Spirited Baltimore

Baltimore is a waterfront city filled with 200 years of history, tradition and legends. Investigate the myths by taking a ghost tour, exploring a haunted site, or treating yourself to a Halloween tradition. Venture to another realm to experience spirited Baltimore!

Ghost Tours in Baltimore

The Original Fell’s Point Ghostwalk
By: Baltimore Ghost Tours
March-November, Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m.

Picture Fell's Point as it was, a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous Baltimore Schooner ship. Its streets full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, ladies of the night looking to make ends meet and all the characters looking to make a living in the maritime industry. Given this colorful combination, is it any wonder that many spirits remain behind? Explore the many haunted pubs, shops and residences on this tour.


The Fell's Point Haunted Pubwalk
By: Baltimore Ghost Tours
July-November, Fridays and Saturdays 7:00 p.m.

Step through the doors of some of Fell's Point's most haunted pubs for this fascinating tour of the historic maritime neighborhood. If your arms break out into goosebumps, and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened right where you are sitting. Participants can choose to buy a drink, relax and hear tales of that haunted tavern and ghost stories from nearby sites. Must be at least 21 years old.

The Mount Vernon Ghostwalk
By: Baltimore Ghost Tours
Saturdays in October, 7:00 p.m. - Or as a group of 5 or more, any time, year round.

Mount Vernon, Baltimore's cultural center may be more "spirited" than you think. Admire the architecture while guides regale you with the history and haunted lore of this striking neighborhood that was home to many of Baltimore's leading citizens. Hear about those who have never checked out of the Belvedere, a séance gone wrong and more than one grand dame who still oversees the activities of her home. Pull back the curtain and peer into the other side. 



Haunted Hotspots

Westminster Hall Burying Ground
519 W. Fayette Street
Year round. Click here for specific hours of operation.

Westminster Hall is a beautiful historic building located at the intersection of Fayette and Greene Streets in downtown Baltimore. The church, which was completed in 1852, was built more than 60 years after the Westminster Burying Grounds were established. The Burying Grounds are the final resting place of many famous people, including Edgar Allan Poe and General James McHenry.

Green Mount Cemetery
1501 Greenmount Avenue
Year round. Click here for specific hours of operation.

Green Mount Cemetery is the final resting place of more than 65,000 individuals. Many have had a profound influence on our nation's history, such as Enoch Pratt, Johns Hopkins, and John Wilkes Booth. Within the walls of the cemetery you will find statesmen, captains of industry, philanthropists, artists, authors, and military leaders. 90-minute guided walking tours are offered on a year-round basis.

Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
203 North Amity Street
Weekends, 11 a.m.–3:45 p.m. through December 27

The refurbished National Historic Landmark, where Poe lived from 1833 to 1835 is open to visitors on a seasonal schedule or by appointment. Visitors can walk on the same floors and wander within the original plaster walls and woodwork that Poe once did, as well as see some of his original possessions like his writing desk and chair. 

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
2400 E. Fort Avenue
Year round. 8:00 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

With more than 200 years of history, Fort McHenry has its share of legends, such as secret tunnels, ghostly apparitions and strange noises. Explore the ramparts and learn the history of the fort through these exciting stories that blend history, folklore, the humorous and the unexplainable.

Fell Family Crypt
1600 Shakespeare Street

Visit the final resting place of Fell’s Point founders, the Fell family. Learn about the beginnings of Fell’s Point and find out which member from the Fell family can be seen walking along Shakespeare Street toward the family’s grave site.