Before haunted tours, the only way to get up close and personal with the paranormal was to successfully run for Congress. Get your spine tingled the new-fashioned way with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get two adult tickets to Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick in Frederick (a $20 value).
Candlelight Ghost Tours of Frederick explores a panoply of paranormal activities based on eyewitness accounts and historical events. Tours begin in front of Brewer's Alley Restaurant and Brewery, where a gaggle of ghost hunters embarks on a quest to encounter departed Revolutionary War patriots and the spirits of those still waiting in line for the Skycoaster. Guides dressed in period attire tell tales of the city’s past as they lead their groups through the haunted landmarks and darkened streets, pulled along by creepy cravings and transposed black holes. Along the way, thrill-seekers will get a glimpse of some of Frederick's most haunted spots, including the eerie aisles of the Tivoli Theatre, a private residence still housing the spirits of those who once dwelled there, and the Court House Square, where the curse of executed British sympathizers continues to linger. The fearless and faint-hearted alike can unravel the preternatural at a leisurely pace, covering about 1.2 miles in 90 minutes or until the neighborhood poltergeist stops caterwauling at passing cars.
Ghost walks run on weekend nights, starting between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. After filling up on fright-fueled fun, Groupon holders can fortify their food tanks by taking advantage of a 10% discount at Brewer's Alley, which boasts an ample menu of upscale American favorites alongside sudsy homebrews and a living, breathing staff.
Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick
The night sky lay heavy over the rolling hills of Gettysburg. In a tent among his fellows in the Union Army, Private Ron Angleberger woke from a restless sleep to the blaring of a cavalry horn and the earth-shaking rumble of hundreds of horses on the charge. He raced outside his tent with the other Civil War reenactors to discover that there were no horses present, and, in the eerie silence that followed the apparition, the regiments of actors realized they might have been privy to one of General Custer's July 3rd charges. This incident, along with a love for history and similar paranormal experiences on the many battlefields around Frederick, led Ron to form Ghost Tours of Historic Frederick and Mount Olivet Cemetery History Tours.
Today, Ron's tours explore the bone-chilling histories of Frederick's most haunted abodes as he tells stories of their inhabitants both living and dead.