tour haunted Washington D.C. with Ghost City Tours

Washington D.C. Ghost Tours

Tour the Nation's Capital and its most haunted locations

Discover the haunted side of Washington D.C. with Ghost City Tours

Washington D.C. is famous for being the nation's capital. We want to make it famous for its ghosts.

Ghost City Tours offers Washington D.C.'s ONLY Adults only Ghost Tour

5-star Ghost Tours

99% of guests give us the highest rating possible on review websites like TripAdvisor, Yelp and more.

Trusted by the best

Washington D.C.'s best Hotels and Bed & Breakfasts trust Ghost City Tours with their guests.

Free Reschedule

Buy your tickets knowing you can reschedule for free if your plans change.

Our All Ages Ghost Tour

Our All-Ages Ghost Tour takes you on a journey to meet the ghosts of Washington D.C., You'll visit haunted buildings where ghosts are seen, and much more on this Ghost Tour.

One of the locations you'll visit on this ghost tour in Washington D.C..
Nightly at 8 pm

The Ghosts of Washington D.C Tour

Rated:

  • Bring your little ones with you! This Ghost Tour is perfect for the entire family
  • This Ghost Tour is perfect for guests of all ages, including families and children
  • This tour is also great for history buffs, as we spent a lot of time making sure this is a Historically Accurate Ghost Tour
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change

Our Adults-Only Ghost Tour

Our Dark Nights in D.C Ghost Tour is designed for mature audiences. This tour explores Washington D.C.'s dark history and the hauntings that stem from it.

Our Adults only Ghost Tour talks about the Washington D.C. Witch Trials.
Nightly at 9 pm

The Dark Nights in D.C Ghost Tour

Rated:

  • The Dark Nights in D.C Ghost Tour is Washington D.C.'s ONLY Ghost Tour for Adults
  • You won't have to worry about someone else's children crying or making a scene
  • This is one seriously spooky ghost tour! Since the kids are safe in the Hotel, no topic or theme is off limits
  • Take a journey on the dark side of human nature on this amazing ghost tour
  • Reschedule your tour for free if your plans change
One of the haunted cemeteries we visit on our Group Ghost Tours

Ghost Tours for Groups

Bring your group on a ghost tour of Washington D.C. with Ghost City Tours. Whether you have a group of 12 or 312, Ghost City Tours offers the best group ghost tours in Washington D.C.

We offer a Group Discount of 15% for groups of 12 or more.

For Groups of 30 or more we even offer payment plans if you book your Ghost Tour far enough in advance.

Learn more about our Group Ghost Tours

The highest quality tour company

Why should you choose Ghost City?

Ghost City began operating tours in 2012, and before long, we became the Best Ghost Tour Company in the Country. Our dedication to quality and authenticity has not only set us apart from the rest but made us the leader in the industry.

Our Guest Services

Ghost City operates a full Guest Services office, open from 9 am-midnight, seven days a week. We're here to help.

Exceptional Quality

Since our founding, over 750,000 people have joined Ghost City for a tour. This doesn't happen unless you're excellent.

Military Discounts

We employ and support Veterans from all Branches - We thank you for your service and are proud to offer you a discount!

We stand by our Tours

In the rare circumstances where someone isn't 100% satisfied, we'll do what we need to do to make it right.

The BEST Tour Guides

The best Tour Guides want to work with Ghost City. You won't find better tour guides in any of our cities.

Paranormal Enthusiasts

We're not just a Ghost Tour company - we're a team of people who love ghost hunting and exploring the paranormal.

We'll take you to the Most Haunted Places in Washington D.C.

Ghost City Tours has spent many years researching the ghost stories and haunted locations in and around Washington D.C. This means that when you choose Ghost City Tours you hear the true story of the ghosts and hauntings in Washington D.C., including local lore and lesser-known hauntings.

We like pushing the envelope, offering tourists and locals alike a chance to join our Guides and journey into areas of Washington D.C. giving you a look into the mysteries of the city.

As one of the oldest stage theatres in the nation, Ford’s Theatre is as illustrious as it is iconic.

Ford’s Theatre

As one of the oldest stage theatres in the nation, Ford’s Theatre is as illustrious as it is iconic. It's hosted politicians, presidents, and public officials.

Learn more about The Ford’s Theatre
Don’t let the arcadian atmosphere fool you, there’s something wicked in President’s Park.

