Discover Some of Florida’s Haunted History

Florida Trust for Historic Preservation
Media Release
October 8, 2020

October and the coming of Halloween reminds us of some especially unique historic sites in Florida: cemeteries.

Cemeteries are a wonderful place to learn more about the history and people in a community, and can engage people by bridging diverse interests from genealogy to birdwatching.
Our friends at the Florida Public Archaeology Network recently held their first virtual Cemetery Resource Protection Training. Their next virtual CRPT will be on October 22 at 9 a.m. On October 8, at 6 p.m., FPAN Northeast Region will host a session on Erased Cemeteries, discussing African American Cemeteries in Florida. You can sign up for these programs, learn more and check out other FPAN offerings on their website.
Experience a unique and quirky Florida historic site added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2019: Spook Hill.

Want something a little scarier to explore for Halloween? Visit Florida offers ideas on venturing out to some of our state’s more thrilling experiences: Haunted Florida: History Lives on at These Spooky Florida Locations.

Do you have a favorite historic cemetery in Florida, or story to share about a haunted historic site? Let us know and have a Happy Halloween!