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HAUNTED MARYLAND

Landon House, Urbana, MD.

Ghosts of the Civil War

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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   hauntedtraveler@gmail.com

 

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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.

Antietam Battlefield

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The Pry House - used as a hospital during the Battle of Antietam ,also used by General McCellan. Now open to the public. Keedysville, MD.

The Hager House

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The Haunted Hager House. Hagerstown, MD. Open to the public and offers ghost tours at Halloween.

 

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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.

 

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet Point Lookout, St. Mary's. Previous site of a confederate prison. Ghosts of these rebels continue to be seen today.

 

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet 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 available.

 

bulletbullet 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.

Forest Glen

bulletbullet Needwood Mansion , Rockville, MD. Historic plantation with reported haunted activity by possible past owners and slaves.

Haunted Bealle-Dawson House

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet Old Baptist Cemetery, Route 28 and Great Falls Rd. in Rockville, MD. Historic cemetery. Ghost Tours offered during Halloween.

 

bulletbullet 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.

Chestnut Lodge

 

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 home.

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. www.admiralfell.com

Haunted/Historical Places:

bulletbullet 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. www.constellation.org

 

bulletbullet 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. www.baltomaritimemuseum.org

 

bulletbullet 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.

 

bulletbullet 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 www.eapoe.org.

 

bulletbullet Edgar Allen Poe Gravesite Westminster Church Cemetery, corner of Fayette and Greene Streets, Baltimore. (410) 706-2072.

 

bulletbullet Fort McHenry - take the water taxi from inner harbor. (410) 962-4290. This historic fort is allegedly haunted.

 

bulletbullet 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 members. www.mdhs.org.

Fells Point Ghost Tour - visit www.fellspointghost.com for information on ghost tours.