The Most Haunted Houses: the original Washington, D.C. ghost tour!

Violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder, suicide — why is it such turbulent events in Washington history seem concentrated around the seven acres of Lafayette Park? During the day, it bustles with White House staff, visitors and office workers. As evening descends, however, so does an almost tangible drape of stillness; it’s not hard to imagine the park’s inky expanse of yesteryear. Indeed, it is the most haunted site in the city. How the ghosts and spirits came into being is the subject of this eerie perambulation. You’ll see the home of Navy hero Stephen Decatur, hear about man of letters Henry Adams and his troubled wife Clover, and relive the night of April 14, 1865, when the Grim Reaper stalked more than Abraham Lincoln. (Could the White House be enshrouded by “the Presidential Circle of Death”?) You’ll begin this walk at the house considered the most haunted home in the city: The Octagon.


Please note that this walk does not include interior visits to any of the buildings featured.


Led by Andrew, BreeLaura, or Victoria


If you like this Washington walking tour, you might also like: Capitol Hauntings and The White House and Lafayette Park


Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

October 4 - 25, 2019.

Please note: we are not offering the walk on Saturday, October 26th.

Approximately 2 hours
No reservations necessary. Simply show up!

$20 per person (kids 3 and younger free). $5 discount with U.S. military or federal government ID. Pay in advance or with cash or a credit card when you arrive.

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Embarks from "The Octagon" sign located at 1799 New York Avenue, NW (corner of New York Avenue and 18th Street, NW).
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