The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!

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If you’re looking for the best ghost tours in Frederick Md and beyond, you’ve come to the right place!

Lucky for us, living in the DMV lends itself to a rich Revolutionary War & Civil War history which means lots of cool stories to tell!

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, these tours will stimulate your spooky senses as well as give you the opportunity to brush up on our area’s history at the same time!

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!

Our spooky list of local ghost tours includes:

  • Information on public ghost tours in our area.
    • Most of these companies offer private tours and offer group rates too. Just call them to get more information.
  • Tour Days & Times.
  • The length of the tours.
  • Prices for each tour.
    • Most of the time kids are cheaper and/or free.
  • Form of payment accepted.
  • Whether or not a reservation is recommended or, in most cases, required.
  • If the tour is pet friendly (most of them are!).

In addition, I’ve listed the tours in order by distance from Frederick, Maryland.

Heck, why not try them all?

Some are open year-round, while others are just during the fall months of the year.

So, without further ado, here’s our list!

1. Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
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Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick
Tours meet in front of Brewer’s Alley
124 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 668-8922

Details:

Touting itself as Maryland’s oldest operating ghost tours, you will be taken on a “remarkable journey through Frederick’s gruesome and bloody past.  Nearly 300 years of war, executions and revenge. True documented stories of the “Paranormal”. Uncover politically savvy and defiant citizens, patriots from the Revolutionary War, beckoning soldiers from the Civil War, and so much more!”

  • Tour Days/Times: Fridays/Saturdays September through November
  • Tour Length: 90 minute walking tour
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $12
    • Students Ages 8 thru 12: $7
    • Each ticket included a 10% off coupon at Brewers Alley
  • Cash or check only via Tour Guides & Cash or Credit Card via Cakes to Die For Bakery.
  • Reservations required.
  • Not recommended for younger children.
The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
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2. Ghost Tours of Harper’s Ferry (21 miles from Frederick)

Harpers Ferry
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Ghost Tours of Harper’s Ferry
St. Peter’s Church
100 Church St
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Details:

“The oldest Ghost Tour in America (NOW AN INCREDIBLE 50 YEARS OLD!), is also rated as #1 in America by TripAdvisor.com.”

“The tour is a family & dog friendly spooky stories experience appropriate for most people of all ages. Stories are based on the 1977 book, “A Ghostly Tour of Harper’s Ferry”, written by Shirley Dougherty.”

  • Tour Days: Mondays thru Saturdays, year-round (except dates noted on website);
  • Times: 8pm.
  • Tour Length: 1 hour, 45 minutes to 2 hours
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $16
    • Children (ages 8 to 12): $10
    • Children under 8 years old: Free
  • Cash or check only.
  • Pet friendly
  • Reservations required during the month of October.

3. Leesburg Ghost Tours (25 Miles From Frederick)

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Leesburg Ghost Tours
Front of Georgetown Cafe
19 S King St
Leesburg, VA 20175
571-233-1101

Details:

“Afraid of ghosts?  Frightened of things that go bump in the night?  Don’t be!  Come for a two hour stroll through downtown Leesburg and learn about paranormal research, paranormal event investigations, and see the tools of the trade first hand.  Our tours feature rich Leesburg history, demonstrations of research equipment, and a “hands-on” touch a ghost, ghostly experience!”

  • Tour Days: Fridays & Saturdays from May thru October 31st.
  • Times: 9pm
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $20
    • Middle Schoolers: $15
    • Children (ages 10 & up): $10
    • Children under 6 years old: Free
  • Cash or check only.
  • Pet friendly
  • Reservations required.
Leesburg VA
Photo credit: Leesburg Ghost Tours

4. Charles Town Ghost Tours (27 miles from Frederick)

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
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Charles Town Ghost Tours
100 E Washington St
Charles Town, WV 25414
(304) 268-8156

Details:

“Public and private haunted tours. Traditional ghost tours and Cemetery Strolls. Theme nights and Benefit nights! We do it all!”

  • Tour Days/Times:
    • Saturdays (Traditional Ghost Tour or a Haunted Cemetery Stroll), 7:30 pm
    • Sundays (Victorian Grave Art Tour), 2:00 pm 
  • Tour Length: 2 hours
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $12
    • Veterans & Active Military: $10
  • Cash only.
  • Reservations required.

