Ghost tours of the 175-year old Menangle House are set to become weekly occurrences throughout April, due to high demand.
The tours will be held on Friday, April 10, 17 and 24, 2015, and include a two course meal, psychic readings and a tour of the eerie Menangle House.
Originally built by convicts in 1834 when Macarthur was still a small colonial outpost, Menangle House operated as ‘The Horse and Jockey Inn’ for many years, and was divided into two sections – one for the lower class and one for the upper.
The bar has since been restored to its original form and boasts the only working servery hatch from the time still surviving in Australia. The old inn now forms part of the Menangle House complex along with more modern bars, restaurants and courtyards – all overlooking the Macarthur countryside.
The historic inn is said to be haunted by the spirits of those who stayed and worked there, and staff regularly find that items appear to be moved by mischievous ghosts.
Macarthur is one of Australia’s oldest regions, having been established in 1810, and is also home to one of the country’s most famous ghosts. Ex-convict Fred Fisher mysteriously disappeared from his Campbelltown farm in 1826.
Soon after, respectable farmer John Farley stumbled into a local hotel in a state of shock. He claimed to have seen the ghost of Fred Fisher sitting on the rail of a bridge over a creek, pointing to the remains of Fisher’s body in a nearby paddock. The remains were indeed uncovered in the paddock, and a neighbour who had murdered Fisher for his possessions was later hanged.
Where: Menangle House, 170 Menangle Road, Menangle Park
When: Friday, April 10, 17 & 24, 2015
Cost: $120 including two course meal, psychic readings and tour
More information: 0431 281 334 or visit www.macarthur.com.au
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