Haunted Cape Cod Attractions: Barnstable Village

Haunted Cape Cod Attractions

When the weather turns brisk and the leaves fall – the ghosts and goblins of Barnstable Cape Cod MA come out to play.

In fact, any haunted Cape Cod ghost hunter will tell you that Old Kings Highway in Barnstable just may be the most exciting – and creepiest – place to be around Halloween.

Haunted Cape Cod

Sure, a ghost walk through Barnstable may fall towards the unusual side of Cape Cod attractions. But, if you love ghostly legend and lore, then a night spent in this ghoulish town just may be the highlight of your trip.

Five nights a week (closed Fridays and Mondays) from mid April through the middle of November, the Old Kings Highway Historic District in Barnstable Village becomes the site of  a fascinating, and possibly terrifying, treat: the Barnstable Villlage Haunted & History Walking Tour.

The tour begins at Sturgis Library, once the home of Barnstable founder John Lothrop. It  is said that the old Lothrop ghost still spends his nights walking amongst the shelves of books.

From the Library the tour continues, offering both historic information about the local sites as well as the Cape Cod ghost stories that have followed.

Cape Cod Ghost Stories

Tourists will walk to places like Cobb’s Hill Cemetery, the site of many unusual and unexplainable phenomenon.

Then they’ll visit the 1690 Old Jail where a ghostly caretaker is said to still keep an eye on the place… and those who visit.

And finally, as the night sets in, the tour wraps up at the Cape’s most haunted site “The House of Eleven Ghosts”.

In all, the tour includes ten stops and takes about two hours – so be sure to bring comfortable walking shoes. And, don’t forget the camera because you never know who – or what – you might see.

Visit Cape Cod

Haunted ghost walks are just one of the many Cape Cod traditions locals and visitors hold so dear in the fall. There is just something magical about the brisk autumn air, the falling leaves, and the foliage. It’s something that – quite frankly – you really have to see and feel to believe.

Be sure to schedule one of your Cape Cod hotel stays during the fall and give yourself – and your family – an experience you won’t ever forget.


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