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 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 Bennett's Curse Haunted House
Experience the cutting edge of horror now in the shadow of M&T Bank Stadium. Bennett’s Curse combines actors, animatronics, 3-d affects and guaranteed screams in 40,000 square-feet of terror. It’s no wonder why Haunt World named Bennett’s Curse one of the 13 scariest haunted houses on the planet!
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791 West Ostend Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
6 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
, MD 20636
7 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.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.
11 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
12 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