Haunted House-The May Stringer House

Haunted House-The May Stringer House

Said by some to be one of the most haunted sites in Florida, the May Stringer House in Brooksville, Florida has a Halloween Festival on Oct. 20 & 21, and Oct 27 & 28, 2017 at 7pm-11pm. To make plans to attend the Haunted House, call 352-799-0129 or go to their website for more information: May Stringer House 

Haunted House-The May Stringer House

**In 2018, the May-Stringer House was part of the Brooksville Paranormal Investigation Experience. See details here.

The Museum is also open regularly  5 days a week. 
Tuesday through Saturday
Hours: 12 noon to 3 pm.

Adults                         $5.00
Children, 6 to 12         $2.00
Children under 6  free.

The 160 acre site was deeded in 1843 to Richard Wiggins as part of the Armed Occupation Act. John May bought the property in 1855, and donated 15 acres to the county as the county seat.

Haunted House-The May Stringer House

The 12 room, 4 story home was built in 1856 as a  a two story, four room home,  and was remodeled in the early 1900’s to its present Queen Ann, 7 gable style.

The May family lived in the home for several years. John May died in 1858 and Mrs. May remarried several years later. She died in 1869 giving birth to Jessie May. Jessie died a few years later. It is said that  the child is heard crying for her mother. Mother and daughter are buried in an unmarked site on the grounds of the museum.

Later acquired by Dr. Sheldon Stringer. The family sold it to the county as a museum. The May Stringer House is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Museum is a non-profit organization which depends on donations. And wonderful volunteers to stay open and maintain it’s many (over 10,000) artifacts. Located at 601 Museum Ct., Brooksville, FL 34601

I went back to take another photo and imagine my surprise when I uploaded it.

Haunted House-The May Stringer House

 Perhaps my camera is haunted   😉 

Toni Weidman
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Author: Toni Weidman

Experience Counts! I have been selling homes in West Pasco and Pinellas counties-Florida for over 25 years. Craig & I run Trinity Pets Yappy Hour for animal rescues. And a Broker-associate with Sailwinds Realty, Trinity. Craig and I run Trinity Pet Sitters LLC.