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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. If creepy crawlies are more your speed, don’t miss Bazaar (3534 Chestnut Ave.), an oddities shop in the Hampden neighborhood that packs strange finds like taxidermy specimens, skulls, mourning hair jewelry and props from { EXPLORE } Baltimore’s historic neighborhoods are secret societies, among many other items. U.S.S. Constellation full of charm—and also (maybe) ghosts. To get the full scoop on all the rumored haunts of Fell’s Point and Mount Vernon, allegedly sipped his final drink. He’s said sign up for a ghost tour. Baltimore to haunt the place, responsible for odd Ghost Tours ( occurrences like unexplained swinging offers walking tours for all ages through chandeliers and opening cash register both neighborhoods, where guides drawers. Occasionally, the staff will leave share spooky stories about sailors gone Poe a glass of whiskey at closing time. missing and guests who never checked out of the Belvedere Hotel. Or, if you like your ghosts with a stiff drink, sign up for the group’s haunted pub crawl, where visitors 21 and older can stop by some of the city’s oldest taverns. { DRINK } Snag a drink and a bite at one of Baltimore’s storied watering holes. In Fell’s Point, The Horse You Came in On Saloon (1626 Thames St.) is rumored to be one of Edgar Allan Poe’s favorite Bazaar drinking spots—and even where he Over in Station North, Club Charles (1724 N. Charles St.) is home to its own ghost, known as “Frenchie” and said to be decked in a black-and-white server’s uniform. As the rumor has it, Frenchie was a double agent during World War II before immigrating to Baltimore. { STAY } To maximize your chance of encountering a ghost, book a night at one of our city’s haunted hotels. Downtown, Lord Baltimore Hotel (20 W. Baltimore St.) 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. In Fell’s Point, The Admiral Fell Inn (88 S. Broadway) has a storied past as a ship chandlery, theater and sailors’ boarding house. The result of this long history is a long list of eerie encounters that includes sightings of floating sailors and disappearing butlers. Guests can sign up for a tour of the seven historic buildings with the inn’s resident historian, who shares all the creepy tales. Q Fort McHenry B A LT I M O R E . O R G 19