horror movie takes place in an asylum. The Utica Lunatic Asylum has been always an unearthly place, and nobody knew what was happening behind its walls. After its close, the hospital has become a certain kind of museum, attracting visitors' attention by its mystic history. Today this is another one of the most haunted New York's spots.

 1213 Court Street, Utica, New York
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