http://www.dcchosttours.com/). I was careful and called early to book my tour. The woman who I booked the tour with was very helpful and told me some interesting things. DC Ghost Tours is run by National Ghost Tours which has ghost tours in Nashville and Chattanooga. The ghost tour they sponsor in Chattanooga is run by the amazing Amy Petulla, the co-author of my book, Haunted Chattanooga. It is a small world. We talked about Amy and how wonderful her tour is a little before the woman told me about how her tour group requires each ghost story discussed on their tours to have 3 independent sources before it can be listed as a haunted place. I was excited. I love historically accurate ghost tours.
The ghost tour was a two hour walk around Lafayette Park. Lafayette Park is directly in front of the white house. My ghost tour was lead by a woman named Rachel who described herself as our lady in blue. She wore historical garb and carried a lantern. Interestingly, this tour was different from many of the tours I have been on because the paranormal tended to be overshadowed. Our tour was positively steeped in history and the history of Lafayette Park and I felt like I had a much better grasp of our nation's history when I left the tour. Tucked in the pockets of the amazing history of Lafayette Park, were tragic tales of woe and horror that evolved into wonderful ghost stories. The shere volume of ghost stories around Lafayette Park is somewhat amazing. The tour advertises the park as the most haunted square in the country and I could easily believe that.
I have been on more than a few ghost tours at this point and they all have their own flavor. Some I love and some I hate. I loved this ghost tour. It was made unique by its focus on history and its dedication to the facts. This tour was definitely worth the price and it took us right to the steps of the White House where we learned about the ghosts inside. That alone is worth the walk.