Ghost Tours in Baltimore
The Original Fell’s Point Ghostwalk
It’s rumored that ghosts roam the cobblestone streets of Fell’s Point, a historic waterfront neighborhood where privateers preyed on British shipping vessels during the War of 1812. Spooky stories about sailors who went mysteriously missing are plentiful—it seems every bar, shop and home has one—and you can learn all about them in this tour.
The Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk
You must be at least 21 years old to take this tour of some of Fell’s Point’s most haunted pubs. Taverns in the area have always been the rowdy stomping grounds of locals and visitors alike looking for a good time and a drink, and today it’s no different. Relax with a drink and listen to tales of ghost sightings right where you’re sitting.
The Mount Vernon GhostWalk
Once home to many of Baltimore’s leading citizens, Mount Vernon remains Baltimore’s cultural center—and it may be more spooky than you think. As you admire the neighborhood architecture, a guide will tell you all about guests who never checked out of the Belvedere Hotel, a séance gone wrong, and more.
Mount Vernon Haunted PubWalk
An experienced guide will tell you tales about what spirits remain in Mount Vernon as you drink some spirits of your own. You’ll get to tour the neighborhood and see the inside of some of the neighborhood’s favorite watering holes as you learn about the haunted history of the area.
Haunted Places in Baltimore
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
2400 E. Fort Avenue
Workers and visitors at this fort have seen shadows, smelled gunpowder, or heard the sound of drums in the distance. Park rangers have said they heard footsteps or have had lights mysteriously turn on. The most famous account is of a ghostly marching guard who patrols along the outer battery at the fort soldiering a rifle.
Inner Harbor Reports of spooky noises and strange figures circulate around this historic ship that is docked in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. In one story, visitors took a tour of the ship, only to find out later that no man of the guide’s description was employed there. Take a tour of your own and see if you see or feel anything out of the ordinary.
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
203 North Amity Street
Walk the same tight, winding staircases as Edgar Allan Poe, the author known for his tales of mystery and the macabre who lived in this house from 1833 to 1835 with his teenage cousin/bride and other family members. The refurbished National Historic Landmark includes artifacts such as Poe’s portable writing desk and chair; a telescope; and china and glassware.
Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
519 W. Fayette Street
In October of 1849, Edgar Allan Poe was found delirious on the Baltimore streets and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own. He died a few days later and is buried in this cemetery, where visitors often leave flasks of Cognac, coins, and flowers. On Halloween, come by for a reading of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart” and a rare chance to visit the cemetery’s catacombs.
The Horse You Came In On Saloon
1626 Thames Street
This Fell’s Point bar is rumored to be one of Edgar Allan Poe’s favorite drinking spots, as well as the watering hole where he had his final drink. Employees swear Poe’s ghost haunts this place and is responsible for strange occurrences like a chandelier swinging on its own and a cash register drawer opening by itself.
1724 N Charles Street
This bar in the Station North Arts & Entertainment District is reportedly haunted by a fun-loving ghost in a black-and-white waitstaff uniform. Nicknamed “Frenchie,” the ghost is said to have worked as a double agent who pretend to work for Nazi Germany while really providing service to the Allies during World War II. As the story goes, Frenchie immigrated to Baltimore and became a waiter who lived in an apartment above Club Charles.
Fells Family Crypt
1600 Shakespeare Street
The final resting place of the Fell family, the founders of Fell’s Point, is said to be haunted. A ghostly figure, likely one of the brothers Edward or William Fell, has been seen walking along Shakespeare Street toward the family’s gravesite after last call.
The Admiral Fell Inn
88 South Broadway
Throughout its history, this hotel has served as a ship chandlery, a theater and a boarding house for sailors—and it seems some of them stuck around. Guests have reported seeing floating sailors and disappearing butlers that roam the halls. Current guests can arrange a ghost tour of the seven historic buildings on the site (and is sure to give you goosebumps).