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Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland 2-12-17

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton, Preston to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

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 Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

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.

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland 3-19-16

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton, Preston to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

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 Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

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.

Denton Cemetery - Annie Belle Carter

Denton Ghost Walk 4/18 at 7:30 pm

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to purchase tickets.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – The ticket cost does not include a gratuity. Our guides appreciate tips. If you enjoy the tour, please consider offering them a gratuity.

TIME & WEATHER: Ghost Walk begins on time. We walk in all kinds of weather except that which threatens public safety.  Be sure to list your CELL PHONE number in the registration so we can contact you in the unlikely event the tour is cancelled.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring Camera

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 and let us know who is coming in your place

 

 

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

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 Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

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 outdoor stops (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.

My Time in the Denton Jail

denton-jail

The Denton Jail in Caroline County, MD is one of the five most haunted sites on the Eastern Shore – in my opinion. I gauge this by considering the number of haunted stories from unrelated sources spread over many years, and that the site is still active today.

The jail was built in 1906 . The old part of the building looks  a little like a house with a front door and porch. It was a house of sorts because the Sheriff lived there with his family when the jail was built. They lived on the first floor and inmates were housed in other parts of the building. The Sheriff’s wife attended to the inmates’ needs for food, laundry, etc. The jail is an active county correctional facility and has gone  major renovations in the last 109 years. It’s gone from one Sheriff with no deputies and a handful of inmates to a correctional facility with room for 150 inmates.

My Tour of the Denton Jail

Continue reading My Time in the Denton Jail

Denton Cemetery - Annie Belle Carter

Denton Ghost Walk 10/8 SOLD OUT!

THIS WALK IS SOLD OUT. PLEASE CONSIDER REGISTERING FOR ONE OF OUR OTHER GHOST WALKS. YOU CAN REGISTER HERE.

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to purchase tickets.

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Though it is not expected, our ghost walk guides certainly appreciate tips from guests who have had enjoyed their ghost walk.

TIME & WEATHER: Ghost Walk begins on time. We walk in all kinds of weather except that which threatens public safety.  Be sure to list your CELL PHONE number in the registration so we can contact you in the unlikely event the tour is cancelled.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring Camera

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 and let us know who is coming in your place

 

 

CAroline Courthouse - Denton MD

Denton Ghost Walk 9/13 at 7:30pm SOLD OUT!

THIS GHOST WALK IS SOLD OUT – THERE IS ANOTHER DENTON GHOST WALK ON WEDNESDAY 10/8 AT 7:00. YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THE WALK HERE

The Denton Ghost Walk is the closest to the Bay Bridge of all our walks. Just a 25 minute drive, Denton has one of the most famous Eastern Shore haunted sites – The Denton Jail haunted by the spirit of Wish Sheppard.

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it says TICKETS.

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

TIME & WEATHER:  We walk in all kinds of weather except weather that threatens public safety. Please list CELL PHONE # when registering so in the unlikely event we need to cancel we can notify you. Dress for the weather and be aware that the ghost walk takes at least 1 to 1.5 hours and covers about 1 mile.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring a camera

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.

Marshall Price - Grave - Denton Cemetery

Denton Ghost Walk 8/23

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
Advanced Registration is required.

TIME & WEATHER:  We walk in all kinds of weather except weather that threatens public safety. Please list CELL PHONE # when registering so in the unlikely event we need to cancel we can notify you. Dress for the weather and be aware that the ghost walk takes at least 1 to 1.5 hours and covers about 1 mile.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring a camera

TIPS / GRATUITIES – Though it is not expected, our ghost walk guides certainly appreciate tips from guests who have had enjoyed their ghost walk.

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.

Wish Sheppard’s Handprint on the Jail Cell Wall

Denton Jail
Denton Jail – now expanded to as Caroline County Jail – Haunted by Wish Sheppard

One of the Eastern Shore’s most famous ghost stories is about the hand-print that Wish Sheppard left on the jail cell wall just before he was pulled from the cell and taken out behind the jail to be hanged in front of hundreds of people.

The Caroline County Jail has been haunted by the ghost of Wish Sheppard since the 1940s – at least the testimony from the Sheriffs and jail wardens say so. Even today when we do our Denton ghost walks, there’s always someone on the walk who either works in the jail or knows someone who does. And they will pour fourth the stories of file cabinets in empty rooms slamming shut, gates blowing in the wind, security alarms going off, furniture rearranging, books and items on shelves dropping like dominoes.

The scariest testimony I every heard was from Warden Charles Andrew who recently retired. He was the son of a Sheriff and the grandson of a Sheriff. Charles has seen the hand-print and he talked about many strange happenings. But the scariest tale Charles told wasn’t about the hand-print. It was when the staff at the 911 dispatching office seeing the red eyes of Wish Sheppard peering through an internal window. Continue reading Wish Sheppard’s Handprint on the Jail Cell Wall

CAroline Courthouse - Denton MD

Denton Ghost Walk

SITES ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK include the Caroline Jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, St. Luke’s Cemetery, Emerson House, Towers House, Taylor House, Dr. Knotts House, St. Elizabeth’s graveyard and the courthouse green where your guide will share stories about the old Indian tribes, the lynching of Marshall Price and the ghost of Annie Belle Carter.

READ FULL DESCRIPTION OF THIS WALK ON THE DENTON GHOST WALK PAGE

COST: $15 per adult, $9 for kids 8 to 12 years old.
Advanced Registration is required.

TIME & WEATHER:  We walk in all kinds of weather except weather that threatens public safety. Please list CELL PHONE # when registering so in the unlikely event we need to cancel we can notify you. Dress for the weather and be aware that the ghost walk takes at least 1 to 1.5 hours and covers about 1 mile.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring a flashlight.
  • Bring a camera

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.