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Best Haunted Tours in Austin

As you can imagine, any city that brands itself as “weird” is sure to have a variety of ghost tours available. You can hear the stories and explore the venues by foot, bus, hearse or boat. You can also take a pedicab or venture forth on a segway–your choice. Besides ghost hunting and haunted historical tours, some companies offer specialty vampire and murder-themed walks. Whatever trips your trigger in this Texas capital, you’re sure to come away entertained and with an appreciation for Keeping Austin Weird.

Looking for a spooky and thrilling experience in Austin? Looking for the best haunted tours in Austin? Look no further than these Austin Ghost Tours! You can look into city's most haunted places and hear gruesome ghost stories on these four fun-filled, round-the-year guided walking adventures. Check out Austin's most popular tours.

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Haunted Austin Walking History Tour

Hear the historical tales of murder and mayhem that helped make Austin weird on this haunted history tour of Texas's capital city. Join an acclaimed storyteller and a small group for a walking tour through Austin's supernatural nooks and creepy crannies, including a tour of the famous Driskill Hotel.

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Austin Murder Walk - Austin Haunted Tour

Austin Murder Walk - Austin Haunted Tour

In 1885, America’s first serial killer stalked the streets and alleyways of the city of Austin. He came to be known as the “Midnight Assassin,” but his identity remains a mystery. On this guided evening walking tour, explore historic Austin including West 6th Street, Guy Town, and the Warehouse District, plus stop for a drink at the Driskill Hotel, as you learn about his crimes.

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Austin Ghosts Weird and Haunted Dark History

Austin Ghosts Weird and Haunted Dark History

Discover Austin’s spooky side on an evening walking tour through the city's most haunted areas. Austin history features stories about forbidden lovers, suicides, brutal murders, and freak accidents. Learn about authentic hauntings that happened in locations such as the Cathedral of Junk, the Hope Outdoor Gallery, and the Museum of the Weird, as well as restaurants and vintage shops.

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Austin Famous Ghost and Bat Segway Tour

Austin Famous Ghost and Bat Segway Tour

Discover another side of Austin on a 2.5-hour Segway tour that features bats and ghosts. Offered from March to October, this nighttime ride through downtown Austin visits haunted hotels and buildings, famous landmarks, and the world’s largest urban bat colony. See the Texas State Capitol Building, Lady Bird Lake, Austin Convention Center, the 6th Street Entertainment district, Moonlight Towers, and more

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The Ghosts of Austin Walking Tour

The Ghosts of Austin Walking Tour

If you're looking for the perfect ghost tour for the whole family, the Ghosts of Austin is perfect! We've designed this tour to be entertaining for anyone ages 5-100. Combining history with hauntings, this tour is Austin's #1 All-Ages/Family-Friendly Ghost Tour.

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Austin Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

Austin Haunted Pub Crawl Walking Tour

Hear stories about Austin’s spooky history and unexplained happenings—and discover many of its most atmospheric drinking dens—on this two-in-one ghost tour and pub crawl. Meet your guide in the evening in central Austin, and get ready to explore. You’ll visit multiple bars and historical landmarks over the course of the tour, with a dose of storytelling—and chances to buy drinks—at each stop.

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Murder by Gaslight Walking Ghost Tour

Murder by Gaslight Walking Ghost Tour

Experience a ghost tour with a difference on this themed adults-only tour that focuses on murders and hauntings in Victorian-era Austin. Instead of spending hours researching the city’s ghost stories, this tour takes you to places known for their poltergeists and paranormal activity. Notable locations that the tour passes include the Millett Opera House, the University of Texas Tower, and the Driskill Hotel.

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Austin Ghost Hunt: Austin Ghost Hunt

Austin Ghost Hunt: Austin Ghost Hunt

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.

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Haunted Austin: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Haunted Austin: Ghost Hunt City Exploration Game

Uncover the Downtown of the Most Haunted City in Texas! Find yourself face to face with the ghosts of Austin’s past, some of which are friendly, others not so much. Learn all about previous sightings, locations, and optimal ghost-spotting hours. Grab a companion and discover more about the dark past of the Capital City of Texas!

