This is The Real House That Starred In The Conjuring, And the Owners Are Accepting Guests (2024)

Rhode Island is more than just America's smallest state and the location for the setting for the comedy series Family Guy. It is also the home of the house filmed in the 2013 supernatural jump horror movie, The Conjuring, and therefore the domain of ghosts. For another eerie (but historical) destination, see here for how to book a safe tour of Chernobyl.

The Conjuring was filmed in a real-life 18th-century farmhouse. It is a farmhouse that has its own real-life horrors with many tragedies associated with its past. The Perron family claimed the house was haunted back in 1971, and it is open to the public today. The real farmhouse is in the Rhode Island village of Harrisville.

About The Movie And Farmhouse

The Perron family moved into the house in 1971 and almost right away reported strange supernational activity. In 1973 they called the Warrens. Movies often condense what takes days, weeks, months, and years in real life into a couple of hours. In real life, the Perron family continued to live in the house until 1980. Still arguably the most haunted house in America is the Winchester Mystery House in California - a house built for the ghosts of those killed by Winchester rifles.

The Conjuring spawned a whole saga of supernatural horror films with spirits and ghosts. The first movie is captioned to be based on real-life events. These reported events inspired The Amityville Horror story that in turn inspired the film franchise. In the movie, the Warrens come to the assistance of the Perron family with their increasingly disturbing supernatural events in their farmhouse in Rhode Island. The movie was set in 1971.

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  • Real-Life Basis: Based On The Alleged Real-Life Exploits Of Ed and Lorraine Warren (A Couple Who Investigated Paranormal Events)
  • Budget And Box Office: Movie Budget $20 Million, Box Office $319 Million
  • Address: 1677 Round Top Road, Harrisville, Rhode Island
  • Note: Most Of The Film Was Actually Shot In The Studio In Wilmington, North Carolina
  • Built: 1736
  • Rooms: 10-Room Farmhouse

Staying At The Conjuring House

While former owners of the house were none too pleased with the many tourists coming to their home for a nosy peak of their home after the movie, it now has new owners. The original owners had the bother of trespassers on their property.

The new owners are Corry and Jenifer Heinzen. They have opened their house for tours, events, and accommodation. They are also self-styled paranormal investigators. They have even reported seeing "doors opening, footsteps and knocks" in their haunted abode. Cory even said it's “a hard time staying there by myself. I don’t have the feeling of anything evil, (but) it’s very busy. You can tell there’s a lot of things going on …

For those wishing to book a stay at the Conjuring House, they will need to book long in advance! They are currently fully booked for all of 2022! On their website, they advise people to monitor their Facebook page to see when new bookings become available. They say it is:

"An authentic Colonial home, circa 1736, its rich and mysterious history will entice those seeking some paranormal adventure. It provides an opportunity to revisit a bygone era, along with the spirits who once inhabited the home – and still do! This mystical, magical farmhouse offers all of its visitors a thoroughly transformational experience. ... [The Conjuring] horror movie released a torrent of interest in this supernatural stronghold. It is likely the most haunted house in America..."

  • Facebook Page: The Farm on Road Top Road

Before the new ownership by the Heinzens, people could only view the property from the outside from public property. Now, its doors are open to curious guests.

There are even reports by The Boston Globe that all guests must sign a waiver agreement. It is to acknowledge that “This whole journey has been both scary — for many reasons other than paranormal — and exciting all at once.

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Tours Of The Farmhouse

There are numerous tours around the farm They offer both 1 Hour Day Tours and Weekday Investigations

1 Hour Day Tours

  • Cost: $25.00
  • What: A Guided Walk-Through Tour of the House
  • Note: No Video/Audio Recordings or Investigations are Permitted
  • Pictures: One Can Take Take Pictures In The Grounds After The Tour
  • Waiver: Arrive 15 Minutes Early to Sign The Waiver

Weekday Investigations

  • Cost: $125.00 Per Person

The description for the Weekday Investigations is: "Check-in time is at 6 pm, the guest will get a full tour of the house. After this, you may investigate the house until 8 am the next morning."

  • Note: All People Need To Bring Valid ID To The Scheduled Booking

For more information on the above tours and booking, accommodation - see here.

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