Halloween Guide

The Most Haunted Cemeteries, Hotels, and Restaurants in the Hudson Valley

More than 75 sites around the Valley have a haunting history


Albany Rural Cemetery

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Want a good scare this Halloween? Look no further than these local haunts. According to HauntedPlaces.org, the most haunted sites in the Hudson Valley include everything from cemeteries to college campuses. Some of these sites boast well-known tales of resentful spirits who refuse to leave their final resting places, while others might be brand new to you. But one thing’s for sure: all are equally creepy. To see the full list of scary sites nearest you, click here.


  • Albany Rural Cemetery, Albany
  • Evergreen Cemetery, Wynantskill
  • Forest Park (Pinewoods) Cemetery, Brunswick
  • ​Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston
  • Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers
  • Oxford Depot Cemetery, Chester
  • Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, Poughkeepsie
  • Sparta Cemetery, Scarborough
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy
  • Vale Cemetery, Schenectady
  • Van Schaik Family Cemetery, Cohoes
  • Wiltwyck Cemetery, Kingston

Bennett College Ruins in Millbrook

Photo courtesy of www.theparanormalguide.com


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

St. Barnabas
Church of St. Barnabas in Irvington

Photo courtesy of www.stbarnabaschurch.com

Historical Buildings

  • Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs
  • Cherry Hill, Albany
  • Church of St. Barnabas, Irvington
  • Crandall House, Ballston Spa
  • Delaware and Hudson Railroad Building, Albany
  • Dutch’s Spirits, Pine Plains
  • Heathcote Crossing, Scarsdale
  • ​Hoyt Mansion/The Point, Staatsburg
  • Hudson River State Hospital, Fairview
  • Legs Diamond House, Albany
  • Loudon Cottage, Loudonville
  • Miss Fanny’s Victorian Party House, East Fishkill
  • ​New York State Capitol, Albany
  • ​New York State Education Department Building, Albany
  • Old Ulster County Jail, Kingston
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s West Hall, Troy
  • ​Roosevelt Mansion, Hyde Park
  • Ten Broeck Mansion, Albany
  • Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, Irvington

wing's castle
Wing’s Castle in Millbrook

Photo courtesy of www.wingscastle.com


  • Adelphi Hotel, Saratoga Springs
  • Batcheller Mansion Inn, Saratoga Springs
  • Bird and Bottle Inn, Garrison
  • Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz (this location supposedly was the inspiration for the Overlook Hotel in Stephen King’s thriller The Shining)
  • Shanley Hotel, Napanoch (claims to have the most haunted activity in the Valley!)
  • Wing’s Castle, Millbrook


  • Silvio’s Italian Villa, Warwick
  • McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn, Monroe
  • Demarest Building, Warwick
  • Smalley’s Inn and Restaurant, Carmel
  • Van Dyke Lodge, Schenectady


  • Cohoes Music Hall, Cohoes


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

Have you visited any of these spooky spots? Did HauntedPlaces.org miss any? Let us know in the comments below.

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