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Scary DC

Scary DC is Washington District of Columbia’s most haunted ghost tour. Let us see if we can scare you with stories of ghosts,  haunted places, and mysterious sightings of apparitions. Listen to the ghostly encounters of our guides to see that the supernatural phenomena of Washington, DC are alive and well. Our tales and legends are blended with bits of human interest and historical fact to make us entertaining and educational for all ages and you may even be surprised by ghost stories told by participants on our tours.. Visit the world’s most haunted capital city: Washington, DC.


Ghost Tours USA

Ghost Walks USA our parent company operates ghost walking tours in many cities, including Ghosts of New York, Ghosts of Palm Beach, Ghosts of Albany, Ghosts of New Haven and of course, Scary DC, Ghost Tours of Washington.

Our Mission and Vision

Scary DC offers ghost tours and haunted talks to entertain and educate people about Washington DC and its neighbors. We pride ourselves in being able to scare you by offering the worlds best ghost tours. We will customize our walks and programs to suit the needs of your family, group, association or special occasion. The experiences we create will be memorable for every group whether it is for Young ones, senior citizens, natives, or tourists.

Who We Are

Our Scholar in Residence: Dr. Philip Ernest Schoenberg


We are the only tour company whose founder is both a professional historian and a professor of American Government as well as an expert on ghost lore. He has been a consultant to the PBS website on the presidents as well as appearing on television and web media.




Our President: Mr. Gabriel Schoenberg


Gabe is an expert in tourism whose leadership has been at the heart of the ghost tours USA expansion since 2010. Gabe is involved in many different projects including Graff Tours in NYC. Gabe has given ghost tours since 2008, and has bee president of Ghost Tours USA since 2010.




Our Manager: Mr. Daniel Schoenberg

I am a newly minted lawyer from the Law School of Rutgers, New Jersey. Most recently, I have been the editor of a scholarly publication on Africa. Now I look forward to my latest challenge of personally managing a tour company to ensure quality control. I want to make sure you have a scary good time! “Courage is being scared to death – but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne



Suggestions Welcomed

We welcome suggestions from our customers on how we can improve our tours and our services. Whether you are a skeptic or a believer, we want to hear from you. E-mail suggestions to