Lambertville High School

The school was built in 1854, remodeled in 1926, and then closed in 1955. A fire gutted the center portion of the building and the roof in 1992. (arson of course) The central part of the school burned completely, and in the past few years the floor collapsed in one section, eliminating the infamous “children on the blackboard”. This was a series of eerie faces carved into a blackboard on the second floor.


The legend begins in 1935 as Lambertville HS plays an annual football game against the Buckeyes from New Hope. Unfortunately this annual Thanksgiving event is marred by the death of a wide receiver on the opposing team. The parents protest that football is too dangerous, and the New Hope school closes it’s football program.

After the school closed in 1955, it became a hangout for the rowdy kids. One night some kids got drunk and the subject of the dead wide receiver comes up. One of them yells out a challenge to the dead football player, a 100 yard dash. A pair of eyes appear across the field, and orders them to race the field or die. One boy runs and collapses. The remaining boys reluctantly run the field, but once to the other side, they realize one of the boys isn’t with the group any more. They run home, their parents call the cops, and eventually the bodies of the two boys are found, their heads turned almost backwards. Ever since then it is said then anyone challenging Buckeye will not live thru the night….don’t even say the word, lest you die on the spot….







Photos come courtesy of a reader who wishes to remain anonymous.

The abandoned school is on private property, and entering it would involve trespassing. The school is structurally questionable and going inside is very risky. We do not encourage you to trespass or to take unnecessary risks.

10 responses to this post.

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  2. Posted by thibault on October 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    its got demolished… went back yesterday and its a pile of rubble


  3. ware is this shit hole?????


  4. Posted by Hayleigh Bowling on December 25, 2011 at 6:27 PM

    Tonight me and my friends are going to head up 2 lambertville tonight… ill keep u posted


  5. Posted by Hayleigh Bowling on September 1, 2011 at 9:34 AM

    me and a couple of friends went to Lambertville NJ last night when we went up the hill i didn’t know what i was getting my self into! when i sall the school 4 the first time i couldn’t believe eyes! we went through the first room and we were fine… but when we got to past the steps my friends camera batteries died completely!! we charged it before we left the house.. but my friend and i started to not being able to breath.. we were able to take some picture and in almost all of them there were orbs in them and one picture looks like someones standing infront of us! i cant explained what i sall last night butit was dark and we couldn’t see anything… were going back latter today!!


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  7. Our Research team,is from all walks of life.
    Five of the co-owners of our group including myself,(the owner) found the History of Lamberteville H.S. to be very interesting.

    If you’d like to..Please post the school history,and the photos we’d welcome any help
    and you will have our full co-operation


    • Posted by lostinjersey on March 13, 2010 at 2:07 PM

      I’d be happy to help you, email me at lost at lostinjersey dot com and tell me more of what you want and we’ll see what can be done.


    • Posted by Hayleigh Bowling on December 10, 2011 at 9:22 PM

      all i know is it was the best adventure of my life.. i will soon go again. and i have had lots of experiances on my own


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