Washington DC Ghost Tours

Ghosts of GeorgetownFor such a small city, Washington DC has a lot of ghost stories. In any of the historic neighborhoods you’re bound to find an old house that has unexplained bumps in the night or otherworldly sightings of lost souls who suffered tragic ends. Even president can’t escape the stories of ghosts roaming the halls of the White House, one of the most haunted places in Washington DC.

Join Free Tours by Foot on a journey to the darker side for the historic, humorous and haunted on one of our Washington DC Ghost Tours. Don’t believe us? Ask about why one of our guides refuses to lead tours past Halcyon House anymore!

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Washington DC Ghost Tours



 Ghosts of Georgetown Walking Tour

Among the historic streets, manicured gardens Ghosts of Georgetown Tourand Victorian row houses of DC’s finest neighborhood lie deep, dark secrets about a forgotten past. Come along to hear about the ghosts and spirits that still haunt these streets…if you dare. Stories of eerie coincidences, curses and scenes from the scariest movies. We’ll share the darker side of the history of this pre-revolutionary town on our Ghosts of Georgetown Tour.

Check our our Guide to Visiting Georgetown for directions, restaurant recommendations and self guided tour options.

Is the Ghosts of Georgetown Tour family friendly? Yes! We share with you stories of curses, eerie coincidences, and of course a few haunted houses. We aren’t ghost hunters, we’re historians – so we’ll be taking you through the darker side of Georgetown, but we do not have any one jump out at you! More humor than screams, this is fun for all ages!

Our own tour guide Canden has published a book on the wicked side of Georgetown history! Wicked Georgetown: Scoundrels, Sinners and Spies  and a pictoral history using vintage photographs, Images of Georgetown.

Tour information for Ghosts of Georgetown Tour

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Tour begins outside the spooky Old Stone House at 3051 M Street NW (near 30th and M St).  Tour ends at the Exorcist Steps (36th and Prospect St NW). NOTE: There is no metro station in Georgetown.

Duration: Approximately 90 minutes. Total walking is about 1.5 mile (2,4km).

When: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturdays at 8pm. Some additional nights added during busy weeks.  View our Calendar

Start: Old Stone House at 3051 M St NW (map)
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU (Blue and Orange)

End: 36th and Prospect Street NW (map)
Closest Metro: Foggy Bottom/GWU or Rossyln (Blue and Orange)

Cost: This is a specialty tour and thus does have a ticketed price of $20 per person. You can purchase tickets on our Booking Page.

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White House Ghost Tour

The best place for Washington DC Ghost Tours is the park around the White House, Lafayette Square. Known also as Tragedy Square, there have been more than one violent deaths in the vicinity. Our historian guides take you through this small park for the true stories of some of the city’s most haunted houses, including the White House.

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On the White House Ghost Tours, you’ll hear stories of:

  • Murder of Philip Barton Key
  • Admiral Decatur’s Duel
  • Dolley Madison’s Haunted House
  • The Ghosts of the White House
  • Haunted Hay Adams Hotel
  • and so much more…

Please note that we do not enter into any buildings on this tour.

There is some overlap between this tour and our Secrets and Scandals tour.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square (North front of the White House). Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours. Total distance 1m (1.6k)

When: View our Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.

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White House at NightWhite House at Night: Secrets & Scandals (Adults Only)

While this isn’t technically a ghost tour, it is the perfect accompaniment to the darker side of history.

Scandalous side of White House? Who would’ve thought it? Join Free Tours by Foot, if you’re an adult, for a walk through the neighborhood around the White House at night to talk about presidential affairs, nearby duels, murders and first ladies dabbling in the occult. Along with our Ghosts of Georgetown and Dark Side of Dupont & Embassy Row tours, our historian guides take you through this small park, known as Tragedy Square, for the true stories of some of the city’s darkest secrets and most haunted houses, including the White House.

Disclaimer: We consider this tour for adults only. We’ll let you decide what adult means but be forewarned we will go into gory details and not gloss over topics of what happened in the White House at night. If you think your teen can handle it, they are more than welcome but you’ve been given a heads up.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Meet at the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square (North front of the White House). Look for your guide with the DC by Foot logo.

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours. Total distance 1m (1.6k)

When: View our Calendar

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Haunted Georgetown (Adults Only)

Along_the_towpath,_C_&_O_Canal,_Washington,_D.C.On this evening walking tour you will stroll the historic streets of Georgetown and hear long ago tales of tragedy, romance and lore.  With its architecture, pedigree and ambiance, Georgetown is a lovely place to visit.  However, the houses, churches and cemeteries of this tony neighborhood are still haunted by their past.  Come find out why…

We go to dark, quiet places to tell scary stories.  We recommend this tour for ages 14 and above.

Tour information for Haunted Georgetown Tour

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.

Where: Tour begins at the C&O Canal Park on 30th St. NW, just south of M St. NW.  GPS address: 1056 30th St. NW. Note: there is no building here, it is the C&O Canal Path.  Look for your guide with the DC by Foot Logo.

End: 28th and Q Street NW.  Closest Metro: DuPont Circle (Red)

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes. Total walking is about 1.5 mile (2,4km).  This tour is not wheel chair/stroller friendly.

WhenView our Calendar 

Cost: This is a specialty tour and thus does have a ticketed price of $30 per person. You can purchase tickets on our Booking Page.

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