Trace the life and death of Gothic poet Edgar Allan Poe or explore some of Baltimore’s eeriest attractions.
Start: Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
Finish: Lord Baltimore Hotel
Distance: 2 days, 5 stops, 10.8 miles
Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
203 N Amity St, Baltimore, MD 21223
Interested in the macabre writing of Edgar Allan Poe? Tour the Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum, set in the five-room brick home where the author lived from 1832 until 1835. Poe wrote some of his earliest short stories in this home and now it’s a museum that explores his life in Baltimore.
Westminster Hall & Burying Ground
515 W Fayette St, Baltimore, MD 21201
To round out your Poe tour, swing by Westminster Hall & Burying Ground to see the grave where the poet is buried. In 1849, Poe was found wandering the streets of Baltimore, delirious and, mysteriously, wearing clothes that didn’t belong to him. He died a few days later and his body rests in this historic cemetery alongside his young wife Virginia and her mother Maria Clemm.
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
2400 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
Take an afternoon to tour some of Baltimore’s most haunted sites. First on the list: Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, where workers and visitors alike have reported mysterious shadows, the scent of gunpowder, or the sound of drums in the distance. Some have claimed to see a ghostly guard with a rifle, monitoring the outer battery at the fort.
301 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202
At the Inner Harbor, tour the historic U.S.S. Constellation, built in 1855 for the U.S. Navy and now holding court as the only surviving ship from the Civil War. The vessel’s long military history means this landmark site has plenty of ghastly tales to share—and many reports of unexplained sounds, strange encounters, and more.
20 W Baltimore St, Baltimore, MD 21201
To maximize your chance of encountering a ghost, book a night at one of our city’s haunted hotels. The hotel was built in 1928 and is rumored to host the ghost of a playful, young girl named Molly, who roams the halls with a red ball, looking for her parents.
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