Creepy Stories at Old Government House

Hear stories of spooky happenings experienced by volunteers, staff and guests on this special candlelit ghost tour of Old Government House.

Calling all ghost-busters in training! Join us on a special one-hour twilight tour of the ground floor of Old Government House – a 222-year-old early Governors country residence known for some very strange happenings.

During this tour we tell age appropriate stories and antidotes about eerie incidents and spooky sightings while walking through the ground floor, lit by faux candlelight. Your expert guide will demonstrate the “ghost meters” and then together you will explore the house to learn about its heritage in a truly unique way.

Young guests will visit the School Room where there is a story of a young girl crying. They will hear about the first documented UFO sighting in Australia in Parramatta Park. We will tell stories of the spooky happenings on the staircase. Why did a cupboard door open by itself during a previous tour? What did a modern Governor of NSW see in the bedroom? And who disturbed the early Governors bed? Who is the Lady in Blue seen around the Corridors?

The timing of the tour has been selected to allow guests to continue their evening with dining at one of the many restaurants in Parramatta.

Children are encouraged to bring their scariest costumes along to add to the atmosphere of the event.

We ask that photography is kept to the exterior of the house (we don’t want to scare the ghosts!).


Photo credit: Matthew Fisher


Please note:

  • This event is for children/teens between the ages of 9 -15.
  • Children/teens must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There will be at least two members of the Friends of Old Government House with you on the tour to answer any questions.


Event details

Creepy Stories comes to Old Government House from 4pm – 5pm on Thursday 18 April 2024.


How to book your tickets

Tickets: Children (9-15 years) $15, National Trust members $20, non-members $25, families $60.

Book via Eventbrite, where possible, to guarantee a spot.



Contact: or 0416026816.

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Old Government House


Parramatta Park, Pitt Street Entrance, Parramatta NSW 2150

(02) 9635 8149
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