Haunted Places in New Windsor, Maryland



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    Cockey's Tavern

    Westminster, Maryland

    6.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This 1830's tavern is haunted by the apparition of a soldier, who has been heard marching up a flight of stairs to the second floor. The ghost has also been known to slam doors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Duncan Hallow

    Frederick, Maryland

    10.2 miles from New Windsor, MD

    A cabin was built by a hermit named Fred Quick on the property of a local farmer. One day his body was found dead in his cabin with his wife missing. Later in the 70's the owner of the farm found signs of satanic rituals being preformed in the ...


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    Lake Linganore

    New Market, Maryland

    13.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Orbs and unexplained sounds have been reported in the woods around this lake, where rumor has it that a child drowns every year. Bubbles also have been seen rising to the surface.


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    National Emergency Training Center - St. Joseph's College

    Emmitsburg, Maryland

    15.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    The National Emergency Training Center was once St. Joseph's College, which until 1973 was a Catholic girls' school established in 1809. Witnesses at the former college claim to have seen the ghosts of Civil War nurses who were carrying buckets of amputated human limbs and heard the sounds of soldiers ...


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    The Lightner Farmhouse

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    17.8 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This farmhouse, built during the Civil War, was once even used as a war hospital. Around its grounds, ghosts have been spotted reliving the war.


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    National Museum of Civil War Medicine

    Frederick, Maryland

    18.3 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Here, objects have been known to move by themselves or mysteriously disappear, and strange sounds abound. Folks say the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a scratching post come from the executive director's office. It's a mystery, since the place was formerly an undertaking business, and a cat doesn't ...


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    Barbara Fritchie House

    Frederick, Maryland

    18.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Barbara Fritchie, age 96, is the heroine of The Ballad of Barbara Fritchie, written by John Greenleaf Whittier in 1864. During the Civil War, she was a Union sympathizer who dared to wave her Union flag in the face of the Confederates and Stonewall Jackson. Some historians say the event ...


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    Little Round Top

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    According to reports, soldiers are still active at this site. Per one story, some Civil War re-enactors working on the film Gettysburg at this site were approached here by a Union soldier. They assumed he, like them, was an extra working on the film. He handed them some ammunition for ...


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    Devil's Den

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    At this historic site, a boulder-ridden hill and Gettysburg Battlefield location, ghostly soldiers are reported to be seen. It is said that these soldiers are from the battle's second day. One soldier who frequents the site has been described as having long gray hair and dirty, torn clothing of buckskin. ...


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    Slaughter Pen

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    According to those in the know, this area is haunted by the ghost of a young girl who wears a white dress.


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  • Haunted Gettysburg
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    Triangular Field

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    18.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Visitors to this site have reported hearing the harrowing sounds of battle, although nothing appears to be happening on the quiet field. It is also said that cameras will always fail to work at this site.


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    Schifferstadt

    Frederick, Maryland

    18.9 miles from New Windsor, MD

    The 1750s German Colonial house is now a museum, said to be haunted by original owners Joseph and Elias Brunner (or Bruner, by some reports). Witnesses have heard unexplained voices, speaking in the Brunners' native German, as well as footsteps walking throughout the house.


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    Landon House

    Frederick, Maryland

    19.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Built in 1754, this home was used as a Civil War makeshift hospital after a deadly battle nearby. Witnesses have heard phantom screams, cries, and prayers, or the sounds of soldiers begging for help. In the basement, where slaves once were kept and abused, folks have reported cold spots, taps ...


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    Sachs Covered Bridge

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    19.8 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Locals tell a harrowing story of something that may happen near here: A strange fog gathers quickly, and from out of the mysterious fog comes a ghostly battle.


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    Soldiers National Museum

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    20.4 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Rosa Carmichael is said to be the spirit who haunts this museum. According to locals, she operated an orphanage located at this very site during the Civil War era.


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    Jennie Wade House

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    20.5 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Jennie Wade was a seamstress and the only civilian to be directly killed in the Battle of Gettysburg when a stray bullet entered this house, where she was visiting her sister. At the house, now a tourist attraction, visitors can see a bullet hole in the door. Legend has it ...


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    Farnsworth House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    20.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Reportedly haunted by over a dozen ghosts, including the most ubiquitous, a former nurse named Mary who is said to still attempt to comfort the ill and a young boy who was killed in an accident.


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    Tillie Pierce House Inn

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    20.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    You can't swing a dead cat in Gettysburg without hitting something haunted and the Tillie Pierce house is no exception. Tille Pierce is well known as she wrote a book in the aftermath of Gettysburg about her experiences during the battle. A teenager during the time of the battle, she ...


