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Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill provided by Scary DC

Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill

Haunted DC Walking Tour on Capitol Hill
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Tour snapshot
Visit Washington DC's most haunted building
Duration:
1h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    1h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    10
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
After the sun has set and the tourist crowds of thinned, discover the darker side of the nation’s capital on a haunted walking tour. Follow your guide around the allegedly cursed Capitol Hill and listen to frightening stories about the local ghosts and the spirits of presidents past. The nighttime tour is also a great opportunity to photograph illuminated landmarks including the Library of Congress and Supreme Court.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Listen to ghost stories and legends set in DC
  • Take an offbeat nighttime tour with friends
  • See numerous landmarks during the tour
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Listen to ghost stories and legends set in DC
  • Take an offbeat nighttime tour with friends
  • See numerous landmarks during the tour
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 33871P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
1h 30m
Departure details
  • 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
Duration
1h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions. Dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
    237 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Capitol Hill
    Stop: 90 minutes
    The scariest neighborhood in DC
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    Pass by
    Library of Congress
    Supreme Court
    Senate and House Office Buildings
    Scary DC
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
69 reviews
Excellent
49
Very good
9
Average
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Terrible
6

CJS357
Alexandria, VA2 contributions
Dec 2020
Our tour guide, Anna Seurat, was very engaging, right from the start. She was dressed in old time clothes, and stayed in character the entire time. Everybody felt comfortable, and had fun. She was very funny, and led the group through the DC landmarks at night. Gorgeous to see. Anna was entertaining, and the tour progressed at a good pace. She was knowledgeable about her character, and ghost hauntings around the city. Excellent story teller! Was a fun addition to our DC trip, apart from visiting all of the landmarks. High recommend for the tour, and high recommend for Anna. Thanks for a fun night.
Written 6 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michele Z
West Chester, PA3 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Justice Samuel Chase aka “bacon face” and affectionately named “Mr. Bacon” (by my 10 year old during the tour) was absolutely amazing! He is so knowledgeable and very funny. We learned so much about the history of the Hill told through spooky stories. The tour was conversational which I really loved. Absolutely will be a highlight of our vacation. We are almost certain Sam Chase was an actual ghost. He waited with us for our Uber and as we pulled away it seemed he completely disappeared!!
Written 29 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maria S
Kingston, NY2 contributions
Aug 2020
Our Tour Guide was Samuel Chase, the ghost of a lawyer who lived through the inception of our country. He was excellent, so informative (totally in character the whole time). the tour was spooky, and rife with historical info and waxed poetic on many of the grand themes (justice, liberty, etc) that undergird the structure of this nation. for horror freaks and history buffs alike! have fun!
I also really appreciated that it takes place entirely on capitol hill, because ive been to DC 3 times so far and this was the first time that I made it over there. it is easy to pass up with all that there is to see in the national mall, and the city.
Written 30 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Rose G
1 contribution
Apr 2021 • Couples
This was not what we thought it would be... Majority of the tour was spent in silence as we walked 3 miles. When we did stop, the description wasn’t scripted or rehearsed and just came off as stories she was making up on the spot. The guide kept walking us in the wrong direction, then turning us around. She had an older lady with her using her gps on her phone. The older woman did not interact with us and wouldn’t even look at anyone. Tbh, it was the creepiest/spookiest part of the entire tour. Save your money and time.
Written 3 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Debra H
1 contribution
Mar 2021 • Couples
This was a terrible tour. Do not waste your money. There were 4 of us and we felt like we threw away $106. Our guide did not know what she was doing. She had a single sheet of notebook paper she kept referring to and still jumbled her stories. It was more history than scary or ghostly history. You walk a lot on this tour and you stop briefly at each stop with little information given. I would not recommend this tour to anyone!
Written 29 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenni I
9 contributions
May 2022
My husband and I always wonder why we are disappointed when we go on ghost tours. We never see the ghosts (hahaha). Our guide was knowledgeable about the people and history, he just wasn't very animated and didn't make the history interesting. I think we will skip the ghost tours in the future.
Written 14 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Alexa8776
Houston, TX916 contributions
Oct 2020 • Friends
Read reviews and thought it would be interesting. The guide knew next to zero about history outside his little script. He literally looked a rumpled just out of bed bored mess who about five of us ended up turning backs and shaking heads at our choice of an activity. The little scary scenarios are pure silly and stupid and more. Just don’t fall for this horrible tour.
Written 19 October 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly
Georgia163 contributions
Our guide was nice and fully into character which was fun.
The ghost tour isn’t what I’m used to for a ghost tour. It wasn’t scary and I lost my interest halfway through.
I think this would be a safe ghost tour to do if you are easily scared or have kids.
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Molly L
Leawood, KS197 contributions
Our guide Jillian was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and told fun interesting stories. Loved to hear the history along with the hauntings. The Capitol and Supreme Court are beautiful at night and it didn’t hurt that there was a full moon!
Written 22 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pamela
New York30 contributions
Sep 2012 • Couples
NOT TO BE CONFUSED with DC Ghost Tours. There are many ghost walking tours in DC. I decided to go with SCARY DC Ghost Tours.
Bottom line: Find another company, almost any other company or even any random stranger on a street corner will give you more value for your money than these people. I’ve done many walking tours in different cities, including DC. This is by far the worst walking tour company I’ve ever experienced.

