Haunted Places in Choptank, Maryland



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    Bayly Orem House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    10 miles from Choptank, MD

    This historic house dates back to 1888, and now serves as a complex of quaint apartments. A former tenant claims the front parlour room is haunted, and reported flickering lights, objects being moved by unseen hands and the faint sound of ghostly laughter when there was no one around. (Submitted ...


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    Cator House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    10.3 miles from Choptank, MD

    The Cator House restaurant is reportedly haunted by original owner Emily Cator, who originally built it as an inn. Staff members claim to have heard and felt Emily's ghost.


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    Old Maggie's Bridge

    Seaford, Delaware

    16.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    Local legend tells of a pregnant woman named Maggie who was killed in an auto accident on the bridge. The legend says those who get out of their cars and call out "Maggie, I have your baby" are supposed to cause paranormal activity of some sort.


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    Old Brick Inn - Kemp House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    16.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    This historic bed and breakfast inn dates back to 1807, and was formerly owned by a civil war soldier. The inn is believed to be haunted by the a pair of gentleman who have been heard arguing in a downstairs room, a blue ball of light that flies through ...


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    Aida's Victoriana Inn

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    16.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn is located right on the harbour, and is believed to have its own resident ghost. The spirit of a man who passed away in an upstairs room before paying his bill has been known to leave money around the house for the ...


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    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    Church Creek, Maryland

    20 miles from Choptank, MD

    The 27,000 acres of tidal marshes, forest and ponds that make up this refuge are said to be haunted by a demon mule. Long ago, the beast was known to attack loggers and fishermen, so the locals hunted it and chased it to its death in quicksand. The unhappy mule's ...


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    Airport Road

    Seaford, Delaware

    20.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    Two ghosts are rumored to appear walking along this road. One is a Confederate soldier's apparition. The other, which is said to show up on Valentine's Day, is the ghost of a weeping bride.


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    Kent Manor Inn

    Stevensville, Maryland

    27.8 miles from Choptank, MD

    The ghost of former inn resident Alexander Thompson reportedly haunts the building after hanging himself in Room #210 of the hotel. Disembodied voices and footsteps have been heard, doors open and close by themselves and guests staying in the room where he died have reported smelling cigar smoke. Strange lights ...


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    Poplar Hill Mansion

    Salisbury, Maryland

    28.6 miles from Choptank, MD

    This 1795 plantation house is now a museum, and is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits from long ago. Among these are a slave girl who burned to death after her dress caught fire, a former owner of the residence and a male servant known as ...


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    Brick Hotel On The Circle

    Georgetown, Delaware

    30.3 miles from Choptank, MD

    This former nineteenth century hotel was formerly a public house, and was associated with a rough crowd in the old days. The building has a lot of history, which includes a fair amount of ghostly activity. Reports indicate that orbs appear in photographs, doors are unlocked and opened by ...


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    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware

    33.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    A ghost dog with glowing red eyes is said to walk this stretch, according to local legend. So the story goes, an angry tenant murdered his landlord, ground up the body and fed it to his dog. The ghost dog has been seen at the roadside by nighttime drivers.


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    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware

    34.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    The small township of Gumboro is renowned for it's haunted homestead. The sound of heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps have been reported in the old house, as well as spectral figures moving across the yard. A harmonica can also heard be played in the early hours of morning or late ...


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    Middleton Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    The tavern is housed in a 1740 former private residence. It is said to be haunted by a ghost nicknamed Roland who has been seen in the first-floor dining rooms. He wears Revolutionary War-era clothing and looks out the window toward the water. He brings with him the smell of ...


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    Paca House and Garden

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.6 miles from Choptank, MD

    At this preserved historic museum site, an apparition of a man has been seen wearing colonial clothing and peering out the upper windows. Some believe he is William Paca himself, a former Maryland governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence.


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    Governor Calvert House

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    This elegant old-fashioned hotel was formerly the residence of the state governor, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests and staff have reportedly encountered the apparition of a man in period clothing, the spirit of a woman who committed suicide during the 1940's and a male presence known as ...


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    Galway Bay Restaurant

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    This late nineteenth century restaurant and pub serves up a variety of spirits, including whisky, scotch and even some ghost stories. Staff working late hours have reported the apparition of a servant girl in the basement, while diners have reportedly mistaken her for a staff member in the courtyard. ...


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    The Maryland Inn

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    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 ...


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    Witch's Grave - Truxton Park

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.8 miles from Choptank, MD

    The witch's grave is said to be found at Truxton Park, in the woods past the third baseball field near a slanted tree. The witch is said to have been buried here in the 1800s but escaped from the grave, never to be seen again. Rumor has it that on ...


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    Reynolds Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.8 miles from Choptank, MD

    Mary Reynolds, who inherited the place after her husband William died in 1777, is the haunt who resides here. Witnesses have reported that objects move, and a ghostly woman's voice has been heard singing Christmas carols. The ghost also is said to have broken a dish during a ghost-hunting investigation.


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    Rams Head Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.9 miles from Choptank, MD

    Built around 1831, the tavern has a legend relating to a ghost named Amy. She had been a prostitute employed by tavern guests, and died on the job. A bedpost, said to be hers, is on display in the downstairs bar. Her apparition has been seen by staff and even ...


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    U.S. Naval Institute

    Annapolis, Maryland

    36.2 miles from Choptank, MD

    The U.S. Naval Institute was a former home for the poor and mentally unstable, then a Civil War hospital. It is said to be haunted by a patient, a soldier named Jimmy Sutton who died in 1907. He is suspected to have been shot in an argument over a woman. ...


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    Witch's Tree

    Whaleyville, Maryland

    37.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    This gnarled, bizarre-looking cypress tree is often said to be in Selbyville, Delaware, but it is in fact on Swamp Road just over the state line in Whaleyville, MD (see the map for the precise location). Almost everyone who has ever walked up to the tree has experienced something ...


