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Ghost Tours of Frederick
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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 Edgar Allan 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, check out these vibrant festivals that celebrate autumn.

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1 Historic Savage Mill Ghost Tours

Through November 30, 2019 - Fridays & Saturdays
This hip enclave for artists and crafts people is also home to a different sort of resident that continues to haunt the resident artists in present day. Explore this unique destination's storied past and ghostly present. More info...


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Location:
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
410-792-2820


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2 Twilight Tours

October 11, 18, 25 & 31, 2019
There's something spooky happening on the National Colonial Farm this October! Join the Accokeek Foundation to tour the National Colonial Farm after dark while listening to some of our favorite real-life and legendary ghost tales from Maryland history. But keep your eyes and ears open...you never know who or what you might encounter!
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Location:
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
301-283-2113


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3 Ellicott City Ghost Tour

Through October - Fridays & Saturdays
Walk the streets and learn about past inhabitants of this historic milltown — one of the oldest, most haunted locales in America. A Civil War soldier; lady in white; and firefighter are among spirits described. 


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Location:
8267 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-303-2959


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4 Fright Fest at Six Flags

Through October 27, 2019  - Weekends
It's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park. The stuff of nightmares lurk around every corner as the dark of night washes over the park. The ghouls are set free for their daily hunting rituals. More info...


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Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-249-1500


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5 Baltimore Ghost Tour - The Original Fells Point Ghost Walk

Saturdays: March – Nov. Fridays and Saturdays July- Nov. 8:00pm
Picture Fells Point, in Baltimore, as it was long a go ...  a rowdy seaport town, birthplace of the sleek and dangerous clipper ship, its streets full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off vessels, immigrants anxious to start life anew , 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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Location:
731 S Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
410-357-1186


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6 Haunted Dungeons at Fort Howard Park

Through November 1, 2019  - Fridays & Saturdays
The Haunted Dungeons are open Fridays and Saturdays at Fort Howard Park, off of I-695 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 walk through the terrifying woods of the Fort Howard county park, and the infamous fort dungeons, haunted since the historic battle of 1812, where the likes of Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger and Hannibal Lector await.  Hope you like clowns... 
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Location:
9500 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
410-887-7529


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7 Bennett's Curse - Ultimate Fear Experience

Through November 2, 2019 - Weekends
The legendary Bennett's Curse is back in Baltimore with their most terrifying show to date -- Bennett's Curse Ultimate Fear Experience! From asylum patients to classic monsters, the Ultimate Fear Experience offers everything one would expect from Maryland/DC's #1 Halloween Attraction. Bennett's Curse is unleashing pure terror on all those brave enough to visit. More info..

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8 Escape London Town: Ferguson Tavern, Edgewater

Through October 25, 2019 - weekends
The year is 1763.  You and your travel companions wake to find yourselves locked inside Ferguson Tavern.  While your memories of the prior evening are a little fuzzy, you quickly realize that your travel papers and money are missing and that your ship is leaving in just one hour!  Can you make it out in time?
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Location:
839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-222-1919


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9 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. 
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10 Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick

Hunt for the mysterious man in black, 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. Maryland's oldest operating ghost tour. 
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11 Baltimore Wicked History Tours

Explore the very streets that inspired Edgar Allan Poe to pen some of his most twisted tails while learning the true tails of The Monumental City’s most notorious ghosts, ghouls and villains. Wicked History Pub Crawls are great for mixing spirits and spirits, or you may choose to take the more civilized family-friendly tour. More info...

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12 Spirits of Ellicott City Pub Tour

2nd Thursday of every month 
You may want to consider a drink (not included in the tour price) as you explore inside select restaurants to witness favorite haunts of Ellicott City’s ghosts and hear their stories.  To sign up for this extended tour, you must be 21 or older.


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Location:
8390 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
410-303-2959


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13 Laurel's House of Horror

Through November 2, 2019 - Weekends
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. 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, More info...

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14 Screamland Farms, Frederick

Through November 3, 2019 - Fridays & Saturdays
Three screamtastic haunted attractions: Barn of Bedlam, Corrupted Corn, and Hayride of Horrors. Campfire and other scary fun like Zombie Paintball and the Escape Room experience. Super scary - so not recommended for children under 13.
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15 Murder & Mayhem Walking Tours of Frederick

While Frederick looks like Mayberry in Maryland, it has an lesser known dark side. Explore the "other side" of Frederick's history, including some of the most scandalous, nefarious, and horrific moments in the city's past. Stories include bootlegging, bank robberies and other unpleasantries such as the case of Granville Smeltzer & Mary Nussbaum. 


