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Built in 1845 by Jared Coffin (one of the most successful ship owners during the island’s whaling days) as a home for his family, this building — now an inn — is said to be haunted by Coffin himself. He is rumored to appear in room 223, and guests of room 609 have also claimed to see a ghost of a little girl.

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Established in 1810, this bed and breakfast is steeped in Civil War history. When it housed Confederate soldiers during a three-day battle, one accidentally shot Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade, a 20-year-old civilian, whose spirit is now said to haunt the place.

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Have you ever wondered what it might be like to go back in time and pay a visit to Lucy Crockett, famous local author and artist? Much intrigue surrounds the life of this dynamic woman. She was one of the most complex characters to ever grace the “stage” of Smyth County. Story after story circulates about Lucy and the rather secluded life she led at her home in Seven Mile Ford. The most common stories depict her as a gun-brandishing recluse, offering her friendship to a select few.