Our Myrtles Plantation Ghost Hunt

We will have the entire Plantation to ourselves. Who's joining us at this incredible location?

The Most Haunted Plantation in America

There's some different theories as to how The Myrtles got to be so very haunted, but many say that the stories began in 1992, when the proprietress of the plantation took a very chilling photo, one that revealed the shadowy figure of a young girl standing between two buildings of the plantation. It wasn't long before the National Geographic Explorer caught wind of the eerie image and demanded to see the photograph for themselves. There, standing between The General's Store and the Butlery's Pantry was the rippling apparition, so nearly translucent that the wooden boards of the Pantry behind the figure could still be seen.

The Myrtles Plantation, a view from the Courtyard
A view of the Myrtles Plantation, from the Courtyard, where many shadow figures and ghostly apparitions have been seen

According to local lore, this "Ghost Girl" is none other than Chloe, a young slave who allegedly murdered the wife of her master, Clark Woodruff, as well as his two daughters in a fit of vengeful jealousy. As the grim story goes, Clark Woodruff was a bit of a ladies' man and had turned his adulterous attentions to one of his slaves, Chloe herself. Though disgusted by his forceful attentions, Chloe realized that if she did not do as he wished then she would end up working in the fields. This was not a life that Chloe wanted, and so she put up with just about anything Clark Woodruff desired. But like many men of his day, Woodruff soon tired of Chloe and set her aside for a new woman. Fear that she would end up working in the fields led Chloe to spy on the family, listening for any hint of her name. Unfortunately, Woodruff caught her in the act and punished her by removing her left ear. From then on, Chloe took to wearing a green turban about her head.

But her plan was not over. Now boosted with the need to earn Clark Woodruff's good will, Chloe took poisonous oleander flowers and mixed it with flour she'd used for the birthday cake of Woodruff's daughters and his wife. Here was her chance to save them, to nurse them back to health! Only, Chloe had mixed too much of the oleander in and Mrs. Woodruff and the two children were dead within three hours.

The other slaves on the plantation grew wary that Woodruff would see the deaths of his wife and children as a form of rebellion and took matters into their own hands. They broke into the main house and dragged Chloe from her house to a nearby tree. There, they hanged her . . . and it's said that her spirit has haunted the plantation ever since.

What's Included?

Your Room is included in the Ghost Hunt

We cannot investigate the Myrtles Plantation without staying there. And that is exactly what you'll be able to do. Tickets are sold by the room. Each ticket is for one room and the number of guests listed on the room (2-6 guests per room), per night. Do you have a specific room that you'd like to stay in? Book early to reserve the room of your choice. Will you be lucky enough to get the Caretakers Quarters, considered to be the most active room on the Plantation? (All bookings for the hunt must be made over the phone: 888-859-5375)

All Ghost Hunting Equipment is Provided

As with all of our overnight ghost hunts, all of your ghost hunting equipment is provided. We have everything from full-spectrum camcorders to MEL Meters, to Ovilus Devices and Sprit Boxes, and so much more! We'll have plenty of ghost hunting equipment on hand for everyone.

In addition, you'll be able to download all of your recordings after the ghost hunt. After all, what is the point of a ghost hunt if you cannot review your recordings to see if you captured anything? All of your recordings, both audio and video, will be available to download 3 days after the event. Or, bring your own SD cards and take your recordings with you at the end of the ghost hunt.

Selecting Your Haunted Room at The Myrtles Plantation

View the haunting accounts below to discover the best room at the plantation for you.

The Mansion

While the main plantation's structural bones date back to c.1794, it was actually in the 1830s that a man named Ruffin Grey Stirling purchased the plantation, then named Laurel Grove, and gave it the aesthetically pleasing look it now has. Ruffin was also responsible for renaming the plantation, The Myrtles, and updating the building to its grand state of opulence.

You can thank Ruffin heavily for this when you stay in one of the suites in the main mansion. And for those lucky souls out there, you may even have the opportunity to stay in the General David Bradford Suite, the only overnight guest room on the first floor of the mansion . . . and the home to some very strange paranormal activity.

General David Bradford's Suite - Main House

The General David Bradford Suite is the only overnight guest room located on the ground floor of the mansion. It has a spacious bedroom with a full size four-poster bed, a quaint sitting room and a private bathroom with a shower en suite. The front and back verandas are accessible from this suite.

2 Guests $398/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Judge Clark Woodruff Suite - Main House

The Judge Clarke Woodruff Suite is located on the second floor of the mansion. It is our largest and most private suite. The suite has a queen size four-poster bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub en suite. Access to this room is limited to ONLY the two overnight guests listed on the reservation. It has a large private sitting area near the staircase on which William Winter died in 1871 on the seventeenth step.

