Are you looking for a spooky, fun ghost tour of Washington DC? US Ghost Adventures has ghost tours to die for! USGA is America's leading ghost tour provider - we even own the Lizzie Borden House!
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR SO SPECIAL?
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!
WHY IS WASHINGTON D.C. 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.
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 today at www.usghostadventures.com!
Treasury Building, intersection of 15th Street NW and F Street NW
Ghost tours are held nightly, rain or shine.
1 hr. across 1 mile
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