Violent quarrels, vicious attacks, murder, suicide -- why is it such turbulent events in Washington DC history seem concentrated around the seven acres of Lafayette Park? During the day, it bustles with White House staff, visitors and office workers. As evening descends, however, so does an almost tangible drape of stillness; it’s not hard to imagine the park’s inky expanse of yesteryear. Indeed, it is the most haunted site in the city. How the ghosts and spirits came into being is the subject of this eerie perambulation. You’ll hear the tale of a wayward, larger-than-life congressman from New York, his beautiful and very young wife, and the son of the man who wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner;” of the night of April 14, 1865 and how the grim reaper stalked more than Abraham Lincoln; and how the White House could be enshrouded by “the Presidential Circle of Death” And that is just the beginning.
Please note that this walk does not include interior tours of any the buildings featured.
Led by Carolyn, Emily or Sonia