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    The Gettysburg Hotel

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    21 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This old hotel, established in 1797, is haunted by Rachel, among other spirits. Rachel is believed to be the spirit of a Civil War nurse who seems to be looking for soldiers to help. Guests say she opens their drawers and removes the clothing from them. Other ghosts who reside ...


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    Gettysburg College

    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

    21.5 miles from New Windsor, MD

    It is reported that two administrators had an experience with an elevator to another dimension. Instead of stopping at their desired floor, the elevator continued to the basement. When the door opened, they saw a thriving hospital scene, only without sound. Frightened, the two desperately finally managed to close the ...


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    Fairfield Inn - The Mansion House

    Fairfield, Pennsylvania

    21.9 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of Civil War era soldiers who were treated and died in the Inn when it served as a hospital after the battle.


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    The Judges Bench

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    25 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Wayside Inn

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    25.1 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Mt. Ida

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    25.1 miles from New Windsor, 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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    The Diamondback Tavern

    Ellicott City, Maryland

    25.2 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Cashtown Inn

    Orrtanna, Pennsylvania

    27.2 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This 1797 inn was named because the original innkeeper, Peter Marck, would only accept cash as payment. It has been seen on TV's Ghost Hunters, and as a setting in the movie Gettysburg. Actor Sam Elliott reportedly stayed here during its filming. The ghosts here, possibly lingering from the nearby ...


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    Leakin Park

    Baltimore, Maryland

    27.5 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Old South Mountain Inn

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    27.6 miles from New Windsor, MD

    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 ...


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    Bechtel Mansion Inn

    East Berlin, Pennsylvania

    28.2 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This inn, housed in a 1897 building, has been visited by strange noises, residual smells, and a ghost named Flossie who is said to have died in the house in the 1920s. She has been seen on the turret's balcony. She also may be the one who makes objects mysteriously ...


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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    29.1 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This 1700s mansion, now a house museum, is said to be the home of several ghosts including Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family, whose apparition has been seen throughout the house, and Cygnet Swann, an 1800s resident, the daughter of Governor Swann, who died under mysterious circumstances. Her apparition ...


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    Inn Boonsboro

    Boonsboro, Maryland

    29.1 miles from New Windsor, MD

    The historic inn dates back to 1790, and was recently restored after a catastrophic fire swept through the building in 2008. However, the resident ghost does not appear to left, as guests still report seeing a ghostly cat in their rooms at night, while others have heard the tinkling ...


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    Spook Hill

    Burkittsville, Maryland

    29.8 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This stretch of road near the battle site of Antietam is known for a mysterious phenomenon. Folks say that if you put your vehicle in neutral at the base of the hill, the ghosts of Confederate soldiers will push it back up the incline. Rumor has it that the ghosts ...


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    Miller's Church

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    30 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Legend has it that the 1930s Catholic Miller’s Church was taken over by devil worshippers, and practitioners sacrificed young girls inside its walls. And then, the church suddenly burned down. All that's left is a parking lot and a big oak. And so the story goes, a couple was parked ...


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    Edgar Allan Poe Residence

    Baltimore, Maryland

    30.7 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    30.8 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    30.9 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Penn State Mont Alto

    Mont Alto, Pennsylvania

    31 miles from New Windsor, MD

    The land used to belong to Col. George Wiestling, a veteran of the Civil War who died in 1891. In 1903, the university was founded, but Wiestling is said to remain. A famous photograph taken in 1907 (one of the earliest ghost photos thought to be legitimate) shows a figure ...


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    Dead Mans Curve

    Hagerstown, Maryland

    31 miles from New Windsor, MD

    Story goes that a doctor was killed here in an accident around the middle of the 19th century. Between then and around the 1930s locals swore they would frequently see the headless apparition of the doctor around this area.


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    Westminster Hall

    Baltimore, Maryland

    31.2 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    31.5 miles from New Windsor, 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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  • Ghosts of Maryland
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    Beall-Dawson House

    Rockville, Maryland

    31.7 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This restored 1815 home and museum site is haunted by an apparition. Speculators say it may be original builder Upton Beall, his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Some suppose it also could be a household slaves. Ghost tours are offered around Halloween.


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    USS Constellation

    Baltimore, Maryland

    31.9 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Brunswick Heritage Museum

    Brunswick, Maryland

    31.9 miles from New Windsor, MD

    This 1904 building now houses a railroad museum, and is allegedly haunted. Staff and paranormal investigators have reportedly encountered the apparition of a woman in a white dress, a ghostly curator who modifies exhibits and a spook who likes to tamper with a model railway. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    USS Torsk

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32 miles from New Windsor, MD


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    USCGC Taney

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.1 miles from New Windsor, 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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    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.8 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.8 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Whistling Oyster

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.8 miles from New Windsor, 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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    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.9 miles from New Windsor, 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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    The Wharf Rat

    Baltimore, Maryland

    32.9 miles from New Windsor, 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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