Haunted Places in Brownsville, Maryland



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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    5.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    5.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The heritage listed church is believed to be haunted by a ghostly reverend, who has been seen praying at the church altar late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Historic Hilltop House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    5.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Folks must have been shocked to witness apparitions of soldiers marching through the rooms at this 1888 hotel. Reports say it is now closed, and its renovation is currently on hold.


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    Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    5.7 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Known for its battles during the Civil War, the national historic park is believed to be haunted by ghosts of its past. Many apparitions have been seen here, including a well-dressed man in a brocade vest who glares in a hostile way. A woman and child believed to be the ...


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    Harpers Ferry Guest House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    5.8 miles from Brownsville, MD

    There are believed to be at least five apparitions that haunt this historic bed and breakfast. Guests have reported seeing the apparition of a hostile man in a brocade vest, who has been known to push guests around. Other apparitions seen include a woman in a grey dress, often accompanied ...


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    Haunted Cottage - Booth House

    Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

    7.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Paranormal researcher Vince Wilson operates this cottage and attraction that offers ghost tours, paranormal research training, and seances. The school is said to educate pupils on the history of ghosts starting with the first known hauntings in ancient Babylonia. It is called the Booth House because John Wilkes Booth is ...


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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    7.4 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the ...


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    Antietam National Battlefield

    Sharpsburg, Maryland

    7.8 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This historic Civil War National Park battlefield from 1862, where many lives were lost, is said to be haunted by the ghosts of soldiers and the sounds of phantom gunfire and shouts, drum beats and war songs. Some visitors have presumed to be looking at reenactors playing a part in ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    8.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    12.8 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    13 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    13.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    13.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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    Apollo Theatre

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    17 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The vaudeville venue built in 1913 is the home of a ghostly former manager. He has been seen standing outside the building smoking a cigar. His cigar smoke has been smelled by witnesses as well.


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    17.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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    Town Hall - Williamsport

    Williamsport, Maryland

    17.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Ghosts said to hang out here include former employee "Bus" Seymore, who is heard typing upstairs, and a little girl who sits in the conference room and has a "thing" for flashlights. Disembodied footsteps have been heard here as well. A spooky annual Halloween ghost walk concludes here.


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    Johnathan Hager House Museum

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    18.2 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The 1739 house is thought to be haunted by 2 families: The Hammonds, who lived here in the 1840s, and the Civil War-era Downins. Voices and footsteps have been heard, and the Downin children are thought to be the ones who move around a corncob doll, turn off the lights, ...


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    Maryland Theatre

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    18.2 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, ...


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    Ball's Bluff Battlefield

    Leesburg, Virginia

    18.7 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Ball's Bluff Battlefield Regional Park and National Cemetery is a 223-acre park that contains a Civil War battlefield and the third-smallest U.S. National Cemetery. The 1861 Battle of Ball's Bluff took place here, and 54 soldiers are buried in the cemetery. The park, which offers tours and over 7 miles ...


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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    19.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.


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    Poor House Farm Park

    Martinsburg, West Virginia

    20.9 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The original stone house in the historic park is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say they have felt a heavy presence inside, during which it is difficult to breathe. Also, a soldier's apparition has been spotted on the park grounds.


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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    21.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    23.5 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Oatlands Plantation

    Leesburg, Virginia

    23.7 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Oatlands Plantation was once a 3,500-acre wheat and wool producer with over seven dozen slaves. Now a historic site of only 260 acres, the 1804 manor house museum is rumored to be home to a few spirits. Doors are said to randomly lock on their own, and witnesses and paranormalists ...


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    TWA Flight 514 Crash Site

    Bluemont, Virginia

    24 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Paranormal investigators were called to the forested area by passer-by's who reported hearing screams and seeing glowing apparitions moving around the forest at the crash site. Visitors have reported weird activity associated with a large limestone rock located at the site, and people have reported been pushed by unseen entities. (Submitted ...


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    Fort Frederick Maryland

    Big Pool, Maryland

    24.4 miles from Brownsville, MD

    A stone star fort in the Maryland Panhandle, Fort Frederick Maryland was built in the 1750s to defend Maryland from French and Indian raiders. During the American Revolution it was used as a prisoner of war camp for soldiers surrendered at Yorktown. It was a Federal outpost during the ...


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    Cost Plus World Market

    Brownsville, Virginia

    27.8 miles from Brownsville, MD

    I use to work at this store years ago and can tell you (and I'm sure you can ask other people who have worked there) that this place is truly haunted. When I worked over night here or worked a closing shift there were many strange happenings. There was always ...


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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    27.9 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...


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    Cork Street Tavern

    Winchester, Virginia

    30.4 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The restaurant building here dates back to 1827, and Cork Street Tavern by name to 1985. Two ghosts are said to reside here, John and Emily. John Mann's spirit wears a long black frock coat, and Emily's voice is often heard calling John's name. The ghosts play tricks by moving ...


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    Abram's Delight

    Winchester, Virginia

    30.5 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Abram's Delight was the residence of five generations of the Hollingsworth family, beginning with Abraham Hollingsworth in the mid-1700s. It is now a historic museum complex and is rumored to be haunted by Mary, the daughter of David Hollingsworth, and perhaps one other gentleman ghost. The gentleman appears as a ...


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    32 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.


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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    32.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Hickory Grove Chapel

    Haymarket, Virginia

    33.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    There are a lot of stories about this little white building that has been left to rot for the past 4-5 decades on Logmill Road in Haymarket, Virginia. Some call it the "Old White Chapel," others the "Hickory Grove Chapel". At least one person says it was never ...


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    Marwood Mansion

    Potomac, Maryland

    33.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Witnesses in this former house of the Gore family say they have seen the bathroom window open by itself, the toilet flushing, and steam coming from the tub, as well as eerie sounds from the basement. An apparition of the family's butler has been seen on the steps and around ...


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    Beall-Dawson House

    Rockville, Maryland

    33.9 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This restored 1815 home and museum site is haunted by an apparition. Speculators say it may be original builder Upton Beall, his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Some suppose it also could be a household slaves. Ghost tours are offered around Halloween.


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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    35.2 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.


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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    36 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    36 miles from Brownsville, MD

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...


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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    36 miles from Brownsville, MD

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.


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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    36.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...


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    The Grey Horse Inn

    The Plains, Virginia

    36.6 miles from Brownsville, MD

    The Grey Horse Inn is no longer in operation; the owners of the historic inn retired and sold the property to private owners in 2011. Reports say that on the property a ghostly scene replays of a Confederate soldier being killed.


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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    37.8 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.


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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    38 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.


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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38.1 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38.2 miles from Brownsville, MD

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.


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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    38.2 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...


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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38.3 miles from Brownsville, MD

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    38.5 miles from Brownsville, MD

    This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside ...


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