Haunted Preston Castle

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There is a slightly mysterious location in nearby Amador county's town of Ione.  


Preston Castle is a California State Historic Landmark.  Land for The Castle was purchased in 1890 from Ione Coal & Iron Company.   The castle's sandstone was quarried a few miles from Ione.  And, the bricks were created at Folsom and San Quentin prisons.  The cornerstone was set with pomp and ceremony, in late 1890.   The architectural style is described as Romanesque Revival.

The purpose for building the Preston Castle was to accommodate the Preston School of Industry (reform school), in an attempt to rehabilitate juvenile offenders. It closed in 1960 when the school built a new building. The Castle is now empty, with some action being made to restore it.

As a trivia footnote to the Castle's history - it was used as the setting for a 2005 movie flick titled, "Bloodthirst 2: Revenge of the Chupacabras"  - written and directed by Sacramento's own news personality, Jonathan Mumm.   A friend, Bruce Shaw, played the leading role of Detective Steve Andrews.  

With that history now under your belt, that this time of year Preston Castle comes ALIVE with the Haunted Dead at “Preston Castle Halloween Haunt.”  I am certain if you find ghoulish joy in such activities, you will not want to miss this opportunity.  More detailed information about the event dates and times can be accessed via: 



Preston Castle

999 (end of) Palm Drive

Ione, California


This event is promoted as Northern California's only REAL Haunted House!  Yet, I can attest to at least one or two others:-)  But this one is pretty amazing!


Tickets are limited for each night, so order early to make sure you can get in.

General Admission Tickets $25.00 – VIP Fastpass: $35.00

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thanks for all your comments.  I have company at home today, so my schedule is busy.  However, I wanted you to know I have read your comments and appreciate them.

Oct 20, 2017 08:55 AM #15
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Myrl,  I am soaking up all of the Halloween posts in the AR community.  I appreciate the history on the Preston Castle.  No doubt this will be a haunting experience and a ton of fun! 

Oct 20, 2017 09:18 AM #16
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Myrl- I would definitely go to this Haunted House!!! What a rich history it has. 

Oct 20, 2017 10:15 AM #17
Michelle Carr-Crowe-Top 1% Diamond Certified Real Estate Team Sells Cupertino San Jose Homes-Just Call 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Myrl, thank you for sharing this event and image of Preston Castle.

Oct 20, 2017 03:41 PM #18
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Such history and character and a haunted event! Awesome!


Oct 21, 2017 04:20 PM #19
Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

I would love to visit the castle; if, I was in your market area. I hope you get the opportunity to visit.

Oct 22, 2017 08:10 AM #20
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Oh, I would love to visit this castle any time of the year, Myrl! Love the architectural appeal that would be perfected for a haunted house and those lights on all of the windows really does make it look amazingly haunted! 

Hope you have a wonderful week, Myrl!

Oct 23, 2017 05:35 AM #21
Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Myrl, sounds like a place to visit prior to Halloween, and love what you did with the photo!  

Oct 23, 2017 06:14 AM #22
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes


 I just stopped by to see if you had blogged anything new! I hope you had a great weekend!

Oct 23, 2017 02:08 PM #23
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Fun, fun local post Myrl Jeffcoat and I am sure this is a popular venue to see!

Oct 23, 2017 07:00 PM #24
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Myrl, looks like a great place for a Halloween event.

Oct 24, 2017 05:32 PM #25
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Good Wednesday morning, Myrl. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

Oct 25, 2017 04:52 AM #26
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - What a fascinating story and photo too! I will definitely read more about this one. It makes a great story! I'm so glad you posted it. You always make life on AR more interesting!!!!

Oct 25, 2017 11:14 AM #27
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Sitterle Homes - Richmond, TX
Sitterle Homes

I hope fall is going well for you Myrl! Looking forward to more of your great fall pictures from your area.

Oct 25, 2017 02:53 PM #28
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hey Myrl-well I am a fan of Preston Castle now! Hope the event is a success, sounds like fun! Looks like a great condo conversion project!

Oct 26, 2017 04:33 AM #29
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Media, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Myrl, Looks like a great place to get scared and have fun at the same time!

Oct 26, 2017 08:43 AM #30
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


It's nice to have a haunted castle in town this time of the year.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Oct 29, 2017 07:33 PM #31
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Mryl, that scary castle had to be the perfect setting for the movie and certainly a perfect place to scare the wits out of anyone  celebrating Halloween.

Oct 29, 2017 10:47 PM #32
lee520 lee520
1988 - Saint Charles, AR

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Oct 29, 2017 11:36 PM #33
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

It sounds like a fun event and fun place! Thanks for sharing. 

Nov 22, 2017 07:46 PM #34
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