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Washington: Haunted History Ghost Tour

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Washington: Haunted History Ghost Tour

From US$ 22 per person

Discover 200 years of history, tragic events, murder, drama, and intrigue on a walking tour of Washington's most haunted locations.

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Wheelchair accessible


  • Witness The Blair House, the site of Harry Truman’s failed assassination, which is teeming with the spirits of his would-be killer
  • Marvel at St. John's Episcopal Church, the 2nd-oldest structure in President’s Park
  • Learn firsthand about the most important haunted house in the country
  • Hear the cries of Henry Adam's wife, Clover, at the Hey Adams Hotel and discover the mystery behind her tragic death
Full description

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.

  • Guided walking tour
  • Professional tour guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Headsets
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

The Treasury Building at the intersection of 15th Street NW and F Street NW.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Umbrella
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Cameras
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Dogs must be kept on leashes during the tour
  • This tour is family friendly and suitable for all ages
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

based on 59 reviews

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Our tour began promptly and our guide clearly set the expectations for the tour. The tour went exactly how she said it would and we enjoyed it. Our tour guide was very proficient in her knowledge of both the paranormal in general and the history behind each of the sites. It was obvious that she knew what she was talking about and was more than able to answer any questions thrown her way. Very courteous, intelligent, and professional. I highly recommend this tour.

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July 4, 2021

I highly recommend this to anyone who loves paranormal/ghost stories; Charlie also talks about the history behind the buildings as well which is great. It’s also not a lot of walking and plenty of places to sit down incase that would be an issue for anyone. You stay in the same general area. Charlie was great and really was enthusiastic about the stories as well as his own experiences.

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June 30, 2021

We had Charlie as our host. He was great. He was clear and easy to follow and made the walk very interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed the walk around the different corners of Lafayette Square and found out so much about the history and the ghosts said to haunt this area.

February 7, 2020

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