Concord, MA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, 1716 Concord's Colonial Inn. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.
Concord’s Colonial Inn, one of the oldest hotels in the United States! The original part of the building was built in 1716, a few years before the Revolutionary War. The North Bridge, just half a mile from the Inn, is where the “shot heard ‘round the world” took place on April 19, 1775 – beginning the Battle of Lexington and Concord and ultimately, the Revolutionary War. Many wounded patriot soldiers were taken to the Inn, which served as a hospital during the war. .
Yes, since 1716, the Colonial Inn has welcomed guests and weary travelers from far and near. With this impressively long history, crossing into the Revolutionary War time period, there are sure to be a few guests that have remained in this cozy dwelling for a very extended stay.
Our most famous, haunted and sought-after guestroom is Room 24. During the Revolutionary War, a portion of the inn was owned by Dr. Timothy Minot. When patriot soldiers were injured at the Battle of Lexington and Concord at the North Bridge, they were brought to his home for treatment. Dr. Minot used what is now the Liberty Room as a hospital and Room 24 was his operating room. Several soldiers who were operated on in Room 24 unfortunately passed away during surgery. The deceased were carried directly downstairs into Room 27, which was used as a morgue.
Could this be that Room 24 offers its most famous spirit? According to tales, this was the very first recognized spectral sighting in 1966 by. It was experienced by a newlywed couple on their honeymoon. Other guests have reported lights flickering in the room or turning on and off completely on their own. One guest woke up in the middle of the night and every light was on in the room, as well as the television! Guests hear hushed whispers coming from the closet and have seen the door to the room slam shut on its own. Some courageous guests have even used their own “ghost-hunting” devices, such as voice recorders and cameras, to catch some evidence of supernatural visitors. Various guests have captured floating orbs in the room and voices from the past. A few guests have felt someone gently tucking them into bed. Apparitions of both a middle aged woman, supposedly a nurse named Rosemary, and wounded soldiers have appeared in the room, only to disappear moments later.
But the inn's resident spirits do not just confine themselves to Room 24; they like to wander the halls of the Colonial Inn just as much as guests do! Both an older woman and a tall, slim gentleman with a top hat have been spotted in the sitting room - perhaps it is Thoreau himself or his aunts looking to entertain some company? A young girl wearing a bonnet has been seen walking around by the front desk of the hotel. Both guests and employees have spotted spirits in colonial attire sitting in an otherwise empty Liberty Room. Things fall off of shelves and items go missing without a trace for weeks, only to turn up in the strangest places. Both guests and employees have heard voices coming from right behind them – only to see nothing when they turn around.
The inn has drawn ghost hunters and historians looking to experience their own spooky thrill
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