Some Truly Haunted Places in Minnesota

13 Truly Haunted Places In MN

This year skip the carnival-style haunted houses and check out something that will creep you out. Minnesota is known as a destination with the most haunted places. They spring up all over the place. But did you know that there are some that you can visit all year long? They have a truly haunted past too. So much so that there are a few on my list that gave me nightmares.

1. Minnesota Institute of Art’s Connecticut Room

Several guest and security guards alike have had all kinds of strange occurrences. The upstairs period rooms have been known to have some mysterious figures hanging around and mysteriously vanishing.

2. The Fitgerald Theatre, St. Paul

Haunted by an old stagehand named Ben who died in the 40’s. Workers complain of sounds of hammering, shadows and beer bottles still linger.

3. Ferguson’s Cemetary, Norwood Young America MN

Ferguson’s Cemetary is home to one little boy that never leaves. He likes to peek out from over a tombstone at the southeast corner of the cemetery. The tombstone is separated from all of the others. Orbs, eery feelings, and dogs barking have all been reported here.

4. Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul MN

Haunted by some gangsters that don’t want to leave. Don’t worry, they are totally harmless. Guest of the cave report seeing apparitions and sounds of big band music from prohibition. For those really brave, check out one of the candlelight tours they offer.

5. St. Paul City Hall, St. Paul MN

Apparitions of a shoeshine man have been seen roaming the halls looking for work. Another man has been seen hanging from a noose, though the floor of what is today the staff’s break room.

6. Forepahugh Resturant, St. Paul MN

Old Mr. Forepahugh got in a little trouble with one of his maid. After he broke off the affair, the distraught maid couldn’t go on living. Today she still lingers around. They have transformed the Victorian mansion into a fine dining restaurant. Patrons and staff dining upstairs have experienced all kinds of paranormal activity ranging from cold spots to shaking chandeliers to plates and furniture being rearranged.

7. Minneapolis City Hall, Minneapolis MN

Haunted by John Moshik — the last man to be hanged in Minnesota. At his worst, he has been blamed for making court attorneys and judges deathly ill. In his spare time, he likes to rearrange the photos on the wall.

8. County Highway 21 Hitchhiker, Warren MN

On stormy nights near the old cemetery just west of Sherack, MN drivers have picked up a hitchhiker. This hitchhiker doesn’t like to stay to get to his destination. He likes to disappear from their car a few minutes later.

9. The Landmark Center, St. Paul

Jack Pfeiffer, a former bellhop who was in deep with helping gangster launder their money. After being arrested, he poisoned himself in his cell to avoid jail. Today he can be found hanging around the ladies room on the third floor, stealing other people’s beers, and showing up in photographs when people have parties.

10. First Avenue, Minneapolis MN

The upper floor is rumored to be haunted. DJ’s have heard mysterious screams and growls in their headphones. People have also reportedly seen apparitions in the ladies room, from one guest that took her life after hearing that her boyfriend would not be returning back from WorldWarII.

11. St. James Hotel, Rochester MN

This hotel has many different guests that just won’t leave. Slamming doors, cold spots, a lady in a white dress, and a worker in coveralls are all known to hang around. Guest have been woken by crying babies that aren’t guest there. With all these sightings, it’s hard to get a good night sleep at this hotel.

12. The Old Jail Inn, Taylors Falls MN

The oldest jail in Minnesota turned Funeral home and even had a bootleg tunnel during prohibition. Today they have transformed it into an Inn and the tunnel is still present. There are some guest that haven’t checked out. On the 2-3 floors, a young boy has been seen and woman’s apparition stays on the third floor. Are you brave enough to spend the night?

13. Milford Mine Disaster Site, Milford MN

Haunted by some of the 41 miners that were trapped in the magnesium mine when it was flooded by the nearby lake. Once the mine was reopened, the men that went down there, quickly excited after hearing screaming sounds from within.


If you are brave enough, I recommending checking some of these haunted places out. If you bring the kids, just don’t tell them the earl reason why you are going. That’s what I did. If you are looking for a little more detail on some of the haunts, check out these books for some chilling tails.

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  • Reply Erin October 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Um, now I know which places I should avoid in the Twin Cities! Definitely spooked reading this list!

    • Reply Jenn October 19, 2016 at 9:37 am

      Lol.. I know how you feel. I don’t think I would ever eat at the Forepaugh resturant’s table they have under the chandelier after hearing the stories.

  • Reply Beth October 19, 2016 at 9:24 am

    So fun! This list is really interesting. I went to college at St. Kate’s and one of the main buildings and the chapel have been rumored to be haunted as well.

    • Reply Jenn October 19, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Ooh cool… did you ever see anything? I’m always searching for orbs and mist in my pictures.

  • Reply Molly October 19, 2016 at 9:34 am

    WWWWHHHHAAAATTTTT?!?!?! i didn’t know half of these were haunted! I will have to bring my hubby and check it out! I have shot weddings at some of these venues! I will have to keep an Eye out in the future.

    • Reply Jenn October 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

      Molly, you guys should go on your own ghost hunt. The MIA made me run out of the room when I went. It was close to closing time when I went. Tottaly freaky!

  • Reply Calee October 19, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Thanks for posting this! I just moved here and my hubs and I love Halloween! 🙂

    • Reply Jenn October 19, 2016 at 10:59 am

      Welcome to the Halloween Capital of the US!

  • Reply Anung October 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Wow, I’ve only heard of half of these. I want to see some…the others I will stead clear 😉

  • Reply Greta @ Pickles Travel blog October 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    This is so cool! What a great round up for Halloween!

    • Reply Jenn October 20, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Thanks Greta, I had a great time doing the reaserch and seeing a few of the places in person!

  • Reply Barrie bismark October 19, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Scary! Now I know where not to go! Great post. Just too scary for me! 😳

  • Reply Meredith October 20, 2016 at 7:16 am

    Wow I had no idea about any of these!!! CRAZY!!!

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