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Rackliffe House Copy

The Haunted Trifecta

Rackliffe House in Berlin MD
Rackliffe House in Berlin MD

RACKLIFFE HOUSE in Northern Worcester County was built in 1740 by Charles Rackliffe as the main house on a large plantation on Sinepuxent Bay. Author Tom Patton referred to it as the “most haunted house in the country” – and Mr. Patton was a Rackliffe descendant and knew the house well.

Like the Shoreham Hotel in Ocean City, the Rackliffe house has had (according to folklore), a murder, a suicide and an accidental death all take place in the house. It is also built on the site of an Assateague Indian camp where artifacts as old as 10,000 years have been found through excavation.

There is so much commentary on Rackliffe house being haunted that there’s almost no disagreement about the hauntings – even the docents who receive visitors at the now restored house will matter-of-factly say when asked, “Yes, people say it’s haunted.” Continue reading Rackliffe House Copy

Rackliffe House

The Haunted Trifecta

Rackliffe House in Berlin MD
Rackliffe House in Berlin MD

RACKLIFFE HOUSE in Northern Worcester County was built in 1740 by Charles Rackliffe as the main house on a large plantation on Sinepuxent Bay. Author Tom Patton referred to it as the “most haunted house in the country” – and Mr. Patton was a Rackliffe descendant and knew the house well.

Like the Shoreham Hotel in Ocean City, the Rackliffe house has had (according to folklore), a murder, a suicide and an accidental death all take place in the house. It is also built on the site of an Assateague Indian camp where artifacts as old as 10,000 years have been found through excavation.

There is so much commentary on Rackliffe house being haunted that there’s almost no disagreement about the hauntings – even the docents who receive visitors at the now restored house will matter-of-factly say when asked, “Yes, people say it’s haunted.” Continue reading Rackliffe House

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – ATLANTIC 2/25/17

Bus Tour of Haunted Ocean City, Berlin and Surrounding Areas

Enjoy this ghost and graveyard tour of Maryland’s seaside county that includes over 20 sites and 2 graveyards – one is a possible mass grave. See haunted sites in Ocean City, Berlin and areas and stay warm in a luxury motorcoach (w/ restroom) for this 4.5 hour  tour Tickets are $32 and must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – BERLIN- Guests will meet at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Atlantic Hotel, the Pitts House, Adkins Hardware, site of the “elemental” – the healing treee,  the lady in White, the Rackliffe House (Haunted Tri-fecta), the Assateague Indian, Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum, Dunes Manor Hotel, Trimper’s Carousel, Shoreham Hotel,  Captain’s Hill and the only marked grave in Ocean City. WE DO NOT ENTER THE PRIVATE PROPERTIES, but guests may have the opportunity to go inside the properties open to the public.  This is a tour from the bus, but we will deboard at OC Lifesaving station, Rackliffe House, Dunes Manor and the graveyards.

COST: $32 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including the Dunes Manor and all the graveyards. Guests may choose to overnight at any one of the haunted hotel / B&Bs – Dunes Manor Hotel, Atlantic Hotel or Atlantic House B&B.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the  Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will leave the premises promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking. 

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

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.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

 

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Ocean City & Berlin 3/5/16

Bus Tour of Haunted Ocean City, Berlin and Surrounding Areas

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASE IS NOT CURRENTLY WORKING. PLEASE CALL THE GHOST PHONE TO GET TICKETS 443.735.0771

Enjoy this ghost and graveyard tour of Maryland’s seaside county that includes over 20 sites and 2 graveyards – one is a possible mass grave. See haunted sites in Ocean City, Berlin and areas and stay warm in a luxury motorcoach (w/ restroom) for this 4.5 hour  tour Tickets are $32 and must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – BERLIN- Guests will meet at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Atlantic Hotel, the Pitts House, Adkins Hardware, site of the “elemental” – the healing treee,  the lady in White, the Rackliffe House (Haunted Tri-fecta), the Assateague Indian, Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum, Dunes Manor Hotel, Trimper’s Carousel, Shoreham Hotel,  Captain’s Hill and the only marked grave in Ocean City. WE DO NOT ENTER THE PRIVATE PROPERTIES, but guests may have the opportunity to go inside the properties open to the public.  This is a tour from the bus, but we will deboard at OC Lifesaving station, Rackliffe House, Dunes Manor and the graveyards.

COST: $32 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including the Dunes Manor and all the graveyards. Guests may choose to overnight at any one of the haunted hotel / B&Bs – Dunes Manor Hotel, Atlantic Hotel or Atlantic House B&B.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the  Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will leave the premises promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking. 

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

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.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Upper Worcester SOLD OUT!

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT. Our final bus tour of the year is for Caroline County on March 28th. You can register for that tour here.

Bus Tour of Haunted Ocean City, Berlin and Surrounding Areas

Enjoy this ghost and graveyard tour of Maryland’s seaside county that includes over 20 sites and 3 graveyards. See haunted sites in Ocean City, Berlin and areas in Upper Worcester County. Stay warm in a luxury motorcoach (w/ restroom) for this 4 hour  tour Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – BERLIN- Guests will meet at the Atlantic Hotel in Berlin. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Atlantic Hotel, the Pitts House, Adkins Hardware, Rackliffe House, the Assateague Indian, Ocean City Lifesaving Station Museum, Dunes Manor Hotel, Shoreham Hotel,  Captain’s Hill and two other graveyards. WE DO NOT ENTER THE PRIVATE PROPERTIES, but guests will have the opportunity to go inside the properties open to the public.  This is a tour from the bus, but we will deboard at OC Lifesaving station, Rackliffe House, Dunes Manor and the graveyards.

COST: $29 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including the Dunes Manor and all the graveyards. Guests may choose to overnight at any one of the haunted hotel / B&Bs – Dunes Manor Hotel, Atlantic Hotel or Atlantic House B&B.

TIME & WEATHER:
We tour in all kinds of weather except  weather that is hazardous to public safety.  You’ll be warm and dry on the bus, but dress for the weather because you will have the opportunity to walk in the graveyards and on some of the neighborhood streets.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Bring a coat for the sites where the group gets off the bus (and proper shoes)
  • Bring your camera.  Picture taking is part of the fun.

CELL PHONE:  Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.

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.

Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.