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Annapolis Ghost Tour

Journey down Annapolis’s blood-stained path with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours and walk in the ghostly footsteps of those whose gruesome ends play out in the historic streets of this tortured town.

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Join our Annapolis ghost tour to explore the dark underbelly of the Athens of America, where the spirits of the city’s tortured past lie in wait, ready to reveal themselves to the living.

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Why You Need to Take an Annapolis Ghost Tour

Pirates, bootleggers, and violent villains own the Annapolis nights, exposing the living to the devilish deeds that condemned them to spend eternity reliving their wicked pasts. Known as the “Sailing Capital of The U.S.,” the journey to becoming the city you see today was anything but smooth waters. Uncover the terrifying truths behind some of Annapolis’s most iconic landmarks, including the city’s most haunted house, The James Brice House. Prepare for a night of chills and thrills with an Annapolis ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours as you explore the dark underbelly of this monumental town and uncover the secrets that stalk the darkest corners, waiting to be revealed.

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We truly enjoyed our tour led by Spirited Nan! She was enthusiastic and shared lots of detailed information with us! It was fun to walk the streets of...

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Our tour guide was super cool and knowledgeable. It felt like hanging out with a friend.

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Five Stars

Our tour guide was Spirited Nan and she showed us a fantastic time around downtown Annapolis. She was very knowledgeable about the local history, open...

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Tickets Start At $26

GHOSTS OF ANNAPOLIS

Embark on an Annapolis ghost tour to come face to face with the hauntings of its colonial past

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Middleton Tavern at 2 Market Space, Annapolis, MD 21401

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 60-90 minutes

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

CRABTOWN GHOSTS BOOS AND BOOZE: HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of Annapolis' most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: See confirmation email

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hr 45 min

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Annapolis So Haunted?

Annapolis has old roots, dating back to 1694, when it became the Maryland capital. During the revolution, it was a city on par with Boston or Philadelphia — thriving, full of beautiful homes and important people. But behind those ornate doors was a dark world of violence and betrayal, a world that you’ll learn all about on our Annapolis ghost tour.

By the end of the Revolution, as our young country was getting settled, Annapolis began to lose some spark. The arrival of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1865 brought some success to the city, but it was mostly too late. Fast forward another century, and those gorgeous Georgian homes were boarded up and crumbling. Preservation committees stepped in to save the local architecture, but with the revivals came some haunted spirits that had been in hiding for hundreds of years.

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During those dark decades in Annapolis’s history, the harbor was a source of light for some but a dark cloud for many others. Many enslaved people were brought to the United States through Annapolis’s port and were chained to places like the James Brice House. At the Brice House, one of our stops and the most haunted location in the city, a terrible history lies at the heart of darkness for Annapolis.

Because of its location on the water, those aren’t the only spirits haunting Annapolis; since the Revolution, colonial specters have mingled with the living. As they wait for a ship that will never come, these ghosts toil at spots throughout the city. From former Revolutionaries or British troops to Civil War soldiers and other unwilling participants in Annapolis’s history, there’s no shortage of stories. To learn more about the spooky past of Annapolis, reserve your spot on our Annapolis ghost tour today!

Why should you tour with us?

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You want to delve into a more sordid part of Annapolis’ history

As fascinating as it is to see popular destinations like the Waterfront Warehouse and the Crypt of John Paul Jones while visiting Annapolis, you’re only scratching a surface of the city’s past when you choose to ignore its haunted history. Every nook and cranny of this colonial-era town is oozing with chilling mysteries and dark truths that can only be uncovered during an authentic, historically-accurate ghost tour. On this tour, you’ll be able to encounter some of the area’s famous ghoulish inhabitants. You might be able to hear the haunting last breaths of an innocent murder victim, or even the sound of a ghost singing a quiet lullaby, plus other unbelievable stories you won’t find on your typical walking tour.

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You want to see locations from your favorite ghost podcast in real life

Let’s be honest: we’ve all been sucked into a gripping ghost or true crime podcast at some point in recent years. Why not take your expertise to the next level by traveling to some of these haunted locations in real life? Ditch your cell phone and join us as we experience firsthand the sites of some of the internet’s spookiest viral stories. Multiple stops on this tour have been visited by ghost hunters, travel show hosts, and yes, even podcasters…and for good reason. Even though you can certainly learn a lot from your favorite podcasts, there’s something truly thrilling about actually seeing the settings of these disturbing real-life events in-person — not from the screen of your iPhone.

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You’re looking for a fun and unique idea for date night

Who says date nights can’t be daring? If you and your significant other are sick of your same old wine, roses, dinner and a movie routine, switch things up with one of Ghosts of Annapolis’s curated one-hour tours. It’s a great way to spend a night out for any couple looking to learn something new, or just bond over the adrenaline-rushing experience of seeing some of Annapolis’ most haunted sites firsthand. Plus, there’s plenty of perks to planning a ghost tour date for your next romantic outing even if you get scared, like the fact that there’s always someone — or something — closeby to hold your hand.

