Haunted Places in Smith Island, Maryland



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    Point Lookout Light

    Lexington Park, Maryland

    16.4 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The rich history of paranormal activity at this 1800s lighthouse and surrounding area is said to stem from centuries of shipwrecks and bodies found washed ashore. The site has been featured on many TV shows.


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    Point Lookout State Park

    Scotland, Maryland

    16.6 miles from Smith Island, MD

    At Point Lookout State Park, formerly a Civil War prison camp named Camp Lincoln, there is a lighthouse that is rumored to be haunted by a Civil War soldier. He has shown up leaning against the door frame in photos taken here. Also here is the apparition of a woman ...


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    Lancaster Tavern

    Lancaster, Virginia

    27.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Built around 1800, this historic inn and tavern is said to have a friendly ghost who makes breakfast every morning. The smell of bacon is said to come from the kitchen very early, before no one living begins cooking.


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    Pocomoke State Forest

    Pocomoke City, Maryland

    29 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions of slaves around the forest and the surrounding swamp area. Some say the slaves stem from slave abuse that used to occur here, as well as slave masters' affairs with slaves that yielded babies who were promptly drowned in the swamp.


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    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    Church Creek, Maryland

    30.2 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The 27,000 acres of tidal marshes, forest and ponds that make up this refuge are said to be haunted by a demon mule. Long ago, the beast was known to attack loggers and fishermen, so the locals hunted it and chased it to its death in quicksand. The unhappy mule's ...


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    Poplar Hill Mansion

    Salisbury, Maryland

    35.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This 1795 plantation house is now a museum, and is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits from long ago. Among these are a slave girl who burned to death after her dress caught fire, a former owner of the residence and a male servant known as ...


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    Brownsville Farm

    Marionville, Virginia

    37 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This house dates back to 1806, and is now owned and operated by the Nature Conservancy. It is said that there is a playful ghost on the premises that likes to grab people's feet while they're sleeping. (Some believe the ghost only targets female virgins, for some reason.)


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    Snow Hill Inn

    Snow Hill, Maryland

    37.2 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Although no longer in operation as an inn, the 1830s building is said to have a ghost known as J.J. He allegedly committed suicide by slitting his throat, but there are doubts as to whether this was truly what happened. Regardless, J.J. still resides at the place, according to reports. ...


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    Cator House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    40.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The Cator House restaurant is reportedly haunted by original owner Emily Cator, who originally built it as an inn. Staff members claim to have heard and felt Emily's ghost.


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    Bayly Orem House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    41 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This historic house dates back to 1888, and now serves as a complex of quaint apartments. A former tenant claims the front parlour room is haunted, and reported flickering lights, objects being moved by unseen hands and the faint sound of ghostly laughter when there was no one around. (Submitted ...


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    Summerseat Farm

    Mechanicsville, Maryland

    44.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Summerseat Farm is believed to be haunted and has been investigated by ghost hunters, who found lights had come on after they had turned them off. Visitors have witnessed bed covers that move on their own and a rosary that swung by itself. The property includes a family cemetery that ...


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    Stratford Hall

    Montross, Virginia

    45.6 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Stratford Hall Plantation was the home of the Lee family, including two Declaration of Independence signers, and it was Robert E. Lee's birthplace. It is said to be haunted by Elizabeth McCarty Storke, rumored to have had an affair with Henry Lee, Robert E. Lee's step-brother, when she was only ...


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    Old Maggie's Bridge

    Seaford, Delaware

    46.7 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Local legend tells of a pregnant woman named Maggie who was killed in an auto accident on the bridge. The legend says those who get out of their cars and call out "Maggie, I have your baby" are supposed to cause paranormal activity of some sort.


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    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware

    49.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The small township of Gumboro is renowned for it's haunted homestead. The sound of heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps have been reported in the old house, as well as spectral figures moving across the yard. A harmonica can also heard be played in the early hours of morning or late ...


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    Witch's Tree

    Whaleyville, Maryland

    49.9 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This gnarled, bizarre-looking cypress tree is often said to be in Selbyville, Delaware, but it is in fact on Swamp Road just over the state line in Whaleyville, MD (see the map for the precise location). Almost everyone who has ever walked up to the tree has experienced something ...


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    Adkin's Hardware Store

    Berlin, Maryland

    50 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This old-fashioned hardware store and company dates back to around 1906, and has served the town for over a hundred years. It is rumoured to be haunted by a former owner, who has been heard moving through the aisles after the business has closed for the night. The business ...


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    Atlantic Hotel

    Berlin, Maryland

    50 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The ghost of a young girl riding a tricycle has been seen and heard in the hallways of the hotel. Objects move around by themselves, and lights go on and off when there’s no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Airport Road

    Seaford, Delaware

    51 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Two ghosts are rumored to appear walking along this road. One is a Confederate soldier's apparition. The other, which is said to show up on Valentine's Day, is the ghost of a weeping bride.


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    Linden House Bed and Breakfast Plantation

    Caret, Virginia

    51.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Reports say that this historic bed-and-breakfast is no longer open for business. When it was, it was often visited by ghosts. The building was known to harbor mysterious aromas, and footsteps were often heard on the 3rd and 4th floors. Strange lights, orange and yellow in color, were said to ...


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    Rosewell Plantation

    Gloucester Courthouse, Virginia

    54.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This 1725 mansion is said to be a hotspot for ghostly goings-on. Gutted by fire in 1916, the ruins were donated to the Gloucester Historical Society by its last owners and the site is now open to visitors several days a week. The four chimneys and the east wall remain, ...


