There’s nothing like exploring a scary new place with good friends. The great company helps to take your mind off the creepiness of your surroundings and to ease your jitters. If you are looking for fun and spooky places to visit with your friends, here are a few suggestions.
The Dark Side Of Williamsburg
The city of Williamsburg in Virginia is perhaps most famous for its historic district and living-history museum, Colonial Williamsburg. Here, trained actors dress up in period costumes and depict daily life back in Colonial times. It’s a great place to learn more about the history of Colonial America. It’s also the perfect place to go on a Williamsburg Ghost Tour.
Go on a guided walking tour with some of the best and most knowledgeable tour guides in the state who will lead you through the eerie streets and buildings of Williamsburg at night. There are several Colonial Williamsburg ghost tours to choose from; the number of stops and stories you’ll hear will depend on which tour you select. No matter which tour you decide to go on, you can expect to hear chilling tales about strange and unexplainable events that have happened throughout Williamsburg’s more than 300-year history.
You will learn more about the sacred Native American burial grounds that the town was built on, horrifying witch trials, and the violence and tragedies that took place during several wars that the town has lived through. All the stories are based on actual events and historical facts, and told in an entertaining way by the engaging tour guides. This is definitely an activity best enjoyed with friends with a sense of fun and adventure.
Eastern State Penitentiary In Philadelphia
The imposing, castle-like Eastern State Penitentiary was built way back in 1829. This formidable prison was infamous for taking solitary confinement to whole new—and arguably inhumane—levels. Prisoners lived, exercised, and ate in complete isolation. Whenever an inmate was led to or from his cell, his head would be covered with a hood so that he couldn’t see or be seen.
The prison eventually had to abandon its extreme methods of solitary confinement in 1913 when overcrowding no longer made its practices feasible. It finally closed for good in 1970. Today, thousands of visitors flock to the site to explore its museum and go on a ghost tour. Many paranormal happenings have been reported, including footsteps, ghostly laughter, and shadowy figures.
A Haunted Queen Of The Ocean
The RMS Queen Mary is an old ship that served as a luxury ocean liner from 1936 to 1967. Even during its prime, it was the site of several murders and tragic events, including children drowning in the pool, and a sailor getting crushed to death by a door in the engine room. The vessel also briefly served as a war ship during World War II, where it inevitably saw many horrors and acts of violence.
In 1967, the city of Long Beach in California purchased the ship and converted it into a hotel, where it is still open to the public today. Book a stay with your friends and see if you’ll experience any spine-tingling paranormal activity, which many guests have recounted in the past.
The next time you and your friends plan on going on vacation together, consider these spooky destinations, and you are sure to have a fun and memorable trip that you’ll never forget.