You may know the inn for its fine dining and excellent service, but did you know that chairs, lamps and silverware move themselves around, pictures fly off the wall and doors in empty rooms have a funny habit of slamming shut? People have often reported seeing the apparition of a man known as the dancing ghost. This top-hatted individual dressed in 19th century finery is definitely not one of the upstairs tenants. Maybe he is doing the Bristol Stomp up on the third floor of the King George?
One tenant reported the distinct sound of a baby-crying deep within the walls of the old inn – she swore she heard an infant’s ghost. Rich Jones, who works at the King George, said he saw something up on the third floor but could not tell what it was because as he approached, the figure dissolved and disappeared. Matt Pucher said that standing in the upstairs kitchen you can feel somebody rushing by and heading up to the third floor. “It feels like someone is quickly walking by, but when you go to check there is no one there. Also, if you look to your right at the floor landing, there is often an unexplained presence.”
We know that General George Washington and Lafayette slept at the King George, but is it possible that their ghosts are still roaming the halls? Experts say that with over 300 years of history it’s not unusual to have sightings like this. Maybe the spirits of past guests are still watching over us as we enjoy ourselves in a surrounding so rich in culture and history.