Gaines Ridge Dinner Club
Built in 1827, the Gaines Ridge Dinner Club was originally called the Hearn Place. Its first owner, Ebenezer Hearn, was a soldier in the War of 1812 and a Methodist circuit rider. Betty Kennedy, the owner of the Gaines Ridge Dinner Club, says that Hearn is known today as “the Father of Methodism” in Alabama because he founded more Methodist churches than any other person there.
The Gaines Ridge Dinner Club has been named the “Most Haunted Restaurant in Alabama.” The popular restaurant is located in an 1820s Antebellum home and is well known for its family of ghosts. Several guests have reported hearing screams, the aroma of pipe smoke when no one is smoking, a floating woman in the windows, the cries of a baby and apparitions in mirrors of a tall, bearded man in black. The owner reports her experiences with the ghosts as “ghost truths” rather than ghost stories, because she has absolute conviction that they happened to her. She says she heard the mysterious screams of a co-worker who denied calling out to her even though they both heard the yelling.
933 Highway 10 E, Camden, AL 36726 • (334) 682-9707
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.