Looking to get spooked this Halloween? Well, here are some legendary haunted places you can check out on Palm Beach County.
Florida’s Most Haunted Pub
The echo of footsteps, candles that light and extinguish themselves, and mysterious wailing in the night: Delray Beach’s Blue Anchor Pub is said to be haunted by the ghost of Bertha Starkey, a wanton British woman who was killed by her jealous husband at a London pub in the mid-19th century.
So what does all this have to do with The Palm Beaches? The pub’s façade and luxurious interior were transported to this Delray Beach location, and Bertha is said to have come right along with them, helping establish it as “Florida’s Most Haunted Pub” in 2004 by the Travel Channel. Visit for a couple of pints, bangers and mash, and a side of spooky fun.
Location: Blue Anchor British Pub, 804 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach.
The Haunted Heritage of Riddle House
The living history park of Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds showcases buildings and artifacts from 1895 to 1945, including the Riddle House — famously featured on a 2008 episode of the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” The funeral parlor-turned-private residence is said to be haunted by Joseph, an employee of former homeowner Karl Riddle. Joseph hanged himself from the attic rafters rather than face his financial troubles, and he allegedly still inhabits the attic today.
According to Karl Riddle’s personal diary, after Joseph’s death, the family had trouble keeping help in the home because staff claimed to hear rattling chains on the stairs, murmuring voices and objects being moved around. Curious seekers can learn the stories behind the house and other village buildings during guided nighttime History and Haunts tours throughout the year (dates vary). Or, bring the kids for trick-or-treating at Spookyville, every Friday–Sunday through the end of October, starting Oct. 21, 2022.
Location: Yesteryear Village, 9067 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach.