An Authentic Ghost Tour Based on Facts from our nation’s capital.
The well researched historical accounts of events surrounding these horrible hauntings have been extensively researched and are updated as new scholarship come to light. Even if you take the ghost stories with a pinch of salt, you will have a new way of seeing the torrid and tumultuous history of our nation’s capital.
For instance, you’ll note the Madison’s feature in several of our stories, such an impactful and energetic they really left their mark on Washington society, then and now. Dolly Madison was renowned for hosting elegant and cordial soirees with members of both political parties in attendance, she was convinced that just because people disagreed on how the country should be run it was no reason to not be able to engage in civil discourse with on another.
She pioneered the spirit of bipartisan cooperation, long before the term was in use.
That her ghost continues to wander the streets of Washington today is a timely reminder that such an attitude would be welcome today. Perhaps if any tour members see her ghost they can encourage her to haunt the capitol!
Entertainment with a historical twist
The knowledgeable and entertaining guides on DC ghosts will hold your attention in the palm of their hands as they tell you about the latter half of Dolly Madison’s life. Her financial ruin after her husband’s death. The worry caused by the need to manage two properties. Her name being added to a brand of ice-cream, among many other products and trinkets, all bearing her name. All opportunities et up by a circle of caring friends.
Imagine the sorrow and loss of pride as friends passed by with even more thin and transparent reasons to give her cash. A former slave even visited regularly, pretending to still be buying his freedom, even though he had paid for it many years ago.
Dolly Madison’s ghost was often seen just after her death, on the porch that Dolly Madison used to greet passersby from. The subsequent owner of the house tried to discourage the ghost by blocking in the porch with a window. But still, her ghost would appear. Waving at people passing by.
As you stand outside the Cutts-Madison house and stare at where the porch used to be, maybe you will see her ghost. Feel your heart race as you learn more about the ghosts at each tour stop, perhaps even seeing movement in the dark as you walk along the guided route.
Entertainment for All Ages
The stories of historical hauntings will grip you with fear, we don’t want you or any young people to lose sleep. So while entertaining and full of historical fact our ghost stories will haunt your memories, but not your dreams.
Ghost enthusiasts of all ages are welcome, and our tours are fully accessible. All tour guides are professionals and locals with insight into the city.
If you focus on the hauntings you will not be dissatisfied with the stories from first-hand accounts, written historical documents, and careful research. For example, the White House has been written about since the day it was built. It has hosted events of national importance and every single president (except George Washington) has expended energy in varying amounts within those walls. The later presidents all reported feeling or seeing ghosts, but some felt comforted by the watchful spirits of their predecessors.
Learn New Stories about the Capital City.
The DC Ghosts tour is packed with in-depth and fascinating information about the capital city of the United States, and that’s without the ghosts! You’ll have new facts about the famous stories of Washington D.C. to tell as well as some surprising lesser-known stories that you will learn during the tour.
For example, the National Theatre at 1321 on Pennsylvania Avenue has a fascinating ghost story hidden in its basement under the stage. Join us to hear about the actor whose career was cut short but just can’t leave the stage. His ghost continues to haunt new productions, especially around opening night. It’s as if his ghost feels the excitement and energy a new production brings to the theatre, which wakes his spirit to return to the place he loved.
Even if you are a Non-Believer – fun is guaranteed.
DC Ghosts promises you a fun tour, even if your imagination does not extend to the possibility of the powerful energies of the spirit living on after the death of the body.
We understand that different people have different opinions on ghosts and their role in this world. The DC Ghosts ghost tour is open to everyone, and even if you don’t find the stories convincing, we know you will still have a great time and learn a lot about Washington D.C.
But if you have just a small glimmer of belief or a strange experience from your childhood that you still can’t quite explain, then we will provide you ample evidence of the supernatural ghosts who haunt Washington D.C today.
In Town and Not Sure of What to Do.
You could visit a small part of one of the great museums in DC, or take a tour of one of the houses on our Ghost Tour, but you won’t find such depth and variety in the historical aspects or the locations selected or the chances of seeing a ghost yourself anywhere but the DC Ghosts haunted tour of Washington D.C.
Selecting and researching the stunning historical and haunted locations on just the standard DC Ghosts tour would take you weeks of research, it took that long just to develop the very first tour, let alone all the iterations and extra research since then.
On D.C. Ghosts you will have a fascinating insight into the history of this city, and save you time and energy, all with the guarantee of an entertaining evening walking the atmospheric streets of Washington D.C. enthralled by our stories of haunted history and the terrifying truth that lurks behind the elegant facades of our capital city.
A Memorable Experience.
They say a story is more memorable than a fact, and we have eight or twelve fascinating stories carefully plucked from the history books and designed to be memorable and repeatable to your friends and family.
Add to these expert stories of haunting and historical ghosts the darkness on the streets of Washington D.C. in the very places where these unbelievable incidents took place. We will stop outside the president’s church and might hear the bell that, when rung on the occasion of a notable person’s death, summons six ghostly figures in white cloaks to a special pew in the church. You can’t help but feel the hairs on the back of your neck tingle when you are standing within the sound of that bell, cast by the Revere Company of Boston, and weighing over 1000 pounds.
Book your spot on the D.C. Ghosts haunted walking tour now!