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The iconic Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo, Mich. is up for sale.

The majestic estate was built in 1895 by by Frank and Mary Henderson, who are rumored to haunt it still today.

Casey Alger, Adrian Real Estate
Casey Alger, Adrian Real Estate

A successful businessman, Frank was the owner and president of Henderson-Ames Company, which made uniform regalia for secret societies, fraternal organizations, and the military.

His wife, Mary, inherited land on the western edge of Kalamazoo, and Frank hoped to create a grand suburb there. In 1888, he enlisted the help of surveyors, engineers, and landscape architects to plot the land and construction began in 1890. The castle-like exterior was made from Lake Superior Sandstone and brick. At the time, the mansion had 25 rooms in all, including a third-floor ballroom.

The Hendersons held a fabulous housewarming party in 1895 upon the completion of the mansion, with many of Kalamazoo's elite in attendance. After just four years in the home, Frank passed away. Mary lived until 1907. Along with other apparitions, it's Mary's ghost that many have claimed to spot at the top of the stairs.

Over the years, the home has had many owners. Most recently, it was purchased by Francois Moyet in 2010 for just over $1 million, MLive reports.

Henderson Castle has been transformed into an event venue that includes a Bed and Breakfast and restaurant.

Casey Alger, Adrian Real Estate
Casey Alger, Adrian Real Estate

According to the listing, the 14-bedroom, 16-bathroom, 11,000-square-foot mansion boasts:

    • Spirits Lounge Bar
    • Vineyard
    • Wine cave
    • New inground spa pool
    • Event hall
    • Steam room
    • Rooftop lounge with jacuzzi
    • Day spa
    • Cottage House with two full bedrooms and two full bathrooms

Henderson Castle hosts weddings, reunions, haunted history tours, and more. According to the listing it's "turnkey" and "ready to produce revenue from day one".

Take a tour and check out the price below!

Kalamazoo's Iconic Henderson Castle For Sale

An event venue, restaurant, and Bed and Breakfast is on the market in Kalamazoo, Mich. Rumored to be haunted, Henderson Castle boasts14 bedrooms.16 bathrooms, a vineyard, inground pop, rooftop jacuzzi, cottage house, and more. It's listed for $5 Million.

Gallery Credit: Janna

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