Deer Park Tavern

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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 here include unexplained noises and doors that open and close by themselves.

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108 West Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
United States

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39.68331, -75.755919
New Castle County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Newark, DE (0.3 mi.)
Brookside, DE (1.9 mi.)
Pike Creek, DE (4.3 mi.)
Pike Creek Valley, DE (4.8 mi.)
Glasgow, DE (5.5 mi.)
North Star, DE (5.7 mi.)
Bear, DE (6.4 mi.)
Elkton, MD (6.7 mi.)
Hockessin, DE (7.9 mi.)
Newport, DE (8.1 mi.)

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  1. Michael DeLoach  |  

    I took a date there for dinner one evening. I told her before we entered that the place was said to be Haunted. She didn’t believe me. As were being prepared to be seated by our waitress I asked the waitress “ I was told this place was haunted, have you ever heard that”? Before she could answer the entire lights in the place flickered then went completely off! Everyone gasped and the waitress looked completely shocked. The lights stayed off just long enough for seemingly effect then came back on again. Our waitress said in disbelief “ I have never seen that happen before” still apparently dumbfounded! I said “ well I guess that answers my question” as she responded “apparently so”! She then proceeded to have us seated. My date sat there with her mouth open repeating a few times, “Oh my God, Oh my God, OH MY GOD! I laughed and rather smugly replied …” see I told you so”! -MD

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