Woodburn Governor's House

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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 wears a Revolutionary War outfit, and a little girl in a red gingham dress.

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151 Kings Hwy SW
Dover, DE 19901
United States

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39.16138591430058, -75.52309797287751
Kent County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Dover, DE (0.2 mi.)
Kent Acres, DE (2.0 mi.)
Rodney Village, DE (2.1 mi.)
Highland Acres, DE (2.8 mi.)
Camden, DE (3.5 mi.)
Wyoming, DE (3.5 mi.)
Dover Base Housing, DE (3.7 mi.)
Little Creek, DE (4.0 mi.)
Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (4.4 mi.)
Cheswold, DE (5.2 mi.)

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