Real Haunted Houses: Kenworthy Hall

Kenworthy Hall, also known as the Carlisle-Martin House, Carlisle Hall and Edward Kenworthy Carlisle House, is a plantation house built between 1858 and 1860. It has a massive four-story tower, brownstone trim, windows of varibale size and shape. It was constructed for – as the name suggests – Edward Kenworthy Carlisle, as his primary family residence. Carlisle died in 1873 […]

Real Haunted Houses: Gaineswood

Gaineswood is a plantation house in Demopolis, Alabama. It reportedly took nearly twenty years to build it to completion, and it was finished just before the Civil War – talk about bad timing. Nevertheless, it is the grandest plantation house ever built in Marengo County, and one of the most significant remaining examples of Greek Revival architecture. Gaineswood was designed […]

Real Haunted Houses: Cedarhurst Mansion

The Cedarhurst Mansion was built in 1823 by Stephen Ewing. It is a two-story, brick-walled construction. Just a little over a decade after the mansion was built, in 1837, a relative of Ewing, Sally Carter, died of illness at the age of 16 while she was staying at the mansion. Her spirit is said to still haunt the house until […]

Real Haunted Houses: Redmont Hotel

Perhaps not an actual house, but rather a hotel, but the Redmont Hotel is alledgedly one of the most haunted buildings in the state of Alabama. It opened in 1925 and is one of the oldest operating hotels in the region. The original hotel counted some 200-rooms, with private baths which was quite unusual at the time. In 1946, it […]

Real Haunted Houses: Bragg-Mitchell Mansion

The Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, with massive double parlors and a majestic circular staircase, is one of the most-photographed buildings in Mobile, Alabama. The house was built in 1855, and is a perfect example of Greek Revival architecture that was popular in that era. The mansion was built on request of Judge John Bragg. During the Civil War, all the live oak […]

Real Haunted Houses: Oakleigh House

Oakleigh is a historical house turned museum that is located in Mobile, Alabama. It is the centerpiece of the Oakleigh Historic Complex, a group of buildings that contain a cottage, Union barracks, and an archives building. In 1833, James W. Roper, a brick mason, dry goods merchant and cotton factor, built Oakleigh. During the building phase of the house, Roper […]

Real Haunted Houses: Sweetwater Mansion

Sweetwater Mansion is a plantation house located in Florence, Alabama designed by General John Brahan. The mansion received its name from the nearby Sweetwater Creek. It was first occupied by Robert M. Patton, the son-in-law of John Brahan. Robert M. Patton was elected as governor of Alabama in 1865. Sweetwater was one of the largest plantations, with a slave village […]

Real Haunted Houses: Winter Place

Winter Place was constructed between 1850 and 1870 and is located in Montgomery, Alabama. The North House was the home of Joseph S. Winter and his family, and is the earliest of the constructions. The second building, the South House, was built in the 1870s and was the home of Joseph’s daughter, Sally Gindrat Winter Thorington, and her husband Robert […]

Real Haunted Houses: Barker’s Slave Quarters

In the Old Cahawba Park between Selma and Orville in Alabama, you can find a lot of intriguing stuff, ranging from archeological finds, a gothic-style church, remnants of strane wells, the foundations of a prison camp, to the remnants of the Barker’s Slave Quarters. It is certainly an interesting plave to visit, being a de facto ghost town, so if […]