Washington DC

90-Minute Walking Tour of the Ghosts of Washington DC

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The Ghosts of DC Walking Tour

From USD 24.99

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


See a side of Washington DC that most visitors miss—and learn all about the capital’s spookiest corners and eeriest legends—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in front of the Supreme Court Building, and set off after dark. You’ll explore many of DC’s top landmarks, from the US Capitol to the Library of Congress, and will learn all about the supposed hauntings and unexplained happenings that they’ve borne witness to.
  • Explore Washington DC after dark, and see a new side of the capital
  • This small-group tour is capped at 15 people for an intimate experience
  • Learn all about the ghost stories and hauntings associated with the city
  • Discover key landmarks like the Supreme Court, US Capitol, and more

What's Included

  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • United States Supreme Court Building
    United States Supreme Court Building, 1 First St NE, Washington, DC 20543, USA

    The guide will meet you in front of the Supreme Court Building!

Start time

09:00 pm

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

U.S. Capitol

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Library of Congress

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Folger Shakespeare Library

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 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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222 reviews
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Worth it
Sarah_R, Sept 2023
Shaw was so educational yet entertaining! We thoroughly enjoyed our ghost tour. Never felt unsafe and the directions were spot on. We were the only two in our tour and Shaw never lost interest in us since we were such a small group.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour as a whole. We push our guides to perform the very BEST they can, in order to give you all as guests the exceptional experience you are wanting. Please come back for another tour with GCT!
Great tour
Sarah_K, Sept 2023
Shaw was great. She was knowledgeable and fun. It was super hot so she let us sit on the steps at our stops which was nice.
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your review and We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour as a whole. We push our guides to perform the very BEST they can, in order to give you all as guests the exceptional experience you are wanting. Please come back for another tour with GCT!
Great night of fun and history!
Rachael_R, Aug 2023
Our tour guide Shaw was fun, engaging and knowledgable. We learned a lot about the buildings, the history of DC and of course ghosts. Most of what she shared with us were things we didn't even know, so it was very cool to learn about and she answered all our questions and more. Plus it was great to see some iconic places at night when they were lit up with fewer people.
Sadly a waste of money
Sarah_M, Aug 2023
The guide was very nice but did not have the right vibe for a ghost tour. We saw no actual things besides a few pictures on a phone you could find yourself on Google; ghost walks, you usually go on location, see artifacts, etc and instead it was just listening to stories sitting on benches. The tour ended early, and the guide did not show up before we did. The company sent a reminder message and suggested bringing bug spray, but who packs this on vacation, yet the guide didn't bring any for us tourists who wouldn't have it with them. By the way, we believe in giving companies a chance to make it right before sharing a review. I called to give feedback the next day to the company, and a disinterested person took my feedback and said that a manager would be given the information. No one called back, sent an email, or texted me (that was days ago).
Highly recommend!
Claire_P, Aug 2023
Tour guide was excellent! Interesting stories and well told. This tour is a great way to see some of the beautiful architecture lit up at night without the crowds.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your review. It is extra special when you fell like you have the city to yourself. Sure makes for a fun an eerie nighttime tour.
The guide was friendly...
Robert_B, Aug 2023
The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. Able to answer all questions that pertained to the subjects that were on the tour. Would definitely recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review and recommendation! We are so glad a great night time tour was had by all.
Great storytelling
Suzanne_S, July 2023
Loved the tour! Tour guide was wonderful! Also loved seeing all the buildings at night. It was so cool being the only people around!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your review. We really do love how eerily beautiful everything is after dark. Glad you had a great time with us.
Awesome Tour
EvelynRuth_R, July 2023
Mike was great! Very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was a good mix of spooky and funny. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your review! We are so glad Mike was able to show you a great blend of history and hauntings, as they go hand in hand. Thank you for your recommendation!
Good stuff
Andrew_C, July 2023
I forget our tour guides name, but she was awesome and knew her history and knew how to deliver the material.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed the material presented and the tour as a whole. Thank you for touring with us.
Cool stories and even better tour guide!
Vanessa_P, July 2023
This was a great way to experience D.C. at night! DJ was an awesome host who brought life to the ghost stories he shared (all true stories and experiences which made the tour even better)! My friends and I would highly recommend especially if you’re visiting for the first time.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so glad to hear you had a great time on the tour with DJ, as well as really got a feel for the passion he has for the history and hauntings of DC.
Interesting and Fun Tour of DC
Rakhi_N, July 2023
My daughter and I really enjoyed this walking tour on a warm summer night. DJ had a lot of knowledge about DC a and various paranormal activity. Would highly recommend and also a nice way of seeing the Supreme Court building and Capital building at night while all lit up. Beautiful!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that DJ showed you not only a great time of beautiful and haunting capital at night, but also imparted some interesting knowledge.
Really good night
Gillian_L, July 2023
The tour guide was so good, she was really engaging and not over the top with telling her stories, they weren't overly scary so absolutely fine for kids. Really interesting
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your review! We are thrilled to hear your entire family enjoyed the tour. It was our pleasure to host you as our guests.
Unique and interesting DC tour
Rick_W, July 2023
The locations and storytelling were very unique and interesting! Our group of adults and kids all enjoyed the tour very much!
Fun walking tour
Lisa_J, July 2023
Enjoyed seeing the buildings lit up at night and the interesting stories about the spirits of those that haven’t left
Fun night despite the heat
Nancy_L, July 2023
Kayla, our tour guide, was very animated and excited to share her stories with us. She kept the group entertained and gave everyone plenty of opportunities to ask questions. The walk was an easy walk around 3-4 blocks and Kayla looked out for everyone's welfare as it was a hot and humid night. It was a fun way to spend an hour and a half walking around national landmarks and monuments.
Haunting Good Time
Vanessa_P, July 2023
DJ was a fantastic guide. We really enjoyed the tour and his knowledge of Washington DC. Great price for all we learned!
Best tour ever!
Maria_K, June 2023
Kayla was an EXCELLENT guide. Great spooky stories, knowledgeable, and her delivery is flawless. We've done ghost tours in several cities and this was by far our favorite!
Great pics and informative information
JoAnn_E, June 2023
We arrived early to get pics, but at night you can get pics of the buildings lit up. The guide was informative. You do not get a person dressed in 18th century garb with animated story telling. What was fantastic was seeing the buildings all lit up. DC is not crowded at this time and pics are great.
Ghost Tour fun!
Shelley_S, June 2023
Our guide was amazing! We had so much fun. Fun for the whole family! Great Stories ! Also great history lessons. Highly recommended!
DC ghost tour
Don_G, June 2023
It was a great tour. Learned a lot about the city! Maybe saw a ghost.. Brian did a great job. Evening time was perfect.

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