Mt. Ida

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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 watches over her home. In life, Miss Ida kept a ring of keys with her at all times, and witnesses say they hear them jingling as her ghost walks through the house.

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3691 Sarah’s Lane
Ellicott City, MD
United States

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39.26904278549317, -76.79650211337503
Howard County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Ellicott City, MD (0.2 mi.)
Ilchester, MD (2.1 mi.)
Columbia, MD (3.0 mi.)
Catonsville, MD (3.5 mi.)
Trial, MD (3.9 mi.)
Charlestown, MD (4.9 mi.)
Woodlawn, MD (5.2 mi.)
Arbutus, MD (5.3 mi.)
Milford Mill, MD (5.6 mi.)
West Elkridge, MD (5.7 mi.)

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  1. Mindy Winebrenner  |  

    We went on a ghost tour of Ellicott City tonight. I snapped a picture of Mt Ida house and you can clearly see Miss Ida in the right side of the window in the doorway.

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