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Washington Ghost Tour

Are you looking for a spooky, fun ghost tour of Washington DC? Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours has ghost tours to die for!

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Why You Need to Take Our Washington Ghost Tour

Every tour we offer is hosted by experienced local guides that have got the goods on the ghosts of Washington DC. You’ll probably hear some firsthand stories by guests or even the tour guide who witnessed the unexplained! We don’t offer amusement park types of thrills, so if that’s what you’re after, then this isn’t for you. No one wears a costume and jumps out and yells BOO! Instead, we offer an educated, authentic experience to make sense of the unexplained. Suppose you’re visiting Virginia or just want to know more about your hometown’s haunted past. In that case, our adventures are guaranteed to give you a ghostly experience you won’t forget!

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Five Stars

Doug was our tour guide he was great! He was very knowledgeable of the history.

07.15.24
Brandy Adams
 

Five Stars

Tony was an enthusiastic and very enjoyable guide! He was flexible with the rain, during the tour I was a part of, to allow the group to still see all...

07.14.24
Dillan Hebert
 

Five Stars

Tony was an enthusiastic and very enjoyable guide! He was flexible with the rain, during the tour I was a part of, to allow the group to still see all...

07.13.24
Dillan H.
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Our Tours

Tickets Start At $26

DC GHOSTS

Join us on a ghost tour around the White House!

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Outside at 15 St. NW and F Street NW Washington D.C., 20220

Tour TimeTour Times: 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $27

DC GHOSTS BOOS AND BOOZE HAUNTED PUB CRAWL

Take this DC Boo's and Booze haunted pub crawl tour and add some spirits and spirits fun into your vacation or work week!

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: OLD EBBITT GRILL at 75 15th St. NW

Tour TimeTour Times: 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

HIDDEN HALLS OF POWER: SECRET HISTORY OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND DC

Join this tour and visit some of the most iconic spots in downtown Washington DC.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Lafayette Park, Washington DC

Tour TimeTour Times: 11AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

SECRETS, SPIES, AND SYMBOLS DC: MYSTERIES OF THE MEMORIALS UNLOCKED

Join us on the National Mall memorials to explore the vivid portraits of the commitment and sacrifice of those who came before us.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Public restrooms in front of the Washington Monument.

Tour TimeTour Times: 10AM

Tour LengthTour Length: 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Tickets Start At $26

DC GHOSTS ULTIMATE DEAD OF NIGHT HAUNTED GHOST TOUR

Join us on a ghost tour around the White House! With our Ultimate Tour, you get more locations, and more haunted stories.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Lafayette Park (Under the statue of Andrew Jackson) looking towards The White House

Tour TimeTour Times: 10PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Why is Washington So Haunted?

 

Washington DC’s rich history has produced an abundance of spooky lore and stories that intrigue and bewilder people to this day. Founded on July 16th, 1790, Washington DC is unique because it was established by the constitution to serve as the nation’s capital.

From the beginning, DC has been at the center of conflict, issues of race, national identity, compromise, and power.
President George Washington chose the exact site along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers, and the city was officially founded in 1790 after both Maryland and Virginia ceded land to this new “district,” to be distinct and distinguished from the rest of the states.

To design the city, he appointed Pierre Charles L’Enfant, who presented a vision for a bold, modern city featuring grand boulevards (now the streets named for states) and ceremonial spaces reminiscent of another great world capital, L’Enfant’s native Paris. He planned a grid system, at which the center would be the Capitol building.

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Even before coming of age, DC was nearly completely destroyed. During the War of 1812 against Great Britain, enemy forces invaded the city and burned much of it to the ground, including the newly completed White House, the Capitol and the Library of Congress (including all of its books). Thomas Jefferson later replenished the library’s collection by selling off his entire library for $23,950 in 1815.

After the devastation, the city remained small, especially in terms of permanent residents. Soon it would become smaller in physical size as well. In 1847, the portion of the city that had originally belonged to Virginia was retroceded, after the voters of Alexandria elected to leave DC, feeling that they had been left out of development on the other side of the river. You can still see some surviving, original markers for the District today.

To learn more about the haunting past of Washington DC, grab a spot on our Washington DC Ghost Tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours!

Why should you tour with us?

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You’ve already done the standard tour of the city

From the U.S. Capitol, to the Lincoln Memorial, to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, you’ve seen it all during your visit to D.C., right? Not exactly. Join Washington D.C. ghost tour and discover the bloody side of the nation’s capital city — something that isn’t covered in your typical history book. Learn why many paranormal experts call the White House the most haunted property on U.S. soil.

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You want to experience D.C.'s history in person

As relaxing as it can be to kick up your feet and watch a documentary about D.C.’s history, there’s no denying that spending so much time indoors can become monotonous. Whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor to the city, there’s a fascinating, terrifying history just waiting to be explored on a Washington D.C. ghost tour with Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours.

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You want to experience D.C. after dark

It can be frustrating to travel around D.C. when you’re a night owl looking to explore the hustle of the bustle of the city before all the major attractions close at 5 p.m. But there’s a different side to this historic city that doesn’t stop when the sun goes down. As a matter of fact, just like you, the souls of D.C.’s long dead residents are especially active at night.

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You're a history buff

D.C. is any history lover’s dream destination. But when you choose to ignore the haunted underbelly of the U.S.’ capitol city, you’re missing out on the ghastly stories of crime, murder, secrets, and mysterious deaths that have defined the area for hundreds of years. Learn an equally important side of the city’s history…one that locals have shared terrifying tales of for hundreds of years.

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You want to know which ghosts of former Presidents remain in Washington

You know their names, how long they were in office, which party they aligned with…but how much do you really know about the long line of former Commanders-in-Chief, and what became of their spirits after death? Find out for yourself during a Washington D.C. ghost tour, and unveil the bone-chilling stories of former U.S. Presidents who are said to haunt the area’s historic sites to this day.

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You and your friends are looking to make your Saturday night a spooky one

After strolling the National Mall and indulging in the city’s food scene, you’re ready to experience a spookier, more nail-biting side to D.C. Get the adrenaline pumping and join our D.C. ghost tour on a terrifying adventure across town. In a city as haunted as D.C., it doesn’t have to be Halloween to get a good scare from the spirits that continue to occupy some of the area’s sites from beyond the grave.

Lizzie Borden Ghost Tours

America’s most infamously haunted house delivers the most terrifying scares from all across the nation. We’ve compiled an extensive list of notoriously haunted locations and packaged them into spooky, entertaining tours available throughout the nation. Discover the true, unfiltered stories that created these hair-raising scares in only the unique and engaging way our expert guides can bring them to you. From the ghosts of unsolved murders and tragic accidents to disturbed spirits unable to find peace, there’s no limit to what we expose on our authentic ghost tours. Join us as we take you on an unforgettable, chilling journey through your city’s dark past and uncover the sinister secrets that put these places on the otherworldly map.

The Lizzie Borden House is home to the infamous murders that captivated the nation and made Lizzie Borden a macabre household name. Guests can explore the house via a variety of tours and, for those brave enough, stay in this notoriously haunted home. We aim to provide you with a memorable experience as well as deliver the best ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, and a variety of other experiences in over 100 cities.

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