5. Sykesville Main St. Ghost Tours (29 miles from Frederick)

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Sykesville Main St. Ghost Tours

Details:

“The Sykesville, MD Ghost Tour is a staple event for the Halloween and Autumn season. Enjoy an hour long walking tour of Sykesville and hear the accounts of ghosts, spirits, hauntings… and even… sightings of Bigfoot!”

  • Tour Days: 
  • Times: 
  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $
    • Children (ages 8 to 12): $
    • Children under 8 years old: Free
  • Credit card online & Cash or Credit Card at the door.
  • Pet friendly.
  • Reservations required during the month of October.
Sykesville, Md
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6. Shepherdstown Ghost Tours (32 Miles from Frederick)

Shepherdstown, WV
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Shepherdstown Ghost Tours
Mecklenburg Inn
128 E German St
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
301-991-0265

Details:

“Concealed along the shadowy streets of Shepherdstown are stories of the dead….and the not quite dead….those ghosts who still occupy the homes and land of this beautiful, quaint town.  Stroll through Shepherdstown with a costumed guide who leads you by candlelight from one haunted and historic location to the next. Hear stories of residents who may have left this world, but not the town they lived in. This is a rich, scenic tour through historic Shepherdstown, the oldest town in West Virginia. Its’ rich history includes early settlers, French/Indian War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, building of the C&O Canal, numerous ghosts, and history of life along the Potomac River. ”

  • Tour Days: Wednesday thru Saturday, Year-round
  • Times: 7pm
  • Tour Length: 1 1/2 hours
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $15
    • Children (ages 8 to 12): $10
    • Children 7 and under: Free
  • Credit card online
  • Dog friendly.
  • Reservations required.
The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
Photo credit: Shepherdstown Ghost Tours
 

7. Civil War Ghosts (36 miles from Frederick)

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
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Civil War Ghosts
37 Lefever Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Across from Mr. G’s Gift Shop at “Unity Park”

Hours of Operation: Open daily, most tours begin at 8 p.m. but select days also offer a second tour at 10 p.m.  

8. Haunted Trails of Gettysburg (37 miles from Frederick)

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Haunted Trails of Gettysburg
200 Sanders Rd
Gettysburg, PA 17325
(248) 636-6559

Details:

“A truly unique experience in Gettysburg not like any other paratour around! You may be a skeptic but leave a believer! So much history so many ghosts! We do regular public tours on Fridays and the Saturdays we don’t have a event going on!”

  • Tour Days: 7 days a week!
  • Times: 8pm to 11pm
  • Tour Length: 
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $30
    • Recommended for children 14 and over.
  • Cash only. Payments also accepted in advance through PayPal (with upcharge)
  • Reservations required.

9. Gettysburg Ghost Tours (37 miles from Frederick)

Gettysburg, PA
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Gettysburg Ghost Tours
47 Steinwehr Avenue
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-338-1818

Details:

“Taking guests along Gettysburg’s quiet dark alleys by candlelight to locations which were active battlefields and homes of makeshift shallow graves. Each guide has their own route and tours may visit locations such as the Lincoln Cemetery, the Farnesworth House, the Grove, the Haunted Creek Bed, the Rupp House Museum, the Dobbin House, the Jenny Wade House, the Orphanage and the Victorian Photo Studio.”

Themed tours include:

  1. Traditional Black Cat Tour
  2. East Cemetery Hill Tour
  3. Craft Beer & Spirits Tour ($21 per person)
  4. Battlecry
  5. Haunted Field Hospitals Tour
  6. Live or Die – 10th Virginia
  7. Til Death Do Us Part
  8. Author’s Black Cat Tour ($15 per person)
  9. Scare on the Square
  10. Live or Die – Bucktails
  11. Back from the Dead ($12 adults, Children under 12 $7)
  12. Haunted Cemetery Tour
  13. The Lincoln Tour
  14. Day Time History Tour
  • Tour Days: Year-round
  • Times: Check calendar on their website for evenings/times offered
  • Tour Length: 1 hour
  • Cost (except otherwise noted above):
    • Adults: $10
    • Children (up to age 12): $5
  • Major credit cards, cash and checks are accepted.
  • Pet friendly.
  • Reservations recommended.
The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
Photo credit: Gettysburg Ghost Tours

