Washington DC

Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

Washington, United States

From USD 25.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take a spooky stroll through Washington DC on this guided walking ghost tour. Visit one of the most haunted buildings in the world—the United States Capitol Building—as well as the Supreme Court Building and the Library of Congress. Hear the stories of feuding ghosts of past lawmakers, haunted souls surrounding the Trial of the Lincoln Assassination Conspirators, the phantoms of past presidents and the curse that surrounds everything on Capitol Hill. It’s a fascinating, spine-tingling adventure.
  • Visit the United States Capitol Building, one of the most haunted places in the world
  • Hear ghost stories about past presidents
  • Travel around Capitol Hill
  • Learn about DC’s spooky past from professional guides

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
    237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA

Start time

08:30 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Capitol Hill

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Library of Congress (Pass By)

Supreme Court (Pass By)

Senate and House Office Buildings (Pass By)

Scary DC (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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135 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
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The guide was in...
Ashley_M, Apr 2023
The guide was in character the entire time and it was very fun. The stories are 80% interesting history with a ghostly twist at the end.
Great tour
Kayla_W, Apr 2023
Clover was an amazing host. Our weather wasn’t the best but the buildings were absolutely stunning!!
Perfect night for a stroll
MaryLynn_T, Mar 2023
Our guide , Mary Surrat , stayed in role even when the Capitol Building Security officer asked if we were doing a tour or something. She replied, “ We are looking for ghosts.” She had a great sense of humor and was lively and interesting. The weather was perfect and the length of the tour was just right. A perfect family activity for us and our two 13 year old grand daughters.
It was not as backed in...
Bev_R, Mar 2023
It was not as backed in history as I would like. The tour guide was theatrical but I think more depth into each story would make it more enjoyable.
The haunted DC walking...
Warde_N, Mar 2023
The haunted DC walking tour was very entertaining and fun. We would certainly recommend taking the tour.
Great tour for everyone
JoAnn_P, Nov 2022
I really liked our tour guide she was great and hearing about all the craziness of DC. Every time I see a black cat I will think about the Devil cat that haunts Washington DC.
Not enough ghost stories and kinda boring
Mary_A, Nov 2022
I've been to plenty of ghost tours, but this by far had to be the most snooze fest. I really feel bad though b/c the tour guide was theatrical but I think he over explained on the background of the tale. There definitely wasn't enough ghost stories and at a certain point of the tour, we sat down on the steps, which was fine. But it felt like we sat there for too long that people lost interest.
Not exactly as advertised
Jenn_D, Oct 2022
Our guide appeared very knowledgable but the stories were scattered, told with stops and starts, and didn't have much substance. She also made a couple of claims about some of the buildings that were false - which caused me to wonder how much of her narrative was fiction. We weren't expecting actual ghosts but I was hoping for great views, a narrative of DC that I hadn't heard before, and, if nothing else, some entertainment. We didn't get much of that in the first hour of the tour and made the decision to make a quiet exit. We still tipped her a small sum since we know everyone deserves to make a living for their work, even if it wasn't what we had hoped or expected. The teenagers were especially underwhelmed.
Super fun!
Robert_G, Sept 2022
We brought our son for his 5th birthday. He loved it and so did we. The tour host was great and we learned some spooky history of DC.
Not what we expected
Marci_S, Aug 2022
It was just a bunch of ghost stories told by an actor….not what we were expecting. Not scary at all.
Great experience
Scott_T, Aug 2022
Great tour and guide! Really enjoyed his wit and costume. Would recommend a small microphone, at times it was hard to hear because of the cars passing by
Ashley_F, Aug 2022
Funny, engaging, full of great history. Wish it started a little earlier because after a full day of walking/sightseeing, we were beat by 9:30.
Amazing spooky history lesson
Tristan_S, Aug 2022
Amazing tour guide and great spooky history lesson. Lots of humor and hidden gems as for the stories. Evening tour also gives some great photo ops.
Haunted DC
Claudia_R, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and humorous. He kept the tour lively and engaging. It was a great way to learn more about the history of DC and see the gorgeous architecture.
Audra_M, Aug 2022
“Samuel Chase” is an amazing story teller! Best money spent so far this trip! Entertaining from start to finish!
Take a walk with history
Donna_A, July 2022
We enjoyed it very much! The stories were very interesting. The tour guide made it very interesting staying in his character as a Supreme Court judge. Would recommend it!
Worth every penny!!
Amanda_M, July 2022
Our tour guide was wonderful!! The detail and history he provided was unparalleled by any other tour during our trip.
Perfect with lots of knowledge!!!
Carli_M, June 2022
Amazing guide! Would recommend going with kids, family, and perfect for couples! I would defiantly take the tour again in a few years to see if there are any new stories!
Spooky in DC
Laura_K, June 2022
Great flexibility and adaptive to the situation. Great stories. Great character. Educational. Wish it was spookier.
A must do tour!
Suzanne_A, May 2022
This was a tour extraordinaire!! Informative, fun and spooky all rolled into one! The guide is absolutely fabulous, a true highlight of our trip.

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