The Exorcist House

A demon lives in this house. Or at least one did in 1973 when the movie the Exorcist was filmed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington.

The Exorcist was a huge hit. Not so much a horror story as a theological thriller. But when we look at the house where the exterior scenes were shot, it’s nowhere near the famous stairs the main character fell down. So, the crew built an extension of the house so the bedroom window would be within easy leaping distance for the soon-to-be late priest, Fr. Karris.

The house has changed a bit since filming. A solid fence keeps the curious away. And the lamp post that was in the movie poster is gone. If it was ever here at all, it could have been placed there just for the movie.

The house is worth almost $4 million, so you’d have to work for the devil to afford it. Which in Washington is more common than you’d think.

Duration
2 hours
Group Size
2 to 8

Above It All - Washington National Cathedral

Washington National Cathedral is a Gothic masterpiece. Perched on a hill overlooking the city it is the second largest cathedral in the country and the 6th largest in the world. It is a living work of art filled with stained-glass, hand-carved wood, and wrought iron. While a modern structure (finished in 1990) it is constructed in the old-world way and has no structural steel.

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55 USD
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
1 to 8

Hidden on Capitol Hill

Few people think beyond the Capitol when they think of the Hill. This tour takes you to the heart of a neighborhood with a fascinating history that still speaks to us today. Learn about these famous locations from a former Capitol Hill resident.

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250 USD
Duration
2 hours 30 minutes
Group Size
1 to 8

Embassy Row: Divinity & Diplomats

Most Embassy Row tours don’t venture far beyond Dupont Circle. But ours does. We see it all from top to bottom. This stretch of Massachusetts Avenue used to be called Millionaires Row where Gilded Age robber-barons built grand mansions. Today those mansions house most of Washington’s embassies, along with private clubs and statues of world heroes such as Mandela, Gandhi, and Churchill – and we will be right in the heart of it.

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250 USD