St. Michaels in Talbot County is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Eastern Shore. A Ghost Walk through this town at night is a jolting experience, because these ghosts are very present to visitors. (Don’t worry, they’re friendly).
Historic St. Michaels doesn’t just show off it’s collection of Colonial and Victorian architecture. If you look closely, you can see and experience the presence of some of the old residents, visitors, slaves, prostitutes, sailors and soldiers. St. Michaels is thick with history and spirits.
The walk begins in front of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and makes it’s way through around the St. Michaels harbor and around St. Michaels historic downtown. Visit Old St. Luke’s Cemetery where guests hear about the murder of a sea captain and the owner of a very famous African American slave (Frederick Douglas) . See the Kemp House (haunted by a soldier … Robert E. Lee?) and St. Mary’s Square where ghosts of unremembered dead once haunted a school that was on the Square. Visit the Victoriana Inn where a spirit of a former guest is still trying to pay his bill. Learn about the ghost in St. Michaels Town Hall, the house of a steamboat captain and a site that was once a brothel is said to still be “active.” The walk is about 1.5 miles and lasts about an hour – hour and a half.
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT GO INSIDE THE PROPERTIES. This is a ghost walk where stories of hauntings and unexplained events are shared while standing outside the property.
St. Michaels is approximately 45 minutes east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and is a worthy tourist destination at any time of the year. But seeing it at night and hearing about it’s haunted history is a special experiences.
MEETING PLACE: Meet 15 minutes before the start of the tour in front of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum entrance.
COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old. Advanced Registration is required.
TIME & WEATHER: Ghost Walk begins on time. We walk in all kinds of weather except heavy rain and thunder storms. Dress for the weather and be aware that each ghost walk takes at least an hour and covers between 1 and 1.5 miles.
- Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
- Wear comfortable shoes
- Bring a flashlight.
- Bring a camera. That’s part of the fun.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher.
To Register for the ST. MICHAELS GHOST WALK, search it on the EVENTS calendar.