Ghost Tours in DC and Virginia

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Do you have any spooky plans for this fall? Ghost walking tours are still taking place in DC and Northern Virginia during the pandemic. Guides and participants wear masks and social distancing is observed. For even more space, choose the scavenger hunt option or book a private tour for an additional fee. You can use contactless payment for gratuities.

Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

Visit one of the most haunted buildings in the world—the United States Capitol Building. Pass by the Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Hear stories of feuding ghosts of past lawmakers, haunted souls surrounding the Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, phantoms of past presidents and the curse that surrounds everything on Capitol Hill.

Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

Discover the hidden history and local legends of Georgetown on a 3-hour ghost tour. Learn about supernatural occurrences and listen to true crime stories as you traverse the cemeteries, churches, and alleys of the city’s oldest neighborhood. Visit locations with reported hauntings.

Review: “The walk through the historic Georgetown homes was peaceful and pleasant. I was really impressed with the level of detail. We got to hear awesome, spooky stories about historical figures while standing outside their actual homes. It really felt like being part of history. The tour takes place in the dark, but thanks to streetlights you get to see some impressive homes and buildings, and the tour doesn’t move so fast that you can’t take some great pictures.”

Haunted Old Town Alexandria Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

On this 2.5-hour guided ghost tour and pub crawl, a costumed guide will lead you through hidden alleyways and tell you tales from the historic places and haunted buildings along the way, including the historic Carlyle House. During the tour, you will also stop at historic Old Town pubs to enjoy a beverage (cost of beverages not included).

Review: “It took us to bars and areas of the city we had never been. We learned so much about the history of Old Town and about paranormal experiences in the area. We went on Halloween, which was especially fun and spooky, but this would be fun any day in the fall.”

Haunted Washington D.C. Ghost and Pub Walking Tour

This 2.5-hour, haunted walking tour covers approximately one mile. Hear stories of ghosts, presidents, prohibition and pubs. At a stop in front of the White House, learn about the White House ghosts and take photos. Costumed guides lead the way through Lafayette Square, with time to enjoy a beverage at each of four “haunted” pub stops. A beverage purchase is not required, but it’s not included in the ticket price.

Review: “I loved all the ghost stories she told, especially the vampire one. All of these stories were rooted in D.C.’s history, which was fascinating. The bars we went to were very nice and we were given enough time to enjoy a drink at each place. I recommend this tour for couples and groups of friends as well as out-of-tours and DCers who are looking for something exciting to do for the night.”

Washington, DC Ghost Scavenger Hunt

This 2-hour independent activitity is about half the cost of the guided tours. Using the provided “Let’s Roam” app, you visit haunted sites, answer trivia questions, solve challenges and take photos. Each player chooses an intereactive role. DC stops include the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Decatur House, the White House, the Renwick Gallery and Lafayette Square.

About Mary Fletcher Jones

Mary Fletcher Jones is a mom, teacher, and blogger. Her blogs include Autumn in Virginia, Cool Yule Blog and You Can't Make This Stuff Up, among others. She is also the creator of "Living Well With Autism," an online resource for caregivers of children, teens, and adults with autism and related special needs.
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