Bus Tour of Haunted Dorchester – Hoopers Island, Blackwater, Church Creek & Cambridge
Did you know that the marshy, forested blackwater region of Dorchester County has had two people vanish without a trace, coffins floating up to the door, a wildmen seen in the marsh, two brothers locked in an attic, a location called The Seven Gates of Hell, and a UFO that was seen by scores of people — in some cases only feet from the hood of their cars? Hear these and over a dozen more stories about the haunted landscape of lower Dorchester County in the comfort of a luxury bus.
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ENTER TWO PROPERTIES – 2 GRAVEYARDS
Guests will be able to enter 2 properties on this tour – a haunted bakery and a haunted restaurant – famous for being home to “Mary’s Ghost.” Guests will also see the “singing Yew Tree” in one of the old graveyards. 4 hour bus tour (restroom on board) with 3 stops and a ride through some of the most gorgeous – and creepy landscapes in Maryland.
DIRECTIONS TO MEETING PLACE – DORCHESTER COURT HOUSE– meet in front of the Dorchester County Courthouse on High and Spring Streets in Cambridge. (40-45 mins from Bay Bridge) There is parking on the street and parking in the lot behind the Dorchester Center for the Arts. For that lot, head up High Street (away from the water), turn right on Locust Street and then another right into the parking lot. SEE LINK at the bottom of this page under VENUE. Keep scrolling.
SITES ON THE TOUR include Decoursey Bridge where ghost of Big Lizz has been seen, and Old Salty’s on Hoopers Island, Harriet Tubman’s homeplace, Old Trinity Church the Wild Men of Andrews, the Cowman of Crocheron, the Old Lady at Bishops Head, Lady in White, Seven Gates of Hell, several properties in downtown Cambridge … and more.
COST: $32 per person. Includes one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4- 4.5 hours. Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below. Keep scrolling. Advanced Registration is required.
STOP AT OLD SALTY’S —
There will be an opportunity to enter Old Salty’s and see the inside of the building We’ll have almost 30 minutes to roam that haunted property and maybe hear from some of the staff.
WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. The tour begins with a brief walk to properties in downtown Cambridge and then continues on the bus. Most of the time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including all the graveyards. PLEASE EAT LUNCH BEFORE THE TOUR as this is a long tour. We expect to be back between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.
TIPS / GRATUITIES – The cost of the ticket does not include the gratuity for your tour guide or the bus driver. If you enjoyed the walk, please consider tipping your guide and driver as a sign of appreciation.
MEETING PLACE AND WEATHER: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of the tour and check in with the guide and bus driver. Tour will start promptly at 12:30 pm. Also note that we do not cancel for rain. In the event that the weather is wet, be sure to bring an umbrella and waterproof clothing and shoes. There are opportunities for getting off of the bus and walking.
CELL PHONE: Be sure to list your cell phone number so that we can contact you in the unlikely event we need to cancel due to weather or emergency.
CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start. If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place. Just give them your order voucher.
Contact Chesapeake Ghost Walks at 443.735.0771 for more information.