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Washington: Haunted History Ghost Tour

1. Washington: Haunted History Ghost Tour

Visit the capital city's most haunted locations in the company of a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Kick off your tour with an introduction to the dark history of the nation's capital before embarking on a haunted route to 8 locations located near the White House. After an introduction into general history and hauntings of DC, walk through the dark streets to President's Park and listen to stories and eyewitness accounts of personal hauntings, like St. John's Episcopal Church, also known as the President's Church. From there, head to the most important haunted house in the country, the White House. Learn about Lincoln's ghost that greets each incoming President when they take office, and hear how he still tries to help the leaders of the free world from the grave. You will then visit a host of other haunted locations where you will hear, in gripping detail, the history and eyewitness accounts of hauntings and paranormal activity in DC. Finally, head to the final stop at the Treasury Building, where you will listen to a final recap of D.C.'s strange activity, ask any ghost questions you might have, and check out and exchange any paranormal pictures and activity caught on camera.

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Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

2. Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Old Stone House and begin the 1.5-hour walking tour through this pre-revolutionary town with many dark secrets.  Stroll among the historic streets, manicured gardens, and Victorian row houses as you hear stories and deep, dark secrets about DC’s finest neighborhood's forgotten past. End the tour at the Exorcist Stairs featured in the film The Exorcist, which are further down M Street NW from the starting point. This is a family-friendly tour.

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Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

3. Lincoln's Assassination Walking Tour

The trajectory of this nation was changed on one night in a small family run theater when President Lincoln was murdered in cold blood. What lead up that moment? Who was behind this coordinated plot? The entire story is stranger than fiction and on this two hour walking tour you will trace the steps of the killers and learn all about this dark night. It is a story filled with intrigue, mystery and betrayal. Join this family friendly tour and see why this is one of our highest rated tours in Washington. You'll learn about the events that led up to the attempted assassination of the Secretary of State and the Vice President, as well as the assassination of President Lincoln. Following in his footsteps from the White House to Ford's Theatre to Peterson's Boarding House, where he took his final breath.

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Arlington National Cemetery: Guided Walking Tour

4. Arlington National Cemetery: Guided Walking Tour

Meet a licensed tour guide for a walking tour of the Arlington National Cemetery. Stroll through American history and pay tribute to the military and war heroes of the United States. During your tour, explore the largest military cemetery in the U.S. and the final resting place for more than 400,000 veterans from the fronts of Iraq and Afghanistan, World Wars I and II, the Korean conflict, Vietnam, the Cold War, and America’s Civil War. Get a glimpse of the Changing of the Guard ceremony, and discover the highlights of the cemetery, such as President JFK’s gravesite, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and Arlington House — the home and national memorial of General Robert E. Lee. As you walk, your experienced tour guide will tell you the stories of the cemetery and some engaging anecdotes. Your guide will also respect your privacy if desired at any point.

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Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

5. Washington D.C.: Dark Nights in D.C. Ghost Tour

Learn the terrifying history of Washington D.C. in this adult-only tour. Discover the restless spirits that linger in the city. Listen to tales of horrific murders, mysterious deaths, and tragic suicides. Explore the sites of past hauntings of soldiers and presidents. Spend your night passing by some of D.C.s most haunted buildings, surrounded by the dark, in the glow of the moonlight. Pass by Octagon Museum, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Decatur House, Hay-Adams House, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Cutts-Madison House, Lafayette Square, and The White House. Prepare to indulge your dark side with this thought-provoking ghost tour. Feel centuries of darkness creeping around you as your tour guide divulges the city’s secrets.

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Washington, DC: Horror on the Hill Guided Tour

6. Washington, DC: Horror on the Hill Guided Tour

Meet your guide in the heart Capitol Hill and set off along Pennsylvania Avenue. Listen to your guide reveal tales of the mysterious phenomena that have been taking place in the city for hundreds of years and feel immersed in the spooky surroundings. During the tour, explore the eerie underbelly of Washington, DC where the spirits of long-gone presidents, ambassadors, and generals still haunt the streets. Uncover spooky stories and unexplained events as you visit the most haunted locations in the city, and perhaps experience a supernatural event of your own. Learn how James Madison keeps his spirit alive by wandering the halls of the Library of Congress, and how John Quincy Adams' ghostly whisper can still be heard in the Capitol. Feel the hair on your neck start to stand as you hear about the Demon Cat that prowls the halls of Congress before national tragedies and presidential elections. According to legend, the cat was seen before the assassinations of both Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, and appeared before the Wall Street Crash of 1929.

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Washington D.C.: The Ghosts of Washington D.C. Walking Tour

7. Washington D.C.: The Ghosts of Washington D.C. Walking Tour

Enjoy a family-friendly walking tour of Washington D.C. and immerse yourself in the Capital's dark past. Visit some of Capitol Hill's most haunted historical sites and discover the mysterious past of its most prominent residents. Learn more about poltergeists, assassination attempts, and the city's historical architecture as you admire spooky sights such as the Folger Shakespeare Library and Cannon House Office Building.

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Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

8. Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Walk in the footsteps of the Presidents, and drink where they drank, on this haunted history drinking tour. Visit four of the city's oldest and most haunted pubs including the Old Ebbitt Grill and Rhodes Tavern. Enjoy your pick of spirits, while learning about the spirits of a different sort that still haunt the city of DC.

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What people are saying about Washington, DC

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

While we didn’t see any ghosts, we did get an amazing history lesson. Our guide, Sana, held all of our attention as she told stories of the past woven into the beautiful homes and buildings of DC.

It was a very interesting and informative tour. You would never get that kind of experience just walking through the cemetery on your own.

Sana really made the haunted history come to life for my granddaughters. She was very interesting! Excellent tour guide!

Really fun. Short tour but a ton of information. Really enjoyed it and the flexibility from the organization!

A lot of walking, but very educational. The guide was very interesting.