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Hotel DeFuniak

Hotel DeFuniak

400 E Nelson Avenue
Defuniak Springs, Florida
32433 United States

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Defuniak Springs, FL is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Hotel DeFuniak. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


The hotel has gone through many changes since it was constructed in the 1920s. It was originally a Masonic Lodge; the logo is still present in the building. The lodge met upstairs and rented the downstairs to retail businesses. The Masons lost the building during the Great Depression and a local attorney purchased the building. The lawyer divided the upper level into boarding rooms and the lower level into a dining room. A pharmacist occupied the building in the 1940s and it became Lightfoot Drug Store. It has now been transformed into a charming hotel.


Since the 1920s, The DeFuniak Hotel was known to have a haunted suite. Many guests have reported that Room 8 is very active. Known as the "Aviary Room," both housekeeping and guests have reported witnessing the ghosts of two children. Some have claimed to hear the children singing nursery rhymes in the middle of the night. You may also often find toys that are left for them soaking wet or mysteriously placed under the bed upon waking. Some think that their mother drowned the two children in the bathroom. 

This property was featured in the 2019's "World's Largest Ghost Hunt" http://www.nationalghosthuntingday.com/



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Date added: Aug/09/2019 | Last time updated: Apr/01/2020
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