Chesapeake Ghost Walks

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Josiah Bayly House - Oldest House in Cambridge. Originally built in Annapolis, then dismantled and brought to Cambridge by barge adn rebuilt.
Josiah Bayly House – sits on the most haunted street in Maryland – High Street in Cambridge

10 Ghost Walks from Easton to Ocean City, MD

Lower Shore Ghost Walks – Ocean City:  Berlin, Pocomoke,  Snow Hill, Princess Anne and Crisfield.

Upper Shore Ghost Walks – Easton, St. Michaels, Cambridge, Denton

Welcome to Chesapeake Ghost Walks.

Chesapeake Ghost Walks on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is the largest cluster of regional ghost tours  in America. Ten separate night-time walks in Ocean City, Berlin, Pocomoke, Snow Hill, Princess Anne, Crisfield, Easton, Cambridge, St. Michaels and Denton  – all towns between the Chesapeake Bay to the Atlantic Ocean. In the winter months, there are  bus tours to haunted sites outside these towns. These are haunted tours that reveal the stories behind one of the most haunted regions in the USA.

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

130 Sites – 10 Walks

Together this cluster of ghost walks includes over 130 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 revealed.  And though each walk stands on its own as a separate attraction, the haunted history between towns is connected.  Spirits from one featured town were often related-in-life to spirits from other featured towns.  Going on all ten walks will not only keep guests entertained, it will also give guests a broad perspective on Eastern Shore heritage.

Featured in the Washington Post Travel Section 

Great Storytellers – Family Entertainment

Each walk is led by a certified guide who is trained on the history and folklore of that particular town, as well as paranormal and psychic phenomena. 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.

Where are our Ghost Walks?

Our ghost walks are spread across the Delmarva peninsula on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Walks 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, Ocean City, Berlin, Princess Anne,  Snow Hill, Pocomoke and Crisfield.

Chesapeake Ghost Walk Map of Locations

Ghost Walks in / near Ocean City MD
Ocean CityBerlinSnow HillPocomokePrincess Anne,Crisfield
Ghost Walks in / near Easton, MD
Easton, CambridgeSt. Michaels,  Denton

Scariest WalkPocomoke (goes into the forest)

Most Disturbing WalkPrincess Anne (no children under 12 permitted)

Most Haunted StreetCambridge (High Street – 14 properties on 1 street)

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 – Ladies of the evening, fussy landlady, vanishing hippie and a woman who throws wine glasses.

Best GraveyardEaston – 10,000 graves, haunted grave, two healing trees.

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

Most Actively HauntedDenton Jail is the most haunted site on the Eastern Shore with spirits that are still active.

Haunted MaritimesCrisfield – Sea Captains, Seafood Barons, and everything Crabby.

 

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.  That page will have a link that says -“LISTING OF ALL UPCOMING GHOST WALKS OF [town name]”   Clicking on that will help you link to the ticket purchases.

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 up 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.

 

62 thoughts on “Chesapeake Ghost Walks

  1. We are looking to explore the eastern shore and of course, we want a ghost tour when we come. Two good questions for you folks – first, what are your two absolute scariest tours (combination of location and active hauntings where tour guests have had experiences) and second, out of the towns that you cover, if you were going to take friends from out of town exploring some of the eastern shore towns, which ones would you pick based on being very historic, scenic, etc. We’re actually planning on at least two visits to the area and we are putting together our itineraries. Thanks a bunch.

    1. Thanks so much for reaching out, and I hope you enjoy your exploration to the Eastern Shore. It might be a good idea for you to check out our What to Expect on a Chesapeake Ghost Walk post. We don’t dress up or include any kind of drama in our storytelling. We simply walk the town, explaining the history and details about paranormal events that are linked to the property. Our haunted information comes from folklore collections, books, old news articles and personal interviews. Each walk is very well researched, but I wouldn’t say that any are terrifying.

      The Pocomoke Walk has the largest fear factor because the guests go into a forest with a 200 year legacy of being haunted – and we have had guests see apparitions in there. The Princess Anne walk is the most disturbing – and again, we’ve had peope overcome with strange sensations, anomalies in pictures and the tour content is disturbing. Each of the walks has a description, and you may want to look at our Towns Page to see the links for each walk’s webpage. Hope you’ll join us soon.

  2. This was a most informative and entertaining tour with our guide Maria. We got some interesting history lessons and heard some eerie ghost stories as well. I can’t wait to attend the ghost walks in the nearby cities. Thanks Maria!

  3. I Apologize, but just seen your message. We had an Awesome time with you all as well! Also had a Great time at the Apple Butter Festival!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  4. My wife and I were down for Halloween weekend 2015. We did the Ocean City walk on Friday and the Princess Anne walk on Saturday. We even hiked to the Rackcliff house on Assateague. What a great time we had. The tours and guides are very informative.

    Thanks for doing this.

  5. We just got tickets to the Ocean City Ghost Tour for this Friday October 30th; looking so forward to it.

  6. My husband and I took the Ocean City ghost walk last night and our guide was Mindie. We both had so much fun!! We are local (Ocean Pines) so we already knew most of the sites, but we learned so many new things on the walk that it gave us an entirely new perspective on this town we have loved for many years. Mindie is a treasure of knowledge and presents real historical stuff in a fascinating way. She’s a good writer, too, and I highly recommend her book, “Haunted Ocean City and Berlin”. We’re looking forward to going on more ghost walks!

  7. I was wondering about your bus tours. I have heard from several guides about them but no one knew for sure when they were starting or pricing

    Thank you!

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