The Conjuring House Location, Photos, and Tours
Have you ever wondered if the house from “The Conjuring” was real? Like many of the films in the haunted horror franchise, “The Conjuring” story is based on true events. The haunting events could have come from the imaginations of director James Wan, but the true story is far more scary.
The all-too-realistic portrayal of the demonic haunting of the Perron family in Rhode Island is rooted in a horrifying true experience and a house that you can now visit.
What Is the Conjuring House?
The Conjuring House, known as the Old Arnold Estate, is located in Harrisville, Rhode Island. The colonial home became famous for its paranormal phenomena that happened to the Perron family, who lived in the house in the 1970s.
The house’s paranormal past reaches far back into the 1700s, according to The Conjuring House’s website. It is rumored that the spirits of Indigenous people remained embedded in the land.
How Old Is the Conjuring House?
The Conjuring House was built in 1736, making the house 288 years old. However, the land precedes its colonial records by thousands of years. The land was occupied by the Nipmuc and other local Indigenous peoples before Roger Williams purchased the land.
The house has mostly stayed the same since its completion in 1736, 40 years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. The homestead is a testament to history, surviving countless storms, King Philip’s War, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the Industrial Age in America.
What Happened in the Conjuring House?
In January 1971, the Perron family moved into the 14-room homestead in Harrisville. The house had plenty of room for Carolyn, Roger, and their five daughters. However, strange events started to occur. The broom went missing or moved from place to place on its own. Carolyn would hear strange sounds of something scraping against the kitchen kettle.
The girls began to notice spirits around the house. While most were friendly and harmless, there were a few angry spirits.
The Real Conjuring Story
Carolyn allegedly researched the history and discovered that the Perron family house had been in the same family for eight generations. Many of those who were in the house had died under mysterious or horrible circumstances. The worst spirit was one named Bathsheba.
“Whoever the spirit was, she perceived herself to be mistress of the house, and she resented the competition my mother posed for that position,” said Perron (via USA Today). Bathsheba Sherman was a rumored Satanist who lived on the Perrons’ property in the mid-18000s. Evidence showed that Sherman was involved in the death of a neighbor’s child.
What Happened to the Perron Family?
Over the 10 years that the family lived in the house, the family smelled rotting flesh, beds would rise off the floor, and the heating would fail. These were common experiences in the house. Ed and Lorraine Warren came to investigate the hauntings, when a seance caused Carolyn Perron to become possessed, speaking in tongues and rising from the ground in her chair.
“I thought I was going to pass out,” Andrea Perron said (via All That’s Interesting). “My mother began to speak a language not of this world in a voice not her own. Her chair levitated, and she was thrown across the room.” According to Andrea, the family continued to live in the house due to financial instability until they were able to move in 1980.
Where Did the Conjuring House Take Place?
Like most of the East Coast in America, there are plenty of haunted places. The Conjuring House is located in Rhode Island, which has a haunted past. It was in Rhode Island where the idea of the American vampire came to life thanks to Mercy Brown’s flush complexion.
While there are skeptics who don’t believe in ghosts or hauntings, Rhode Island has been around long before America existed. It isn’t shocking to believe that there is something unknown lurking just beyond the realm of reality.
Where Is the Perron Family Now?
Most of the Perron family is still living. Andrea, who wrote the book “House of Darkness House of Light,” Nancy, and their father visited the house to take part in a livestreamed paranormal investigation of the house in 2021.
The only family member who is no longer living is the youngest Perron sister, April. April died in 2017 due to an accidental overdose of a fentanyl patch prescribed to her.
Was “The Conjuring” Filmed in the Actual House?
The original Conjuring House still exists. However, “The Conjuring” wasn’t filmed at the actual house. Instead, the 2013 supernatural film was filmed at EUE/Screen Gems Studios and other locations in and around Wilmington, North Carolina.
Lorraine Warren spent time observing the 38-day production and said that she had no issues with how the filmmakers were adapting her story. The film was shot in chronological order.
Where Is the Original Conjuring House Located?
The real Conjuring House is located at 1677 Round Top Road in Burrillville, Rhode Island. The Rhode Island home sold earlier in 2022 for $1.525 million, 27% over the original asking price.
While the house is off the market, you can visit the house! The new owners of the Conjuring House told Rhode Island Monthly that they are opening the property up for tours and overnight stays.
Who Owns the Conjuring House?
The 3,109-square-foot house was sold by paranormal investigators Jenn and Cory Heinzen, who purchased the house in 2019 for $439,000. The Heinzens sold the house to a Boston real estate developer named Jacqueline Nuñez. According to The Wall Street Journal, Nuñez was one of more than 10 offers on the property.
“This is a very personal purchase for me,” Nuñez told WSJ. “When it hit the market, I thought, ‘This is a property that enables people to speak to the dead.’” Nuñez agreed to meet one unique demand of the sellers: not living in the home for the buyer’s good.
Can You Visit the Haunted House in Rhode Island?
You can visit the Conjuring House during the day no matter how old you are. Guests 13 years or older will have to pay $25 to visit the location, while tickets cost $20 for children ages 7 to 12. However, if you want a more immersive experience, you can stay the night in one of the 14 rooms.
Groups can book an overnight stay and an evening tour for around $960 to $1,280. The website of the house says that this experience is designed for “curious folks who want to spend the night with some friends and paranormal investigation teams who want to explore the phenomena of the property.”