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Halloween in Baltimore

From ghost tours to haunted places, here are some things to do for Halloween in Baltimore.

Chances are, spooky season is going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean the fun can’t go on. If you’re looking for things to do for Halloween in Baltimore, you’ve come to the right place. From haunted hotels to annual traditions turned virtual, here’s how to celebrate Halloween in Baltimore in 2020.

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Ghost Tours

Get to know the spirits of Baltimore.

The Original Fell’s Point Ghostwalk

It’s rumored that ghosts roam the stone 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 mysteriously went missing are plentiful—it seems every bar, shop and home has one—and you can learn all about them on this tour led by Baltimore Ghost Tours.

A group of people on a ghost tour

The Fell’s Point Haunted PubWalk

Step inside, grab a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of some of Fell’s Points most haunted pubs with this one-of-a-kind bar crawl by Baltimore Ghost Tours. Taverns in the area have long been the stomping grounds of locals and visitors alike looking for a good time, and today it’s no different. As you relax with a drink in hand, you’ll be entranced by tales of ghost sightings that took place right where you’re sitting.

The Mount Vernon GhostWalkTour guide in Mount Vernon

Once home to many of Baltimore’s most elite citizens, Mount Vernon remains Baltimore’s cultural center—and it may be spookier than you think. As you admire the gothic architecture along this weekend tour, a guide from Baltimore Ghost Tours will tell you all about guests who never checked out of the Belvedere Hotel, a séance gone wrong and more.

 

Mount Vernon Haunted PubWalk

Through this two-hour tour, an experienced guide from Baltimore Ghost Tours will tell you tales of wandering spirits that remain in Mount Vernon as you drink some spirits of your own. You’ll get to walk around the neighborhood and step inside some local-favorite watering holes, all while learning about the eerie history of the area.

Haunted Sites

Create your own ghost tour with these spooky places.

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Encounters with the other side have long been reported at this downtown hotel. Built in 1928, the Lord Baltimore Hotel was one of the tallest structures in the city during the Great Depression, a time of terrible tragedy and reckoning for many. Since then, guests and employees have reported seeing the ghost of a young girl named Molly with a red ball, looking for her parents. Step inside, if you dare, and see if you can spot her for yourself.

 

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine

It is said that at this historic fort that played a key role in the War of 1812, you’ll find eerie experiences beyond belief. In the past, park rangers have heard footsteps, workers have seen shadows and visitors have smelled gunpowder from the not-in-use, on-site machinery. What’s the most famous account of out-of-this-world sightings? The tale of a ghostly marching guard who patrols along the outer battery of Fort McHenry, hoisting a rifle.

Person taking a photograph of marchers at Fort McHenry.

Fort McHenry often hosts events with historical reenactments on the grounds where real battles once took place.

USS Constellation

The Constellation ship docked in Baltimore's 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

Walk the same narrow, winding staircases as Edgar Allan Poe, the author known for his tales of mystery, at the famed Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, as the site was once home to Poe and several of his family members in the 1830s. The now-refurbished National Historic Landmark includes artifacts such as Poe’s portable writing desk and chair, a telescope, china and glassware.

Exterior detail of Poe's House in Baltimore.

Westminster Hall and Burying Ground

A photograph of Edgar Allen Poe's grave in Baltimore.

Edgar Allan Poe’s final resting place at Westminster Hall & Burying Ground.

Fittingly, Edgar Allan Poe’s death, and even his afterlife, is shrouded in mystery. In October of 1849, he was found delirious on the street in Fell’s Point and, oddly, was wearing clothes that were not his own. A few days later, he passed away and was buried beneath the grounds of this cemetery, Westminster Hall and Burying Ground, where visitors often leave flasks of Cognac, coins and flowers. On Halloween, come by for a reading of Poe’s The Tell-Tale Heart, as well as a rare chance to visit the cemetery’s catacombs.

The Horse You Came In On Saloon

This Fell’s Point bar is rumored to be one of Edgar Allan Poe’s favorite drinking spots, as well as the site of his final drink. Employees claim Poe’s ghost haunts this place, causing strange occurrences like a chandelier swinging on its own and a cash register drawer opening by itself. Dive into the mystery with a beer in hand, if you dare.

Club Charles

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 pretended to work for Nazi Germany while really providing service to the allies during World War II. As the story goes, Frenchie immigrated to Baltimore, became a waiter and lived in an apartment above Club Charles, where she supposedly never left.

Fell Family Tomb

Fell Family crypt sign on fence

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. Come fall, the space will appear even more ominous than ever, perfect for thrill-seekers and historians alike.

The Admiral Fell Inn

Throughout its history, the Admiral Fell Inn has served as a ship chandlery, a theater and a boarding house for sailors, and it seems some of the characters may have stuck around. Former guests have reported seeing floating sailors and disappearing butlers that roam the halls. For those who want to see for yourself, current guests can arrange a ghost tour of the seven historic buildings on site (and it’s sure to give you goosebumps).

Exterior of the Admiral Fell Inn