Port Townsend, WA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Manresa Castle Hotel. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
The Castle was completed in 1892 as the home of Charles and Kate Eisenbeis. Mr. Eisenbeis was a prominent member of the Port Townsend business community. His business interests included a bakery, brickworks, lumber mill, brewery, bank and a hotel. In 1878, Eisenbeis was elected to be the town's first mayor. They built the largest private residence ever built in Port Townsend, consisting of 30 rooms. Locals referred to the building as the "Eisenbeis Castle." Charles died in 1902 and Kate remarried a few years later and the Castle was left empty for almost 20 years.
In 1925, a Seattle attorney bought the Castle as a vacation place for nuns teaching in Seattle schools. Jesuit priests purchased the building for use as a training college in 1927. A large wing housing a chapel and sleeping rooms was added the next year. They named the complex "Manresa Hall" after the town in Spain where their order was founded.
The Jesuits left in 1968 and the building was converted into a hotel. The elements "Manresa" and "Castle" were taken from the two previous owners to create the current name.
Two ghosts call Manresa Castle home. Footsteps can be heard coming from the attic of the hotel, even though no one is there. It is believed to be the ghost of a man who hung himself in the attic. Rooms 302, 304, and 306 have also been found to be active.
Thuis property has been featured on Ghost Adventures, Haunted History, and My Ghost Story and participated in the 2018's World's Largest Ghost Hunt. http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/
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