The house that would be forever associated with Kitty Knight was built overlooking the Sassafras river on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the late 1700’s. It would have been burned to the ground by British forces on May 6, 1813 if Kitty Knight hadn’t stubbornly and persuasively convinced the British Admiral Cockburn to spare it and the adjacent house.
Today the Kitty Knight House serves as an Inn and Restaurant.
Many believe the ghost of Kitty Knight still roams the building opening and closing doors, lighting lights, making phone calls, and rocking in her favorite chair. Some have felt her presence. Others claim to have caught a glimpse of her shadowy form. For those interested in spending the night, you may want to ask for room 4. This was reportedly her room and seems to be a focal point for unexplained phenomena.
Location: 14028 Augustine Herman Highway, Georgetown, MD 21930
Phone: (410) 648-5200
Website: Kitty Knight House Inn and Restaurant
- Read more about this and other Maryland hauntings in Mindie Burgoyne’s book: Haunted Eastern Shore (MD): Ghostly Tales from East of the Chesapeake (Haunted America)