If you love tarot cards and convening with the paranormal, we’re raising you a trip to Cassadaga, FL — from the town’s roots in Victorian-era spiritualism to its haunted “Devil’s Chair” structure where locals claim to have seen the red guy with horns himself, you won’t want to miss exploring this quiet Floridian town.
- The Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp community is comprised of psychics, mediums, and healers + it welcomes the curious for classes on metaphysics, spirit-seeking nighttime tours, and regular church services. Founded by spiritualist George Colby in 1875, the 57-acre camp is home to 55 households and is a location on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Take a historical tour and learn about Cassadaga’s history, architecture, and the spirits that call this community home, or enjoy a workshop on topics like expressing your soul craft.
- Read more about this haunted location in LALtoday’s Haunted Florida series + check out Thrillist’s recommendations on activities — which include staying at a haunted bed and breakfast.
Act like a local:
- Food: Sinatra’s Ristorante. Located inside Hotel Cassadaga, get the thick and creamy fettuccine alfredo.
- Drink: Grapevine Wine Bar. Situated in nearby Victoria Park, this casual bar offers wine by the glass (or bottle) + beer and light bites.
- Outdoors: Horseshoe Park and Fairy Trail | Convene with nature — and fairies, pixies + sprites — and stop to take a photo in front of the giant fairy wings toward the back of this horseshoe-shaped park.
- Learn: Cassadaga Camp Bookstore. Deepen your understanding of mystical topics by perusing the largest collection of metaphysical books in the southeast.
- Explore: C. Green’s Haunted History House & Museum | See haunted artifacts with ties to historic figures like H.H. Holmes + Lizzy Borden.
Where to stay:
- Vrbo: Stay in this recently renovated, four-bed, two-bath home with a screened-in patio, pool, and hot tub. (~$289/night)*
- Airbnb: Our favorite thing about this three-bed, two-bath home is its cozy blue patio area lit with string lights. Bonus: in addition to the sleek stone shower, there’s also a bidet. (~$139/night)
- Hotel Cassadaga: Bring your camera, because this Spanish mission-style hotel is known for its concentration of spiritual energy. It also has an in-house spiritual center for seances + a gift shop. (~$105+/night)