The Maryland Inn

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This hotel dates back to 1772, and is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the country. And, according to staff and guests, it may just be the most haunted as well. Visitors and employees at the inn have reported cold spots, the scent of perfume, ghostly voices, disembodied footsteps and various apparitions, including a woman in a black dress who fell to her death down a flight of stairs, a spectral bride, a ghostly sea captain run down by a carriage in front of the building and a civil war soldier whose voice has been heard singing in various parts of the establishment during the early hours.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

16 Church Circle
Annapolis, MD
United States

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38.9780252, -76.49191459999997
Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Annapolis, MD (0.0 mi.)
Naval Academy, MD (0.6 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (2.0 mi.)
Parole, MD (2.1 mi.)
Hillsmere Shores, MD (2.6 mi.)
Edgewater, MD (3.4 mi.)
Highland Beach, MD (3.6 mi.)
Arnold, MD (3.8 mi.)
Londontowne, MD (4.4 mi.)
Selby-on-the-Bay, MD (4.6 mi.)


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  1. Brendan McNulty  |  

    I worked as a night watchmen for The Historic Inns of Annapolis for around two years during the late 90’s. As a night security officer I fell under the supervision of a few off duty city police officers that would pull shifts on there days off .Therefore it was not uncommon for one of the city officers to come through and check on my activity’s on my shift during the coarse of the evening.. I consider myself to fall under the category of skeptical when it comes to unexplained phenomenon , I further emphasize that I am of sound judgement and moral charterer. From my first hand experience as a night watchmen I have concluded that the Maryland Inn is haunted . I have seen first hand A lady dressed in a long black dress with black long hair parted in the middle

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