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Real Haunted Houses in Delaware

Locust Grove Farm

Middletown, Delaware

This haunted farm house in Middletown is about 150 years old and holds the legend of a young boy who passed away while living in the house in the early 1900s.

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Deer Park Tavern

Newark, Delaware

Once a brothel, seminary, place where slaves were sold and a hotel (now a bar), The Deer Park Tavern in Newark, DE has a history of strange occurrences.  It is located on the former site of St. Patrick's Inn.  George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe have been reported to have stayed here during that time.  One such tale is that after slipping in mud on the grounds of the inn, Poe cursed the joint.

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Dickinson Mansion

Dover, Delaware

Haunted by John Dickinson's ghost, the "pen of the American Revolution," this mansion was built in 1739 in Dover, Delaware by Dickinson's father, Judge Samuel Dickinson.  In 1781, the mansion was damaged by the British during a raid, and years later in 1804 the mansion was almost destroyed due to a massive fire.

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The Governor’s Mansion

Dover, Delaware

Built in the 1790s by Charles Hillyard III, Woodburn (as the Governor's Mansion is known) once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad and much more recently was purchased by the state of Delaware, serving as the official residence for Delaware's governors since 1965. A Middle Period Georgian-style mansion, it has been home to everyone from gentleman farmers to U.S. Senators and doctors. And each owner seems to have left his own special imprint on the house.

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