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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    39.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    John Dickinson Plantation is said to be haunted by John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War." The sound of a quill pen writing on parchment has been recorded in his den and his bed mysteriously becomes rumpled in the afternoons, as if he has taken ...


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    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware

    39.8 miles from Choptank, MD

    Local legend has it that a Catman creature, in life a graveyard caretaker who had catlike features, watches over the cemetery from beyound the grave. He is said to scare away teens who come to the graveyard to party. Some say he's buried in an above-ground tomb in the center ...


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    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    40 miles from Choptank, 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.


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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    40.3 miles from Choptank, 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 ...


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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    40.3 miles from Choptank, 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 ...


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    Pocomoke State Forest

    Pocomoke City, Maryland

    42.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions of slaves around the forest and the surrounding swamp area. Some say the slaves stem from slave abuse that used to occur here, as well as slave masters' affairs with slaves that yielded babies who were promptly drowned in the swamp.


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    42.7 miles from Choptank, 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 ...


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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    43.4 miles from Choptank, MD

    Summerseat Farm is believed to be haunted and has been investigated by ghost hunters, who found lights had come on after they had turned them off. Visitors have witnessed bed covers that move on their own and a rosary that swung by itself. The property includes a family cemetery that ...


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    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware

    44.1 miles from Choptank, MD

    This subdivision is said to be built over the site where a massacre took place, involving Native Americans who attacked Dutch settlers. Pottery and arrowheads have been found on the grounds. It is reported that spirits here usually show themselves only to those of Dutch ancestry. Streaks and orbs have ...


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    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware

    44.1 miles from Choptank, MD

    This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812, and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this day (hence the name of the home). ...


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    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware

    45.2 miles from Choptank, MD

    Location is near the campground bicycle trail adjacent from Spotting Tower 12 underneath what appears to be a dune. Face of phantom soldier seen inside while recording video, have been growled at while standing outside the bunker with no animal tracks in sight, the only tracks were our own, and ...


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    Snow Hill Inn

    Snow Hill, Maryland

    46 miles from Choptank, MD

    Although no longer in operation as an inn, the 1830s building is said to have a ghost known as J.J. He allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat, but there are doubts as to whether this was truly what happened. Regardless, J.J. still resides at the place, according to reports. ...


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    Adkin's Hardware Store

    Berlin, Maryland

    46.2 miles from Choptank, MD

    This old-fashioned hardware store and company dates back to around 1906, and has served the town for over a hundred years. It is rumoured to be haunted by a former owner, who has been heard moving through the aisles after the business has closed for the night. The business ...


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    46.4 miles from Choptank, 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.


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    Atlantic Hotel

    Berlin, Maryland

    46.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    The ghost of a young girl riding a tricycle has been seen and heard in the hallways of the hotel. Objects move around by themselves, and lights go on and off when there’s no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    46.6 miles from Choptank, 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.


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    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    46.6 miles from Choptank, 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. ...


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    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

    Waldorf, Maryland

    47.6 miles from Choptank, MD

    The historic house museum is said to be haunted by the apparition of Mrs. Frankie Mudd. Witnesses also have heard unexplained voices, and during a Civil War reenactment, electric candles in the windows repeatedly turned on by themselves. A human-shaped bed impression routinely appears in a room where John Wilkes ...


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    Point Lookout State Park

    Scotland, Maryland

    48.1 miles from Choptank, MD

    At Point Lookout State Park, formerly a Civil War prison camp named Camp Lincoln, there is a lighthouse that is rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier. He has shown up leaning against the door frame in photos taken here. Also here is the apparition of a woman ...


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    Point Lookout Light

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    48.7 miles from Choptank, MD

    The rich history of paranormal activity at this 1800s lighthouse and surrounding area is said to stem from centuries of shipwrecks and bodies found washed ashore. The site has been featured on many TV shows.


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    Addy Sea Inn

    Bethany Beach, Delaware

    49 miles from Choptank, MD

    The reports of haunting at Addy Sea Inn are fairly standard. Room 1 of the Addy apparently has a shaking bathtub though there has been no investigation into the plumbing and no reports of whether the shaking occurs when water is turned on or off has been documented. In Room ...


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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    49.3 miles from Choptank, 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.


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    Fletchertown Road

    Bowie, Maryland

    49.9 miles from Choptank, MD

    The Goat Man is an urban legend about a being who escaped from the nearby Department of Agriculture Research Center. Said to be a product of a human-animal breeding experiment, the escaped Goat Man murdered and ate many victims in the 1950s and '60s. As recently as the 1970s, something ...


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    Glenn Dale Hospital

    Glenn Dale, Maryland

    50.3 miles from Choptank, MD

    Glenn Dale Hospital, built in 1934, was once a tuberculosis sanatorium with 23 buildings. It closed because of asbestos problems in 1981. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in November 2011 and is regularly patrolled by police. The Goat Man of Maryland, a half-man, half-goat creature, ...


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    Surratt House Museum

    Clinton, Maryland

    51.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    The historic 18th century inn and tavern building, now a museum, was once owned by Mary Surratt. Her son John sometimes met with friends there, one of whom was John Wilkes Booth. These meetings were said to be when the plot for the assassination of President Lincoln evolved. The guns ...


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    51.8 miles from Choptank, 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.


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    The Henry Hotel

    Ocean City, Maryland

    52.5 miles from Choptank, MD

    The historic building was built around 1895 as a boarding house for black workers, and was bought by a local family during a time of racial segregation. Serving as the first 'coloured' hotel in town as the owners advertised it, the establishment attracted many notable musicians during its time. ...


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    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    52.6 miles from Choptank, 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.


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