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For Immediate Release

October 1, 2014

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Katie Redmiles, Marketing Specialist

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Watermark and Historic Annapolis Bring “Special Historic Hauntings” to Annapolis

Annapolis, MD – As the weather chills, summer dies off and decomposing leaves begin crunching under your feet, it’s time to experience a ghostly tour with Annapolis Tours℠ by Watermark® and Historic Annapolis. During the month of October, Watermark’s Historic Ghost Walk expands to Special Historic Hauntings to include an exclusive – and rarely offered – trip inside the haunted William Paca House at night. Ghoulish period dressed guides lead the way by candlelight through historic – and many say haunted – Annapolis. And who knows, after a trip inside the Paca House’s “sick room,” your own story may be added to the history of Annapolis. Special Historic Hauntings begins Friday, October 3rd and is offered Friday and Saturday evenings through November 1st.

Special Historic Hauntings is offered during the month of October only, just in time for the Halloween season! A partnership between Annapolis Tours by Watermark and Historic Annapolis, this unique tour offers guests an exclusive opportunity to step inside one of Annapolis’ most known haunts, the William Paca House, at night. Guides will lead by candlelight and reported stories will be shared inside the mansion. "Historic Annapolis is thrilled to partner with Watermark to create this must-see haunted tour which shows a completely different side of the historic William Paca House," says Carrie Kiewitt, Senior Vice President of Advancement for Historic Annapolis.

Heather Skipper, Director of Land Operations for Watermark says, “Annapolis Tours by Watermark and Historic Annapolis look forward to bringing another year of chills, orbs and ghosts! You may be a skeptic when you start but we’ll have you convinced by the end of your tour that Annapolis is full of spirits from times long ago.”

From Spring through September, Annapolis Tours by Watermark’s regularly offered Historic Ghost Walk tells the infamous ghost tales of this historic city including spooky stories of drowned watermen, headless apparitions, night wanderings, grisly accidents and the town’s most haunted property, the Big Brice House. The 1 ½ hour tour is suitable for ghouls and humans of all ages. A glowing ghost necklace is provided to protect guests from the spirits; an important step as guests on past tours have captured photos of digital orbs on this tour. Believers and skeptics alike are welcome to join Watermark’s creepy and entertaining guides. Listen to tales of spirits in the mist and explore one of Annapolis’ best known cemeteries. Will you see a roaming spirit, poltergeist or ghost? Join Annapolis Tours by Watermark for an adventure into the unknown!

Special Historic Hauntings is offered from October 3-November 1 on Fridays and Saturdays. The tour departs at 7:30 p.m. from the Historic Annapolis Museum at 99 Main Street, Annapolis. Price is $20/adults, $14/children 3 -11, free for children 2 and under. For all ghost tours, tickets may be purchased in advance at annapolistours.com. Advanced reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ups are welcome. For the Special Historic Hauntings with Historic Annapolis, tickets may also be purchased beginning October 1st in the Museum.


About Watermark: Watermark immerses people in the history, culture and fun of the Chesapeake area more completely than any other tour or charter company. Whether you want to learn or just enjoy, no one else offers so many ways to experience this special place, both by land and by water. Watermark® an Annapolis-based, locally owned and operated business, has been creating authentic experiences since 1972. Watermark sub-brands include Annapolis Tours® by Watermark®, offering the original Annapolis colonial tours; Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark®, with the easiest way to have fun on the water; Yacht Charters on the Bay™ by Watermark®, and Wedding on the Bay™ by Watermark®, offer flawless events on pristine yachts; Destination Education™ by Watermark®, gives teachers the most engaging way to immerse their students in history. For a complete list of walking tours, sightseeing cruises, yacht charters and services offered by Watermark visit www.cruisesonthebay.com.

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