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Welcome to Chesapeake Ghost Tours.
11 Ghost Tours on the Eastern Shore

Chesapeake Ghost Tours on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the largest cluster of regional ghost tours  in America. Eleven year-round night-time walks  – from Easton to Ocean City – scattered over 100 miles on the Delmarva Peninsula. Every walk features a nighttime walk through an old graveyard (except Ocean City. No graveyards in Ocean City.)

STORYTELLING AND BUS TOURS – Additionally, Chesapeake Ghost Tours provides ghost storytelling sessions and bus tours.

PRODUCTS & SERVICES – Group Discounts, Students & School Troups, Private Tours, Storytelling Sessions, Bus Tours and Special Occasions.

Voted Best New Heritage Initiative by the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council.

Over 140 Sites in 11 towns

Together this cluster of ghost tours includes over 140 haunted sites and stories and 10 graveyards.  The spirits of pirates, sea captains, merchants, governors, soldiers, slaves, orphans, farmers, witches, hoteliers, doctors, actresses and “ladies of the evening” are featured characters in these enchanting stories.  The haunted history of the old Eastern Shore is revealed in these tours in a way that is both entertaining and engaging. Our guests get a broad perspective of the Eastern Shore’s “haunted” heritage.

Featured in the Washington Post Travel Section 

Where are our Ghost Tours?

Our ghost walks are spread across the Delmarva peninsula on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Some tours are as close as 30 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and within 2-3 hours of Washington, DC, Philadelphia PA, Baltimore MD and Wilmington DE.  The map shows the locations.

TOWNS – north to south are: Denton, St. Michaels, Easton, Cambridge, SalisburyOcean City, Berlin, Princess Anne,  Snow Hill, Pocomoke and Crisfield.

Chesapeake Ghost Walk Map of Locations

Ghost Walks in / near Ocean City MD
Ocean CityBerlinSnow HillPocomoke, SalisburyPrincess AnneCrisfield
Ghost Walks in / near Easton, MD
Easton, CambridgeSt. Michaels,  Denton

Scariest WalkPocomoke (goes into  a forest with a 200-year haunted legacy)

Most Disturbing WalkPrincess Anne (harsh content, no children under 13 permitted)

Most Haunted StreetCambridge (High Street – Most haunted street in Maryland )

Strangest Energy –Berlin – Walking Dead, elemental, healing tree, ley lines

Haunted Trifecta – Ocean City – two sights with a murder, suicide and accidental death.

Rowdy WomenSt. Michaels – Spirits of rowdy women –  Ladies of the evening, fussy landlady, vanishing hippie and a woman who throws wine glasses.

Haunted CapitalEaston – haunted capital – Easton was the eastern capital of MD. It has a haunted courthouse, jail and secret passage known as Magazine alley, plus 2 healing trees.

Most Famous GhostsSnow Hill – only site on the Eastern Shore featured on Cable television (National Geographic Television Network)

Haunted Courthouse Green –Denton is the county seat of Caroline County and it’s courthouse green was the site of 2 lynchings and has six allegedly haunted sites on facing streets. Plus the most actively haunted jail on the Shore.

Haunted MaritimesCrisfield – Sea Captains, Seafood Barons, and everything Crabby haunts this old waterman’s town.

Ghost Storytellers – Family Entertainment

Each tour is led by a ghost storyteller who will weave the history of the town through tales of apparitions, psychic phenomena and things no one can explain. Every tour is suitable for adults and kids, Except for Princess Anne (no children allowed). The Chesapeake Ghost Walks weave a tapestry of local lore and legend and reveal the rich heritage of the Eastern Shore and the essence of its unique character. Once you’ve gone on a ghost walk, that town will seem like an old friend.

Why the Eastern Shore?

The Eastern Shore  – that is the land east of the Chesapeake Bay – encompasses hundreds of square miles of rolling farmland, forest and marsh and is the least developed contiguous piece of agricultural land between Maine and Florida.  The landscape is flat and open with big skies and a shoreline is never far away. It’s an enchanting landscape that has remained largely unchanged since the British colonization.

Tucked into that mystical landscape are small towns that grew up with the seafood, farming and shipbuilding trades.  They were full of crazy characters, and there’s something magical about that open landscape that opens portals into the “other world” and the spirits of those characters peek through now and again. They may meet you on the stairs of your hotel or in a museum full of artifacts, on a nighttime walk through town, in your campsite, on a carousel ride, or in your guest room at a historic Inn.  You’ll be “walking with some of them” on every Chesapeake Ghost Walk.

