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Austin Ghosts

If you’re looking for spooky thrills and chills in the heart of Texas, join us tonight for a hauntingly fun walking tour through Austin's tortured past and hear the ghostly stories of the restless spirits that haunt The Capitol City.

Whispers of the Wild West's rugged past and echoes of tragic events have left a permanent stain on the soul of Austin. Book your next Austin ghost tour with Austin Ghosts and explore the city’s dark alleys and haunted hotspots, where every corner holds a ghostly surprise.

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Austin Ghosts

Follow Austin Ghosts on a thrilling journey through the shadows of Austin's storied past, where you'll uncover some of the city’s most horrifying tales of tragedy, vicious murders, and sinful acts that make up the foundation of Texas’ state capitol. For the truly fearless and adventurous thrill-seekers looking to push the boundaries of their spooky adventure, our Bonus Extended Tour will take you to even more haunted locations with deeper, darker secrets and unsettling stories that will make your hair stand on end.

Meeting Location: OUTSIDE at the stairs to the side of the valet desk and FRONT entrance of the Downtown Omni Hotel at 205 E 8th Street, at the corner of 8th and Brazos.

Starting Time: Ghost tours are held nightly at 8 PM, rain or shine!

Pet Policy: Pets are not permitted on Ghost Tours

Alcohol Policy: No Drinking Permitted

Adults Only: No

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Five Stars

Devan was our tour guide he was very informative and also very entertaining at times would lighten the mood with a joke and make us laugh 😃.

07.17.24
Danielle L.
 

Five Stars

Loved learning the history of the city and was a nice way to see Austin

07.05.24
Kirsten Reid
 

Five Stars

We were Allie's 1st tour. Had she not told us, we would have never known. She was very informative and provided great stories that helped us get exci...

05.19.24
Kristen Reynolds
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Tour Preview: Where You’ll Go

The Driskill

Built by Colonel Jesse Driskill in 1886, the iconic Driskill Hotel’s timeless elegance and luxurious amenities make it a home away from home for many important figures in American history, including senators, presidents, and captains. But beyond the grandeur and gilded opulence, whispers of ghostly encounters and eerie occurrences have cemented its reputation as one of the most haunted places in Austin.

Texas Capitol Building

The Texas Capitol Building may be grand and fancy, but it's seen its fair share of fiery destruction and fatal falls that have seen it rise from the ashes twice. Today, it stands as a symbol of Texas pride, political power, and the haunting legacy of Austin's dark past, attracting history buffs and thrill seekers from all over the world looking to explore its majestic architecture and uncover the sinister secrets that lie within its walls.

Omni Hotel

With a 19-story atrium and stunning downtown views, the stunning Omni Hotel is the perfect spot for business travelers and ghost hunters looking to uncover the secrets of its haunted past. Local lore says a down-on-his-luck businessman haunts the halls after he tragically leaped to death in this building, leaving guests with spine-tingling tales of unexplained touches and eerie encounters.

The Hauntings of Austin

Long before Austin became the hip and happening metropolis we know today, it was a wild frontier town steeped in dark history, from the Mexican invasion in 1842 to ancient tribal wars and bloody skirmishes between settlers and notorious outlaws. Before the arrival of the European settlers, the never-ending skirmishes between the Tonkawa tribe and raiding Comanches and Apaches left the entire area desolate and soaked with native blood, setting the stage for the mayhem that would follow.

As settlers from Europe arrived, Austin became a haven for outlaws, gunslingers, and desperados, fueled by a shoot-first-ask-questions-later mentality. The Wild West reputation of The Lone Star State added another layer of violence and chaos to the city’s history, attracting more than just the living and leaving behind a trail of blood and violence that could attract more than just earthly trouble.

But chaos, conflict, and senseless violence are not the only forces behind the City of Violet Crown’s disaster. A catastrophic dam failure in 1900 destroyed the bridge over the Colorado River, killing several dozen people. Many of those who died are said to still haunt the place where they met their untimely end, making it a top destination for curious tourists and locals looking to unearth the darkest secrets the Bat City desperately tries to hide.

 

The Most Haunted Places in Austin, TX

 

From iconic landmarks with secrets as deep as the Guadalupe River to tales of terrifying hauntings that’ll make your hair stand on end, Austin is one of the most haunted places in the nation. The Greek Revival-style Texas Governor’s Mansion in Austin stands out thanks to its spooky residents. The restless spirit of a scorned lover is said to roam the halls of the historic Littlefield House across town, pining for their lost love.

