Ghost Walks

Ghost Walks will return – the third weekend in October
October 16, 17, 18 in 2020

Ticket Pricing:
Hayride Tour $15 per person (limited availability)
Advance purchase tickets for State Street and Water Street tours are $8 per person

The guided walking tours depart every 12 minutes from Preservation Hall (200 State Street). Walking tours last approximately 50 minutes. Hayride tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, or in person at our office starting September 1, 2020

By phone: 812-853-2815
In person: Historic Newburgh Visitor Center, 333 State St., Unit B, Newburgh, IN 47630

Group tickets are available for groups of 15 or more for State Street and Water Street tours only. No group ticket discount available on the hayride tours. Group ticket sales start on August 1, 2020. Please contact us by phone to inquire about group ticket rates at 812-853-2815.

2019 Historic Newburgh Ghost Walks are sponsored by:



Participants on the Ghost Walks can choose from THREE tours this year! We’re excited to announce we’re adding a hayride tour with an all new route and all new stories to celebrate the 25th anniversary.

Hayride Tour (limited ticket availability) :

Turn of the century tour guides and re-enactors tell history and ghost stories on a hayride through Historic Newburgh’s downtown district. A walk across the historic red bridge (optional) will enlighten and frighten. Bring the family for an evening of intrigue and education.

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 occurred during the 1900’s. Listen to some of Newburgh’s most mysterious tales, including the tale of the Steamboat Missouri and The Newburgh Tobacco Company’s “Homespun Twist”. This is a great tour for any historic enthusiast!

State Street Tour:

Be prepared to be amazed by the frightening 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 tragedy 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 walking tour lasts approximately 50 minutes and will stay close to the downtown area. This is an outdoor walking tour, and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Hayride tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Many people go on more than one tour 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 tours back to back.

      Alex Brown as the Union Soldier telling his tale                    ghost-walks-fred-frank-by-the-river-10-2015                          Mrs. Dugin played by Angela Johnson