Below is a list of some of the most notorious haunted locations in Lenox, Massachusetts. To view my full list of ghost stories and haunted locations in Massachusetts, Click Here. And if you liked this list, be sure to check out my new book, The Folklore & Haunted Locations Guide: Massachusetts, available on Amazon!!
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#1 - The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Coordinates: 42.330989°, -73.282019°
Location Address: 2 Plunkett Street, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240
The Mount is a historic home in Lenox, Massachusetts constructed in 1902 by the famous American novelist, short story writer, and playwright, Edith Wharton, whose spirit is said to haunt the location along with two other unidentified male specters. After Mrs. Wharton's death in 1937 The Mount was purchased by Foxhollow School For Girls, at which point students and faculty members began to report witnessing apparitions dressed in clothing from the early 1900's, as well as experiencing strange disembodied voices and other sounds. In 2009, The Mount was featured on an episode of the popular television show Ghost Hunters, and was investigated by members of The Atlantic Paranormal Society (also known as T.A.P.S.) over the course of several days. The team returned to the location in 2015 to perform another investigation, at which point the crew became convinced of the location's haunted reputation.
#2 - Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum
Coordinates: 42.352843°, -73.280008°
Location Address: 104 Walker Street, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240
Constructed in 1893 as the George & Sarah Morgan family home, the Ventfort Hall Mansion & Gilded Age Museum in Lenox, Massachusetts contains over 50 rooms and spans over 28,000 square feet. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in March of 1993, and in 1997 it was renovated and opened as a museum by a nonprofit organization called the Ventfort Hall Association. The location is said to be haunted by the spirit of its first owners, George and Sarah Morgan, sister of the wealthy American banker and financier J.P. Morgan. Visitors at the historic museum report witnessing the apparition of a man and woman believed to be Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, as well as heavy wooden doors closing by themselves, and others report hearing the disembodied sounds of voices, whispering, footsteps, and screams. Employees working at Ventfort Hall Mansion also report being touched by an unseen entity, as well as witnessing the face of a spectral woman that appears to float down the hallways and staircases. In 2012 the Ventford Hall Mansion was featured on the popular television show, Ghost Hunters, where crew members experienced a variety of paranormal phenomena and allegedly supernatural activity.
#3 - Whistler's Inn
Coordinates: 42.362908°, -73.282984°
Location Address: 5 Greenwood Street, Lenox, Massachusetts, 01240
Constructed in 1870 as the Ross & Theo Whistler Family Home, the Whistler's Inn in Lenox, Massachusetts is said to be haunted by the spirits of several unidentified men and women whose apparitions are seen by employees and guests at night. Many also claim to experience other unexplained paranormal phenomena, such as disembodied voices and whispers, lights flickering, and electronic devices turning on and off by themselves. Additionally, guests staying in Room 12 report being woken in the middle of the night by a tall, shadowy figure standing above the bed. The historic Whistler's Inn has been featured in numerous television series, magazines, and other publications such as National Geographic Traveler, and Yankee Magazine.
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Brian Weaver is the founder and creator of GhostQuest.net, the internet’s largest database for haunted locations, urban legends, and folklore tales throughout the United States. He grew up in rural New Hampshire, where he attended college for Computer Science.