Austin’s oldest public cemetery, Oakwood Cemetery, is teeming with restless souls, and maybe even a ghostly Confederate soldier or two still come out to patrol the grounds after dark. The historic Millett Opera House offers more than just drama on stage, with a series of inexplicable events that baffle even the most skeptical visitors.

Book a tour with Austin Ghosts to take a spooky stroll through streets charred with violence and bloody battles and hear terrifying stories of Austin’s dark past.

Reasons to Take the Austin Ghost Tour

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You want to know what makes Austin weird

Austin is and always will be synonymous with weird, and the locals wouldn’t have it any other way. For Austinites, it’s m ... ore than just a catchy phrase. It’s a lifestyle. But how did that lifestyle come to fruition? What happened over the years that gave Austin its reputation? Those incredible stories and more are what you’ll hear during this entertaining and mesmerizing tour.

From first-time visitors to long-time residents, Austin’s “weirdness” goes beyond what’s in plain sight. Join us for a deeper dive into Austin’s history, its culture, and the stories and events that are part of the city’s fame.

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You want to find some of Austin’s hidden gems

In Austin, there’s plenty to do and see. But if you’re visiting for a limited amount of time, booking a spot with Austin ... Ghost Tour is a great way to discover a few places that you may not have heard of. From the Museum of The Weird to Handlebar, there’s no shortage of unique places to see and people (living and beyond!) to meet.

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You love Texas history, especially the tragic and haunted parts

There’s no place in Texas that’s quite like Austin. But before this standout city became a popular destination for touris ... ts and those looking to relocate, it played a rather large role in Texas history. The area is home to a number of significant events including Governor Sam Houston being forced out of office for his refusal to side with the Confederacy.

Hear true accounts that feature everything from the city’s first long-distance call to the very first cremation. There are things you’ll discover that you won’t find in the history books, and our expert guides take you right to their respective locations. For a history lesson, you’ll actually enjoy booking your spot with our Austin Ghost Tour.

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You want to know where to ghost hunt

In Austin, the weirder something appears to be, the better. And for some, it doesn’t get much weirder than ghost hunting. I ... f you’ve decided you’re ready to dabble in ghost hunting, there’s no better place to start than right here in Austin, TX!

Taking a tour with our professional guides is ideal for not only learning about the prime haunts in the city but also for learning who (or what) haunts where and what to look out for as well as listen for. Every ghost hunter was once a beginner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start out with a cheat sheet. Grab your gear and we’ll see you at The Omni.

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You’re looking for something to entertain the entire family

It’s true, Austin very much has the events and attractions that make up an adult playground. And while we do tell some terr ... ifying tales and take you to their associated locations, our tour has been designed with families in mind. Every story is told with the goal of giving you goosebumps but also keeping you entertained and engaged. If you’ve got the family with you on your Austin getaway, Austin Ghost Tour is one attraction you’re all sure to enjoy!

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You’re the skeptic in public but secretly a believer in the afterlife

“I think if there is a God, it’s very important that he has a sense of humor – otherwise, you are in for a very miserab ... le afterlife.” – Rory Bremner

Austin is the place to let it all hang out, including your belief in spirits. It’s ok, we won’t tell! We’ll just feed your guilty pleasure with tales that even the biggest non-believers can’t ignore. Trust us, our goal is not to persuade anyone either way. We’re simply here to give a guided tour of some of the most famous, and infamous, places in Austin that have helped shape the city’s personality and its afterlife. Feel free to be captivated by what you hear and enjoy the adventure!

Our Tours

A group tour of Ghost Enthusiasts being entertained by our guide at night

Austin Ghosts

Dive into the world of the unexplained and explore stories of Austin’s shocking past that have led to pretty creepy encounters.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: All tours meet OUTSIDE at the stairs to the side of the valet desk and FRONT entrance of the Downtown Omni Hotel at 205 E 8th Street, at the corner of 8th and Brazos.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 8PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 1 hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Austin Boos and Booze Haunted Pub Crawl

Enjoy some liquid courage while hearing ghostly tales of Austin's most historic haunts and drinking hotspots.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: Meet your guide outside of The Driskill Bar, at 604 Brazos Street, in Austin.

Tour TimeTour Times: Daily at 6PM

Tour LengthTour Length: Approximately 2 hours

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

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