Haunted Places in Highland Beach, Maryland



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    Witch's Grave - Truxton Park

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.2 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Middleton Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.5 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    The Maryland Inn

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Paca House and Garden

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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

    3.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Reynolds Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Galway Bay Restaurant

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Rams Head Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    3.7 miles from Highland Beach, 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

    4.3 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Kent Manor Inn

    Stevensville, Maryland

    8.4 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Aida's Victoriana Inn

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    16.4 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Old Brick Inn - Kemp House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    16.6 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Fletchertown Road

    Bowie, Maryland

    17.7 miles from Highland Beach, 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

    18.7 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    23.8 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.2 miles from Highland Beach, 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 ...


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    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

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


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    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.2 miles from Highland Beach, 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.


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    The Wharf Rat

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

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


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    Whistling Oyster

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.3 miles from Highland Beach, 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)


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    USS Torsk

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.7 miles from Highland Beach, 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 ...


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    USCGC Taney

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.7 miles from Highland Beach, 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 ...


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    USS Constellation

    Baltimore, Maryland

    25.8 miles from Highland Beach, 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 ...


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    Surratt House Museum

    Clinton, Maryland

    25.9 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    26.1 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This 1928 hotel is said to be haunted; the spirit of a little girl is rumored to reside on the 19th floor. A ghostly couple wearing formal attire also has been seen.


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    Bladensburg Dueling Grounds

    Colmar Manor, Maryland

    26.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    When dueling was outlawed in the district limits, this area, now a park, became the spot where men could defend their honor. The apparition of Commodore Stephen Decatur, killed here in 1820, has been seen here, as well as other shadowy figures.


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    Westminster Hall

    Baltimore, Maryland

    26.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    The Westminster Presbyterian Western Burial Ground and Presbyterian Church yard are said to be haunted by many spirits. The 1786 burial ground and 1852 church are said to be visited often by the ghost of author Edgar Allan Poe as well as many other spirits. Muffled screams are heard and ...


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    Edgar Allan Poe Residence

    Baltimore, Maryland

    26.5 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This historic house was formerly the residence of the poet and writer, and is rumoured to be haunted by him and a heavyset woman in grey, believed to be his wife. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    27.1 miles from Highland Beach, 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.


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    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    27.4 miles from Highland Beach, 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)


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    Gallaudet University - MSSD

    Washington, District of Columbia

    28.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    MSSD is the Model Secondary School for the Deaf. The ghost of a girl who committed suicide has been seen in the dorms, as well as another female spirit. Hoofbeats also have been felt through the campus, thought to be left over from Revolutionary War soldiers.


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    Leakin Park

    Baltimore, Maryland

    28.6 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Around 70 bodies have been dumped at this site. Not too many people know that though it is a very beautiful, and local place. People go on hikes there not knowing what goes on there. No specific information on hauntings, though it is peculiar that so many murderers seem ...


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    Marine Barracks - 8th & I

    Washington, District of Columbia

    28.6 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    The mysterious presence is said to linger around the lower parking garage, where a fatal accident involving a young child occurred. Some Marines have heard the child calling out early in the morning; others have seen a red ball rolling down a garage ramp.


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    Caldwell Hall - Catholic University of America

    Washington, District of Columbia

    28.7 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    A ghost story told at this historic university explains some mysterious lights and an apparition that appears in Caldwell Hall's attic window. The spirit is said to belong to a priest who took a fatal fall from the window after discovering a book on exorcism.


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    Kerby Hall - Trinity Washington University

    Washington, District of Columbia

    28.8 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This hall is rumored to be haunted by a student who died in the late 1960s. She has been seen in both the staircase and the 5th-floor lounge, as well as in some dorm rooms.


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    St. Elizabeth's Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia

    28.9 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Paranormal experiences here have included groaning sounds, footsteps, cold spots, and strange noises. The site is still an operational hospital and trespassing is not permitted.


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    Library of Congress

    Washington, District of Columbia

    29.1 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Tales are told of a ghostly police officer who haunts the stacks at the famed Library of Congress, often helping those who become lost amid the vast collection. Appearing both in uniform and in casual clothes, the officer, who often even tells people his name, is deceased sergeant. Other strange ...


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    The Diamondback Tavern

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.3 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This laid-back tavern used to be known as the Tiber River Tavern. Unknown spirits are said to occasionally move things around in the bar area, and visitors have heard unexplained voices there as well.


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    United States Capitol

    Washington, District of Columbia

    29.3 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    At the U.S. Capitol, folks say that late at night, the statues in the Statuary Hall come to life and move about the room. It is also said that a black cat appears in the basement just before a national disaster occurs. The ghost of a builder who died during ...


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    Mt. Ida

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.4 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Mt. Ida is a historic 1800s mansion that is said to be the residence of a ghost. In the 1850s Judge John Snowden Tyson purchased the home. His daughter, "Miss Ida" Tyson, was the last of the family to live here, and folks say it is her ghost who still ...


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    Wayside Inn

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.4 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    A female ghost is said to haunt the inn; another account tells of a witness who heard a door open and then the sound of approaching footsteps, but no one was there.


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    The Judges Bench

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    29.5 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Once Berger's Grocery, the bar is known for the ghost of daughter Mary Berger. She hanged herself in 1962 when her parents refused to let her date a local boy. Her apparition has been seen ever since.


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    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

    Waldorf, Maryland

    29.5 miles from Highland Beach, 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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    Oxon Hill Cemetery

    Oxon Hill-Glassmanor, Maryland

    29.6 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This cemetery is located off Oxon Hill Road, catty corner to Levi's Barbecue, behind the Post Office. About 10 years ago my husband and I were hanging out with a group of homeless people. We would go to wherever they set up camp and just sit around and drink and ...


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    National Building Museum

    Washington, District of Columbia

    29.7 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    The 1887 National Building Museum is said to be haunted by ghosts who appear in an unusual way. Formerly the "Pension Building," where pensions were processed for Civil War veterans, widows, and orphans, it has 15 Corinthian brick-and-plaster columns painted to resemble black onyx. Witnesses say the colors on the ...


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    Mary Surratt's Boarding House - Wok and Roll

    Washington, District of Columbia

    29.9 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    Notorious Lincoln conspirator Mary Surratt's former boarding house is now Wok and Roll, a Chinese restaurant, and it is said to be haunted by Mary Surratt's ghost. Witnesses have heard unintelligible murmurs, unexplained footsteps, muffled weeping and creaking floorboards.


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    Fort McNair

    Washington, District of Columbia

    30 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    The ghost of Mary Surrat, convicted in a plot to assassinate President Lincoln, has been seen here, presumably trying to convince fort guests of her innocence. Building 21 has an unknown spirit lingering in spirit form. Workers here have heard footsteps in the attic and have felt something behind them ...


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    National Museum of Crime and Punishment

    Washington, District of Columbia

    30 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    On display is the Tennessee electric chair, used on 125 men from 1916 to 1960. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of the men whose lives it took.


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    Independence Avenue SW

    Washington, District of Columbia

    30.1 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    This part of the avenue is believed to be haunted by the ghosts of slaves. It is the former site of two notorious slave markets: the Yellow House or Williams Slave Pen, now the FAA headquarters, and the nearby Robey Slave Pen, at the 7th Street corner. Locals have heard ...


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    Ford's Theatre

    Washington, District of Columbia

    30.2 miles from Highland Beach, MD

    At this historic theater where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in 1865, folks say John Wilkes Booth's footsteps still can be heard running up the back stairs to the Presidential Box.


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