Hill Park

Hill Park is a private historical cemetery dedicated to the American Civil War. Frank James and two other Confederate soldiers are buried there. Reports of an apparition have been made, and it is believed to be the spirit of a soldier who was killed during a battle in either 1862 or 1864.

Sanders Valley

Location: Garwood, Missouri, USA Discovered: Unknown Type: Valley Status: Still standing History: Sanders Valley was the site of a barn belonging to a family during the Civil War. While the war was going on, a group of Union soldiers killed the family living on the farm because they were southern sympathizers. The story goes that the women…

Grace Hall

Location: Selma, Alabama, USA Built: 1857 Operation Time: 1857 – Present Type: Bed & Breakfast Status: Open History Grace Hall was built in 1857 by Henry Ware as an antebellum mansion in neoclassicism and Victorian style. During the Civil War, much of the city of Selma was damaged or destroyed, but many of the architecturally buildings were left intact…

La Posada Hotel

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Hotel Status: Open History: The La Posada Hotel (which means The Inn Hotel) in Santa Fe has the historic Staab House as its centerpiece. The mansion was built in 1882 by an old Santa Fe Trail merchant. Abraham Staab had earned a great deal of…

Fort Dodge

Location: Dodge City, Kansas, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Fort Status: Open History: Fort Dodge is currently used as a retirement home for veterans. One building at the fort is the home of many spirits who are assumed to be soldiers. Barn There is an old barn located at the edge of Fort Dodge…

Fort Jefferson

Location: Dry Tortugas Island, Key West, Florida, USA Built: 1846 Operation Time: 1846 – Present Type: Fort Status: Open History: Fort Jefferson (named for President Thomas Jefferson) began construction in 1846. The already existing lighthouse on the island remained with in the fort’s walls up until it was demolished in 1877. A massive design, the fort featured two sides…

Fort Davis National Historic Site

Location: Alpine, Texas, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – ? Type: Fort Status: Open History: Fort Davis was used as a Confederate fort in 1861 during the Civil War. During this time, a woman named Alice Walpole stopped by the area to search for roses along Limpia Creek when she was abducted by members of the…

Fort Abercrombie

Location: Abercrombie, North Dakota, USA Built: 1857 Operation Time: 1857 – ? Type: Fort Status: Open History: Fort Abercrombie serves as the residence for ghosts of both soldiers and Native Americans. Established in 1857, it was built to protect the wagon trains that were heading west to California. In 1862, the fort was attacked by the Sioux…

Fort Fisher

Location: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA Built: c. 1860 Operation Time: ? – ? Type: Fort Status: Open History: Confederate General William Whiting was fatally wounded during an attack on Fort Fisher by the Union in 1864. The fort protected the last remaining river route used by blockade runners who supplied the Confederacy with the goods they needed. With…

Fort Lincoln

Location: Point Lookout State Park, Maryland, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Fort Status: Open History: During the Civil War, Fort Lincoln was the site of the abuse and mistreatment of several Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned there. They were often kept in small tents in wet and filthy conditions. Over 4,000 Confederate…

Oak Alley Plantation

Location: Vacherie, Louisiana, USA Built: 1837 Status: Open as a historic museum History: The plantation, which was originally named Bon Séjour Plantation (meaning “good living”), was built to grow sugar cane. The mansion that stands today was built by slaves under the command of George Swainy between 1837 and 1839 for Jacques Telesphore Roman. Joseph Pilie, Roman’s father-in-law, was…

Pickens County Courthouse

Location: Carrollton, Alabama, USA Built: Unknown Operation Time: ? – Present Type: Court Status: Open History: During the Civil War, the first courthouse in Carrollton was burned downed by the Union Army during the Civil War; this was done as an act of humiliation rather than an attack. The second built courthouse, the Carrollton Courthouse caught fire and burned…