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Annapolis Ghost Tours: Explore the City's Dark Side

Haunted Ghost Tours are great anytime of year- but especially during Halloween! Image courtesy of Web Wright Photography. There are some Annapolitans who walk the same hallways, to and fro, never leaving the house. They peer out windows, sometimes giving a little wave to passersby. They stomp, they…

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6 Ways to Explore Annapolis this October

With the leaves changing colors and a crisp breeze blowing through Annapolis, it’s clear October has arrived. Though we’re all upset summer has ended, the coming of October doesn’t mean that things slow down here in Annapolis. From fall festivals and two of the world’s largest in-water boat shows to…

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Historic Hauntings Tour is Scary but Not Too Scary

Some people will pay good money to be scared out of their wits. They go for the adrenaline jolt, the endorphin rush, the high of success that comes from being terrified and surviving it. Generally not a zombie seeker, I threw caution to the wind and tried the latest Special Historic Hauntings tour…

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At the Top of Annapolis’ World

There are 149 steps to the top of the State House dome. As I climbed to the top, my fear of heights – which oddly enough manifests itself as a fear of steep and narrow staircases – kicked in on or around step five. “Did I mention I’m afraid of heights?” I said to my companions, my colleague Laura…

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Harbor Queen: the Grande Dame of Annapolis

Annapolis has its very own dowager countess. The grande dame of Annapolis is a true lady – a lady who wears her age well, moves with grace and dignity, and knows how to have fun. Want to meet her? Well, come on down to the Annapolis City Dock and catch a ride on the Harbor Queen. Harbor Queen is a…

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Take a Haunted Tour of Historic Annapolis

Instead of doing the usual American Halloween rituals this year – walking a haunted trail or watching horror movies – I opted to join Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk in downtown Annapolis. I’m not one to actively search for a way to scare myself in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, but I do love…

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Happy Hauntings in Annapolis

Even though I know it’ll scare me, one of my favorite things to do on a brisk October evening is to be part of a haunted, candle-lit ghost tour through Annapolis. I’ve never been disappointed by the well-versed guides leading our small group through the historic downtown district directly into…

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