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1754 House Restaurant & Tavern

1754 House Restaurant & Tavern

506 Main Street South
Woodbury, Connecticut
06798 USA

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Woodbury, CT is home to one of the most haunted inns in the nation, the 1754 House Inn & Tavern (Formerly the Curtis House). Come explore its offerings with Haunted Journeys. 

The History

Connecticut's Oldest Inn (formerly the Curtis House and the Evergreen Inn & Tavern) the 1757 House Inn & Tavern was built prior to 1736 as a home for Anthony Stoddard. In 1754 it opened as an inn, it still continues to welcome travelers a retreat.

Previously known as the Curtis House Hotel, the name may have changed and undergone a serious renovation since appearing on Gordon Ramsay's Hotel Hell. But there is no doubt it hasn't change the fact that Connecticut's oldest inn is haunted. Both employees and visitors have been claiming it's haunted for decades. Ramsay even brought in paranormal investigators to confirm what everyone was saying.

The Hauntings

Famous paranormal investigator, Lorraine Warren and her husband Ed Warren have added their stamp of the testimony of the legitimacy of the haunts of this inn. Both deceased now, the Warrens spent much time in this historical property, testifying to the abundancy of haunts here. "I have been aware of the haunting of the Curtis House for a very long time," Warren said. "My husband and family have gone there. There is a bedroom upstairs, that first bedroom, that room always seems to very active. Sometimes when people come here from out of state for visits, I always ask them if they want to stay at a real haunted inn."

Christmas time does heighten the activity at this inn. According to the innkeeper/owner there are at least four known phantoms that reside here. One is described as a matronly woman who watches over the dining room. Apparently, she likes everything to be as it should be in the inn. Another is an elegant confederate gentleman who is said to be quite loud about removing his boots at night.

The third is Sally, who is described by the staff of the inn as a dear friend. She is believed to be a young woman who seems to prefer one of the bedrooms on the second floor. Lastly there is Joe who is a former dishwasher of the inn. He truly loved this place and asked to buried on the property. His last wish was honored by one of the previous innkeeper's father.

Guests have regularly reported hearing voices from the dead. Others may hear disembodied footsteps. In addition, figures may suddenly appear in the rooms throughout the inn. The TVs may turn on/off on their own.

Not to worry, for all the spirits here are kind and content in this lovely inn. The only time they could be unhappy is when living becomes disruptive. The Curtis House is actively haunted, but it's because the spirits of those who enjoyed the atmosphere loved it so much they didn't want leave.

More Reads...

Spooky Trails and Tall Tales Connecticut: Hiking the State's Legends, Hauntings, and History Paperback – September 1, 2019 by Stephen Gencarella (Author)     Connecticut Ghost Stories and Legends (Haunted America) by [Thomas D'Agostino, Arlene Nicholson]     Haunted Connecticut: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Constitution State (Haunted Series) by [Cheri Farnsworth]



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Date added: May/23/2020 | Last time updated: Jun/14/2021

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