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Paranormal Investigation: Hanover Tavern, Polegreen, Cold Harbor

January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - January 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am


Join Transcend Paranormal and the Hanover Tavern Foundation for an evening unlike any other as we venture 150+ years into the past in search of the paranormal.

The evening will begin at Hanover County’s Cold Harbor Battlefield. From May 31 to June 12, 1864, the Battle of Cold Harbor raged on. One of the final battles of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign, this battle is remembered as one of the bloodiest and most lopsided battles of American history. With over 18,000 casualties and losses, the land this battle occurred on is stained in energy, emotion, and history.

Then, we will travel to Polegreen Church, built in 1747, where for more than a century the Polegreen Church stood as a monument to the Hanover Dissenters and Samuel Davies in their struggle for religious liberty in pre-revolutionary America. During 1864, Polegreen Church rested squarely in the center of Union and Confederate forces as they clashed. During the attack, Union forces overran Confederate outer positions and occupied the church. In efforts to dislodge the Union sharpshooters, Confederate artillery began firing upon the church, which ultimately led to the church being set ablaze.

Finally, we will end the evening at Hanover Tavern. The earliest portion of the Tavern being built in 1791, there was a Tavern on the property spanning back to 1733. One of only a few surviving colonial-era Taverns in the United States, the Hanover Tavern hosted such historic figures as George Washington, Lord Cornwallis, Patrick Henry, P.T. Barnum, Marquis de Lafayette, and more. Both Union and Confederate troops utilized the Tavern on their way to and from the battlefields. Not only will you have the opportunity to investigate Hanover Tavern, but also the Historic Courthouse and Old Stone Jail as well – both hotbeds for paranormal activity.

For years, guests of each of these locations report eerie experiences of ghost apparitions, smells, and unexplainable noises. For the first time ever, we have access to investigate those claims. Are Union and Confederate soldiers still waging war at Hanover County’s Cold Harbor Battlefield and Polegreen Church? Are previous Hanover Tavern keepers still roaming the halls? It’s time to find out for yourself.

Tickets are $60 per person. Reservations are Required.

All Experience Levels are Welcome.

This is a Fundraising investigation!

100% of the proceeds of this event directly and entirely benefit the Hanover Tavern Foundation for their continued efforts in historical preservation and education.

Please Note:

  • You are welcome to bring your own equipment to investigate!
  • We will break into groups to investigate each location. Each group will be led by an investigator with equipment that you may borrow for the investigation!
  • We will be outside for durations of this investigation. Please dress accordingly.
  • Light Snacks and Refreshments will be provided, but we urge you to bring your own to leave in the car.
  • We will begin the evening at Hanover County’s Cold Harbor Battlefield and travel via personal vehicle(s) to Polegreen Church, and then to Hanover Tavern. It is recommended you consider carpooling and meeting at Hanover Tavern prior to the investigation!
  • An agenda of the evening and further information will be provided via e-mail as we get closer to the date of the investigation. Please ensure you have access to the e-mail address utilized when purchasing your ticket so you are aware of event updates!


January 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
January 26, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, VA 23069 United States
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