Exploring the haunted houses and supernatural settings of the Berkshires is a great break from the everyday getaway. If you are searching for something extraordinary, engaging, and genuinely entertaining to include on an adventurous weekend getaway to the Berkshires, unwrapping the historical secrets behind any of the haunted houses in the Berkshires is the perfect plan.
Here are a few of the most popular haunted destinations in the Berkshires:
- The Hoosac Tunnel – During its construction in the late 1800s, a great many of the Hoosac Tunnel workers lost their lives using nitroglycerine to blast through two million tons of granite beneath Hoosac Mountain. In modern times, hikers in the tunnel area have reported experiencing the eerie presence of wailing ghosts and the unoiled squeals of swaying lanterns. Use caution entering the tunnel area.
- The Mount – Novelist Edith Wharton was no stranger to the supernatural. As a child she feared “a dark, undefinable menace forever dogging my steps, lurking and threatening.” While touring the Mount, many visitors claim that menacing force still hauntingly lingers throughout the estate. Open May through October, click here to plan your visit.
- Venfort Hall – Located in the heart of Lenox, Venfort Hall has long been considered to be one of the area’s most haunted houses. Having attracted haunted house hunters from around the world, this famous mansion’s haunting voices and spooky screams have been featured on the SyFy Channel’s Ghost Hunter television program.
- Haughton Mansion – The first mayor of North Adams, Albert C. Houghton, and his family called this Church Street estate home in the early 1900s. Most of the ghost stories haunting this house arise from a pivotal 11 days during which four deaths were associated with the Haughton mansion. The Berkshire Paranormal Society entertains the curious; click here for more information.