Baltimore was established in 1729 and was created as a port for shipping tobacco and grain. Soon, local waterways were being harnessed for flour milling. At the start of the American Revolution, it was a bustling shipbuilding center and seaport.
During the War of 1812, the British tried to capture Baltimore but the U.S. forces’ successful defense of nearby Fort McHenry was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key’s poem ‘The Star Spangled Banner.” Baltimore has been involved in many battles, wars, and hardships. The hauntings of the Charm City even inspired horror poet and fiction writer Edgar Allan Poe – and is the birthplace of the Ouija board! You’d be hard-pressed to find a location in Baltimore that’s not haunted, which is why we’ve gathered some of the most spooky bars and restaurants and included them on the Baltimore Haunted Pub Crawl!