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Doylestown has its share of scary stories


Scary, creepy stories abound at this time of year, and Doylestown has its share.
A student hanged himself in the 1890s in a dormitory at Delaware Valley University, when it was the National Farm School. Students say he still walks the hallways, moving objects from place to place.
Fonthill was occupied by the late Henry Mercer’s housekeeper long after his death. There have been reports of seeing her as she continues to make her ghostly rounds of the mansion.
Neshaminy Manor is located on the site of the original Bucks County Almshouse, which housed indigents from 1810 to 1966. Several of those old buildings are still standing and apparitions of their former residents continue to wander the site.

Hear more stories of restless spirits, communications from the past, and the historic legends of our town this Halloween. The Doylestown Historical Society presents “Haunted Doylestown” outdoor walking tours. Call the Society office at 215-345-9430 for more information.
New Hope Ghost Tours are every Saturday night from the first Saturday in June up to and including the Saturday before Thanksgiving. During the month of October only, public tours take place on Friday nights (in addition to Saturday nights) and on Halloween night. All public tours meet at 8 pm at the corner of Main and Ferry streets (right in front of the Parry Mansion) and cost $10 per person.