A House of Tragedy
Several tragedies occurred at the property. Peyton transformed his home into a field hospital during the Revolutionary War, and many wounded soldiers perished inside.
That wasn’t the end of the fatal tragedies. During the American Civil War, a Confederate soldier fell ill and died in the home. Two individuals also lost their lives after getting into a contentious debate while visiting the property.
During the 19th century, two children also lost their lives around the house. A young boy fell out of a tree and succumbed to his injuries, and a young girl fell from the second-story window.
Other Creepy Encounters
The famous French General Marquis de Lafayette believed that something haunted the Peyton Randolph house. During his stay there, he claims that he heard strange noises coming from the hallways. He also reported that there was a bone-chilling instance where an ice-cold hand had gripped his shoulder.
Legend has it that all residents who lived and died in the Peyton Randolph house still occupy the dwelling. As a result, it’s one of the most famous haunted destinations on the east coast.
Haunted Williamsburg, VA
With all the rich history that’s happened in this preserved colonial town, more than a few spirits wander around town. For a history-rich and spooky experience, check out our Williamsburg Ghost Tour.
Our guides know all the details about each haunted location, so you can learn the haunted and the historical on your tour of Williamsburg.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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