Before cemetery tours, the only way to get up close and personal with history was to mail yourself to the past. Get your history the new-fashioned way with this Groupon.
$10 for a Cemetery Tour for Two (Up to $20 Value)
During the 90-minute cemetery tour, brave explorers venture through the graves and crypts at Mount Olivet Cemetery. People buried there include Francis Scott Key, who wrote "The Star Spangled Banner;” Maryland's first governor; and soldiers from the Civil War and Revolutionary War. Tour takers also learn about Maryland's history of grave robbing and listen to ghost stories. A portion of all proceeds go to the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation.
Student, senior, and military discounted tickets are available but this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Candlelight Cemetery Tours
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 Candlelight Cemetery 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. Walking tours began in late March and end late in the year, depending on the weather.