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90-Minute Walking Tour of the Ghosts of Washington DC
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90-Minute Walking Tour of the Ghosts of Washington DC

By Ghost City Tours of DC
Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Ages 0-100, max of 15 per group
Duration: 1h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English


  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543, USA The guide will meet you in front of the Supreme Court Building!
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 315393P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 315393P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 First St NE
    1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543, USA
    The guide will meet you in front of the Supreme Court Building!
    See address & details
  • 1
    U.S. Capitol
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Library of Congress
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Folger Shakespeare Library
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

AlexTheWander
AlexTheWander
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Book it!
We had an amazing time! Our guide was very knowledgeable and was great at keeping the entire group engaged.
nicolezQ9136MA
nicolezQ9136MA
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Roy is a great guide!!
Our tour guide Roy was awesome!! Super informative and just the right amount of spooky history for my 11-year-old d
254dianas
254dianas
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This is a must do for people who want to hear good ghost stories!
Our guide was hilarious! He was incredibly knowledgeable and very funny. Who knew DC had such a dark and twisted hi
634haleyc
634haleyc
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Do it!
The tour was SO FUN. Our guide was super engaging and full of brilliant info about the history of DC. The first pla
Angelalinde
Angelalinde
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Roy is amazing
Roy is an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable about the history, great story teller about the ghosts and sounds
Deborah H
Deborah H
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Loved this ghost tour
Loved this ghost tour. We had a blast in the rain listening to historic ghost stories in Washington DC. Great gui
NorthStar570879
NorthStar570879
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Would definitely recommend
Tour guide did awesome! Definitely made the experience fun and interesting with all the detailed stories.
SVDDS
SVDDS
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A nice stroll…
I so enjoyed the tour! Roy was amazing and knowledgeable. We had such a fun time! Learned some interesting DC
stacey5150
stacey5150
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Very interesting experience in Dark DC History
DJ was great. We learned so much about the Octagon Museum and other sites that we visited. Very interesting and i
EdianCurrinir
EdianCurrinir
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We had a great time!
Our tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. Despite the cold and rain he made sure we had a good time.
Escape721964
Escape721964
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Amazing
Everything was amazing. Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend it
anakK8302BW
anakK8302BW
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Fun and interesting!
Our tour guide, Shaulaime, was terrific. She was so kind, and she told great stories! She knew how to spin a yarn
Danopenguinsfan
Danopenguinsfan
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Great Tour! Great Guide!
Our guide was knowledgeable and told the stories with great enthusiasm and was very animated. A great experience!
40samanthal
40samanthal
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DJ the DC ghost master
DJ was knowledgeable and entertaining! We loved every second! He truly seems like he enjoys guiding tours.
Woo-Tang_Shogun
Woo-Tang_Shogun
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DJ was the highlight!!!
DJ was awesome and very knowledgeable! I enjoyed the history aspect of the tour the most!!! Definitely would dl som
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Bob M
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Allie was a terrific guide, very knowledgeable and able to give lots of historical background to entertain us non-believers while talking enough about the spooky stuff to thrill the others. You see some very photogenic buildings and have ample time to take pictures. Highly recommended.
Written March 27, 2022
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Claire F
That’s awesome! Thanks for letting us know! We hope to see you again soon.
Written April 18, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rachael A
2 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
DJ was amazing. He was knowledgeable and witty. We walked away saying if he offered all day tours we would definitely sign up. Not only did he tell great stories, he shared pictures with the group on relation to the stories.
Written June 19, 2022
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Victor S
We're so thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time with DJ! We have the best guides in town! We hope to see you on another tour soon!
Written June 21, 2022
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Ryan C
1 contribution
We loved this tour! Allie did an awesome job telling us cool history about all the places and of course told fun and fascinating ghost stories. She took us right up close to all the buildings like the Capitol and the Library of Congress. This is great for all ages and I would highly recommend this tour!
Written May 22, 2022
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Victor S
We're so glad you had a great time on your tour with Allie! Thank you for touring with us and we hope to see you again soon!
Written June 21, 2022
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Mario S
1 contribution
Jun 2022
This tour was a disappointing end to our week long stay in DC. I signed up for this tour along with my wife and nephew a full month prior to the tour date and received an email confirming our reservation. We took a taxi to arrive at the meeting site early, as requested. The tour guide never showed. I even went so far as to ask several people lounging in the area whether they were the tour guide. I had been checking my email and text messages for any updates during our stay.