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Location:
Heritage Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-1188


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16 Annapolis Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours by Watermark

October 4-26, 2019 - Weekends
The narrow streets of old Annapolis are famed for their charm and beauty, but the Annapolis Ghost Tours offers a window into the sinister side of this waterfront hamlet. Streets once trod by George Washington may still hold reflections of those bygone days. During the month of October, the ghost walk expands to include an interior trek inside of a historic house. A truly exclusive opportunity to step inside a historic home at night...if you dare! 


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Location:
25 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-268-7601


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17 Chesapeake Ghost Walks

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 where little has changed since their demise centuries ago. More info...

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18 Bedlam in the Boro

October 2019  - Fridays & Saturdays
Celebrating two decades of thrills and 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 choose to ride the family-friendly and  not-so-scary hayride for kids of all ages. Enjoy food, games and Halloween fun!
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19 Field of Screams, Olney

Through November 2, 2019  - Weekends 
This expansive venue in Montgomery County packs a lot into one space, with two haunted trails, a house and a hayride. For Halloween enthusiasts who have already been in past years, the designers have reworked the trails and hayride to give it new horror. More info...

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20 Legends of the Fog

Through November 2, 2019 - Weekends
Located in Harford County, the drive is always well worth it!  "Legends of the Fog" has been in operation for more than a decade and sits on one hundred acres that include a corn maze, haunted house, hayride, and even a circus. More info...

Clifton Mansion

21 Ghost Tours of Baltimore's Historic Clifton Mansion, Baltimore

October 25-26, 2019
For two nights only, the Restless Ghosts of Clifton Mansion will appear. Tour Baltimore's Historic Clifton Mansion and hear the stories of the ghosts who still haunt Clifton Park. This evening tour will be full of spooky surprises.
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22 The Nevermore Haunt, Baltimore

October 4 - November 2, 2019  - Weekends
This haunted house based in Baltimore occupies 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 private Haunt Shuttle that will pick-up and drop-off at Bond and Aliceanna Streets in Fells Point. More info...

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23 Havre de Haunts

October 5 - November 2, 2019 - Fridays & Saturdays
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! More info..
 

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24 Ghosts of Sotterley

October 18, 19. 25, 25 & 26, 2019
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.
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Location:
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-2280


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Step onboard the Maryland Dove in Historic St. Mary's City.

25 Historic St. Mary's Haunted Ship

October 19, 2019 4:30-8:30 pm
Don a costume and visit the Maryland Dove, transformed into a not-so-scary haunted ship. There will be trick-or-treating, face painting, and games. Donations appreciated.
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Tour guides Keith and Anne Potts

26 A Ghost Tour of Historic Cumberland

October 26, 2019  7pm
Become acquainted with some of Cumberland's past residents who have taken permanent dwelling among current residents. According to tour guides Keith and Anne Potts, "The inability to 'move on' is often attributed to a tragic circumstances."


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Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
301.777.9140


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27 Jefferson Patterson Halloween Festival, St. Leonard

October 26, 2018 6-9 pm
Make Halloween special for your family this year by attending the free Halloween Festival at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. Enjoy games, arts & crafts, face painting, a haunted wagon ride, fortune teller, camp fire stories, free candy and if you're really brave take a walk through the haunted barn. Everyone is invited to wear their favorite Halloween costume. Costume contest open to children 10 or younger.
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28 B&O Railroad Museum Wizards and Witches Weekend, Baltimore

October 26-27, 2019
Come dressed as your favorite wizard or witch for a day of magical fun! Hop on the Wizards Express, watch a Sword Demonstration by Medieval Times knights, take an Herbology Class and learn all the magical properties of plants. Take part in hands-on STEAM educational experiments, an Edible Potions Class, Wand Making, and more. 


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Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
410-752-2462


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Featured Places
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Location:
8600 Foundry St
Savage, MD 20763
Twilight Tours Accokeek Foundation
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Location:
3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek, MD 20607
Roller coaster riders
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Location:
13710 Central Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Waterfront neighborhood
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Location:
731 S Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
Fort Howard Park
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Location:
9500 North Point Rd
Fort Howard, MD 21052
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Location:
839 Londontown Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
The Spirits Pub Tour poster
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Location:
8390 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
People on the Murder & Mayhem Tour
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Location:
Heritage Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
People step inside the Sands House at night
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Location:
25 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401
Two of Sotterley's Ghosts
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Location:
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636
tour guides Keith and Anne Potts
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Location:
13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD 21502
Witches and wizards at the B&O
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Location:
901 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21223
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