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You want your night to keep going — way after sunset

Annapolis offers plenty of activities to do during the day. But what should you do at night? If you’re looking to keep your busy day in the capital city going even after the sun sets, look no further than one of our expertly-researched ghost tours. Our tour offers a different kind of night scene, though it still visits some of the city’s liveliest pubs, some of which haven’t been able to get rid of their gholish residents for hundreds of years.

Join us on a bar crawl not meant for the faint of heart, as a tour guide walks you to some of Annapolis’ most haunted taverns. Learn the stories of the spirits that haunt Reynolds Tavern, which is said to have been a favorite of founding father George Washington. Unravel the mystery of Galway Bay Irish Pub and Bar, and listen for the sound of a long-dead man’s footsteps running upstairs. There’s endless late night history to be learned — even after last call.

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You want to travel like a local

You’re a unique traveler looking to branch off from the typical tourist destinations Annapolis has to offer. So why miss out on some of Annapolis’ most legendary tales? Learn the terrifying history that locals have passed on for hundreds of years by going on an adrenaline-rushing adventure unlike anything else this historic city has to offer. Wow your friends and family back home with your impressive knowledge of the area’s haunted history, and even make some bone-chilling memories of your own as a souvenir. But don’t worry — if you’re also looking for magnets, tee shirts, and postcards, there’s plenty of gift shops along the way. Because even non-traditional tourists deserve a memento from their travels.

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You want to learn more about the Chesapeake’s pirates and privateers

You can’t talk about the Chesapeake area without talking about pirates. Pirates ran rampant in the Chesapeake and eastern Atlantic for hundreds of years, with some of the most famous having frequented the city of Annapolis back in the day. Some of these swashbuckling pirates include Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, and Scottish Captain William Kidd. There’s even said to be secret pirate treasure buried on Gibson Island just north of the city — though it has yet to be found. On our tour, you might not find gold, but you will learn all about Hell Point, where for decades sailors have reported seeing the ghastly apparitions of pirates’ skeletons dangling in the cages they were placed in after they were caught.

Most Haunted Places in Annapolis, MD

James Brice House

Known by many as the most haunted house in Annapolis, the James Brice House has some of the grisliest history you’ll find in any city.

Middleton Tavern

Famous revolutionary figures may have frequented the Middleton Tavern, but they aren’t the ghostly figures you’ll find walking its halls.

The Maryland Inn

Arguably the most haunted hotel in the state, eerie events throughout the years make the Maryland Inn home to ghosts from nearly every period.

FAQs

Parking and Meeting Place

Please see your booking details for meeting location. There are neighboring parking garages and street parking that are available in the area.

Group Size

Group size varies based on time of year and demand. We can keep everyone in your party in the same group. We’ve been doing this for years, and manage group size to ensure guests have a great experience. In the event you can’t hear your tour guide, let them know, or move closer to them.

Dog/Pet Policy

Pets are welcome as long as they do not disrupt ot distract from the tour

Arrival Time

The arrival time will be listed on your confirmation email and in the available tour times when you click the book button

How To Contact Us

Please do not call us, the best way to reach us is by email using the contact form on this website

What Is An Extended Tour?

An extended tour takes you to a few additional locations when the regular tour ends. This adds about four new places and 30 minutes to your tour- highly recommended

How Do I Order An Extended Tour?

Book a tour and check the +1 box for each person in your group where it says “Extended Tour” at checkout to add an extended Ghost tour.

How Do I Order a Private Tour?

Please contact us directly for pricing and availability. We do not do private tours under 30 persons. If you have a group under 30, please order directly from the website’s book now option.

Weather/Cancellation Policy

Tours are held rain or shine. We will contact you if the tour is cancelled.

Can I Show Up To a Different Tour Day and Time?

Please only attend the tour for the day and time you are booked, as another day or time may not be available. If you need to reschedule, please contact us by email first. There is a $10 per order (not person) rebooking fee for each schedule change.

What If I'm Late?

As it is unfair to other guests, we do not wait for late or no show parties. Please remember to arrive to the correct location on time! We do not grant refunds to guests who fail to arrive to the appointed place on time and miss their tour.

Do Ghost Tours Go Inside Buildings?

No, but some of the locations you can visit during the day for free. We simply wouldn’t have the time to focus on as many stories as we do if we were to enter each one, and we wish to focus on the stories, and leave the exploring up to you!

When Should I Arrive?

15 minutes before the start of your tour

Do You Offer Food?

No.

Do We Ride in a Vehicle?

No, this is a walking tour.

Is Your Tour Wheelchair/Stroller Friendly?

Most of the tour is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.

Can I Take Photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos of the locations we visit!

Can I Take Video?

No, videos are not allowed

Can I Smoke On Tour?

No, there is no smoking allowed on the tour

Alcohol and Drinking Policy

We do not allow intoxicated guests or drinking on the tour- we will promptly ask those in violation to leave

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