Delaware’s Creepiest House, Woodburn Mansion, Is Said To Be Full Of Hauntings
Woodburn Mansion in Dover was built in 1790 and remains one of the finest examples of Georgian homes in the entire state. The 7 bedroom house has been home to many of Delaware’s wealthy citizens, and it was bought by the State of Delaware in 1965 to be the Governor’s Home. It was then renovated to make it more modern. One thing has stayed the same, though, throughout all of the years and all of the residents of the Governor’s House – the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion have never left. Many people consider this the most haunted house in Delaware! The spirits appear in many forms, mostly pleasant, and have been heard and seen by so many people that it’s hard to dispute the fact that there’s just something not quite right about the entire estate. Take a look, and let us know what YOU think. Is Woodburn one of the scariest places in Delaware?
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What is the most famous ghost story from Delaware?
The Ghosts of Woodburn Mansion may be the most famous of the many ghost stories in Delaware. After all, who wouldn’t love to tell the tale of a wine-drinking ghost? Another well known ghost story in Delaware is the haunting of Fort Delaware. This former Confederate prison was the site of unspeakable horrors, and many of those who were incarcerated do not rest peacefully.
Can I go ghost hunting in Delaware?
Sure – anyone can go ghost hunting in Delaware. Plan a self-guided tour with our road trip above, or mark your calendars for the Fort Delaware paranormal investigations that take place every fall close to Halloween.