The Bell School
This structure sits on what was formerly Charles Bailey Bell's property. Bell was the great-grandson of John Bell, whose family was terrorized for years by a spirit known as the Bell Witch. Charles Bailey Bell would recount his family's troubles in his 1934 book, The Bell Witch: A Mysterious Spirit. The city of Adams, Tennessee would open the Bell High School in 1913, after a portion of land was transferred to them. A fire in 1919 destroyed the original structure, but it was rebuilt and reopened in 1920. It would serve as a local school for 55 more years, before being opened as a park and the current home of the Adams Museum and Archives, as well as The Adams Antique Mall.
The Adams Museum and Archives
The museum is dedicated to the history of the city of Adams from its origins to today. Naturally, the Bell Witch is very much apart of Adams's history and the Museum offers a variety of information for those interested. They feature an exhibit and souvenirs, as well as occasionally host plays about the story.
The Bell Log House
Directly behind the Bell School lies a series of rustic cabins that date back to the early days of the town. Included in the cabins is the Bell Log House, which was reportedly built in the last decade of John Bell's life. It is believed to be the only surviving structure built by members of the Bell Family. It would serve as a residence for families until 1966 and then sit in disrepair for several years. In 1982, the property owners at the time donated the house to the city of Adams and it was relocated to its current location. While there is little evidence, several people believe that the house may have been built using wood and other parts of the Bell's residence at the time of the haunting.
The Bell Witch Opry
The old Bell School was also home to Adams's own Bell Witch Opry every Saturday night. The show was a concert of country and bluegrass music that was broadcast over local radio stations; the city's answer to nearby Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. Musicians would come from around the world to perform for the local residents, who used the event to kick up their heels and have a good time. It appears that the Opry has since shutdown or changed names very recently.
Death of a Curator
In 2003, curator of the Museum, Nina Seeley, died from smoke inhalation at a fire at her home. Seeley had been a longtime curator and guide at the Museum, with plenty of tales of the Bell Witch. She had also helped her husband Ken launch the Bell Witch Opry mentioned above. The tragedy occurred during the filming of The Bell Witch Haunting, which was based on the events that happened in Adams, Tennessee. The production was marred by problems and other fires, leading some to believe that the Bell Witch might have had something to do with it.
As with everything related to the Bell Witch, people have reported paranormal activity while visiting the site. Strange things have been known to occur inside the Museum, as well as on other parts of the property.