Haunted Places in Port Deposit, Maryland



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    Union Hotel Restaurant

    Port Deposit, Maryland

    The building, now a restaurant, is said to have been a hotel and tavern in the 1700s. Folks say it is haunted by a ghostly lady in a blue gown, who has been seen by the owner and some of the employees.


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    Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast

    Elk Mills, Maryland

    16 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The 1700s building was once part of a mill where British soldiers came and demanded flour during the Revolutionary War. The miller put ground glass in the flour, but the soldiers caught him and hanged him for treason. The miller's apparition, voice, and footsteps have been detected by witnesses.


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    Jericho Covered Bridge

    Kingsville, Maryland

    17.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Built in 1865, this bridge is said to startle some folks who go inside and see the ghosts of slaves hanging from the rafters. Others dispute this, since it was built after the end of slavery and the Civil War. Other witnesses describe the ghost of a woman seen walking ...


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    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware

    19.9 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The Deer Park Tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe both are said to have stayed at St. Patrick's Inn. According to legend, Poe cursed the inn after slipping in the mud on the grounds. Ghostly ...


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    Red Rose Inn

    West Grove, Pennsylvania

    20 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Although this 1700s inn is currently closed and up for sale, it still is believed to have ghostly guests. Locals may tell you a tale of a murder suspect, Indian Joe, who was hanged in front of the inn and buried on the grounds. He was said to have killed ...


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    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    20.5 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The farmhouse is over a century old, and in the early 1900's, it is said a little boy died there. Ever since, a series of hauntings have begun, such as lights going on and off, furniture moving around and appliances turning on and off by themselves. There are also strange ...


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    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware

    20.8 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    This is the historic site of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Legend has it that a British soldier whose head was shot off in the battle still appears here on foggy, moonless nights as a headless apparition.


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    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware

    21.9 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Local stories say every night at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be seen walking across the road. They were hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900s. Rumor has it that a great number of car accidents occur here around this hour.


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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    21.9 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never caught.


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    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    24.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where ...


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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    25.3 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    26.9 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Polished Salon - Kennett Square

    Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

    27.2 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The Kennett Square building (now Polished Salon) is said to be haunted. The owners describe apparitions that brush past them, unexplained smells, and cold spots. The ghost of a little girl with long black hair is reported to have followed the owners home from the salon.


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    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    28.1 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the claim.


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    Hampton House

    Towson, Maryland

    28.3 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    29.2 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal ...


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    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    29.5 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to ...


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    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    29.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the ...


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    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    29.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.


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    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    30.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...


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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    31.8 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Brandywine River

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    33.2 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Site of the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brandywine, this area is said to be rich with wartime ghosts. Soldiers, and even horses, haunt the area, and you may even hear sounds of battle echoing from long ago.


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    Club Charles

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.6 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    33.7 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...


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    The Wharf Rat

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.8 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.8 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Whistling Oyster

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.8 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.9 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Improved Order of Heptasophs - Baltimore Theatre Project

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.9 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    33.9 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    34.2 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.2 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    USCGC Taney

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.2 miles from Port Deposit, 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 Torsk

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.4 miles from Port Deposit, MD


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    34.4 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    USS Constellation

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.4 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Lord Baltimore Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.5 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Westminster Hall

    Baltimore, Maryland

    34.8 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Thornbury Farm

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    34.9 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The site where the final engagement of the Battle of Brandywine took place during the Revolution, Thornbury Farm is reportedly haunted by several ghosts. Although you would think the majority of the sightings would surround the tales of battle, the most famous ghost of Thornbury Farm is actually the ...


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    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    35 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    35 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Edgar Allan Poe Residence

    Baltimore, Maryland

    35.1 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    National Watch and Clock Museum

    Columbia, Pennsylvania

    36.2 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    Security camera footage caught a dark anomoly wandering around. Could it be someone attached to the thousands of historical clocks and watches on display here? Submitted by Chris Berglund


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    West Chester University

    West Chester, Pennsylvania

    36.5 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    West Chester University's Ramsey Hall is believed to be haunted by namesake Dorothy Ramsey; Phillips Hall has several performing ghosts seen on the stage; and Hollinger Field House has a ghost called Drutz who hanged himself in the fourth-floor stairwell on homecoming weekend in the 1920s.


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    Leakin Park

    Baltimore, Maryland

    37.2 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    The Accomac Inn

    York, Pennsylvania

    38.6 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    At this restaurant, unexplained sights and sounds abound. It was the Colye family home in the 1800s, and according to legend, young Johnny Colye fell in love with his family's hired girl. When she didn't return the feelings, he killed her in the barn, and was eventually arrested and hanged ...


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    The Railroad House Inn

    Marietta, Pennsylvania

    39 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    This inn, originally from the 1820s, is said to be haunted by the men who worked nearby as well as many other spirits. The ghost of a young girl with blonde hair has been seen, dressed in Victorian clothing, and the staff says she likes to play games. Kitchen employees ...


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    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    39.1 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    39.1 miles from Port Deposit, 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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    Ship Inn

    Exton, Pennsylvania

    39.8 miles from Port Deposit, MD

    The Ship Inn is housed in a 1796 building, and also housed within is a mysterious ghost. Those who have seen him believe him to be from the 1700s as well, but his identity and story are unknown.


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