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Horse You Came In On Saloon

Horse You Came In On Saloon

1626 Thames Street
Baltimore, Maryland
21231 United States

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Baltimore, MD is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Horse You Came In On Saloon. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


Forty-one years ago, Howard Gerber began scouting sites for his dream bar. He fell for Thames Street on a warm, foggy night, smitten by the clapboard, cobblestone and salty air. Gerber chose a sturdy dormer-roofed building that had been a tavern most of its 200 years. The idea of playing off of a saucy curse caught Gerber's fancy, and a little equine karma clinched it. When he got lucky enough at Pimlico to afford his down payment, he figured that was all the sign he needed, The Horse You Came In On it was.



It was the last place Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 mysterious death. It is said his ghost has been seen walking down the street toward the saloon. In addition, Poe is known to sip cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Floating orbs of light also have been seen, attributed to his energies. Others have credited Poe for the chandelier swinging on its own. Sometimes, the cash register drawer will mysteriously keep opening without the staff initiating it. The employees of the tavern have since nicknamed their ghost “Edgar”, freely speaking to him regularly. The female bartender says that when one of these occurrences happens, usually around closing time, she speaks to him, acknowledging his presence. A fun story involves the tavern's manager and a bartender. Late one night they was closing up and went to lock the front door. Suddenly, a beer mug sitting on top of the bar shattered into a pile of broken glass for no reason at all. They both turned to each other, each having a a look of terror! What made this story even spookier is when the bartender took out his phone and showed the manager a picture he took the night before. It was of a shattered beer mug that exploded in the exact same place on the bar just as he was closing up. Needless to say, they are all believers. Whatever the source of these phenomena is, the employees at The Horse You Came In On do believe in the existence of spirits, particularly that of the legendary Edgar Allen Poe. Please select tag below to see more listings like this!

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Date added: Jun/27/2019 | Last time updated: Jan/20/2020
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