A Fatal Duel
Decatur paid the ultimate price. A single bullet shattered his hip, and he bled heavily for a total of twelve excruciating hours before succumbing to his wounds at his home. He was mourned extensively, with his funeral being the most attended in the history of the capital.
However, it wasn’t to be the last time people saw Decatur. Passersby reported seeing the pained face of the executed Commodore in the windows of the property. These occurrences happened so frequently that the windows had to be boarded up with bricks to soothe the nerves of local citizens. Perhaps you, too, will see the grimacing expression of the late Decatur in the windows.
It is not solely Decatur that is said to haunt the halls of this home either. Charlotte Dupuy, a slave from the 17th century, is said to wander from room to room. She stays on begging for freedom that never came.
Many people have stayed at the home, so countless births and deaths likely occurred within these haunted walls. Why not meet them for yourself?
Haunted Washington, DC
Named after George Washington himself, this city is one of the most visited cities worldwide, with millions of tourists every year. But not all these visitors get to know the shadowy past of DC. Our ghost tours in Washington DC delve deeper into the past than what’s on display, taking you behind the scenes of the darker secrets behind the grand capital.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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