1) The tour guide showed up late and when he did, looked utterly disoriented and about as excited as someone on their way to get a root canal.

2) Barely audible. Could hardly tell if he was directing himself to the audience or having a conversation with himself.

3) Borderline arrogant. Asked the audience if we knew who James Madison was. Audience member said: “He was a US President”. Tour guide said: “Actually, no. He was not.”
All this arrogance and 10 minute shpeel about James Madison, only to tell us at the next stop on the tour, that he meant Benjamin Franklin all along, and NOT Madison, followed by a “It’s been a really long day.” and then added that Madison HAD indeed been a US President.
Really? You don't say!
Audience: 1
Tour Guide: 0

4) Read his tour notes in between stops like a college kid cramming the night before a test. Couldn’t have been more obvious he was wing-it and was barely into it.

5) Monotone voice. No story telling skills. Never engaged the audience. As a matter of fact, the tour was significantly smaller by the time the tour was over. Many people left the tour before it was over and I probably should have done the same except I kept thinking that the guide was still warming up. Nope. An atrocity from beginning to end.

6) Emailed the company to tell them exactly what I’m saying here. I even went as far as to request they follow up with me, not even for a refund (even though I probably should have requested one), but I just wanted someone, ANYONE, to tell what in the world had happened in that tour! No one ever replied. EXTREMELY LACKING in the CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT.

In conclusion fellow TripAdvisors: Recommend this tour to your worst enemy, and your worst enemy only. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid.
Written 19 September 2012
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Scary DC
mahoneydrkst
mahoneydrkst
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Really fun!
Really fun and informative! The host was charming and nice. The tour took you to many historical places at night.
Amy J
Amy J
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Great stories!
My son and I very much enjoyed the stories on the Scary DC walk. The speaker was very engaging with lots of detail
Duffer1936
Duffer1936
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Very Fun Tour
Our family loves history, and we really enjoyed this tour. Our guide kept the kids, parents, and grandparents engag
Tanzy123
Tanzy123
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Not what I thought it would be.
I enjoyed the ghost tour, but it was not scary and didn't fit the description. The guide was very enthusiastic.
Albert L
Albert L
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Exquisite Tour
Very entertaining tour! Longtime resident of the district and still learned a lot. The tour guide was very engaging
Kate R
Kate R
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This is the best or you can do in DC!
I went on his tour two years ago and actually remembered this tour guide. He is fantastic! I took my friend on anot
elizabethhK5198UI
elizabethhK5198UI
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A fun and eerie tour
We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about our city! Our guide, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Chase was a fanta
manuelfelipe7
manuelfelipe7
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Great time
History and terror with a lot of fun, puntual and well coordination, the guide really knows the scary part of the H
hauntedone2020
hauntedone2020
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Great minus awful tourists
My friend and I loved the tour overall. The tour guide was well informed and had great stories! The one downside is
garcia2020897
garcia2020897
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Our kids loves it!
This was the highlight of our kids trip! They had so much fun and are still talking about it! It’s a perfect activi
KariDolan111
KariDolan111
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Scary DC
DC Night Score was excellent. I cant remember the name of our guide but he was dressed in historical attire.
Darcy H
Darcy H
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Historical and Macabre
The guide was wonderful, he did a great job playing Salmon P. Chase, and it was fun having an historical revenant t
dsr2138
dsr2138
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Great fun tour!
Great tour with fun quirky anecdotes of DC history. Very knowledgeable tour guide with a flair for storytelling.
Cruiser586054
Cruiser586054
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Ghost Tour
Great views of the city at night was the highlight of the tour, unfortunately my family lost interest after 15-20 m
mklimansky
mklimansky
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Great time!
Highly recommend Scary DC! We took our Boy Scout Troop from NJ and each about enjoyed themselves, even the adults.
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