Discover the Hudson Valley’s most haunted destinations

Ruins of Bennett College in Millbrook | Adobe Stock, Photo by small

Over 70 cemeteries, colleges, historic sites, hotels and restaurants around the Hudson Valley have a haunting history.

Fancy a good scare for Halloween? Look no further than these local haunts. According to, the Hudson Valley’s most haunted sites include everything from cemeteries to college campuses. Some of these sites tell well-known stories of resentful minds refusing to leave their final resting place, while others may be brand new to you. But one thing is certain: all are equally scary. To see the full list of the spooky sites closest to you, click here.


Ruins of Bennett College in Millbrook | Adobe Stock, Photo by small

Colleges / Universities

  • Bennett College (ruins), Millbrook
  • Blithewood Mansion at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson
  • Bowne Hall at Dutchess Community College, Poughkeepsie
  • College of St. Rose, Albany
  • Concordia College, White Plains
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase
  • Marymount College (EF Academy), Tarrytown
  • Albany Sage College, Albany
  • Sheahan Hall of Marist College, Poughkeepsie
  • SUNY Albany, Albany
  • SUNY Purchase, Purchase
  • Jackson’s Garden at Union College, Schenectady

Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington (Photo courtesy of St. Barnabas)

Historic buildings

  • Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs
  • Cherry Hill, Albany
  • Crandall House, Spa Ballston
  • Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building, Albany
  • Dutch’s Spirits, Pine Plains
  • Heathcote Crossing, Scarsdale
  • Hoyt Mansion / The Point, Staatsburg
  • Hudson River State Hospital, Fairview
  • Diamond House Legs, Albany
  • Gîte Loudon, Loudonville
  • New York State Department of Education building, Albany
  • Former Ulster County Jail, Kingston
  • West Hall of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy
  • Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany

Hotels / Inns

Restaurants / Bars

  • Italian Villa of Silvio, Warwick
  • McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn, Monroe
  • Demarest Building, Warwick
  • Smalley’s Inn and Restaurant, Carmel



  • 1 Place LaVeta, Nyack
  • Bannerman Castle, Pollopel Island beacon
  • Blaber House, Kingston
  • Buckout Road, Westchester
  • Episcopal Church of Christ, Poughkeepsie
  • Clinton Community Library, Rhinebeck
  • Cohoes Falls, Cohoes
  • Country Club of Troy, Troy
  • Downing Park, Newburgh
  • Frear Park, Troy
  • Front Street Park, Schenectady
  • Goshen Historic Trail, Goshen
  • Guptills Woods, Latham
  • Letchworth Village, Thiells
  • Lincoln Park Gully, Albany
  • Newburgh Masonic Temple, Newburgh
  • Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary, Albany
  • Dutch Reformed Church in Poughkeepsie, Poughkeepsie
  • SABIC Innovative Plastics, Selkirk
  • Spook Rock Road, Hudson
  • Snyder Lake, Wynantskill

Did miss any haunted sites? If so, comment below to let us know.

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