Ghost Tour Tells Haunted Mansion’s Love Stories

DOUGLASSVILLE PA – In the spirit of the romantic season Brinton Lodge, 1808 W. Schuylkill Rd., presents its fifth annual Valentine’s Ghost Tour. The candlelight tour of the 300-year-old mansion features ghost stories with a Valentine’s twist, and ends with a nightcap of beer, wine, and chocolate. The tour will be is offered on two days only: Feb. 14-15 (2020, Friday and Saturday) from 9:30-11 p.m. with bookings on the half-hour and hour..

Tour presenters delve into love stories hidden in the margins of Brinton Lodge’s allegedly ghostly legacy:

  • A lovelorn mistress of the 1800s ran the estate by herself and died intestate, offering a clue to the mysterious female spirit haunting the old section of the house;
  • The lodge also sat on the edge of Free Love Valley in the 1800s, a story both shocking and tragic; and
  • Decades later, during Prohibition, the building was a private gentleman’s club whose paramours are reported to frequent the lodge in the after-life.

The tour lasts approximately one hour. Tickets are $24 per person, and can be purchased online at or by calling 610-572-7121. Proceeds benefit the preservation of Brinton Lodge, which began as a small farmhouse built on land deeded by William Penn. In the early 1900s, a wealthy family transformed it into a Gilded Age mansion, and gave its interior the unexpected grandeur and beauty still seen today.

Photo from Brinton Lodge