Why did we rate this "Confirmed"? Because multiple sources off the internet sites have experienced paranormal activity at this location & therefore warrants a rating of "Confirmed".
What's the tale? The Colonial House Inn was built in 1710 by Captain John Minot. In 1730 another part of the present building was built next to the Minot house by the Josiah Ryder family, a two story Federal style home with a hip roof, an attic and a basement. The Ryder family lived there for only a short time. Captain Joseph Eldrige bought the home. During the Revolutionary War, this house was used as a hospital and room 24 was Dr. Minot's operating room. The ghosts that haunt the Inn are those kindly spirits who died under the good doctor's care, perhaps they feel they owe the doctor the favor of watching over his beautiful, beloved, stately home. They can be seen and felt in most of the rooms of the house - the upstairs and downstairs as well as the grounds surrounding the home. In room 224 the entities of Dr. John Minot, Ralph Waldo Emerson and an Indian girl have made their presences known to the living. They have appeared, separately, as physical manifestations to employees and guests of the Inn. Is the most popular room to stay in and the most haunted.
What do we know as fact? Thanks to this site we know the Inn was built in the 1730s. There is no mention of the home being used as a make-shift hospital nor any other legend associated with the house. However, quite a few people have stayed, worked and visited the home over the hundreds of years it has existed therefore the presence of paranormal activity is not unusual.
Thoughts: This location is confirmed haunted due to the sheer number of repots of paranormal activity on the site.Tags: The Colonial House Inn