Washington Dc Haunted Houses Walking Tour
From acts of violence to suicides, the Washington, DC Haunted Houses Walking Tour is one that is filled with spooky tales and mystery. The group will meet the tour guide at a central location before walking along the sidewalks to explore some of the most haunted homes in the area. There are no interior visits to any of the locations that are visited.
The haunted house tour takes about two hours to complete. The city is often busy during the day with people going to work and taking part in activities. However, nightfall brings about mystery, odd sounds, and strange sightings that cannot be explained. Guests will meet the guide at the Octagon House museum. They will then learn a little about the tour before visiting the locations. Lafayette Park is one of the first stops on the tour where guests will learn about some of the murders that have taken place there. Other locations on the tour include the White House and some of the Metrorail stations. These are areas where suspicious deaths have occurred over time. The tour also includes locations on Pennsylvania Avenue.
At the end of the tour, guests will have a chance to ask questions about any of the stories that they have heard. There is also time to explore some of the locations, but guests are asked not to go inside unless there are other arrangements made. Transportation is available in the form of taxis and shuttles.
Violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder, suicide — why is it such turbulent events in Washington history seem concentrated around the seven acres of Lafayette Park? During the day, it bustles with White House staff, visitors and office workers. As evening descends, however, so does an almost tangible drape of stillness; it's not hard to imagine the park's inky expanse of yesteryear. Indeed, it is the most haunted site in the city. How the ghosts and spirits came into being is the subject of this eerie perambulation. See the home of navy hero Stephen Decatur, hear about man of letters Henry Adams and his troubled wife Clover, and relive the night of April 14, 1865 when the grim reaper stalked more than Abraham Lincoln. (Could the White House be enshrouded by "the Presidential Circle of Death"?) This walk begins at the house considered the most haunted home in the city: The Octagon.
Please note that this walk does not include interior visits to any of the buildings featured.
Meet your licensed D.C. tour guide in front of the Octagon House museum. From there the walk will proceed to Lafayette Park, location of the White House and other purportedly haunted sites. The two-hour walk travels approximately half a mile along level terrain. The route is wheelchair accessible. The walk concludes in front of the White House (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). Taxis are available and two Metrorail stations (McPherson Square and Farragut West) are nearby.
Pickup & Return:
Octagon House Museum.
The walk concludes in front of the White House (1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW), where taxis are easily available and two Metrorail stations (McPherson Square and Farragut West) are nearby,.
Departure Times: 7:30pm
- Professional guide
Does not include:
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible