Haunted Places in Charlestown, Maryland



  • 0

    Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast

    Elk Mills, Maryland

    9.9 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The 1700s building was once part of a mill where British soldiers came and demanded flour during the Revolutionary War. The miller put ground glass in the flour, but the soldiers caught him and hanged him for treason. The miller's apparition, voice, and footsteps have been detected by witnesses.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Union Hotel Restaurant

    Port Deposit, Maryland

    10.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The building, now a restaurant, is said to have been a hotel and tavern in the 1700s. Folks say it is haunted by a ghostly lady in a blue gown, who has been seen by the owner and some of the employees.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    12.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The farmhouse is over a century old, and in the early 1900's, it is said a little boy died there. Ever since, a series of hauntings have begun, such as lights going on and off, furniture moving around and appliances turning on and off by themselves. There are also strange ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware

    13.9 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The Deer Park Tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe both are said to have stayed at St. Patrick's Inn. According to legend, Poe cursed the inn after slipping in the mud on the grounds. Ghostly ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware

    14 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This is the historic site of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Legend has it that a British soldier whose head was shot off in the battle still appears here on foggy, moonless nights as a headless apparition.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    14.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never caught.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware

    14.9 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Local stories say every night at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be seen walking across the road. They were hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900s. Rumor has it that a great number of car accidents occur here around this hour.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    17.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    17.9 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Red Rose Inn

    West Grove, Pennsylvania

    18.2 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Although this 1700s inn is currently closed and up for sale, it still is believed to have ghostly guests. Locals may tell you a tale of a murder suspect, Indian Joe, who was hanged in front of the inn and buried on the grounds. He was said to have killed ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    20.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the claim.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    21.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Local legend tells of a teenage mother who gave birth to a deformed baby. She threw him off the bridge, and he is now a ghost with very strong legs, prone to knocking down trees with his crying fits. It is said that the fallen trees all over the area ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    21.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    22.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    22.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    22.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Jericho Covered Bridge

    Kingsville, Maryland

    23.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Built in 1865, this bridge is said to startle some folks who go inside and see the ghosts of slaves hanging from the rafters. Others dispute this, since it was built after the end of slavery and the Civil War. Other witnesses describe the ghost of a woman seen walking ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Polished Salon - Kennett Square

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    23.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The Kennett Square building (now Polished Salon) is said to be haunted. The owners describe apparitions that brush past them, unexplained smells, and cold spots. The ghost of a little girl with long black hair is reported to have followed the owners home from the salon.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    24.5 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Local legends say the development here was built on an old Native American graveyard, which may be the reason that witnesses have seen unexplained glowing lights and the folks who live here say when they take photographs at home, orbs sometimes appear in the pictures.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    24.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    27.1 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This late nineteenth century property is haunted by several eerie apparitions. Ghostly balls of light can be seen drifting through the hallways and rooms of the house, or from outside in the garden. Disembodied voices and footsteps can be heard late at night when there is no one around. ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    27.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The house in which the museum resides was used as a barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldiers in the Civil War. Witnesses have heard unexplained voices and sounds, seen things moving on their own, and reported a feeling of being watched.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    27.8 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    28 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The historic Belmont Hall is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a guard who, during the American Revolution, was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk. Reports say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second floor.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Brandywine River

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    28.8 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine, this area is said to be rich with wartime ghosts. Soldiers, and even horses, haunt the area, and you may even hear sounds of battle echoing from long ago.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    29.1 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Thornbury Farm

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    30.8 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine took place during the Revolution, Thornbury Farm is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Although you would think the majority of the sightings would surround the tales of battle, the most famous ghost of Thornbury Farm is actually the ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    31.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to be.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    32.1 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    West Chester University

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    32.9 miles from Charlestown, MD

    West Chester University's Ramsey Hall is believed to be haunted by namesake Dorothy Ramsey; Phillips Hall has several performing ghosts seen on the stage; and Hollinger Field House has a ghost called Drutz who hanged himself in the fourth-floor stairwell on homecoming weekend in the 1920s.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    34.2 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This house was the residence of one of Blackboard's mistresses, and was built sometime during the 1790's. People have reported seeing strange lights in the house late at night, and being touched by an unseen presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    34.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    34.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This 1700s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be the home of several ghosts including Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family, whose apparition has been seen throughout the house, and Cygnet Swann, an 1800s resident, the daughter of Governor Swann, who died under mysterious circumstances. Her apparition ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    34.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Seven Stars Tavern, now a private residence, is an 18th-century historic building rumored to have more than its share of spirits--the paranormal kind. One haunt here may be Bluebeard, a pirate whose body was found at Oldman's Creek nearby, with his head twisted around. Another is a Tory spy ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Ship Inn

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    37 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The Ship Inn is housed in a 1796 building, and also housed within is a mysterious ghost. Those who have seen him believe him to be from the 1700s as well, but his identity and story are unknown.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    37.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The building that houses the Governor's Cafe dates back to 1857 and is said to be haunted. But you don't have to stay up all night or wait until after closing time to witness a ghost here. Reports say that if you look closely at the paintings of historic Dover ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    37.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The 1790 mansion is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    37.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The apparition of an angry judge is said to walk among the tombstones nearby and out onto the Green. The historic park near the courthouse and the State House, laid out in 1717, is the site where Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Wharf Rat

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.5 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Patrons at this eighteenth century tavern have reportedly seen the apparition of a distressed local man. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Built in 1771, the former hotel is currently a restaurant. Witnesses have reported hearing voices and footsteps coming from the empty upper floors.


    Read more »

  • Spooky York, Pennsylvania
    Scott D. Butcher
  • 0

    Whistling Oyster

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.6 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This upmarket seafood restaurant and bar is haunted by a spirit that can be heard running up and down a flight of stairs that were removed almost a century ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This known-to-be-haunted inn dating back to the 1700s is a spot where ghosts may have a party the living can hear; noises are heard coming from empty floors.


    Read more »
  • 0

    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.7 miles from Charlestown, MD

    The Horse You Came In On, established in 1775, was the last place author Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 death. His ghost has been seen walking down the street toward the saloon, and is known to drink cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Floating orbs of ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.8 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Lt. Levi Clagett's apparition has been said to appear walking, or even floating, around the fort, the bombardment of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. National Anthem.


    Read more »
  • 0

    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    38.8 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This urban bar is rumoured to be haunted by an allied double agent known as 'Frenchie', who lived in an apartment above the club. Staff and diners have reportedly seen him dressed in a waiters uniform, but when approached, he vanishes. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


    Read more »
  • 0

    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    39 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Built in the 1880s by the Improved Order of Heptasophs (Greek for “seven wise men”), the structure was later used as a dance hall. The ghost who resides here is believed to be from that period. He has been seen wearing a suit and playing the piano.


    Read more »
  • 0

    USCGC Taney

    Baltimore, Maryland

    39.1 miles from Charlestown, MD

    Investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, the U.S. Coast Guard ship Taney is the only surviving combat ship from Pearl Harbor, and it was attacked 119 times by kamikaze pilots during World War II. It is said to be haunted by former crewman whose apparitions are seen and footsteps and voices ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    USS Torsk

    Baltimore, Maryland

    39.3 miles from Charlestown, MD

    One of the ships located at the Baltimore Maritime Museum, the USS Torsk is said to be haunted (as are some of the other ships). Nicknamed the Galloping Ghost of the Japanese, the USS Torsk is a World War II ship that served along the coast of Japan. A sailor ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    USS Constellation

    Baltimore, Maryland

    39.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    This ship, built in 1797, boasts several ghosts, including: Neil Harvey, who was executed when he left his assigned station at his gun in fear during a 1799 battle with the French; Captain Thomas Truxtun, seen in an old-fashioned Navy uniform; Carl Hansen, ship's watchman until 1965, whose ghost likes ...


    Read more »
  • 0

    Kirk House

    Media, Pennsylvania

    39.4 miles from Charlestown, MD

    We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...


    Read more »

  • Haunted Eastern Shore
    Mindie Burgoyne


» Cemeteries near Charlestown, MD

» Find museums in Charlestown, MD