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    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware

    56.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Local legend has it that a Catman creature, in life a graveyard caretaker who had catlike features, watches over the cemetery from beyound the grave. He is said to scare away teens who come to the graveyard to party. Some say he's buried in an above-ground tomb in the center ...


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    Old Brick Inn - Kemp House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    56.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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    The Henry Hotel

    Ocean City, Maryland

    56.4 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The historic building was built around 1895 as a boarding house for black workers, and was bought by a local family during a time of racial segregation. Serving as the first 'coloured' hotel in town as the owners advertised it, the establishment attracted many notable musicians during its time. ...


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    Aida's Victoriana Inn

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    56.6 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Brick Hotel On The Circle

    Georgetown, Delaware

    60.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This former nineteenth century hotel was formerly a public house, and was associated with a rough crowd in the old days. The building has a lot of history, which includes a fair amount of ghostly activity. Reports indicate that orbs appear in photographs, doors are unlocked and opened by ...


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    King's Arms Tavern

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    61.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This tavern is believed to be the residence of a ghost named Irma, who died in a fire in this area during the 1700s. Since legend has it that the fire was started by a dropped candle, the ghost is known to blow out candles and perform other helpful tasks ...


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    Orell House

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    61.2 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Strange occurrences that have been reported here include a water faucet that turned on by itself multiple times in the bathroom and a glass that was removed from the medicine cabinet, taken out of its plastic wrap and thrown on the floor.


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    Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

    Waldorf, Maryland

    61.2 miles from Smith Island, 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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    College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    61.7 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The College of William and Mary, the second-oldest college in the nation, has several legendary campus ghosts. One, who resides on the third floor of St. George Tucker Hall, is said to visit students who pull all-night study sessions. Another haunting happens in the Wren Building: Footsteps are said to ...


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    Boxwood Inn

    Newport News, Virginia

    62 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Built as a 21-room private home in 1896, this inn is believed to be haunted by the helpful spirit of Nannie Curtis, wife of the home's original owner. She apparently likes the current owners who saved the building from demolishment and restored it to its original elegance. When the new ...


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    Carter's Grove Plantation

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    62.6 miles from Smith Island, MD

    Carter's Grove Plantation is private property now and no trespassing is permited. It was built in 1755 for Carter Burwell, grandson of Robert "King" Carter on the site of Martin's Hundred, a tract first settled by English colonists around 1620. The settlement was eradicated in the Indian Massacre of 1622. ...


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    Addy Sea Inn

    Bethany Beach, Delaware

    65.5 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The reports of haunting at Addy Sea Inn are fairly standard. Room 1 of the Addy apparently has a shaking bathtub though there has been no investigation into the plumbing and no reports of whether the shaking occurs when water is turned on or off has been documented. In Room ...


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    The Ambler House Ruins

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    67.2 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The circa 1750 Ambler House burned down three times: Once during the American Revolution (it was restored by Colonel John Ambler), again during the Civil War, and a third time in 1895. Its ruins are tended to by the National Park Service. The ghost here, Lydia, is said to walk ...


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    Fort Monroe

    Hampton, Virginia

    69.2 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The official Fort Monroe was completed in 1834, although the spot has housed some sort of headquarters or fortification since the early 1600s. Witnesses claim that the site is haunted by the ghost of Abraham Lincoln, as well as that of Jefferson Davis, who was imprisoned here after being falsely ...


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    The Chamberlin

    Hampton, Virginia

    69.5 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The Chamberlin was once a historic hotel that welcomed the likes of George Washington. However, it has been renovated and is now a senior living facility. The top floor, according to rumor, is closed because of the many apparitions that freely roam there. One story about this building tells of ...


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    Kent Manor Inn

    Stevensville, Maryland

    69.7 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Howmet Plant

    Hampton, Virginia

    69.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    1 Howmet Dr. Hampton, Va, 23661. Back in the early 1980's I was a security guard working through the Wackenhut Corp, at the Howmet plant in Hampton, Virginia. One hot and misty night I saw what I thought was a young woman wearing a gossamer gown wandering in front ...


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    Lamb's Creek Church

    King George, Virginia

    70.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The historic Lamb's Creek Church dates back to the 1700s, and legend tells of a ghostly woman in white who appeared kneeling at the chancel rail to two Confederate soldiers.


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    Surratt House Museum

    Clinton, Maryland

    71.6 miles from Smith Island, 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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    The Old Mansion - Bowling Green Farm

    Bowling Green, Virginia

    71.8 miles from Smith Island, MD

    The ghost of Colonel John Waller Hoomes, who built this house in 1670, haunts his old home, some say. His daughter Sophia has been witnessed around the property as well, usually riding in a coach to visit her father's home. And one more ghost who resides here is a Mrs. ...


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    Witch's Grave - Truxton Park

    Annapolis, Maryland

    72.7 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware

    73 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This subdivision is said to be built over the site where a massacre took place, involving Native Americans who attacked Dutch settlers. Pottery and arrowheads have been found on the grounds. It is reported that spirits here usually show themselves only to those of Dutch ancestry. Streaks and orbs have ...


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    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware

    73.1 miles from Smith Island, MD

    This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812, and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this day (hence the name of the home). ...


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    Middleton Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    73.2 miles from Smith Island, 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

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Reynolds Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Governor Calvert House

    Annapolis, Maryland

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Rams Head Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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    Galway Bay Restaurant

    Annapolis, Maryland

    73.3 miles from Smith Island, 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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