Haunted Places in Rising Sun-Lebanon, Delaware



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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    3.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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. Constitution.


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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    4.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    4.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware

    6.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 drivers.


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    14.3 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 floor.


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    14.9 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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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    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    15.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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. ...


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    16.2 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 be.


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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    18.2 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 pictures.


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    21.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Local legend tells of a teenage mother who gave birth to a deformed baby. She threw him off the bridge, and he is now a ghost with very strong legs, prone to knocking down trees with his crying fits. It is said that the fallen trees all over the area ...


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    Brick Hotel On The Circle

    Georgetown, Delaware

    29.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    29.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...


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    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware

    29.8 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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). ...


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    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware

    29.8 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 have ...


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    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware

    30.3 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    30.6 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top ...


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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    31.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...


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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    31.7 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the beach.


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    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    31.8 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Airport Road

    Seaford, Delaware

    33 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 bride.


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    Windward House

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.3 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    The most activity is reported in the third floor Wicker Room. Guests report moving objects and items going missing. The ghost is believed to be a young Irish girl that the employees refer to as Bridgette. She has a reputation for taking earrings that are placed on the ...


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    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests.


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    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    This historic inn is located on one of the most haunted streets in town, and is certainly no exception. Guests and staff have reported many strange occurrences over the years, with Room #007 seeming the most popular with the spirit set. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    You may hear the voice of an elderly woman here, and there is also a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth who may call out the wait staff's names. There was at least one incident in which the little girl ghost appeared sitting at a table in a photo taken by ...


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    Queen Victoria Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Housed inside an 1880's mansion, this historic inn was formerly a bordello and gambling parlour before its conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests staying in the Princess Louise Room have reportedly come across the apparition of a brothel madam, who has been seen and heard in the early ...


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    The Southern Mansion

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Some claim that the Southern Mansion is haunted by numerous spirits but the most frequently seen and well-known is a female ghost that they call Esther. People claim to hear her laughing and hear the rustle of her dress and smell her perfume. Others claim to see a soldier ...


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    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    33.5 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 claim.


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    John F. Craig House Bed and Breakfast

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.5 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Although this bed-and-breakfast is reportedly no longer open for business, folks who have been employed here or stayed here in the past have said that rooms 4 and 5 are haunted by two spirits. Room 4, known as the Susan Craig Room, was said to be haunted by the spirit ...


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    Hotel Macomber

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.6 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former frequent guest as well as a former employee. People hear banging, items move and doors open and close on their own. If you are looking for a haunted room, you might want to try room #10. People claim that this ...


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    Sea Holly Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    33.7 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Haunted by a reported two ghosts, one an older man and the other a young woman who is believed to be a servant. People on the second floor claim to see apparitions in their bedroom and hear conversations when no one was there.


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    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    34 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    34.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 caught.


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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    34.5 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Two spirits are said to reside here: One, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and two, a former maitre d' who creates cold patches in the same dining room.


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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    34.5 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects ...


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    Old Maggie's Bridge

    Seaford, Delaware

    36 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 sort.


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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    36.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this time.


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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    37.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud voice.


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    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware

    38.3 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 hour.


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    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    38.8 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ghost.


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    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    38.8 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    38.9 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware

    39.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 apparition.


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    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    39.9 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    41 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Formerly the Iona Lake Inn, this is now LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT. At some time it also has been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is said to haunt here, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger here.


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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    41.4 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    Seven Stars Tavern, now a private residence, is an 18th-century historic building rumored to have more than its share of spirits--the paranormal kind. One haunt here may be Bluebeard, a pirate whose body was found at Oldman's Creek nearby, with his head twisted around. Another is a Tory spy ...


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    Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast

    Elk Mills, Maryland

    42.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    The 1700s building was once part of a mill where British soldiers came and demanded flour during the Revolutionary War. The miller put ground glass in the flour, but the soldiers caught him and hanged him for treason. The miller's apparition, voice, and footsteps have been detected by witnesses.


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    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware

    42.5 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware

    43.1 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware

    43.6 miles from Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE

    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 ...


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