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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.

The History

4o years ago, Howard Gerber was looking for sites to open his dream bar. He chose Thames Street and a sturdy dormer-roofed building that had been a tavern for most of its 200 years. Established in 1775, The Horse You Came in On Saloon is the only bar in Maryland to exist before, during, and after prohibition.

In October 2019, The Food Network awarded two titles to this favorite neighborhood bar. The Horse You Came In On Saloon was recognized as America’s oldest continually operating saloon and as the most haunted restaurant in Maryland!

The Hauntings

Located within the Fell’s Point neighborhood, it is no surprise that The Horse You Came in On Saloon is said to be haunted by spirits from the past. Rumor has it that the Baltimore bar was once a favored drinking spot of Edgar Allen Poe. In fact, it is believed that this was the last place Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 mysterious death.

Saloon guests have reportedly spotted the famous writer’s ghost on multiple occasions. To validate this was Poe's favorite drinking hole, many have also claimed to see his ghostly apparition walking down the street toward the saloon. Poe is known to sip his favorite drink, a cognac, that bartenders leave out for him. Sometimes, the cash register drawer will mysteriously keep opening without the staff initiating it. The chandelier has been seen swinging on its own without a breeze. The employees of the tavern have nicknamed their ghost "Edgar."

Late one night, two employees were closing up and locked 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. It became even stranger when the bartender showed the manager a picture he took the night before. It was of a shattered beer mug that exploded in the same place on the bar just as he was closing up.

The Food Network claims that this tavern has high energy levels, "which perhaps explains why floating orbs — believed to be a form of spirits’ energy — have been spotted at the bar." Poe is certainly honored here. His portrait hangs on the wall behind the bar where all can offer him a toast as they sip their favorite beverage.


More chilling reads about haunted Maryland ...


Haunted Maryland: Dreadful Dwellings, Spine-Chilling Sites and Terrifying Tales Paperback – August 1, 2016 by Darcy Andries (Author)     Ghosts and Haunted Houses of Maryland Paperback – July 1, 1988 by Trish Gallagher  (Author), Howard Burns (Illustrator)     Haunted Maryland: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Old Line State (Haunted Series) Second Edition by Ed Okonowicz  (Author)



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Date added: Jun/27/2019 | Last time updated: Jun/14/2021

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