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Haunted History Tours in Washington DC

It should come as no surprise that a city with SO much history is also one with SO many ghost stories! That’s right, Washington DC is not only home to some of the most iconic buildings in America, but also some of it’s most haunted! What would one expect of a city where deadly duels, assassinations, untimely deaths, and other ghoulish tales have taken place over its 240 year history? (Don’t worry, we have plenty of happy ghosts as well.)

There are tons of Ghost Tours you can participate in Washington DC this October that will take you around the haunted Capitol, some even by the glow of candlelight! Ghost City Tours is just one of these companies, but click this link for others.

Curious where you’ll be visiting? Here are just a few of the haunted Washington DC places you can tour this October, not too far from your 1331 Maryland apartment (but far enough to keep the ghosts from visiting.)

Congressional Cemetery – While it may not be a DC landmark you’d visit on the regular, spooky season is a pretty good time to visit Washington DC ‘s more historic graveyard, Congressional Cemetery.  You can enjoy this 19th century cemetery by lantern light through a company called Soul Strolls. With tours that leave every 15 minutes from 6-10PM, visitors will be lead around the hallowed grounds by tour guides and costumed interpreters dressed in period attire, both of who will tell the stories of the cemetery’s departed dwellers. Famous names like J. Edgar Hoover and Dolley Madison reside at this national cemetery. Located on the banks of the Anacostia River, this local ghost tour is about a 15 minute drive from your 1331 Maryland apartment.

The White House Ghost Tour – You might have visited this iconic building before, but this isn’t your average White House tour. While school children and tourists from around the world enjoy learning the White House’s history throughout the day most times of year, during October those who stick around Washington DC at night are treated to special twilight tours that explore the White House’s history of hauntings! With companies like Free Tours by Foot, you can walk around the famous Lafayette Square in front of the President’s home and hear about the different spirits who inhabit it and the surrounding hotels. Dolley Madison may make an appearance again!