Edgar Allen Poe moved to the Fell’s Point neighborhood in Baltimore after leaving West Point Academy. Poe reportedly haunted a number of bars in the neighborhood before his death, but after his death, The Horse (as it’s known to locals) laid claim to his ghost. Staff and patrons have reported white “orbs” of light flying through the air. flung barstools, and mysterious voices. It’s been reported that bartenders leave out a glass of cognac that is emptied, cleaned and put away by morning. Sometimes the spirit is seen walking down Thames Street from the Wharf Rat to the Horse.
Address: 1626 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
Phone: (410) 327-8111
Tours and Events
At the time of this writing, The Horse You Came In On Saloon is one of the stops on The Fells Point Haunted Pub Tour. Please contact us if you know of any other haunted tours or events that include this location.
- To read more about the ghosts at Max’s and many other Baltimore hauntings see Melissa Rowell and Amy Lynwander’s book: Baltimore’s Harbor Haunts: True Ghost Stories
- Ghosthunting Maryland (America’s Haunted Road Trip)
- Baltimore Stories
- Baltimore Sun
- Phantoms and Monsters