10. Baltimore Ghost Tours (50 Miles From Frederick)

The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!
Photo credit: Baltimore Ghost Tours

Baltimore Ghost Tours – The Original Fells Point GhostWalk & Mt. Vernon GhostWalk
Tours depart from the sidewalk outside of Max’s sidebar
731 S. Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21231
(877) 293-1571

Details:

  • Tour Days: Fridays & Saturdays
  • Times: 8pm
  • Tour Length: 1 to 1 1/2 Hours
  • Cost:
    • Adults: $14
    • Children (ages 8 to 12): $
    • Children under 8 years old: Free
  • Can buy tickets online in advance or on-sit: Cash only.
  • Pet friendly
  • Reservations required during the month of October.

11. Washington DC Haunted Tours (50 Miles From Frederick)

Washington DC Haunted Tours

2 Tours:

Ghosts of Lafayette Park

In front of the Dolley Madison House
1520 H Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20005-1003

Details:

“Our nation’s capital is rich in history and monumental democratic achievements, but behind its gates and within its corridors, a darker past is hidden. Conspiracies, crimes of passion, duels and assassinations are just a few reasons Washington’s Lafayette Park is known as “Tragedy Square.” Washington DC Ghost Tours features professional tour guides who will show you a Washington DC road map of the paranormal.”

    • Tour Days: Every night, March thru Mid-November
    • Times: 8pm
    • Tour Length: 90 minutes
    • Cost:
      • Adults: $17 ($2 military discount)
      • Children (ages 7 to 11): $10
      • Children 6 & under: Free
    • Credit Card
    • Dog friendly
    • Reservations required.

Capitol Hill Haunts

Outside in front of Good Stuff Eatery
Corner of 3rd & Pennsylvania Ave.SE
303 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington DC, 20003

Details:

“On the new Capitol Hill Ghost Tour, you’ll hear the stories of the feuding ghosts of past lawmakers in the House, haunted souls surrounding the Lincoln Conspiracy trials, the specters of Presidents and the curse that surrounds everything on the Hill. Uncover tales of the famous statues that dance at night in the Statuary, the disturbances at the Folger Library and the Demon Cat that torments the guards of Capitol Hill to this day. Learn the haunted history of the Supreme Court Building, the Library of Congress, and the US Capitol that the day time tours are afraid to tell!”

    • Days: Every night, March thru Mid-November
    • Times: 9pm
    • Tour Length: 90 minutes
    • Cost:
      • Adults: $17 ($2 military discount)
      • Children (ages 7 to 11): $10
      • Children 6 & under: Free
    • Credit Card
    • Dog friendly
    • Reservations required.

Finally, let us know in the comments which ghost tours you go on and how you like them!

In the meantime, here are some other fun fall activities to do this season:

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5 thoughts on “The Best Ghost Tours in Frederick Md and Beyond!”

  1. There are several other ghost tours in or near the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. Martinsburg has Haunted History and Legends Tours led by Justin Stevens. He has three or more tours of interest, and is frequently adding new stories to the tours. Sharpsburg, Maryland (Battle of Antietam) also has a tour which is led by the women who offer the Shepherdstown Ghost Tours. There are tours available in Winchester, Virginia as well. So, if you live in or near the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, you can attend ghost tours in Harper’s Ferry, Charles Town, Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Sharpsburg, MD and Winchester, VA. They offer history that you won’t find in history books that is interesting and entertaining.

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  2. Haunted History and Legends of Martinsburg, WV was omitted. Martinsburg is about 12 miles from Shepherdstown and Charles Town, WV. It has a Facebook page. I’ve taken the various tours offered by Justin Stevens several times over the years. He continues to add new stories to keep his tours fresh and worth another visit.
    Although I have not been on them yet , their are ghosts tours in Sharpsburg, Maryland (Antietam Battlefield) and Winchester, Virginia that sound interesting. If you are in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, you have several (Harper’s Ferry, Shepherdstown, Martinsburg, Charles Town, Sharpsburg) tours to entertain you. They give you historical insight that you won’t get in history books.

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  3. Haunted trails of Gettysburg is a joke. The owners overcharge people and double book clients and refuse to refund money. You wont get any clear evidence due to the lack of respect the owners give you. They follow you around. The property is unsafe for walking around and doing investigations. Don’t waste your time or money on this place. Plenty of great places around Gettysburg to tour.

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