From haunted houses to bloody battlefields, spooky statehouses to creepy lighthouses and lakes, there are plenty of places to go ghost-hunting in the Old Line State. Looking for a scare-fest? Here are some of the most haunted places in Maryland.
7 Most Haunted Places in Maryland
1. Savage Mill, Savage
Historic Savage Mill once operated as a cotton mill complex. Buildings in the complex date from 1822 to 1916. Nowadays, it is home to shops and restaurants. Workers there report spooky happenings. People hear ghosts calling them by their childhood nicknames, others feel spirits tapping them on the head and many people report feeling a presence when they are alone. Lots of paranormal investigators come here to see and feel things for themselves.
2. Jonathan Hager House Museum, Hagerstown
This house isn’t haunted by just one family, oh no! Two families like to scare people who visit. Constructed in 1739, this was the home of Hagerstown’s founder, Jonathan Hager. Visitors to the museum say they hear children’s voices and phantom footsteps. Many people claim to have seen objects move on their own.
3. Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg
It’s no wonder that this site is haunted, it was the location of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. More than 23,000 men were injured, went missing or died here. The spirits of these soldiers linger on and appear to visitors. People also claim that they get a faint smell of gunpowder on the field too.
4. Maryland State House, Annapolis
A ghoulish revolutionary soldier and the ghost of a worker who died repairing the roof are just two of the spirits that apparently haunt the Maryland State House in Annapolis. Visitors report spooky goings-on in the oldest U.S. state capitol in continuous legislative use. Reports of sudden drafts of icy cold air, phantom footsteps and doors closing and opening by themselves are not uncommon. Some people have also reported that they’ve seen the dead worker smoking his pipe in the dome galleries or up on the cupola.
5. Point Lookout Lighthouse, Scotland
Once a hospital for wounded Union soldiers and then a prison for the Confederates, Point Lookout Lighthouse is one of the most haunted places in Maryland. This original structure has been in action since 1830 and you’ll find it in St Mary’s County. It is famous for its spooky activities, for instance, ghost sightings, sudden temperature drops and unexplained voices, which have also been captured on recordings.
6. Lake Linganore, New Market
The woods and water of Lake Linganore have seen plenty of paranormal activity, including orbs and unexplained spooky noises. Walking through the woods is creepy as the thick canopy sometimes blocks out the light. Lake Linganore has had its fair share of tragedies, and many people believe it is the spirits of those who died that linger and their presence can be felt.
7. Dr Samuel A Mudd House, Waldorf
Samuel Alexander Mudd Sr. was a surgeon and tobacco farmer in southern Maryland. After John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, he fled to and hid out in Samuel A. Mudd’s house. The doctor fixed up Booth’s injured leg before Booth left. Even though nobody died in the house, which is now a museum, visitors say that they get intense chills and can feel someone tugging on their clothes as they walk through the house. A few claim to have seen the ghost of Wilkes Booth sitting on the bed where he lay after the assassination. Apparently, his presence is so strong that it makes an impression on the bed.