The Patrick Haley Mansion

17 S Center St, Joliet, Illinois 60436 USA

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“The castle of the hill”

In 1889, the Mayor of Joliet, Patrick C. Haley, envisioned a "Castle on the Hill", overlooking the city. He commissioned Frank Shaver Allen, a nationally known architect and Egyptologist, to design the massive limestone structure which took two years to complete. Standing three and one half stories, with massive front and back porches, the entire structure is stately and impressive.  Inside you will see that all of the woodwork is original Oak, Cherry and Mahogany. You will be surrounded by stained glass windows, intricate friezes, ornate adornments, and six fireplaces.  Today, the Mansion is available for special events offering superb cuisine. Whether it be a cocktail reception, a luncheon, a plated dinner or buffet, our custom caterer will accommodate all of your unique needs.  Whatever the occasion, you'll want to select the Patrick C. Haley Mansion for a truly memorable event. The Patrick Haley Mansion has also been popular with ghost hunters since the 1970s. Among the spirits believed to be active here are the architect himself as well as a little boy, an older woman who died on the premises. Perhaps adding to the creepiness, the place was a funeral home for years. Witnesses describe firelike lights, doors that slam on their own, and disembodied screams and voices!

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November 08, 2016

I am a wedding photographer and have shot many weddings here. It's absolutely one of my favorite venues. One thing is that it is truly haunted- my 2nd photographer caught an orb twice on the 2nd floor on her camera last night, 11/7/2016. We were not trying to look for spirits, or ghosts of any kind, they just appeared in her photographs. We know how light can bounce around, creating things that may look like orbs- but no, this time it truly was and we have multiple photos of it moving.

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The Patrick Haley Mansion

17 S Center St
Joliet, Illinois
60436 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Mon - Wed, Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
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