Historic Brinton Lodge


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Step inside one of the top 10 most haunted houses in Pennsylvania for an evening of mystery, exploration, and a place lost in time!


At least five spirits have taken up residence during the storied history of Brinton Lodge. Identified in the 1970s by British psychic-medium Don Galloway, these otherworldly visitors continue to lurk in the passageways and rooms of the 300 year old mansion. Over time, the Lodge has developed a well-known reputation as one of the most haunted places in the area.


Explore this haunted mansion by candlelight, and discover a hidden world of ghosts, mysteries, and supernatural encounters! Through darkened halls and secret rooms, this candlelight ghost tour leads you into an otherworldly realm that overlaps with our own. You will have the opportunity for your own close encounter using the ancient technique of dowsing rods.

Schedule and Tickets

$20 per person. Book now >


Tours last approximately 90 minutes. The evening includes a tour of the building and time to explore on your own. Please note: many guests have used ghost hunting apps on their smart phones during the tour with great success.

Private Paranormal Investigations

Brinton Lodge is available for private paranormal investigations and ghost hunts. Included in the cost of rental is access to the first and second floors, a set-up location, electricity, EMF meters (if needed), and a site guide to answer questions. We welcome paranormal organizations as well as curious beginners. Call 610-572-7121 or email for rates and availability.

The Ghosts of Brinton Lodge

In 1978, Don Galloway, a psychic medium from Great Britain, was on his way to the US for a WW II commemoration being held in Reading. While still on the airplane, he had visions of the Lodge and made contact with several of the spirits that reside here. Upon his arrival, he inquired about the building from his vision and was directed to Brinton Lodge. He stayed for two weeks and identified five of the spirits: Caleb Brinton, Caleb's mother, Katharine Wittman (all of whom died in the Lodge), a male spirit he called Dapper Dan, and the troubled spirit of a little girl. Although little known in the US, Galloway was well known in England, wrote several books on his experiences as a psychic medium, and utilized his psychic ability on several cases for Scotland Yard. (This information was provided by the owner of Brinton Lodge at the time).


Visiting mediums since Galloway's visit have also felt that the site is a portal between this world and the Other Side. Previous owners have reported apparitions, disembodied footsteps, displaced objects, and more.


Read the Berks Mont Project's case study of Brinton Lodge from a private paranormal investigation here >


The "Dark Shadow" has a long history of haunting the Lodge with first-hand accounts dating back to at least the 1980s and continuing to this day. Here's a list of the most significant sightings to date:


- A tenant on the second floor awakened early in the morning and witnessed a dark form sitting at the end of her bed.

- Standing at a hallway desk, a hostess watched as a dark, misty form floated down the main staircase into the old barroom.

- Alone in the Douglass Room about 10:00 pm, a worker witnessed a dark form cross over the hallway to the basement steps.

- A visitor alone in the old bar room saw a dark form enter from the main hallway and disappear.

- A paranormal investigation team filmed a pitch-black form in the second floor front bedroom. On the video, the entity is well-formed and not transparent.



1808 W. Schuylkill Rd. (Rt. 724) Douglassville, PA 19518

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