Ghosts of Washington D.C.

3.33 (3 ratings)
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Our adventure takes you on a historical ghost hunt set on the beautiful mall of Washington DC. 

Although many of the locations are within some of the Smithsonian museums, the game can also be played when the buildings are closed, with a little help from the internet and some ingenuity. 

If you every wanted to go on a ghost hunt and have fun learning history along the way; then our little spooky journey with paranormal investigator Ripley Bates will be loads of fun for all ages!

Free experience

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  • Can be played on
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

  • During these hours
    Whole day

  • Languages


  • You start at the Library of Congress and end at the Washington Monument.

  • The map is a pretty straight shot, zig zagging down the mall. GPS addresses are a bit weird here, but there are street maps along the way and building locations are clearly marked.

  • Check all museum hours if access is needed. You don't have to enter all the buildings to play.


Ripley Bates, novice student of the paranormal is touring the world in search of messages from the other side and the first stop is Washington DC. 

If solid proof can be found, Ripley may be able to win the coveted Warren award for Excellence in Supernatural Research. 

Will the ghost of the past speak or remain silent forever and is Ripley brave enough to stay the course, follow the clues and capture enough evidence to win? Maybe with your help...

Experience's route

Starting point Library of Congress
68 First St SE, Washington, DC 20004, USA
Finish point The Washington Monument
Washington, DC 20024, USA

Places you will visit


It will take you

106-136 mins

You will walk

5780 steps

Total distance

4.4 km

  • Comfortable shoes are highly recommended!
  • The route is open daily from 09:00 until dusk
  • Route open 24/7 but better during daylight hours
  • Botanic garden is open daily between 9:00-20:00. In autumn is open between 9:00-17:00.
  • Audio stories
  • The game is not timed, so take your time
  • We recommend not playing at night
  • Some checkpoints may contain temporary construction work
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Aja Davis

02 Jun 2024


07 Mar 2024

Khloe Nelson

02 Jun 2024

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