Top Haunted Spots In America’s Oldest Capital, Read If You Dare!
It’s that time of year, the spooks come out to play. With all hallows eve right around the corner, we take a trip down Santa Fe’s haunted history. If you are planning a trip to the area or are just looking for some extra scare, be sure to stop by these spots. You might see more than just unique architecture!
The Palace of the Governors is the oldest continuously occupied government building in the U.S. During the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Spanish settlers and Pueblo members fought a bloody battle in and around the site. It’s been told that when the building is empty and still, an observant listener might hear the cries out in vain for help from the spirits that linger there. The Palace was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark in 1960 and an American Treasure in 1999.
Lady From The Beyond
La Posada De Santa Fe is now a treasured resort and spa, but it was not always open for visitors. It was once the home of wealthy business magnate Abraham Staab and his wife Julia. After their seventh child passed away shortly after childbirth, Julia is said to have slipped into madness. Julia passed in 1896 but her ghost is said to wander her home to this day. Her translucent, elegant spirit has been reported by guests and employees so much that she was featured on the television series Unsolved Mysteries. If you stay in her former bedroom, Suite 100, you might not be alone!
Ancient Real Estate
Haunted by two sisters who once lived there and were said to be witches, The Oldest House which dates back to 1646, is a place you can’t forget to visit. The tales recount the sisters’ revenge on a customer who refused to pay when his love spell didn’t work, and the man ended up dead. Could it be his ghost who’s been seen wandering the lane beside the house? The sisters were later beheaded after a trial resulting in guilty verdicts, and there have been reported sightings of a head rolling right down De Vargas Street.
Journey Back In Time
See for yourself and take the journey back in time with a Santa Fe Ghost Tour. Hear the legendary folk tales of the Pueblos, Spanish, and Wild, Wild West from local experts. Historic Walks of Santa Fe offers a guided ghost tour every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night. Group tours are available.