Guided tour

Austin: Weird and Haunted History Walking Tour

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

Austin: Weird and Haunted History Walking Tour

Activity provider: US Ghost Adventures

From US$ 35 per person

Explore Downtown Austin’s most haunted places, from the "Museum of Weird" to the haunted streets of South Congress.

About this activity

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Duration 1 - 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover Austin’s dark history of war, disease, and secrets
  • Investigate the mystery of the Minnesota Iceman at the Museum of the Weird
  • Visit the theatre that was saved from demolition by a deal with the devil
  • Feel the disturbing aura of the Walter Tips Building
  • Explore the Bat City with an expert guide and fun-loving group
Full description
On this ghost tour you will visit haunted locations such as The Omni Hotel, the William Sidney Porter House, and the Museum of the Weird, among countless oddball restaurants and vintage shops.  Austin has a unique way of encouraging eccentric behavior with its infamous element of the weird. The history of the capital of Texas offers shocking stories of forbidden lovers, heartbreaking suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents.  Some of the ghosts you may encounter on this historic ghost tour are playful and harmless, but others are quite wicked and have committed some horrific crimes in their lifetimes. Stroll through hotspots in the "City of Bats" on this ghost tour and explore the dark side of the city's charming downtown streets. You’ll not only visit the most haunted places in town, but also discover the history that lives on in each building.  Keep your cameras ready because some pretty spooky footage has been captured on some of these expeditions. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a glimpse of the suicide brides roaming around the Driskill, or witness the legendary "Man with the Cigar" who thoughtfully paces around the Paramount Theatre.  Loads of tall tales will skim the surface of Austin’s history, but you will also hear true stories that have been thoroughly fact-checked and researched.
Includes
  • 1 or 1.5-hour ghost tour (depending on option booked)
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Authentic, local ghost stories
  • Well-researched and credible history
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tips

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Meeting point

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.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Intoxication

Know before you go

  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • This tour is not recommended for people who cannot walk more than a mile
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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First time in your city it was a great experience.

May 1, 2022

Harrison was such a great guide, super interesting, keeps you intrigued and just a good person to talk to! Highly recommend 10/10

May 28, 2022

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