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Haunted Walking Tour of the White House Area

October 21, 2010

Date: 10/21/2010 Location: Washington D.C. Description: FPC journalists participate in a ''Haunted Washington'' walking tour near the White House. - State Dept ImageOctober 21, 2010; Washington D.C.
Contact: Dr. Alison Mann

As part of our continuing effort to provide foreign journalists with opportunities to explore American culture, the Foreign Press Center arranged a haunted exterior walking tour of Lafayette Square and the White House environs.

The tour was given by Washington Walks, a local company that specializes in historical and cultural walking tours around Washington. Fifteen journalists from Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Taiwan, Turkey, France, Poland, Azerbaijan, Poland, Serbia, and China attended enthusiastically. A professional actress led the group, and told folklore stories combined with a history of the people and buildings featured on the tour.