We are doing the Haunted Tour of Old Dover Saturdays in October and the first date (October 7th) has sold out!
Jan Crumpley, Ms. Jan Crumpley, artist and owner/operator of Parke Green Galleries in downtown Dover, is hosting a series of ghost tours on the Green this coming October, just in time for the Halloween season. Ms. Crumpley conceived of this tour in response to the huge curiosity she has encountered among visitors and locals alike regarding Dover’s legendary ghost lore. “Although our museums and walking tours already do an outstanding job in sharing Dover’s rich history,” Ms. Crumpley said, “the Haunted Tour of Old Dover will focus exclusively on ghosts, goblins, and things that go bump in the Delaware night.” Based on the research of local historian John Alstadt, the tour will feature, among others, the ghosts of Judge Samuel Chew, Elizabeth Rilee the Irish Maid, and Revolutionary War hero Colonel John Hazlet, along with spirits that whistle, open doors, rearrange pictures, and communicate with cats. Local folklorist, humorist, and storyteller Dan Beck will serve as tour guide. The Haunted Tour of Old Dover will be offered Saturday evenings (October 14, 21 & 28) at 7:00 pm throughout the month of October. For more information call