While there are plenty of haunted houses and corn mazes during Halloween season, these areas in Phoenix are haunted year-round by ghosts from the Victorian era and beyond.
This Victorian home, built in 1895 by a prominent doctor and politician, sits in downtown Phoenix's Heritage Square, next to the Arizona Science Center. It currently operates as a history museum, though many have heard unexplained footsteps and a warm temperature coming from empty fireplaces. The home is thought to be haunted by a caretaker who was shot outside of the house in the 1980s. You can buy tickets here for a tour - if you dare.
Hotel San Carlos
Both employees and guests of this downtown Phoenix hotel, which opened in 1928, have heard and seen ghosts. The most common ghost sighting is thought to be that of Leone Jensen, a woman who jumped off the roof - some say because of a broken heart.
Don't miss a chance to see a concert or performance at this gorgeous theater in downtown Phoenix, built in 1928. If you do, you may see resident ghost Mattie watching along from the balcony. Tours of the theater take place on Tuesdays.
The Hermosa Inn is a beautiful boutique hotel that's perfect for those Old West vibes. Whether you're dining at Lon's or staying the night, you may hear the original owner, painter Alonzo "Lon" Megargee, breaking bottles, or see him in his cowboy gear.
Pioneer Living History Museum
This historic area in north Phoenix, which consists of 26 buildings dating all the way back to the late 1800s, is a great spot to see how Phoenix started. It's a great place to hear how Phoenix sounded too - there have been reports of children singing in the old schoolhouse.
This resort, now a highly sought-after place to get a round of golf, originally opened as the San Marcos Hotel in 1912. It has hosted a number of Golden Age movie stars like Clark Gable and Fred Astaire - some guests have stuck around, such as a female figure that appears to visitors.
Casey Moore's Oyster House
This bar is a required stop for anyone who goes out in Tempe, thanks to its large patio and delicious oysters. But be careful not to bring a date here: rumor has it a girl was murdered upstairs, and gets angry whenever romance is in the air.
Sahuaro Ranch Park
Many flock to this park, which originally operated as a ranch in 1886, thanks to its beautiful orchards as well as its roaming peacocks. While you enjoy the scenery, you may see an old woman in an old-fashioned white dress and a man wearing a black suit.