Escape D.C.’s bureaucratic normalcy with a glimpse of its terrifying history!
We like to caution our guests of the DC Ghost Tour to keep an eye out during the tour as spirits may make contact. Our guides are trained to monitor and oversee the ghost walk experience, but it is up to you to stay vigilant and hopefully catch a glimpse of a ghost or two.
Presidents, Politicians, and Poltergeists
When you think of Washington, D.C., you might picture the regal monuments that enshrine political giants from history, or the frustrating and ineffectual nature of political bureaucracy. However, many people fail to see the foreboding darkness that lurks at the edges of the city’s tourist-friendly historical sheen.
Throughout the Federal City’s storied history, this area has collected strange experiences and occurrences that defy explanation. As you walk around to some of the most famous, and infamous, sites in the Capital, the real story of Washington, D.C. will become clear. You will hear about presidents who visit from the other side, although not necessarily where you might think. You will hear about haunted hotels and theaters, the tragedy of Stephen Decatur, and a few more famous visitors that might just terrify you so much you won’t be able to sleep.
Many people come to Washington, D.C. with hopes and dreams, idealistic Mr. Smith-types who believe in the power of the republic. But not everyone wide-eyed idealist finds the hope that they crave, and those dashed dreams and tragic misfires have led to a number of compelling stories that will thrill and frighten you.
Your trip through the scandalous past of Washington, D.C.’s political elite, as well as a few lesser-known tragedies, will help you understand that even in the District of Columbia, where wide-eyed enthusiasm for the political process is often accepted without irony, the darkness of human nature will creep into the corners of the human experience. When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and you feel that familiar flutter in the pit of your stomach, you will know the true terror of the Executive City.
What draws the supernatural to Washington, D.C.?
For a city that should highlight the idealism and power of a democratic form of government, Washington also has a discomforting connection to the supernatural. Our tour offers an uncompromising look at what makes Denver such a compelling haunted location. As the home of the United States federal government, many people have ventured to the city in the hopes of being a part of history. What they did not know, though, is that sometimes history deals in cruel ironies. That palpable sense of tragedy is what has made the Capital City such a hotbed for paranormal activity. The historical significance of the area around the White House only adds to the feeling of loss and missed opportunity that hums in the background of each grand and impressive monument to this country’s achievements. Sure, you can read about the tragedy and failure that underlie Washington’s legendary history, but experiencing its horrifying truth in person at night will help make you feel like you are a part of the city’s strange and ghastly true history. Reserve your tour today, and experience the side of Washington, D.C. that you won’t see on the news.
The D.C. Ghosts walking route is a great way to see the amazing sites of the Capital City while also getting your fill of the ghostly atmosphere of the city’s most haunted locations. This tour is perfect for first time visitors to Washington, D.C., and seasoned locals alike!Read sightings & stories!
DC Ghost Tour welcomes you to a historic look at the haunted past of the capital city. Let our knowledgeable guides take you on an adventure to 8 locations in D.C., visiting the most haunted locations on a 1-hour tour. We encourage our guests to stay alert during the walking tour as you never know when there might be a ghost sighting!
Our ghost tour is created to be scary and creepy but is still family friendly and available to all ages. Your kids will be talking about this exciting our for years to come!
Tours meet and end behind the Treasury Building at the intersection of 15th Street NW and F Street NW. Look for your tour guide, who will be standing with a lantern. Click here for directions.
The tour lasts roughly 1 hour across a 0.7 mile route.
The ghost tour includes 8 locations across a short walking distance under one mile, and lasts one hour. Tours are held at 8pm and 9:30pm. Please only attend the tour for which you are scheduled. We recommend that you arrive for your ghost tour 10 to 15 minutes before start time. Tours are held rain or shine, so dress accordingly! Guests may only attend a tour for the day and time reserved. Changes are subject to availability and are not guaranteed. If a change is needed for your tour reservation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further assistance.
Tickets for our DC Ghost Tour must be purchased in advance and can be found online at our website. Tour guests are not required to print out tickets. Simply bring your ID and show up ready to start the tour!
Kids under 12: $12
Kids under 6: $4.
You do NOT need to print tickets purchased online. Once your order is made online, you’ll be added to the list! You must attend the tour for the date and time of your purchase. Rescheduling may be done upon approval and may be subject to a 10% rescheduling fee.
Parking is limited in Washington, D.C. The closest and cheapest parking location is a parking garage located at 1620 I St NW.
Quality Experience for all ages
Our tour provides a quality ghost walk experience for all ages, with a mix of history and spookiness rolled into one.
Entertaining and Informative
DC Ghost Tour is both entertaining and informative. Our guides tell you the stories of our nation’s capital and how they are connected to spirits still lingering today.
7 Reasons Guests Should Go on the DC Tour
An Authentic Ghost Tour Based on Facts from our nation’s capital.
This tour provides an exact account of what happened to certain individuals in DC history. Stories are a combination of historical events as well as eyewitness information.
What is more thrilling than a ghost tour? Feel your heart race as you learn more about each tour stop, perhaps even seeing movement in the dark as you walk along the guided path.
Entertainment for All Ages
Are you traveling to DC and want to enjoy a fun family-friendly event? This tour is perfect for kids and adults, and we ensure everyone will have a great time.
Learn New Stories about the Capital City.
During the DC Ghost Tour, you will learn new and exciting information about the capital city. Travel back home to tell your family and friends about the famous stories as well as lesser-known tales you learned during the tour.
The ghost tour is fun, even for the non-believer. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, you will enjoy the stories told and learning more about each historic location.
In Town and Not Sure of What to Do.
Whether you are traveling to D.C. for a week or just a few days, the DC Ghost tour is a great option for spending time in the capital city with friends, family members or co-workers.
A Memorable Experience.
DC Ghost Tours offer you a memorable experience. The tour brings everyone together as stories are told about amazing moments in history. Have fun remembering the highlights of the tour long after your visit is through.