We had not received any sort of notice from the guide or Ghost City Tours. When we got through to a representative using the phone number on their website (Not the number on our confirmation!), we were informed that the tour was cancelled and no notification was sent to us by the guide or the company. They were unable to give us a reason for the cancellation.
Written July 1, 2022
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Victor S
We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a 5-star experience with us. It’s extremely unfortunate your guide wasn't able to show up for the tour. It is completely unacceptable, and we assure you that is not the standard we set at our company. We try our best to reach out to all guests booked immediately once we get any notice of cancellation. We appreciate all feedback, and we assure you we will use this for future tour improvement. To make up for this, we would like to offer you free tickets to use in any of our cities, without expiration, in hopes of giving you a much better experience.
Written July 6, 2022
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Melwha
2 contributions
We did the 8 pm 90 minute ghost tour with Jake. He had a great flow to the stories mixing history and humor. He was also great with our two kids. I enjoyed seeing the Capitol, Supreme Court building, Jefferson Library of Congress and a few other buildings lit up at night with time to take pictures as we wanted. We enjoyed the evening.
Written October 23, 2021
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Laken B
That's awesome! Thanks for letting us know!
Written November 7, 2021
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Louis
1 contribution
May 2022 • Family
We were pretty disappointed for a few different reasons. First, our tour guide was a very poor story teller. Although he was a nice person, public speaking was not a strong skill. Also, at times our guide would walk to the other side of the group and we would not hear what was being said. The music was louder than our guide and distracting. Overall there was a lack of showmanship…no excitement in the stories told, forgetting dates and reasons why people died (arguably the most important part). It was very difficult to not leave early and a waste of our money. Whoever trained our guide and gave him the go ahead should be ashamed.
Written May 21, 2022
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Victor S
We are sorry to hear that you didn’t have a 5-star experience with us. It’s extremely unfortunate your guide provided you with this type of tour. It is completely unacceptable, and we assure you that is not the standard we set at our company. We appreciate all feedback, and we assure you we will use this for future tour improvement. To make up for this, we would like to offer you free tickets to use in any of our cities, without expiration, in hopes of giving you a much better experience.
Written June 21, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

BethanyMan
Potomac, MD2 contributions
We were treated to a spooktacular tour led by our guide Jake. Jake was kind, entertaining, sharp witted, and clearly loved fusing the macabre with his infectious sense of humor. He balanced the ghost stories with lively and funny banter which was a recipe for great fun. DC at night is so pretty too.
Written August 2, 2021
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Laken B
We always love to hear when our guides can educate and entertain at the same time. Thank you so much!
Written August 5, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jillygilbo
San Diego, CA2 contributions
Oct 2022
Really enjoyed the tour. Our guide (DJ) was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I liked that he was dressed in a Halloween costume. DJ had some great jokes. It was interesting to see some of the homes and actually learn about it's history- especially the "Octagon" house and the Decatur house. The cost was reasonable. The tour wasn't scary per-se, but very thought provoking. DJ went a few minutes over the allotted time which was a nice surprise considering other tours I have been on cut it right at the time mark and don't finish or rush so quickly to just be done and get everything in. DJ took his time in explaining everything and took great pride in his work and it showed in the tour. Highly recommend it. I would definitely recommend this company.
Written November 1, 2022
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Richard M
3 contributions
Jake, our guide, was an excellent storyteller. His voice is clear and easy to hear with all the wonderful details of his stories. His stories were compelling, with a bit of humor mixed in. You get to see some of the most gorgeous locations of DC in the evening and nighttime, which makes it both magical and bewitching. Would absolutely recommend anyone in the DC area to book a trip with him!
Written August 18, 2021
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Laken B
We always love to hear when our guides can educate and entertain at the same time. Thank you so much for recommending us!
Written August 20, 2021
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Angrisanio7
Plantation, FL26 contributions
Our guide was filled with historical information about the sites we visited and the people who passed in those locations. She was friendly and we enjoyed and appreciated her time.

My only concern was I’m slow because I use a cane. I am fully capable of making the walk, I’m just a little slower than others. She did say in the beginning of the tour if she walks too fast to ask her to slow down, but that is embarrassing for me to intentionally slow everyone. It would be nice if she notice my group was very far behind and slowed herself and the rest of the group. I know there is a time and a schedule, but talking while walking could have been a good accommodation. This isn’t a complaint, it’s just a suggestion for the future.

We had a good time and would recommend to a friend.
Written June 22, 2022
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Victor S
Thank you for leaving this review and sharing your experience with us! We appreciate all feedback, and we assure you we will use this for future tour improvement. We hope to see you again soon.
Written June 29, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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