Event Start Time: 8:00pm
Event Finish Time: 3:00am
We have Exclusive Overnight Access to two of the most Haunted Locations
The haunted history of New England resonates strongly in the town of Winchendon, Massachusetts. Two of the most haunted and historical locations stand side-by-side! The Murdock-Whitney House and the Isaac Morse House have lured in paranormal investigators from all corners of the globe. You can take their word for it, or you can investigate yourself!
The Murdock-Whitney House was built in 1850 and the Isaac Morse House was built in 1775. With centuries of history, you can imagine the lasting impressions that the living and the dead have made upon these homes.
It is said that a woman roams the corridors of the Murdock-Whitney House, watching closely over those that have come into her home. She is very protective of all the things in the house and becomes extremely agitated when people enter her bedroom. You can hear her disembodied footsteps throughout the house and it is not uncommon to hear her pacing back and forth on the third floor—a place that the staff even refuses to visit alone!
At the Isaac Morse House you are likely to encounter children laughing and playing. This is no surprise since the first owner of the home, Mr. Morse, fathered 15 children within the walls!
Lights turning on and off of their own volition, disembodied voices, creepy EVPs (electronic voice phenomena), shadow figures lurking in the darkness, footsteps, doors opening and closing, objects moving, piano music playing in the middle of the night, full-bodied apparitions of an elderly woman and young children—these two beautiful historic homes hold a plethora of evidence just waiting to be documented by you!
The only question that remains—will you be brave enough to undergo a lone vigil on the third floor?!?!
Two of the most historic and haunted locations in New England stand side-by-side in Wichendon, Massachusetts. The quiet beauty of the Murdock-Whitney House and the Isaac Morse House speaks of days long past—except for the spirits that still reside within their walls!
Elisha Murdock, founder of E. Murdock Company, built the family home in 1850 for his wife, Rohanna and their three children: Ellen, Sophia and George. The youngest of the family, and only son, met a young demise at the age of seven. When Sophia inherited the property circa 1900, she made many additions to the original home blending classical and Victorian styles.
It was a warm and inviting home decorated and constructed in fine elegance. The spacious renovations allowed plenty of room for the lengthy visits of extended family as well as for entertaining friends. Sophia was known for her recitals where she would play her Chickering Concert Grand Piano. Although the fine instrument has long since been donated to a local church, it is rumored that sometimes you can still hear the eerie tones of someone playing echoing throughout the home in the twilight hours of the morning.
For five generations the beautiful house was a home for the Murdock-Whitney family until December of 2000 when upon the owner’s death it was bequeathed to the Winchendon Historical Society. With such a rich history, it is easy to understand why the family still watches over the property making certain that all who visit are entertained.
Right next door you will find the Isaac Morse House that was first built in 1790 by Robert Ruggles. Isaac Morse, born in 1775, was the father of 15 children. His first wife, Miriam, bore ten children and his second wife, Frances gave birth to five. Morse was a very influential man in Winchendon up until his death in 1860.
In 1939, the home was bought by Dr. Alton Skelton. It remained in their family until his second wife, Evangline, sold the house to the Porters in 2007. Today it belongs to the Winchendon Historical Society and serves as the Gift Shop. On the property there are several antiques and artworks that lend to the haunted credibility of the house. Steeped in history, you will not want to miss the opportunity to explore its depths and seek out the spirits that are waiting to tell you their stories!
Your ghost hunt at The Murdock Whitney Mansion and Isaac Morse House includes the following: