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Places (POIs) visited during this tour

Place #1
Distance: 0.04mi , Attraction : Start
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2600 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Let's Begin
Are we all here? Me, you and maybe a few ghostly extras? Good. Our first spooky stop is right on top of that bridge. You will need to be on the right hand side of it, since that is the scarier side. I just made that up, but it could be true. Regardless, you need to be on the right side of the bridge. I’ll meet you as you cross and tell you a ghostly story that goes back over 200 years.
Place #2
Distance: 0.05mi , Attraction : Creek
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2600 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA
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Rock Creek
We are standing over Rock Creek and the Rock Creek & Potomac Parkway on the bridge that carries M Street into the heart of Georgetown. This was originally the site of a wooden passageway constructed in 1788 – two years before the City of Georgetown was incorporated into the District. For any bridge nerds out there (you know who you are), evidently it was the first one located in the current District of Columbia, which is fascinating if bridge trivia is your thing.

Anyway, this engineering marvel was reported to have collapsed shortly after its construction during a severe storm, killing a stagecoach full of passengers. According to local lore…a silent stagecoach, complete with ghostly driver and team of horses, can sometimes be seen, at night, naturally…whisking passengers away to some otherworldly destination (or perhaps just up the street to Starbucks).

In the year 1800, a heavy wooden drawbridge was built to replace the original structure – a drawbridge that was used by tall ships needing to sail up and down Rock Creek, which was evidently wide and deep enough at that time. According to another legend, a tragic accident occurred here during the war of 1812, in which a drummer boy leading American troops across Rock Creek was knocked over the side during yet another violent storm, drowning in the water below. Witnesses have claimed to hear faint drumming that grows louder and louder and louder, then stops suddenly at the point where the boy allegedly fell to his death. Eerie.

So take care (and maybe avoid stormy weather), as you head west into Georgetown, Washington D.C.’s oldest and creepiest neighborhood, across the bridge with a haunted history!

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Tour itinerary stops | Additional places you'll see on this self-guided tour

Map Pin Place 1 Let's Begin
Map Pin Place 2 Rock Creek
Map Pin Place 3 Entrance to Rock Creek Trail
Map Pin Place 4 Haunted Mongolia
Map Pin Place 5 Mongolian Death Worm
Map Pin Place 6 Sprinkles
Map Pin Place 7 Old Stone House
Map Pin Place 8 Viola Drath House
Map Pin Place 9 Farmers and Mechanic's Bank and Dumbarton Oaks
Map Pin Place 10 PaniQ Room
Map Pin Place 11 Georgetown Piano Bar
Map Pin Place 12 Georgetown Cupcake
Map Pin Place 13 Georgetown Escape Room Live
Map Pin Place 14 The Cellar Door Club
Map Pin Place 15 Halcyon House
Map Pin Place 16 Spooky Music
Map Pin Place 17 The Exorcist Stairs
Map Pin Place 18 The MacNeil Residence
Map Pin Place 19 The Tombs Restaurant
Map Pin Place 20 Directions
Map Pin Place 21 Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Map Pin Place 22 Cemetery Horse Carriage Ghost Story
Map Pin Place 23 Georgetown University
Map Pin Place 24 Healy Hall
Map Pin Place 25 Directions
Map Pin Place 26 Tunnel
Map Pin Place 27 Directions
Map Pin Place 28 Directions
Map Pin Place 29 Dahlgren Chapel

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