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About DC Ghosts

In less than two miles, the DC Ghost Tour will take you on a haunted adventure, encompassing the most historic and haunted locations in Washington D.C. With 12 stops along the ghost tour, visitors will learn just how important the hot spots are to US history as well as just how haunted our nation’s capital really is!

At DC Ghosts, our goal is to provide a scary mix of history and ghost legends. Washington, D.C. is filled with stories of war, murder, and intrigue. The stories within the 12 locations will leave you breathless and wondering, “Will I see a Ghost around the corner?” Such stops on our tour include President’s Park, The Blair House, and Ford’s Theater.

Our guests routinely experience real hauntings and live to tell the tale. The authenticity of our tour will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing on end as you wonder if you will catch a glimpse of ghosts from a bygone era. The Washington D.C. area is rich with history and ghosts just happen to be included in the mix!

Each of the stories within our 12 tour stops was researched thoroughly and our authentic, involving the history of the nation’s capital. We can connect factual and historical events to the spots on our tour, taking our guests along a historical and creepy adventure through the capital.

Join our tour and see for yourself just what DC Ghost Tour has to offer. You will find the tour is engaging and informative, and perhaps you might catch a glimpse of a ghost or two along the way!

Why is Washington D.C. so Haunted?

Washington D.C. has been the center of political activity in the United States for generations, having bared witness the struggles and triumphs in the nation. It is not surprising to find that the city with such a rich history involving legendary figures and events would be home to paranormal activity. In D.C., there have been several political events as well as tales of murder and tragedy.

An Assassination

One of the most well-known locations in Washington, D.C. is Ford’s Theater. Home to one of the most terrible presidential tragedies, the theater marks the end of the DC Ghost Tour. President Abraham Lincoln, along with his wife, was attending the performance of Our American Cousin on April 14 , 1965. Stage actor John Wilkes Booth decided to take that night and assassinate the president. Booth used his knowledge of the theater to get close enough to the president to end his life with a gunshot. As Lincoln slumped in his theater chair, Mary Todd screamed in agony as her husband lay dead before her. According to many, the cries of the First Lady can still be heard as visitors tour the theater today. There have also been sightings of President Lincoln within the theater, seated in the same spot as if to be waiting for the show to start as this was the night he was brutally murdered by Booth.

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Much like the Constitution, there are some guidelines that we must follow.

  • Remain calm.

    It could be just Lincoln saying hello. Don't panic!

  • Be polite.

    These spirits may have been the past leaders of this land. Much like a grandparent, please be polite if you're graced with their presence!

  • Do not provoke the spirits.

    We hear the spirits of IRS auditors may be lurking.

  • Stay together.

    As cool as being a ghost with our past leaders may be, please don't become one! Buddy up!

  • Watch your step.

    Again, we don't want you becoming a spirit. ;)