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Maryland's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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    At this museum, there are objects known to move on their own or mysteriously disappear, along with some eerie sounds. Some say they've heard the distinct sound of a cat scratching on a sratching post come from the executive director's office. Read More

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  •   Johnathan Hager House Museum Hagerstown, MD
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    Dating back to 1730, stories say this home is haunted by two families. One is the Hammonds, who resided here in the 1840s, and the Downins who lived at the home during the Civil War-era. Haunting reports include voices, footsteps and lights that turn off by themselves. Some say the Downin children are to blame for a comcob doll that moves around, and the reason why cameras tend to not... Read More

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  •   Beall-Dawson House Rockville, MD
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    This home dates back to 1815, was restored and now operates as a museum. Witnesses say it is haunted by an apparition, believed to be original builder Upton Beall, or his wife Jane, or one of their daughters: Jane, Mathilda or Margaret. Read More

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  •   USCGC Taney Baltimore, MD
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    This U.S. Coast Guard Ship is the only surviving combat ship from Pearl Harbor. It was attacked by kamikaze pilots 119 times during World War II and is believed to be haunted by former crewman. Haunting reports here include apparitions, footsteps, voices, including through the ship's PA system, which is no longer in operation. The site has also been investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters... Read More

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  •   Paca House and Garden Annapolis, MD
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    This preserved historic museum site is believed to be haunted by a man's apparition who has been spotted wearing colonial clothing and looking out the windows on the upstairs floor.. Some believe the ghost is that of William Paca himself, a former Maryland governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Read More

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    This historic home now operates as a museum and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of Mrs. Frankie Mudd. Witnesses have reported unexplained voices, and during a Civil War reenactment, electric candles in the windows repeatedly turned on by themselves. Also, in one of the rooms where John Wilkes Booth stayed, a human-shaped impression appears on the bed quite often. Read More

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  •   Edgar Allan Poe Residence Baltimore, MD
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    This historic home was once the private residence to Edgar Allan Poe. He is believed to linger the building in spirit, along with a heavyset woman in grey, believed to be his wife. Read More

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  •   Schifferstadt Frederick, MD
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    This German Colonial house dates back to the 1750s and is believed to be haunted by its original owners, Joseph and Elias Brunner. Witnesses here have reported unexplained voices that speak in the Brunners' native German, and footsteps that have been heard throughout the home. Read More

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  •   Brunswick Heritage Museum Brunswick, MD
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    This building dates back to 1904 and operates as a railroad museum. A woman's apparition has been spotted here wearing a white dress, along with that of a spirit who modifies exhibits and one that messes with the model railway. Read More

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  •   Poplar Hill Mansion Salisbury, MD
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    This plantation home dates back to 1795 and now operates as a museum. It is believed to be haunted by a number of spirits from long ago. Among the ghosts here are a slave girl who burned to death after her dress caught on fire, a former owner of the property, and a male servant who is known as "Samuel." Read More

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  •   Hampton House Towson, MD
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    This mansion dates back to the 1700s and now operates as a museum. Rumors say there are a number of ghosts haunting the place, including that of Priscilla Ridgely of the original owners' family. Her apparition has been spotted throughout the house, along with the ghost of Cygnet Swann, a resident from the 1800s who was the daughter of Governor Swann and died under mysterious... Read More

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  •   Surratt House Museum Clinton, MD
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    This location now operates as a museum but dates back to the 18th Century and was once an inn and tavern that was owned by Mary Surratt. Her son John sometimes met with friends there, one of whom was John Wilkes Booth. These meetings were said to be when the plot for the assassination of President Lincoln evolved. The guns used were hidden under the floorboards and Mary was accused of... Read More

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