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

1. 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.

Washington DC: Ghosts of the Capital Haunted Walking Tour

2. Washington DC: Ghosts of the Capital Haunted Walking 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.

Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

3. Georgetown: Ghost Story Walking Tour

Meet your guide at the Old Stone House and begin the 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.

Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

4. Washington DC: Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

In DC, business has always been handled at the bar. Take a sip of liquid courage and stroll through the same time-worn, vintage pubs that presidents, top officials, and whistleblowers have frequented for the last 150 years. Some of them are still hanging around. Share a brandy with the spirit of Ulysses S. Grant at Round Robin. Hear tales of bootlegging congressmen, backroom deals, and a grisly murder at the National Theatre. Try to capture a ghost on camera as you savor signature cocktails and mouth-watering appetizers prepared by some of the city’s most acclaimed bartenders and chefs. You’ll head home with a new favorite drink and a head full of spooky, shocking tales to entertain friends and family.

Washington, DC: Horror on the Hill Guided Tour

5. 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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4.7 / 5

based on 4 reviews

It was a lot of fun, the guide (the ghost of Samuel Chase) was very knowledgeable and hilarious. He clearly loves his job and has fun with it. FYI for people thinking of attending this: most of the stories were historical, not much contemporary sightings. No chance to actually experience a ghost if that's what you're looking for. The distance walked is about 1 mile, which was a question I had going in.

Great knowledgeable guide, friendly and provided some good murder stories. Great way to learn some history whilst enjoying the DC vibe. Definitely recommend.

John has such a knowledge of events and brings them alive in his animated way of story telling. The whole experience was exceptional.

It was just the right amount of eerie, informational and fun! We loved it

Our tour guide John was very entertaining and informative!