2 Guests $439/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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William Winter Room - Main House

The William Winter Room is located on the second floor of the mansion. It has an antique queen size four-poster bed and a private bathroom with a bathtub en suite. It shares a spacious sitting area with The John Leake, The Fannie Williams and The Ruffin Stirling accommodations. It has a privacy door that may be unlocked to access the adjoining Ruffin Stirling Room, only if requested by guest(s) of BOTH rooms.

This is the room believed to be where Cleo, a local voodoo priestess, was brought to attempt to save a child who was severely ill with Scarlet Fever.

2 Guests $349/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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John Leake Room - Main House

The John Leake Room is located on the second floor of the mansion. It has a full size four-poster bed and a private bathroom with a shower en suite unique for the fact that shower and lavatory are closeted separately. This room is often referred to as ‘The Confederate Soldier’s Room'.

2 Guests $349/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Ruffin Stirling Room - Main House

The Ruffin Stirling Room is located on the second floor of the mansion. It has one queen size four-poster bed and a private bathroom with a shower located about 20 feet from this room. It shares a spacious sitting area with The Fannie Williams, The John Leake and The William Winter accommodations. This room is often referred to as the ‘Children's Nursery’.

2 Guests $325/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Fannie Williams Room - Main House

The Fannie Williams Room is located on the second floor of the mansion. It has a full size half-tester bed. It has a private bathroom with a shower located about 20 feet from the room. It shares a spacious sitting area with The Ruffin Stirling, The William Winter and The John Leake accommodations. This room is fondly referred to as the ‘Doll Room’.

2 Guests $325/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Individual Buildings

If you're looking for the most private areas, these two houses offer the most. Completely separate from the rest of the buildings you'll have plenty of peace and quiet in those few moments when you decide to sleep. It doesn't hurt that there two buildings have some of the most active areas in the entire Plantation.

The Caretakers Quarters

With two sleeping areas, the Caretaker's Quarters are best known for their feature on the TV show Ghost Hunters. It is here that guests have left trinkets for the spirit Chloe, in hope that she might make an appearance. Although, it's happens quite frequently that Chloe? Well, she believes that many of the guests' belongings are her own. Guests never see them again.

4 Guests $499/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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The Coco House

In this suite, guests caught apparitions on camera, both video and in photos. Although it seems that not all the spirits inhabiting this room enjoy being the center of attention, because on more than one occasion the person capturing the film has had something be thrown at them by an invisible force. The largest suite, split this with 5 other friends and have a haunting night!

6 Guests $699/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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The Cottages

If you are hoping for a bit of luxury while staying at The Myrtles for the Ghost Hunt, then the Cottages may be the best fit for you. Each cottage features a large sitting area, as well as one large bedroom with two queen sized beds. Plus, each cottage has its own front porch with rocking chairs and a fabulous view of the pond and gazebo.

The Crepe Myrtle Cottage

Cold spots, bright orbs and other ghostly activity await you in this cottage. Is the beauty of the space worth the spirits and phenomena? You tell us.

4 Guests $499/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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The Cypress Cottage

Much like the Crepe Myrtle Cottage, this space is both as beautiful as it is haunted. Guests have reported feeling hands tugging at the bed sheets as well as the lights flickering ominously.

4 Guests $499/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Live Oak Cottage

Guests have awoken in fright, in this cottage, at the sensation of being pushed right off the bed! Many who arrived as skeptics have left The Myrtles after staying in this cottage as full believers--we suppose that's what happens when the beds began to inch across the floor by unseen forces.

4 Guests $499/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Willow Cottage

Whether you're in it for the front porch or you're in it for the ghosts, the Willow Cottage will not disappoint. Guests have felt little, children's hands touching them as they've slept and have reported catching shadows and orbs on their cameras.

4 Guests $499/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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The Garden Houses

The suites that belong to the Garden Rooms all feature views of a very tranquil pond and a gazebo. (You'll need it, of course, before gearing up for the investigations at night).

Oleander Garden Room

In this beautiful room, named after the oleander flowers reportedly used to poison the Woodruffs, guests have heard the sounds of gruffly clearing throats at the foot of their beds. But, when they wake up it is only to find that they are incredibly alone...

2 Guests $299/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Azalea Garden Room

The spirits in this room are incredibly touchy feely, with guests having reported hearing footsteps behind them. When they turn around, however, no one is there. This eerie sensation has been followed up with the feeling of being dragged out of the bed during the middle of the night.

2 Guests $299/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Camellia Garden Room

Dancing orbs make the Camellia Garden Room perfect for those who wish to catch something on camera! (We just can't guarantee what it is exactly that you'll find staring back at you...)

2 Guests $299/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Magnolia Garden Room

For those who hate to be cold, the Magnolia Garden Room is not for you. In addition to orbs flitting about, many guests report feeling tremendously cold while staying here ... and also make note of the fact that they sense that they are being watched. And they just might be, as other guests have seen the shape of a woman seated in the room.

2 Guests $299/Night

Sunday, May 28th Monday, May 29th
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Call to Book this Room | 888-859-5375