- $20 for admission for two to a 3-hour ghost tour and pub crawl ($40 value)
Local guides lead guests (who must be 21 and older) through three pubs steeped in supernatural lore. Tours often begin with a complimentary drink at The Wine Bin, which used to be an old fire station that has since experienced the likes of spectral firefighters and hair-raising noises. The tour will then hit the Diamondback Tavern, as well as the Ellicott Mills brewing company, once the site of a man’s grizzly hanging. A restaurant owner or two may even offer their own testimonies of supernatural experiences along the way. Tour goers are welcome to bring their own cameras and take advantage of the pubs’ drink specials. Reservations are required.
The Spirits of Ellicott City Tour
Ellicott City's reported paranormal activities, which include everything from ghosts appearances to internet connections that mysteriously refuse to buffer, may have as much to do with the town as it does the past inhabitants. Some believe that pockets of energy spring up from the town's original granite and rock-blasted buildings, which harmonize with the two rivers below and the electrical cables above to amplify the echoes, whispers, or chorus lines of lingering spirits. Whatever the case, this historic town resounds with antiquities and oddities, and The Spirits of Ellicott City Tour takes its guests within ear- and eye-shot of the city's most haunted locales. Those include Tersiguel’s French Country Restaurant and Diamondback Tavern, as well as local spots where tour goers can sip beverages and listen to the costumed guides regale them with stories of spirits that, with any luck, may feel the need to chime in themselves.