DC Ghosts Haunted Walking Tour
If you lift the curtain of D.C.’s veneer of respectability, you get a glimpse into its terrifying history.
Deep inside the beltway lurks a different side to the legends you know. This great city is built on the passions of famous Americans. And wherever passion builds, blood is spilled, lives are lost but spirits cling on.
Bold ambition makes for animated ghosts and this tour is full of the characters from our history that live on in our memories and the haunted buildings of this tour.
Presidents, Assassins, and Poltergeists
When you think of Washington, D.C., you might picture the regal monuments that enshrine political giants from history, or the places our laws and customs are battled over or the countless showcases of culture that crowd the National Mall. Many people fail to see the foreboding darkness that lurks at the edges of the city’s tourist-friendly historical sheen.
When reputation is everything, a rumor can kill. Take the tragedy of Stephen Decatur, the victim of a duel started just yards from the White House. The White House itself, the seat of the most powerful job in the world has a supernatural power that is off the charts. Assassinated Presidents and ghostly children still roam the halls, scaring staff and comforting today’s worried politicians.
Kindly ghosts and ghouls
See if you can spot the former First Lady and refined hostess who educated a nation on what elegant entertaining looked like. She still waves invitingly from the porch of her house on Lafayette Square Park.
Many people come to Washington, D.C., with hopes and dreams, even if it is to end the republic by kidnapping and murdering the three most important people in America. But not every wide-eyed idealist finds all that they crave, and those dashed dreams and tragic misfires create fascinating stories that will thrill and astound you.
Your trip through the scandalous past of Washington D.C.’s political elite, as well as a few lesser-known tragedies, will help you understand that even in the District of Columbia, the darkness of human nature will creep into the corners of the most civic-minded human endeavors. When the hairs stand up on the back of your neck, and you feel that familiar flutter in the pit of your stomach, you will know the true terror of the Executive City.
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