Landon House, Urbana, MD.
Ghosts of the Civil War
Landon House, a privately owned, historic mansion was
investigated by the Society for Paranormal Investigation and was found to have
paranormal activity. Landon House was visited by Civil War Confederate General Jeb
Stuart. The house was used as a hospital during the Civil War. Both Confederate
and Union troops were treated in the house. On a wall in the dining room are
drawings of Jefferson Davis and Lincoln drawn by the injured soldiers. Spirit
sightings, Civil War music playing, and rolling canon balls are just some of the
ghostly activity experienced. Landon House is located in Urbana, MD just
south of Frederick, MD and about one hour from Washington, D.C. For information
on scheduling a visit to Landon House contact: Jackie at
Antietam Battlefield was the site of the bloodiest battle of the
Civil War. 20,000 people died at this battle that ended after three days
in September 1862 as a draw. Today silhouettes spirit soldiers still
appear across the open corn fields.
The Pry House - used as a hospital during the Battle of
Antietam ,also used by General McCellan. Now open to the public. Keedysville,
The Hager House
The Haunted Hager House. Hagerstown, MD. Open to the
public and offers ghost tours at Halloween.
Burkettsville, MD is the alleged site of the Blair Witch,
however the movie was filmed in Seneca, MD. Burkettsville is a
small, historic town with a cemetery and a church that was used as
a hospital for wounded and dying Civil War troops in route to Antietam.
||White's Ferry and Edward's Ferry, Poolesville, MD. Used as a crossing
point by the Confederates between VA and MD. Site of small skirmishes.
||Hyattstown, MD offers thick woods that was the site of a skirmish
between Jeb Stuart's troops and the Union Army on the way to Antietam.
The wounded and dying from this battle were treated at Landon House.|
||Point Lookout, St. Mary's. Previous site of a confederate prison.
Ghosts of these rebels continue to be seen today.|
||Haunted Ft. Washington, Oxon Hill, MD. This historic fort was built
for the War of 1812 but was never fired upon. It was used again during
the Civil War to guard D.C. Despite it's lack of war activity a ghost
roams this massive, forgotten fort.|
||The Surratt House, Clinton, MD. Mary Surratt was found guilty of
conspiracy for the assassination of President Lincoln. She was executed
by hanging at the at Ft. McNair in D.C. Mary ran this tavern with her
son in rural Maryland. Many still defend her innocence today, believing
women would not have been privy to such political activism in the
1800's. A spirit is restless at the Surratt House today. Tours of John
Wilkes Booth escape route through southern Maryland and into VA are
available from this site. Visit and decide for yourself if Mary was
guilty or innocent. Mary Surratt is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
||Clara Barton House, Glen Echo, MD. Clara Barton was a nurse during
the Civil War and was the founder of the Red Cross. Her beautiful house
in historic Glen Echo is reportedly haunted. Tours of the house are
||Haunted Forest Glenn, Linden Lane, Silver Spring, MD - check out his
historic, sight before the developers destroy the gothic beauty of
this complex. Site of Confederate troops during the Civil War.|
||Needwood Mansion , Rockville, MD. Historic plantation with reported
haunted activity by possible past owners and slaves.|
Haunted Bealle-Dawson House
||Bealle-Dawson House, Rockville, MD. Located in the historic section
of Rockville, this pre-civil war house witnessed the encampment of
General Jeb Stuart's Confederate troops in Rockville and the
invasion of General George McClellan's Union Army. McClellan spent the
night in the house. The house is haunted and offers ghost tours every
Halloween. Also open to the public year round.|
||Old Baptist Cemetery, Route 28 and Great Falls Rd. in Rockville, MD.
Historic cemetery. Ghost Tours offered during
||Chestnut Lodge Psychiatric Hospital, Rockville, MD. This 1800's sanitarium
has a controversial past. The psychiatrists used a psychoanalytically based
therapy approach to treating mental illness, instead of prescribing
medication to it's patients. Instead, long-term psychotherapy and electroshock
therapies were used. Now bankrupt and closed, this historic building remains
empty...only spirits of from it's tormented past roam these vast
halls. Zelda Fitzgerald, wife of famous author F. Scott Fitzgerald was once a
patient here. |
TRAVEL TO HAUNTED BALTIMORE
The crabs aren't the only skeletal life
form found in this historical, harbor town. Notorious figures, such
as Edgar Allen Poe and John Wilkes Booth called Baltimore their
Where to stay:
Admiral Fell Inn (1770) 888 South
Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (800) 678-8946. Located within a few feet of
the harbor in historic, Fells Point, just East of the Inner
Harbor/Downtown Baltimore. Charming historical inn offers rooms decorated
with period Federal style furniture and full amenities. Fine dining
restaurant and bar located in the Inn.
||USS Constellation (1854) Pier 1, 301 East
Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 396-3453. Historic and haunted sailing
vessel used in the Civil War, WWII and in fighting the slave trade. This
magnificent ship is docked at the inner harbor in downtown Baltimore. Ask
one of the period dressed sailors to tell you a ghost story.
||US Submarine Yorsk (1944) 802 South
Caroline St. Baltimore, MD 21231 (410) 396-3453. Part of the Baltimore
Maritime Museum, this historic submarine fought in WWII. Not reportedly
haunted, but a really cool tour.
||Greenwood Cemetery located at
Greenmount & Oliver Streets, Baltimore. Burial site of John Wilkes
Booth and his family. Booth is buried in an unmarked grave. Guided tours
of this cemetery are available from Wayne Schaumburg (410) 256-2180.|
||Edgar Allen Poe House and Museum
(1830) - 203 Amity Street, Baltimore, MD (410) 396-7932. The scariest
thing about the Edgar Allen Poe Museum is it's location. Edgar Allen Poe
is a famous Baltimore resident with a large gothic following. Check
out the E. A. Poe Society for special events such as the Edgar Allen Poe
Birthday Party (around Jan. 19th) and the Halloween Party at
||Edgar Allen Poe Gravesite Westminster
Church Cemetery, corner of Fayette and Greene Streets, Baltimore. (410)
||Fort McHenry - take the water taxi
from inner harbor. (410) 962-4290. This historic fort is allegedly
||Maryland Historical Society 201 W.
Monument Street, Baltimore (410) 685-3750. "Experience over 350 years of
Maryland History" at this great museum. Offers special events for
Fells Point Ghost Tour - visit
information on ghost tours.