Are you ready for a spine-tingling adventure? Look no further than the haunted places in Maryland!
From the “Not So Spooky Ghost Tours” in Allegany County to the haunted homes and graveyards in Caroline County, there’s plenty of paranormal activity to discover. Take a walk through the historic streets of Frederick, known as the most haunted city in Maryland, or dine with a ghost at Adam’s Ribs restaurant in Calvert.
With so many eerie experiences to choose from, it’s the perfect time to explore the haunted side of Maryland.
13 Haunted Places in Maryland
Taking a show on the road and putting the “fun” into funeral, a theatre group in Allegany County, The Mountain Side of Maryland, escorts participants of the “Not So Spooky Ghost Tours” on a guided walking tour through Cumberland’s favorite haunts.
These family-friendly tours are offered on Thursdays in October.
While you won’t find the Lizzie Borden House or Stanley Hotel here in Montgomery County, Maryland, we do have our own hotbeds of paranormal activity.
Look for Mrs. Mary Patterson who haunts her historic home at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.
Dine with a ghost at Adam’s Ribs restaurant. In 1980 a woman by the name of Nancy was murdered at the establishment. She is thought to haunt the restaurant. Employees frequently report strange occurrences.
The incidents at the restaurant grabbed the attention of the Smithsonian, who sent people out to check for signs of paranormal activity.
Denton, the seat of Caroline County, is one of the most haunted towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Around the Courthouse green are five haunted properties including the jail, where “Shep,” the ghost of a man sentenced to hang, continues to roam, St. Elizabeth and St. Luke’s graveyards.
One so haunted that some locals won’t walk on that side of the street at night. There’s also Emerson House, Towers House, and Taylor House.
Often billed as the “most haunted city in Maryland” Frederick is full of eerie experiences and haunted happenings. Are you a believer? See for yourself at some of the city’s most historic spots!
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine has a host of ghostly activity.
Given the nature of the museum and its former life as an undertaking business, it is no surprise that strange sounds are often heard in parts of the building where no one is working.
Employees of the museum have reported objects move by themselves or disappearing and then appearing again with no explanation.
Just down the street, the home of one of Frederick’s most famous residents is also known to be mysterious. An elderly Barbara Fritchie waved her union flag out the window of her home as Confederate troops passed on the street below, inspiring the popular poem “The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie”.
Witnesses report that the historic rocking chairs in the house often rock on their own. Lights can be seen flickering from the street outside long after the house has been closed and locked.
Perhaps most haunting is the impression of a woman often found on Barbara’s bed first thing in the morning.
Another building with a long and somewhat troubled history is Frederick’s City Hall. At this site in 1765, nearly seven years before the Boston Tea Party, Frederick citizens burned effigies of British officials in protest of the Stamp Act.
The present building was constructed as the Frederick County Courthouse in 1862, after the previous courthouse burned down in 1861. This building became Frederick’s City Hall in 1985 when a new county courthouse was built nearby.
A great way to visit all of these stops and many more of Frederick’s most eerie, is with a ghost tour through historic Downtown Frederick.
Woven through historical accounts and true documented stories of the paranormal, master storytellers dressed in period attire from Frederick’s past lead visitors through the city’s dark streets and alleyways in search of the infamous, the unknown and the unexplained.
Guests will uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more.