Is The Smithsonian National Museum of American History Haunted?

We are now limiting our ghost hunts at the NMAH to approx. 9 people. These are like private ghost hunts at public tour prices — They fill up very quickly so reserve your spot early!
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Join us on a real ghost hunt through the Smithsonian National Museum of  American History with noted paranormal investigators and tour guides Extraordinaire
Dr. Pete and Dr.Stew
aka the “Ghost Doctors”  to unravel the mysteries of the Smithsonian NMAH


This is not your typical storytelling ghost tour where you’ll hear some spooky little ghost tales. 

This is an actual ghost hunt with equipment and all exploring the diverse wings of the MET. 

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is world renowned as being “America’s Attic” for having the largest, most comprehensive collections of American treasures, housing over three million items. Now participate in a fantastic Ghost Hunt through this extraordinary collection found in the Multitude of halls and galleries of this iconic landmark.

Travel back in time to the Smithsonian’s period rooms and hunt for ghosts in some of the most amazing settings you ever set foot in. Visit Jefferson’s  desk where he wrote the Declaration of Independence, the original Star-Spangled Banner Flag…and of course Dorothy’s ruby red slippers form the Wizard of Oz. All the while seeking out those spirits that have been associated with America’s most beloved treasures.

Learn how to use authentic ghost hunting equipment, including:

​Learn the use of real ghost hunting equipment including:
EMF Ghost Meters
Infrared Temperature Detectors
Dowsing Rods
Seek Out Electronic Voice Phenomena
Even Learn How To Turn Your Own Digital Camera Into a Ghost Detector

Each and every tour is always unique and different, since one never knows where the spirits will lead as we search through the maze of hallways and galleries in our quest to find earthbound spirits.


You’ll be exposed to the different techniques of ghost hunting while unraveling the history and lore of the different areas we will be investigating.

You’ll also discover the back stories why certain areas in this museum are deserving of special attention for our investigations.

Since the Smithsonian National Museum of American History occupies an area of approximately 750,000 square feet, it gives the spirits a lot of room to roam, making it more exciting for everyone involved.

At the the end of your adventure through the National Museum of American History, you’ll walk away with the knowledge of what if feels like to be a real ghost hunter and come home with a true appreciation of the American experience.

This is an indoor event and therefore is not effected by the weather. So you’re always dry and comfortable while participating in your ghostly experience. Tours will last approx. one hour and 45 mins to two hours. Book your tour early as this tour fills up quickly.

Now hosting private Ghost Hunting events in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History

For information on setting up private birthday parties, office /corporate parties or special event ghost hunts in the Smithsonian contact us at or call (703) 686-4564

All Customers are required to read the FAQ page for further details before booking any of our tours
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Please note this is a privately operated tour not run by the The Smithsonian National Museum of American History. Therefore, all calls, emails and inquiries must be made exclusively to the Ghost Doctors.