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I don't know my guide's real name because he stayed in character as Samuel Chase for pretty much the entire tour, but he is funny, engaging, and extremely good at this. You mostly just listen, banter, and then walk to the next location. But it's very fun and very informative. Many of the stories are wild (the one about the $$$ stashed in the Library of Congress was my favorite) and some are pretty eerie. Anyone who has an interest in DC/US government history should have a great time. Thanks, Sam!
I selected this ghost tour for my boyfriend and I because he was interested in hearing historical tales and I love ghost stories. I wasn't disappointed, since we got both. Our tour guide Samuel Chase, seemed very knowledgeable, knew how to tell a good story and enjoyed himself. Definitely wear lots of warm clothes if you go this time of year, since the tour is an hour and a half. Its mostly on Capitol Hill but it makes for a great view as you walk around in the evening.
My husband and I booked the tour as history nerds for our visit the weekend before Halloween, and we were not disappointed. Our tour guide was very professional and stayed in character the whole time. He was entertaining as well as educational, and knew all sorts of stories surrounding the Capitol Hill area. It was great imagining the history & haunts of the city, and we'd definitely do it again.