Chesapeake Ghost Walks is a series of walks focused on small, historic Eastern Shore towns on the Delmarva Peninsula. A list of towns in the series are listed below with a short synopsis. For a more detailed description, click the link on the town name for a more in-depth description of the tour.
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, Salisbury, Ocean City, Berlin, Princess Anne, Snow Hill, Pocomoke and Crisfield.
EXPERIENCE THE EASTERN SHORE’S HAUNTED HISTORY IN THESE TOWNS
Ghost Walks on the Mid / Upper Shore
EASTON – Talbot County, beautiful commercial historic district with a haunted court house, hotel, theater, pub, Odd Fellows Lodge, orphan’s home, bed and breakfast and a cemetery with over 10,000 graves.
ST MICHAELS – Explore the Old Brick Inn, Kemp House, St. Mary’s Square. Visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum which has ghosts in a former brothel, and the ghost that still wants to pay his bill to his Innkeeper.
CAMBRIDGE – Guests take a walk down haunted High Street and hear about the floating ghost, the confederate soldier, Bloody Henny, Patty Cannon, family curses, grave robbers and a singing grave.
DENTON – This town in Caroline County has one of the most haunted sites on the Eastern Shore… the old Denton Jail believed to be haunted by Wish Sheppard. There’s still a lot of activity in that building. two very old graveyards, and haunted houses of doctors, sailors, sea captains and senators.
Ghost Walks on the Lower Shore
OCEAN CITY – Tour the Inlet to 4th Street and hear about hotels still haunted by their founders, a cigarette-smoking ghost, hanged opera singer the ghosts of Assateague Island, murders, suicides and accidental deaths that have caused spirits to linger.
BERLIN – Beautiful Victorian town famed for the very haunted Atlantic Hotel (nice ghosts) and Windy Brow. Hear also about politicians, bankers, eccentric merchants and a “healing tree.”
SALISBURY (NEW) – City ghosts haunting the old government and commercial buildings along the Wicomico River are the highlight of this tour. Some heavy energy hangs around the old Courthouse where slaves were once auctioned and two lynchings occurred. But the energy is happy and joyful around the old firehouse headquarters. The spirit of “Old Rock” is apparently still at home there.
SNOW HILL – Snow Hill is famous for its ghost William Aydelotte, the young pharmacology student whose story was featured on the National Geographic Television Network. William took his own life and now haunts the Snow Hill Inn. Hear also about needlework artists, spinster sisters who loved and entertained neighborhood children, Governor John Walter Smith and the mansion he still “occupies” and the Purnells of the River House.
CRISFEILD – A walk through a true watermen’s town. Hear about seafood barons who still haunt their former home and the picking houses. Hear about the only library in America that also serves as a masoleum. Hear about the “Coasting Captain”- one of the last sea captains to operate a three-masted schooner.
PRINCESS ANNE – Visit the remarkable Teackle Mansion and learn about the results of a study doen by paranormal investigators. Learn about who haunts the old jail, the firehouse and the Washington Hotel. Plus so much more.
POCOMOKE – Pocomke – a town on the river has many river and forest ghosts. This walk goes into the swampy forest (at night) and the guide will tell unnerving stories about what has been seen in that dark swampy forest. Plus learn of a Sea Captain who walks on water, a helpful ghost in the MarVa Theater and a child in Costen House.
Tour Calendar for ALL Ghost Walks
To register for a ghost tour, select that tour from the EVENTS calendar.
5 thoughts on “Our Towns – Where are the Ghost Walks?”
When is the next Cambridge walk?
Cambridge Walks are on the second Saturday of every month, Jennifer. Check out our calendar at http://chesapeakeghostwalks.com/events
Do any of your tours allow you to walk inside of the haunted structures?
No, Rita. Our tours are modeled after most of the other American Ghost Walks — like Gettysburg, Charleston, Savannah. We walk by the structures and tell the history and the haunted tales associated with the properties.
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John & Robin Baynes