The Stephen Crane House in Asbury Park is where author Stephen Crane lived from the time he was about 11 years old. Stephen Crane is best known for the Civil War classic, The Red Badge of Courage, which, more than a century after its first publishing, remains available at bookstores and libraries pretty much anywhere in the US.
The house is now a museum that hosts literary events, thanks to donors, one of whom is rock star Bruce Springsteen. It has also been featured on an episode of the sixth season of Ghost Hunters (SYFY), but nothing conclusive happened to verify the rumor that it is haunted.
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The Stephen Crane House starts off our New Jersey Trail!