As one of the oldest neighborhoods in the District, it’s no surprise that Georgetown is full of ghost stories and strange occurrences. Let Dwane Starlin, a member of the Guild of Professional Tour Guides, lead you on an evening tour of historic Georgetown. Discover the community’s rich past and mysterious happenings from past to present. While visiting cemeteries, historic homes, and iconic steps, you will learn of séances, witches, apparitions, and paranormalities.
What you need to know:
• Meet Dumbarton House’s Garden Gates at the corner of Q and 27th Streets, NW at 6:00pm sharp!
• As an evening walking tour we recommend brining a flashlight and comfortable shoes
• This two hour tour will meet rain or shine
• Please purchase tickets in advance. Day of we can only accept cash or check
• Children 3 and younger are free, but must be in a stroller
• No pets allowed
• Tour begins at Dumbarton House and ends at 36th & Prospect Street, NW
Did you know that in Ireland and Scotland, the turnip has traditionally been carved during Halloween, but immigrants to North America used the native pumpkin, which is both much softer and much larger – making it easier to carve than a turnip. The American tradition of carving pumpkins is recorded in 1837 and was originally associated with harvest time in general, not becoming specifically associated with Halloween until the mid-to-late 19th century.