The Haunted Lafayette Square Park

Don’t let the arcadian atmosphere fool you, there’s something wicked in President’s Park.

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Haunted by war criminals, Confederate spies, and Lincoln co-conspirators, the Old Brick Capitol is America’s spookiest location.

The Haunted Old Brick Capitol

Haunted by war criminals, Confederate spies, and Lincoln co-conspirators, the Old Brick Capitol is America’s spookiest location.

Learn more about The Haunted Old Brick Capitol
Locked doors unlock on their own; radios turn on and off again. Objects are moved by unseen hands. Visitors encounter mysterious orbs, full-bodied apparitions, and cold spots. Those sensitive to residual energies even claim to hear a woman’s low, mournful wails.

The Haunted The Hay-Adams Hotel

Locked doors unlock on their own; radios turn on and off again. Objects are moved by unseen hands. Visitors encounter mysterious orbs, full-bodied apparitions, and cold spots.

Learn more about The Haunted Hay-Adams Hotel
Designed by a failed necromancer, the U.S. Capitol Building is overrun with poltergeists. From demonic cats to phantom presidents, this is the Most Haunted Building in the World.

The Ghosts of the U.S. Capitol Building

Designed by a failed necromancer, the U.S. Capitol Building is overrun with poltergeists. From demonic cats to phantom presidents, this is the Most Haunted Building in the World.

Learn more about the haunted U.S. Capitol Building

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have some questions about our Ghost Tours - and you don't want to call. Below you can find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get about our tours.

Are these walking tours?

ALL of our Ghost Tours are Walking Tours. You do have other options, such as Hearse Ghost Tours and Trolley Ghost Tours. To FEEL the energy which our ghosts give off, you have to be in the actual places where the haunting takes place. Imagine walking through a haunted alley with all of the lights out, or standing on what was once a battlefield. Are you already feeling the tingles up your spine?

  • Walking Tours allow you to immerse yourself in the stories we tell.
  • Walking is good for you, and it is a great way to walk off that amazing dinner you just had!
  • You're not crammed into a vehicle, almost certainly squished in next to someone you'd rather not be squished up against.

Ghost City has never sold Groupon vouchers - and we never will. There are companies which offer their tickets for sale on Groupon. And if you're not worried about the quality of the tour you're getting - you can certainly spend some time on Groupon or Living Social and find tickets.

We know that our experiences are of the highest quality, with thousands of 5-star reviews from tourists and locals who have enjoyed them. Also, we often sell out - especially on the weekends and on Holidays. There is simply no reason why we'd sell our tours on Groupon.

There are a few options to take a ghost tour by vehicle. In Washington D.C, you can choose from a Trolley Ghost Tour or even one in a hearse.

If you're interested in taking one of these trolley ghost tours or a hearse ghost tour you'll have to go to those companies' websites and buy from them. We believe that walking tours are the best way to experience paranormal activity in Washington D.C.

We understand that you may have your heart set on riding around the haunted streets of Washington D.C in a Hearse or Trolley - but you cannot do this from Ghost City. If you want a paranormal experience that is truly spooky, Ghost City is the way to go.

Some locations allow us to come in; most don't. Many of the locations that you'll be visiting are private residences. Obviously the residents would not be happy about us coming into their homes. Therefore we do not go into most of the locations we visit.

All ticket sales are final. Like any other performance, and yes, our Tours are performances, we can only admit a limited number of people. Therefore, we cannot give you a refund should you decide not to attend.

However, we're not a bunch of unreasonable monsters. We allow our guests to reschedule their tickets to another date or time, as long as you do it at least 12 hours in advance.

When it comes to buying tickets for our tours, the following classes of tickets are based on age.

  • Ages 0-5: We do not charge anything for anyone 5 or under. They get to attend our tours for free!
  • Ages 6-11: This is considered a child ticket as defined by the city of Washington D.C.
  • Ages 12+: This age range is considered an adult ticket.

Keep in mind, some of our tours are simply for ages 16+ or 21+ only. For those tours there is only one ticket type you can choose from.

All of our Tours run 7 days per week. In addition, we often open up additional time slots for our tours as the original time sells out. If you want to book a tour Ghost City Tours will ensure that we are able to fit you in a tour. We still advise you to purchase your tickets as soon as you know which tour you want to take.

Purchasing tickets for our Ghost Tours

You can purchase your tickets online, or by phone. In either case, you'll receive your tickets immediately via email. You must buy your tickets in advance.