Walking Tour of DCs Most Haunted Houses

Lafayette Square
1120 20th Street NW

Washington, DC
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"I know not how it was - but, with the first glimpse of the building, a sense of insufferable gloom pervaded my spirit," wrote Edgar Allan Poe, describing the home of Roderick Usher.

Imagine the observations Mr. Poe might have penned about the homes encountered on this walk and their various owners. Some, like the fictional house of Usher, have disappeared into the fissures of history. Others stand as reminders of the often harrowing events that transpired within. President Andrew Jackson, navy hero Stephen Decatur, man of letters Henry Adams and his wife Clover - these are only a few of the famous Washingtonians whose homes have tales to tell.You'll end this walk at the house considered the most haunted home in the city: The Octagon. As you hear the stories associated with each room, no doubt you'll agree, to quote Mr. Poe, that "evil things, in robes of sorrow, assailed the monarch's high estate."The walk will be given rain or shine and is led by Carolyn, Emily, or Sonia.

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