King George Inn

More From Allentown More From Pennsylvania

Several spirits from past eras find peace after their brutal deaths.

Other spirits find the living a great source of amusement!


Tom and I visited The King George Inn, and enjoyed a fine meal. The guests can eat out on the covered patio area, or eat inside.

This 3 story, stone building dates back to the 1700s, but has been renovated over the years to suit the business that was located in this building. It offers both a step back into time, and a modern facility suited for any occasion.

On each floor, there is a lovely, antique cocktail bar.

There are 6 historically quaint dining rooms, that vary in size, enabling the restaurant to accommodate seating for 10 to 65 people, making this place a great venue for any celebration or event, carrying on the tradition of serving the people since it was built so long ago.



This building was built in 1756, around the time of the French and Indian War, offering a place of refuge from terrorizing, bloody Indian attacks, looking to scalp people, so they could sell the scalps to both French and English scalp agents. It was a rough time to be a settler during this era, when France and England were fighting over American territory, using violent means to do so, causing much pain and suffering to those folks who got in the way.

This building also was an inn and a tavern, offering a place to sleep for folks traveling to Easton, Reading, Philadelphia, and the Allegheny Mountains.

It was the area’s community center as well, becoming a building used for a town hall, meeting house, courthouse, early church, and a place to find out what is happening; a news-center.

During the Revolutionary War, Washington’s troops camped in the fields behind the building, while the officers probably stayed in the inn. The area where the soldiers did their drills was in a field behind the building as well.

Over the years, this building became a welcoming establishment to new-comers to the area, living up to the restaurant’s current motto: “Host to Hungry, weary travelers at these historic crossroads.”



People of all ages who suffer a violent death, sometimes find it hard to pass over, so shocked/dazed/angry that they lost their lives, perhaps not realizing that they are dead, or ready to go on.

During an Indian raid, some Indians got into the building, and killed some people, including a baby who was thrown down the cistern to spoil the water, now located in the wall that connects the kitchen to the basement of the restaurant.

People who kill themselves often don’t find the peace or the escape from life’s problems they were seeking, and haunt the place of their death.

A man hung himself from the main staircase, going up to the upper floors.

Owners of businesses sometimes like to stick around to see how the living are running what was their business.

Soldiers killed in battle or who die of their wounds sometimes go to a building that they enjoyed during their lifetime.



Staff hear footsteps of an unseen presence going up the staircase, and in other areas of the building.

Doors open up all by themselves.

While in the kitchen and basement areas, near the wall where the ancient cistern is located staff have heard a residual phantom baby’s terrified cries.

A female entity and the entity of a little girl –

dressed in colonial style clothes (Don’t know if they were connected to the baby. They could be the family of the jolly entity in the stock room mentioned below.)

This pair have been seen walking from the entrance into the dining area on the first floor, and in the basement as well.

A male entity with a beard –

dressed in Colonial tunic and a lacy shirt has been seen throughout the building.

One employee was going into the second floor stock room, when he came face to face with this translucent male entity, who looked at him. After seeing the young man’s astonished face, this entity then threw back his head, and had a jolly laugh with no sound.

A male entity of a Revolutionary era soldier –

makes himself at home in the building.

The entity who hung himself – named Charlie.

He is the jokester who likes to play tricks on the staff, slam doors, bothers people working in the kitchen, and moves stuff around.


A Big Probably So! The pictures posted on Eastern Pennsylvania paranormal Society are pretty convincing, and back up the personal experiences of people who have seen these two entities. The spirits here don’t seem to be too chatty, because I couldn’t find any posted EVPs on line yet. People who work there don’t need hard evidence to convince them that the spirits are in the building. Their many personal experiences make the reality of the presence of spirits front and center.

Eastern Pennsylvania Paranormal Society captured some images of a woman and a child in pictures taken during an investigation.



3141 Hamilton Boulevard
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18193

The King George Inn can be found near the intersection of two major eastern PA highway roads, long traveled by many throughout history. They are known today as Interstate 78 and the Northeast extension of the PA Turnpike. The King George Inn is only 20 minutes from the Lehigh Valley International Airport.




  • The Big Book of Pennsylvania Ghost Stories
    by Mark Nesbitt & Patty A. Wilson
    Stackpole Books
  • The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide
    by Rich Newman
    Llewellyn Publications
  • [Restaurant closed]

Our Haunted Paranormal Stories are Written by Julie Carr

Haunts in Allentown Haunts in Pennsylvania