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Newport, Rhode Island: Belcourt Castle: Haunted Chairs

Chairs that make you cold, or prickly, or try to dump you onto the floor. Also a screaming suit of armor. The 60-room chateau offers regular tours and ghost tours.

Address:
659 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI
Directions:
South on Hwy 138A/Farewell St., then right onto Americas Cup Ave. Follow to Memorial Blvd. Go up the hill then right at the second light onto Bellevue Ave. Belcourt Castle is two miles on the right.
Hours:
Tours F-Su Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
$8 and up.
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Belcourt Castle - Haunted Chairs

Newport is most known for its beautiful mansions, but one that is often overlooked is Belcourt Castle . It does not have the grandeur of the other properties, BUT it is very well known for the many hauntings that have occurred there. In fact they now have ghost tours during the summer season! It's been said that 1-2 Chairs in the Gothic Ballroom have spirits in them. Put your hand near the chairs, your hand gets cold and prickly, try to sit in one, there is resistance, try to sit in the other, it might throw you out.

Also supposedly there is armor in the Gothic ballroom. The owner of the armor died when a spear went through the eyeslot and out the other end. He can be heard screaming in and around March.

[Heather Dennis, 06/16/2002]

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Dark Shadows Collinswood MansionDark Shadows Collinswood Mansion, Newport, RI - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Mummified Human Arm, Norwich, CT - 40 mi.

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