A night-time walk on High Street can be chilling when you’re listening to stories about a farmer who murders a group of Indian workers and has his family cursed or a Confederate soldier who has been seen in the home and yard of the oldest house in Cambridge. There are ten ghost stories associated with these homes found in the Edward H. Nabb Research Center Folklore Collection and many of those stories are repeated in various books on ghosts and legends. These aren’t stories of scary ghosts that torment the occupants of the houses. They seem to be stories of spirits who are connected to the community somehow. They don’t want to leave, even though they are dead.
SITES ON THE CAMBRIDGE GHOST WALK include Christ Church and graveyard, the Richardson Maritime Museum (old bank building), the Dorchester County Courthouse, Long Wharf (stories of pirates and phantom ships), and seven of the beautiful homes on historic High Street including the oldest house in Cambridge – the Josiah Bayly House which is featured on the home page of the Chesapeake Ghost Walk website. Guests will walk from the Richardson Maritime Museum on Poplar Street, past the Dorchester Center for the Arts and Courthouse, and continue past the homes of Governor Charles Goldsborough, the the Leonard Hotel, the Maynadier House and the LaCompte House. All these and more have amazing stories.
MEETING PLACE: In front of The High Spot Gastro Pub at 305 High Street, Cambridge, MD
PARKING is available on High Street and also behind the Arts Center (if coming from the Courthouse, turn right on Locust Street, then right again into the parking lot).
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: https://chesapeakeghosts.com/cambridge/
- Adults – $20
- Children – $15 (8-12 years – under 8 is free)