DC Ghost Tour
It is no secret that Washington DC is one of the most historic cities in the United States, and a haunted ghost tour is a cool way to experience the past. Because of this significance and the history that is known to reside within the city, it is also one of the most haunted. Explore the various myths, legends, and hauntings that make DC such a popular place for paranormal investigators and ghost adventurers alike. This walking adventure is great for the entire family and will help you learn something new during your DC trip!
Join up with your knowledgeable guide just behind the Treasury Building at the intersection of F Street NW and 15th Street NW. During this exciting walking tour, you will set out on a less-than-a-mile journey to some of the most haunted and spooky locations in the nation's capital. See a variety of haunted locales and hear the stories that plague DC from your charismatic and fun guide. The tour lasts approximately 1 hour and includes eight different location stops, including sites such as:
The Blair House: The Blair House is also popularly known as the President's Guest House. This interesting building has a vast history. The building is used for guests of the president and vice president, giving it the nickname as the world's 'most exclusive hotel'. The building itself is not open to the public, but the grounds are known to be home to spectres and phantoms. In fact, late President Harry S Truman insisted that he saw ghosts within the Blair House. It is also considered to be haunted by another late president, Woodrow Wilson.
The Hay Adams Hotel: The Hay Adams Hotel is another haunted locale in DC. The building has been known to be haunted by the ghost of Clover Adams, who was married to the original owner, Henry Adams. Mrs. Adams committed suicide and is now said to wander the 4th floor. Staff have also claimed to have witnessed phenomenon within the hotel's walls. Some of the happenings include disembodied voices of a woman crying and even being touched or hugged by unseen forces.
St. John's Episcopal Church: Located on the famous Lafayette Square, St John's Episcopal Church is one of the most notable landmarks in DC. This historic church was erected in a Greek Revival style and is considered to be a National Historic Landmark. As it is also home to the aforementioned Hay Adams Hotel, Lafayette Square is one of the most haunted areas in DC. However, the St John's Episcopal Church has one of the most unique hauntings in the capital. It is said, that when the church's bell rings, several figures will appear to pay their respects for the fallen figure. They are said to appear at midnight in the President's pew.
The White House: Obviously, one of the most notable and famous landmark in DC is the White House. Because it housed some of the most prominent men and women of history, there are plenty of haunting stories to delve into. Just a few of the legends include the seance-conducting Mary Todd Lincoln, an unknown teenage boy called, 'The Thing', and the ghosts of presidents who have passed. Lincoln, Jefferson, Abigail Adams, and Andrew Jackson are some of the spirits that are said to frequent the White House grounds.
Some amazing stories, legends, and myths await on this exciting walking adventure. Enjoy learning about Washington DC's history in a brand new way through haunting stories and interesting ghostly happenings. Be sure to bring your camera along with you as well, because you never know what you might capture!
- Is there any walking involved?
There is approximately .7 miles of walking included on this tour.
- Approximately how long does the DC Ghost Tour last?
It lasts approximately 1 hour.
- For what ages is the tour appropriate?
Great for all ages!
- What type of dress & footwear are recommended?
Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes.
- Where does the tour meet?
Behind the Treasury Building at the intersection of 15th Street NW and F Street NW. There is nearby parking available.