Most Haunted Places in Delaware

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    EHP Rating: 85.1

    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware
    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware
    The house in which the museum resides was used as a barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldiers in the Civil War. Witnesses have heard unexplained voices and sounds, seen things moving on their own, and reported a feeling of being watched....
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware
    Location is near the campground bicycle trail adjacent from Spotting Tower 12 underneath what appears to be a dune. Face of phantom soldier seen inside while recording video, have been growled at while standing outside the bunker with no animal tracks in sight, the only tracks were our own, and...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware
    This late nineteenth century property is haunted by several eerie apparitions. Ghostly balls of light can be seen drifting through the hallways and rooms of the house, or from outside in the garden. Disembodied voices and footsteps can be heard late at night when there is no one around. You get...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Old Maggie's Bridge

    Seaford, Delaware
    Local legend tells of a pregnant woman named Maggie who was killed in an auto accident on the bridge. The legend says those who get out of their cars and call out "Maggie, I have your baby" are supposed to cause paranormal activity of some...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware
    Local legend has it that a Catman creature, in life a graveyard caretaker who had catlike features, watches over the cemetery from beyound the grave. He is said to scare away teens who come to the graveyard to party. Some say he's buried in an above-ground tomb in the center of the cemetery, and...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware
    This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812, and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this day (hence the name of the home). It is considered one of the most...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware
    Local legends say the development here was built on an old Native American graveyard, which may be the reason that witnesses have seen unexplained glowing lights and the folks who live here say when they take photographs at home, orbs sometimes appear in the...
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    EHP Rating: 76.5

    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware
    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware
    The 1790 mansion is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a floating specter who...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware
    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware
    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours of the...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware
    This subdivision is said to be built over the site where a massacre took place, involving Native Americans who attacked Dutch settlers. Pottery and arrowheads have been found on the grounds. It is reported that spirits here usually show themselves only to those of Dutch ancestry. Streaks and orbs...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware
    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where it appears. Witnesses say...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware
    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". Some believe it is haunted by a...
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    EHP Rating: 69.6

    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware
    Local stories say every night at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be seen walking across the road. They were hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900s. Rumor has it that a great number of car accidents occur here around this...
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    EHP Rating: 68.6

    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware
    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware
    The small township of Gumboro is renowned for it's haunted homestead. The sound of heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps have been reported in the old house, as well as spectral figures moving across the yard. A harmonica can also heard be played in the early hours of morning or late at night....
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware
    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident...
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    EHP Rating: 63.6

    Airport Road

    Seaford, Delaware
    Two ghosts are rumored to appear walking along this road. One is a Confederate soldier's apparition. The other, which is said to show up on Valentine's Day, is the ghost of a weeping...
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    EHP Rating: 63.6

    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware
    The building that houses the Governor's Cafe dates back to 1857 and is said to be haunted. But you don't have to stay up all night or wait until after closing time to witness a ghost here. Reports say that if you look closely at the paintings of historic Dover buildings on the cafe walls, you'll...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Brick Hotel On The Circle

    Georgetown, Delaware
    This former nineteenth century hotel was formerly a public house, and was associated with a rough crowd in the old days. The building has a lot of history, which includes a fair amount of ghostly activity. Reports indicate that orbs appear in photographs, doors are unlocked and opened by unseen...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Addy Sea Inn

    Bethany Beach, Delaware
    The reports of haunting at Addy Sea Inn are fairly standard. Room 1 of the Addy apparently has a shaking bathtub though there has been no investigation into the plumbing and no reports of whether the shaking occurs when water is turned on or off has been documented. In Room 6, there are reports of...
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    EHP Rating: 61.9

    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware
    The Deer Park Tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe both are said to have stayed at St. Patrick's Inn. According to legend, Poe cursed the inn after slipping in the mud on the grounds. Ghostly occurrences reported...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware
    A ghost dog with glowing red eyes is said to walk this stretch, according to local legend. So the story goes, an angry tenant murdered his landlord, ground up the body and fed it to his dog. The ghost dog has been seen at the roadside by nighttime...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware
    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware
    The historic Belmont Hall is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a guard who, during the American Revolution, was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk. Reports say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second...
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    EHP Rating: 54.6

    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware
    John Dickinson Plantation is said to be haunted by John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War." The sound of a quill pen writing on parchment has been recorded in his den and his bed mysteriously becomes rumpled in the afternoons, as if he has taken a...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware
    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to like the...
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    EHP Rating: 46.2

    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware
    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday...
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    EHP Rating: 45.5

    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware
    The farmhouse is over a century old, and in the early 1900's, it is said a little boy died there. Ever since, a series of hauntings have begun, such as lights going on and off, furniture moving around and appliances turning on and off by themselves. There are also strange noises and the feeling of...
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    EHP Rating: 44.4

    The Green

    Dover, Delaware
    The apparition of an angry judge is said to walk among the tombstones nearby and out onto the Green. The historic park near the courthouse and the State House, laid out in 1717, is the site where Delaware voted to ratify the U.S....
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    EHP Rating: 40.0

    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware
    This is the historic site of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Legend has it that a British soldier whose head was shot off in the battle still appears here on foggy, moonless nights as a headless...
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    EHP Rating: 23.5

    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware
    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to...