Newburgh Ghost Walks – Interview with a Bride Who Became a Widow on the Same Day [VIDEO]
We got a chance to interview one of the "ghosts" from the The Ghost Walks, sponsored by Historic Newburgh Inc. If you ever see a bride at the corner of State Street and Jennings in front of the The Old Newburgh Bank it may be the ghost featured above. She became a newlywed and a widow in the same day when she discovered her husband with his throat slit on the top floor of the bank. Was it suicide or murder?
The Ghost Walks, sponsored by Historic Newburgh Inc., will run Friday, October 14th, 6:00pm-9pm; Saturday, October 15th, 5pm-9pm; and Sunday, October 16st, 5pm-8:00pm. Ghosts walk and talk in Newburgh.
Ghost Walks features stories that are rooted in history. They have been gleaned from old newspaper articles and from family legends. This is an interactive encounter with history. You will see and hear about the spookier side of Historic Newburgh.
Participants on the Ghost Walks can choose between two different haunted tours. Some do both!
Water Street Tour: Hear the tales of events that occurred near Newburgh’s waterfront such as Steamboat Missouri and the Newburgh Tobacco Company.
State Street Tour: Learn about the Civil War Era, the Great Depression, and the early 1900’s in Newburgh. Listen to some of Newburgh’s most haunting tales, including the tragedy at Farmer’s Bank.
What to expect: Each tour group is guided through the streets of downtown Newburgh by a tour guide. The tour guide will stop along the tour and tell stories of Newburgh’s haunted past. There are also “ghostly” actors who tell stories along the way.
The guided walking tours depart every 12 minutes from Preservation Hall (200 State Street) and lasts 50 minutes.
Advance tickets are on sale now. Advance tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Groups of 15 – 20 pay only $6 per person. You may purchase tickets by calling Historic Newburgh, Inc. at (812) 853-2815 or buying on-line at historicnewburgh.org.