Scenes from Kent county history

Hours

Tues. thru Fri.
10:00 - 4:00

Library: 
Wed. thru Fri.
10:00 - 3:00

Museum:
Tues. thru Fri. - 10:00 - 4:00
May thru Oct. Sat. 1:00 - 4:00 Closed Mondays

Groups—Tours, please call in advance, $3.00 per person


Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown
October 25–26 & November 1-2, 2013, 6:30pm
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 of it. 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.

We’re not here to tell you our houses are all haunted, but that many of them have some really unique, and quite often strange, stories as part of their past – and present.

Each tour will end with a visit to a purportedly haunted historic house, and  a chance to visit with some professional ghost hunters.

Ghost Walks will begin at 6:30 PM in front of Bordley Building at 301 High Street in Chestertown, and run every 15 minutes with the last tour at 9:30 PM.  Please call to reserve a space. Tickets are $12.00 a person, $5 for children 12 and under. Private tours for groups may also be arranged at other times by appointment. Call 410-778-3499, or email director@kentcountyhistory.org..

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