Old South Mountain Inn

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Legend has it that a ghost saved this 1730s historic inn from being destroyed by fire. It was the ghost of Madeline Dahlgren, owners say, who opened a door that normally remains shut, which allowed an employee to smell the smoke coming from a fire that had erupted in the back.

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6132 Old National Pike
Boonsboro, MD 21713
United States

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39.484595, -77.62045699999999
Washington County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Boonsboro, MD (2.3 mi.)
Myersville, MD (3.2 mi.)
Mapleville, MD (4.0 mi.)
Rohrersville, MD (4.2 mi.)
Keedysville, MD (4.2 mi.)
Mount Briar, MD (4.5 mi.)
San Mar, MD (4.8 mi.)
Middletown, MD (4.9 mi.)
Mount Lena, MD (5.2 mi.)
Gapland, MD (6.0 mi.)

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  1. Great place to eat, I have never seen Mrs. Dahlgren or any of the other specters, but the employees will share their personal observations which are interesting and seem very sincere.

  2. About five years ago, I was here for my aunt’s wedding reception. I went to use the ladies room and I was the only one in the bathroom at the time. The memory is a bit foggy, but I do remember there being an antique vanity with a mirror and possibly an old washbasin on top of it. I remember looking at my reflection and not seeing myself, but the mirror was pointed right at me. I blinked and everything was back to normal, but (and here is where the memory is foggy, there may not be a supply closet in the ladies room) the door to the supply closet behind me was opened a few inches, when it had been previously closed. Nobody came into the bathroom while I was in there, and nobody left.
    I was 12 at the time and I didn’t want to sound like I was making stuff up, so I just kept it to myself.
    It wasn’t until I got out a book from the library on haunted locations in America that I stumbled across the passage saying that the Old South Mountain Inn was haunted.

  3. I used to work here as a dishwasher, one time i had to go to the attic to get christmas decorations with my co workers and they thought it would be funny to leave me up there alone, didnt see anything however it scared the living shit out of me. one time the paper towel despenser kept ejecting by itself.

  4. Wow…many years ago a friend and I had dinner there. Our table was, if I remember correctly, at the side of a flight of stairs going up from the floor where we were eating. Opposite us was a table, near a window, with a tray on it holding a couple of glasses and an empty beer bottle. No one was near the table…we couldn’t reach it from where we sat…and the beer bottle just fell over! That’s it, just fell on it’s side! We knew nothing about the ghost at this time…but later, when we were made aware we thought, just maybe, she had paid us a visit….

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