NCAS SkepTours Project

New! I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost! Tour 2016

ghosttourOur next SkepTour is 7pm on Thursday, October 20, 2016 (rain date Friday, October 21, 2016 7pm). The tour will start close to Constitution and Pennsylvania at the Andrew W. Mellon Memorial Fountain. Over the next 90 minutes we will follow a spooky path and end at Old Ebbitt Grill, where we will stop for refreshments before heading home. Please RSVP to if you would like to join us for a fun-filled, educational and historical evening. (Note: Attendance is limited to at most 30. Register today!)

ghost of lincolnSkepTours are brought to you by the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS) (Washington DC area), covering Washington DC, northern Virginia and suburban Maryland. This site presents a collection of locations of supposedly supernatural, paranormal, pseudoscientific and historical locations that we hope are of interest to scientific skeptics and critical thinkers. From time to time we host walking tours.

The National Capital Area Skeptics is compiling a skeptic’s guide to the Washington DC area. This isn’t just the DC edition of Tobin’s Spirit Guide; it includes landmarks of scientific, pseudo-scientific and cultural significance to skeptics.

The tours are free, and all are welcome. We start and end near Metro stops. For each scheduled tour, PLEASE RSVP BY EMAIL to

This guide is an ongoing project for the National Capital Area Skeptics, and will include locations across the VA-MD-DC area. If you would like to contribute suggestions, please write to

Washington DC SkepTour MapHoudini escape

Here is a link to the NCAS map of interesting skeptical sites around Washington DC. The green line represents a 2 hour walk from Dupont Circle that was held in 2013. The green markers represent interesting graves in the Congressional Cemetery that we visited in 2015. A new route is planned for October 2016.

For other information on the National Capital Area Skeptics (NCAS) and our set of free monthly lectures and social events go to NCAS.ORG.