Saying goodbye to Maryland is never easy, sometimes even for the dead. From the alleyways of old Annapolis to the frontier graves of Frederick and the battlefields of Antietam and Monocracy to the bones of Edger Allen Poe, The Old Line State has spent nearly 400 years collecting her ghosts. Those restless spirits and their stories are out there, waiting to be uncovered. For those who prefer less creepy fun, these vibrant festivals celebrate fall fun.
1 Fright Fest at Six Flags Presented by SNICKERS®
The air over Six Flags American will be full of screams, and not just from the roller coasters! 24 haunted attractions, a Halloween playground and the chance to ride your favorite rides in the dark means thrills and chills.
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13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
2 Baltimore Ghost Tour | The Original Fells Point Ghost Walk
Picture Fell's Point, in Baltimore, as it was, a rowdy seaport town, birthplace of the sleek and dangerous clipper ship. Its streets full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, ladies of the night looking to make ends meet. This explosive combination led to many ghost hauntings. This walking tour explores haunted pubs, shops, and residences of Fells Point.
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History & Heritage
731 S Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
3 Field of Screams
This expansive venue in Montgomery County packs a lot into one space, with two haunted trails, a house and a hayride. It remains open every Friday and Saturday, as well as some Thursdays and Sundays through Nov. 1. For Halloween enthusiasts who have already been in past years, the designers have reworked the trails and hayride to give it new life.
4 Bedlam in the Boro - 20th Anniversary
Celebrating two decades of thrills, chills the Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department’s takes Halloween to another level. Dare to ride the terrifying Haunted Hayride and venture into the House of Terror, or ride the family friendly, not-so-scary hayride for kids of all ages. Food, games and more!
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Lineboro Volunteer Fire Department
Manchester, MD 21088
5 Annapolis Ghost Tours by Watermark
The narrow streets of old Annapolis are famed for their charm and beauty, but the Annapolis Ghost Tours offer a window into the sinister side of this waterfront hamlet. Streets once walked by George Washington may still hold reflections of those bygone days. See for yourself on an Annapolis Ghost Tour by Watermark.
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1 Dock St
Annapolis, MD 21401
6 Havre de Haunts
Explore the streets of historic Havre de Grace with seasoned guides who know every chilling tail of this waterfront village, but are also active paranormal investigators. Havre de Haunts offers a glimpse into the world of real life ghost hunters!
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Concord Point Coffee
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
7 The Nevermore Haunt
The only haunted house based in Baltimore this year sits in a historic four-story building that once housed a department store. It’s located in the historic Oldtown neighborhood right off of E. Monument Street several blocks east of I-83. Conveniently enough, the proprietors are offering guests a shuttle that will pick them up and drop them off at Bond and Aliceanna Streets in Fells Point.
8 Ghosts of Sotterley
Take a journey through some of the darkest moments of Sotterley's history. Take a spooky tour through Sotterley's forest, but be prepared for encounters with inhabitants both earthly and…. other.
October 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29, 2016 Experiences begin 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm $15 per person (children under 2 are free) Must buy tickets online in advance.
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44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
9 Baltimore Wicked History Tours
Explore the very streets that inspired Edgar Allen Poe to pen some of his most twisted tails while learning the true tails of The Monumental City’s most notorious ghosts, ghouls, villains and more. Wicked History Pub Crawls are great for mixing spirits and spirits, or take a family friendly tour.
10 Candelight Ghost Tours of Frederick
Hunt for the mysterious man in black executed, a spectre who has haunted the town since his execution in 1781 and meet the patriotic spirit of Frederick’s famed Barbara Fritchie who still stands guard against the Confederate Army more than 150 years later. Reservations in October are a must. Not recommended for children under six.
11 Chesapeake Ghost Walks
Ten Ghost Walks from Easton to Ocean City are sure to tingle the spine of the most brazen ghost hunter. Explore the quiet corners of the Eastern Shore and come face to spectral face with the ghosts that still walk the streets of colonial towns little changed since their demise centuries ago.
12 Annapolis Ghost Tours and Haunted Pub Crawl
Annapolis is rightfully famed for its waterfront pubs and legendary watering holes, but while the music may be live, some of the company may be dead! A haunted pub crawl is the perfect excuse to mix and mingle with guys, gals and groovy ghosts.
13 Savage Mill Ghost Tours
This hip enclave for artists and crafts people is also home to a different sort of resident. Explore this unique destinations storied past and ghostly present.
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8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
14 Laurel's House of Horrer
A short trip down I-95 can bring scare-seekers to this two-roomed venue based in an old movie theater. It features escape-style rooms, modeled after the growingly popular “Escape Room” franchise. Participants will be tasked with collaboarting to get out of the rooms where they face challenges posed by iconic scenes from horror movies. Reservation-only, tickets available online.
15 Haunted Dungeons at Fort Howard Park
The Haunted Dungeons is open Fridays and Saturdays at Fort Howard Park, off of I-995 just past Sparrows Point and Edgemere. The area’s recreation council has been operating the dungeons for more than three decades. The Haunted Dungeons features a walking tour through haunted woods and military bunkers on the historic Fort Howard grounds.
16 Legends of the Fog
Located in Harford County, the drive is always well worth it! "Legends of the Fog" has been in operation for over a decade and sits on one hundred acres that include a corn maze, haunted house, hayride, and even a circus. Tickets available online.
17 Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
In Baltimore, the Walters Art Museum's community ofrenda, or altar, is on display prior to the Día de los Muertos celebration on October 30 from 12- 3 p.m.. Artist Edgar Reyes has created this year’s altar; everyone is encouraged to bring items to place on the altar in honor of loved ones.You may also submit a dedication to your loved one digitally. More info...