‘Tis the season to sip hot apple cider and tell spooky stories. The cities and towns surrounding Arlington are getting into the Halloween spirit already by hosting special seasonal ghost tours, based on local folklore. From Old Town Alexandria to the streets of D.C., this roundup of spooky tours runs down your best options nearby.
Make the short trip to Alexandria if you want to catch the Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour. It runs year-round, but in October, the tour is offered at least once every evening. The guides dress up in old-timey garb to take you on a walking tour of Old Town and tell you all about the historic specters who still haunt its homes and businesses. If you want to venture into Washington, D.C., reserve a spot on the Capital Hauntings tour—which is only held in October. You might spot the spirit of oil baron Henry Folger, and even if you don’t, you’ll learn a lot about American history.