- $12 for one ticket on a Scary DC ghost tour ($25 value)
During 90-minute tours, groups of 20–25 follow guides who share supernatural stories, historical facts, and DC trivia. Tours are usually on Saturday and begin at 8 p.m. Click here for a schedule of upcoming dates.
An American government professor may not seem like the first person to ask about ghosts. But if you want to learn about the D.C.'s spectral past, then Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg possesses inside knowledge on the capital's paranormal past. A presidential consultant for PBS's website and founder of Scary DC, the professor heads up a staff made up of fellow Schoenbergs and a cast of storytellers that lead visitors on weekly tours. Trips explore the haunted history of sites across the city, possibly encountering John Quincy Adams residing over the Capitol Building or James Madison checking out a book about himself at the Library of Congress.