Chestertown Historic Ghost Tour

 

Saturday, October 6, 2018
6pm - 9pm
Downtown Chestertown, Maryland
http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/house_tour/index.php

Chestertown, known for its historic houses, boasting more 18th century homes in use that any Maryland community except Annapolis, has seen more than three hundred years of history, offering a stage for the lives of sea captains and merchants; Revolutionaries and Civil War soldiers; farmers and watermen; a stage so compelling that perhaps some of the players never wished to step off…or so the stories go.

Our Ghost Walks share some of the odder tales of local lore, including those of murder and mayhem. From the tales of a haunt in the attic of the house where George Washington really did sleep, to the Court House Ghost that made international news a few years ago, guides will walk ticket holders through centuries of stories, told against a backdrop of local history. The ghost tales were collected from folklore – such as the eloping maiden and the blood-stained rock of White House Farm; stories passed down through generations, including accounts of eerie lights in the cemetery where murderers were buried; and contemporary interviews with local residents and business owners. Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street, is where you can follow these Reservations for the tour are recommended. Please reserve your tickets by calling 410.778.3499 or by visiting http://www.kentcountyhistory.org/house_tour/index.php.

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