Save the date for 2017:
Ghost Walks will return – the third weekend in October
October 20, 21 & 22, 2017!
Plans for the 2017 Historic Newburgh, Inc. Ghost Walks, sponsored by
Titzer Family Funeral Home, Access Storage and Dr. Mike Chou are underway.
a special thank you to The Tin Fish for providing Cider for our guests post walk!
Participants on the Ghost Walks can choose between two different haunted tours.
Water Street Tour:
Hear the astonishing tales of events that occurred near Newburgh’s waterfront many years ago. On this tour, attendees will hear ghost stories from Newburgh’s early settler days, the Civil War Era, and even ghostly events that occcured during the 1900’s. Listen to some of Newburgh’s most mysterious tales, including the tale of the Steamboat Missouri and The Newburgh Tobbaco Company’s “Homespun Twist”. This is a great tour for any historic enthusiast!
State Street Tour:
Be prepared to be amazed by the freightening events that took place long ago on this quaint little street. Who would have ever guessed that such a gruesome past exists in the charming little town of Newburgh, Indiana? On this tour, attendees will hear stories from the Civil War Era, the Great Depression, and the early 1900’s. Listen to some of Newburgh’s most haunting tales, including the tradgedy at Farmer’s Bank, The Exchange Hotel’s slave history, and tales of Hulvershorn’s Coffin Shop. This tour is great for anyone that likes to be spooked!
What to expect:
Each tour group is guided through the streets of downtown Newburgh by a tour guide. The tour guide will stop at certain locations along the tour and tell stories of Newburgh’s haunted past. There are also “ghostly” actors who tell stories along the way. The stories are based on newspaper articles, historical documents and stories passed on by Newburgh residents. This is not a “haunted house” type tour, so no ghosts will jump out and try to frighten attendees during the tour. The historic tales alone provide a good enough scare.The guided walking tours depart every 12 minutes from Preservation Hall (200 State Street). Each tour lasts approximately an hour and will stay close to the downtown area. This is an outdoor walking tour, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Many people go on both tours by booking one tour early in the evening, then going to dinner and taking the other tour later in the evening. Others prefer to do both tours back to back.