Charlestown RI is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, General Stanton Inn. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Thomas Stanton won a one-roomed gambrel-roofed house and moved it onto his land in 1667. The house served as a schoolhouse for his children and Indian children. In 1740 Joseph, the son of Thomas, added the main building and conducted a dairy business out of the Inn. Joseph Stanton III was born in Charlestown in 1739 and was a Colonel in the militia, later earning the rank of General. After the Revolutionary War, the family turned their mansion into an Inn when they fell on economic hard times. Ledgewick and Joseph Stanton, nephews of Joseph Stanton, operated the Inn. It was a regular coach stop between Providence and New London. Starting in the mid-1800s until after prohibition's repeal, the Inn attracted gamblers from all over. There is a cemetery on the grounds where General Stanton and his family are buried.
People claim to see a male ghost who tries to get their attention by tapping them on the shoulder. There is a story of a construction worker who chose to ignore being tapped on the shoulder and had something thrown at him instead.
The Inn was featured on "Ghost Hunters," in October 2007.
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