Make a night of it – If meeting up with Chesapeake spirits wasn’t reason enough to buy a ticket for one of these walks, consider that most of the featured towns are designated Maryland Main Streets and / or Arts and Entertainment Districts and all have gorgeous historic architecture, amazing food, shops, cultural venues and recreational opportunities.  There’s enough to do to fill a weekend.

Healing Trees and Elementals

Guests on a Chesapeake Ghost Walks also learn about “healing trees” and elementals located inside these towns.  Healing trees have a strong energy that can be felt when a hand is placed close to the tree for a period of time.  Healers, or people who use holistic methods of treating illness, will sometimes visit these particular trees to engage with the tree energy. Ghost Walk guides will demonstrate how to engage with that energy.

Healing trees are featured on the Easton, Cambridge, Princess Anne and Berlin (2) Walks.  One known elemental is present in the Town of Berlin.

Every Town Becomes an Old Friend

Our walks combine heritage, folklore and present-day commentary so that each guest has an immersion experience with the town, its characters and its sense of mystery.  When you leave a Chesapeake Ghost Walk you’ll feel like the town you toured is an old friend.

All Chesapeake Ghost Walks are led by certified guides required to be well-versed in the history and ghost-lore of that particular town.  They will not only keep you engaged but will also help you discover your own capabilities for sensing spirits.

Find the Ghost Walks  –  Search by Town or By Date

You can find out about each individual town by clicking on The Towns link at the top of the page. Or, to find a ghost walk that is scheduled, click on the Calendar link.  You can scroll through the months or click LIST VIEW for a running list  upcoming walks.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION AND TICKET PURCHASE THROUGH THIS SITE IS REQUIRED.

Don’t forget to check out the reviews some of our readers have left on TripAdvisor.

We hope you’ll join us for some walks this year.

 

78 thoughts on “Chesapeake Ghost Tours

    1. Our open house in October was really successful and we’ve had several more requests, Michelle. We’re thinking about one more in December – maybe the second week after we’ve decorated for Christmas. Stay tuned and watch the newsletter for more info. Thanks for reaching out.

    1. Hi Michelle. OUr tours are only on the weekends in November, so we don’t have any mid-week. Please check out our calendar for those dates chesapeakeghostwalks.com/events

  1. Happy Halloween, just to give a review of the tour and guide on Saturday the 29th Oct in Oc with tour guide Mary Beth . my wife and I have lived in a west oc for the past 17 yrs originally from Baltimore. We found the info very informative and interesting. Mary Beth gave a great presentation and made the tour feel very personal. Thanks for a great time….b&b

    1. Thanks so much for the kind words about you Ocean City tour and our storyteller, Mary Beth. We especially love hearing from the locals. Glad you enjoyed the tour and we hope we might see you on another some day.

  2. We loved the virtual Berlin ghost tour presentation at Bayside tonight. Looking toward to going on one of your tours. Since you are into history I thought I’d share this: Being a child from Baltimore I remembered that the original carousel (removed in 2012 due to unpaid bills) in the inner harbor was also hand carved animals very identical to the one in your story tonight …further research has shown it was an original Hershell-spellmall (one of 130 in the world) from 1912 and originally from NY. Interesting (according to their website) it was a sister of the carousel at Trimpers. Thanks for the fantastic night!

    1. Thanks for the info, Mara. I’m going to look that Carousel up at the inner harbor on my next visit to Baltimore. Thanks so much for attending the story telling session. It was great meeting all of you.

  3. I would like to know what other dates are available for a tour of the Vance house other than Oct. 23?

    1. Carolyn, October 23rd is the only day that the Vance Miles House tour is offered. It is a special tour that we only offer once a year during October. There are 2 tours that evening, one at 5:30pm and one at 7pm.

  4. Maria was the best we learned a lot this was my second tour . Iv been on Snow Hiills and to BERLIN Great time !!

    1. Hello, Gail. You can purchase tickets to that walk through our website http://www.chesapeakeghostwalks.com . Click on “TOUR CALENDAR” and then pick the the 10/1/16 Princess Anne Ghost Walk. Scroll to the bottom of that page to the box labeled “Tickets” and add the tickets to your cart. You can also order tickets over the phone by calling 443-735-0771.

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