Guided tour

San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

4.3 / 5

4 reviews

Activity provider: Texas Ghost Tour

San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider: Texas Ghost Tour

From US$ 30 per person

Take a stroll through the macabre and uncover the haunted history of downtown San Antonio on a walking tour. Hear the story behind sights like the Alamo, the Menger Hotel, and the Majestic Theatre.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 1.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide


  • Marvel at the iconic locations downtown and hear the dark tales behind them
  • Find out about the most devastating natural disasters in San Antonio's past
  • See the hotel where figures like Ulysses S. Grant and Oscar Wilde stayed
  • Listen as you guide tells the story behind the city's most notorious murders
  • Hear spine-chilling tales at a graveyard, a hospital, and the Majestic Theatre
Full description

Discover the dark truth behind top sights in downtown San Antonio on this guided walking tour. Listen to stories about real-life wars, deaths, and murders and hear about the ghosts these events left behind.

Meet your guide and head to the Alamo to learn the gruesome details behind one of the most famous battles in history. Next, head to the Menger Hotel which is one of the oldest operating hotels in the South and has boasted guests like Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Teddy Roosevelt.

Find out about the events that took place at the the Emily Morgan hotel which was the city's first sky-scraper and its first hospital. Make your way down Houston Street and listen as your guide fills you in on some of San Antonio's worst killers and natural disasters. 

Stop at the Majestic Theatre in the center of San Antonio's Theatre District, which is home to some theatrical stories of the paranormal. Finish your spine-chilling tour at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel which is the venue where one of the most brutal crimes in San Antonio's history took place.

  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Select participants and date



Meeting point

Meet your guide at the green columns across from the front of the Alamo Mission. Look for a guide wearing a "Texas Ghost Tour" t-shirt.

Open in Google Maps ⟶
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Video recording

Know before you go

  • The tour route is approximately .75 miles long
  • This tour takes place rain or shine
  • Bring children at your own discretion
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Jessie was awesome! He was a great tour guide and was very informative and made it a great tour!

January 20, 2023

November 7, 2022

June 30, 2022

Product ID: 416951