Meet the Ghosts of Lafayette Square
Our tours have been featured in: NPR, WUSA9, WAMU, The Washington Post, Roll Call, DCist, Washingtonian Magazine, Washington City Paper, Politico, Fodors, CNN.com, The Washington Examiner
We are currently leading private and group Ghost Story Tours and other private tours. Contact Natalie for details on booking a tour
For Over Two Hundred years, Washingtonians have been encountering strange things in their historic homes. We choose to bring you the tales of Lafayette Square, long said to be the most haunted of all the City's squares. Learn about the spirits that haunt the Square and true life stories of Washingtonians including: Stephen Decatur, Charlotte Dupuy, Alethia Tanner, Dolley Madison, Marion Hooper Adams, Frederick Douglass and more on this unusual tour.
Take a haunted walk in Lafayette Square, Learn about DC's ghosts with your ghostly guide, hear stories, meet spirits, and take home a sweet treat!
Ghost Story Tour can also be done as a private tour. See the custom tours page for more detail on private tours.
Frequently Asked Questions about Ghost Story Tour
Natalie tells a ghost story click here to listen
Washington DC is Haunted...
Directions to Ghost Story Tour meeting spot 16th and H Streets NW (also known as Black Lives Matters Plaza)
You can reach St. John’s by car or by public transportation (Metro or bus). .
St. John’s is located at the corner of 16th and H streets in Northwest Washington, DC, directly across Lafayette Park from the White House.
Take Metro: several stops are within a couple of blocks. Orange/Blue Lines: McPherson Square is right around the corner on Vermont and H Streets. Take the exit toward the White House. Red Line: Metro Center is a 10-minute walk to the southeast, and Farragut North is a 10-minute walk to the northwest. Bus routes on 16th Street and H Street also stop near the Church
Driving Directions to 16th and H Streets NW
Directions by motor to St Johns
The first Ghost Story Tour of Washington was...indoors! Yes, it's true. It began in 1998 at the Historical Society of Washington's original site, the Christian Heurich House Museum. It was a big success and eventually spread to other historic houses (Octagon, Decatur House and Sewall-Belmont). By 2000, we added a tour of Lafayette Square as part of the ghostly fun. Here's a story on an early Ghost Story Tour from Washington City Paper!
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Ready for All Hallow's Eve? Want to meet Ghosts on a Ghost Tour in DC? Start with a thrilling alternative to the usual "hack and slash" movies and bar hops. Haunted Washington DC awaits you. The Ghost Story Tour of Washington will lead you through Washington's most haunted locale, Lafayette Square Park, with an entertaining interactive production featuring the specters rumored to haunt it.