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Maggie’s Bridge – Woodland DE

Maggie's Bridge - Woodland DE

Headless Woman Haunts Woodland Bridge – Maggie Bloxom

Sometime in the late 1800s Maggie Bloxom was traveling by horse and carriage down the Woodland Church Road about a mile south of the Woodland Ferry landing. When the carriage was crossing a bridge that went over a small branch of the Nanticoke River, the horse got spooked. It reared up and the carriage went over the side of the bridge and into the water.

It was a horrific accident, and young Maggie was decapitated.

The local legend has many different versions of what happens when you call out to Maggie from this bridge, but most say that the call must be made at midnight or during the witching hour (between midnight and 1 am). You call, “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie” and you might just hear the hooves of the horse on the roadway coming toward you. Call again, “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie” and you might see a shadow coming out of the woods near the bridge. Call a third time, “Maggie, Maggie, Maggie” and she’ll emerge from the woods with her head in her hand, wanting you to reconnect it…wanting you to bring her back to life.

One local resident said, “Maggie can be best seen on the night of a blue moon. When her name is called, a strong breeze comes whistling through the trees and little flashes of lights, which appear to be lighting bugs come from the woods, which have been known as the Ghost Pits. They come closer and closer with each flash. You really have to see it to believe it.” There are other accounts of people’s cars acting strangely. They won’t start or will shift out of gear, or they start to move after the engine has been turned off.

When is the next Blue Moon?  Will Maggie appear?

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland 2-12-17

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton, Preston to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

COST: $32 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

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.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the  Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

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 leave the premises 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.

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland 3-19-16

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton, Preston to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

COST: $32 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

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.

GUEST DRAWING FOR BOOK & WALKING TOUR  –  Those who register for the  Ghost & Graveyard Tour will be entered into a drawing done on the bus at the end of the tour for a copy of Burgoyne’s newest book, The Haunted Mid-Shore and a gift certificate for two tickets to any one of the ten Eastern Shore ghost walks offered by Burgoyne’s company, Chesapeake Ghost Walks. 

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 leave the premises 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.

Taylor House - Denton MD

Ghost & Graveyard Bus Tour – Denton & Woodland

Bus Tour of Haunted Denton to Woodland, DE

Over 20 sites and 2 graveyards. Sites will include Denton jail and the ghost of Wish Sheppard, Linchester Mill (Underground Railroad), Cannon Hall, Woodland Ferry, Maggie’s Bridge, Patty Cannon’s Hometead, Taylor House and more.  Guests will enjoy this 4 hour  tour on a luxury motorcoach (restroom on board). Tickets are $29 an must be purchased in advance. Scroll down to purchase tickets.

MEETING PLACE – DENTON – Guests will meet at the Courthouse Green in Denton. Scroll down for address and map link.

SITES ON THE  TOUR include the Denton Jail, Denton Cemetery, Taylor House, Emerson House, Linchester Mill, Maggie’s Bridge, Cannon Hall and the Patty Cannon homestead.

COST: $29 per person.   Includes  one seat on the bus and transportation to all sites with a private tour guide for about 4 hours.  Meeting place for boarding the bus is listed below.  Keep scrolling.  Advanced Registration is required.

WHAT TO EXPECT: The tour will last approximately 4 hours. Most of that time will be spent on the bus, but there will be several places where guests will be able to disembark and take photographs – including Linchester Mill, Cannon Hall, Denton Cemetery and the Courthouse Green in Denton.

TIME & WEATHER:
We tour in all kinds of weather except  weather that is hazardous to public safety.  You’ll be warm and dry on the bus, but dress for the weather because you will have the opportunity to walk in the graveyards and on some of the neighborhood streets.

  • Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
  • Bring a coat for the outdoor stops (and proper shoes)
  • Bring your camera.  Picture taking is part of the fun.

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.