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Small Group Pub Walking Tour in Austin

Small Group Pub Walking Tour in Austin

If you’re a fan of a good drink and a great story, this experience is for you! Let our five-star pub guides take you on an adventure through some of Austin’s (not so easy to find) pubs, while enjoying the rich tapestry of Austin’s history dating from the 1870s, and of course, a few haunted tales! Drinks are not included in your ticket purchase, however, each stop has various specials exclusive to the Pub Walk Austin tour!

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Ghost Maker Tour in Georgetown: Adults Only

Ghost Maker Tour in Georgetown: Adults Only

The charming Central Texas town just 30 miles north of Austin is the home of "the most beautiful Square in Texas." It is also the home of some of the state's darkest history and sordid secrets. Georgetown's past includes heinous acts of violence, murders, suicides, and public executions. The Ghost Maker Tour meets at a local pub, Mesquite Creek Outfitters, for everyone to grab a drink to-go.

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Austin Ghost Hunt

Austin Ghost Hunt

This adventure is an interactive game in which your sleuthing efforts, combined with your creativity, will earn you points!

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Austin Ghost Tours

What About Austin Tours?

Austin Ghost Tours is all about the haunted history and spooky ghost stories in Austin, Texas. They offer a range of walking tours that take you through the city's most haunted spots, including downtown Austin, Pioneer Farms, and the famous Driskill Hotel.

Who leads the Tours?

The tours are led by experienced and knowledgeable tour guides who are passionate about the haunted history of Austin. The tour guides have extensive knowledge in their field as well as strong interest and enthusiasm for the spooky and macabre. They can thus tell ghost stories with vivid storytelling skills.

What can I expect on a Tour?

On an Austin Ghost Tour, you can expect an experience that is both spooky and educational. You'll learn about the history and folklore of the city, as well as hear chilling ghost stories that will send shivers up your spine. Most tours are walking tours, so wear comfortable shoes and be prepared to walk around the city's most haunted locations.

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Ghost Tours in Austin, TX

Top Rated Haunted Tours in Austin

What are the highest-rated ghost tours in Austin?

Tours with favorable reviews include Austin Ghost Tours, Haunted ATX, Ghost Walk Austin, and Murder Walk Austin. Each of these tours offers certain experiences so people should do due research to choose the correct tour for them.

What makes these tours stand out?

These tours represent what makes Austin so great, with tour guides who are of the highest quality and who can lead you through an unforgettable experience. The city's history is dark and tragic but can now be assuaged by this guided tour company that has a vast knowledge of the city's dark side. For those not ready to face these sad sites alone, these tours are quite fun.

Are these tours suitable for children?

Most tours are PG 12. Ghost tours may be scary, and young children should probably skip them. Check with the tour company before booking to ensure that the tour is appropriate for your family.

Haunted Spots in Austin

What are the most haunted places in Austin?

Austin is home to many haunted locations including the Driskill Hotel and Governor’s Mansion, as well as the State Capitol Building. OtherHaunted Locations include Pioneer Farms as well as downtown where you can find some of the historic pubs in Austin.

Can I visit these locations on my own?

There are many open to the public haunts in Austin and many historic homes converted into haunts. However, if you'd like a deeper understanding of local history and folklore, taking a tour on an expert would be worth it.

What kind of history do these locations have?

Austin is rich with its history and has many haunted sites. The Driskill Hotel, for instance, was built quite a long time ago and has been the site of all sorts of mysterious, spooky things for most of that last century or so. The Governor's Mansion has an equally fascinating history.

Haunted Austin

What comes to mind when you think of Austin? For many of us it’s BBQ, music and keeping it weird–Austin weird. This capital of Texas is an eclectic and happening town. And if Austin’s past is any indication of how it wants to grow, it will continue to lead the world in arts, technology and food for the soul. However, no town can escape its history, and like other regions of the Southwest, Austin’s past is steeped in conflict with its Mexican neighbors and Native American tribes. All that leads to some interesting stories of moving the Texas capital back and forth, but that’s a tale for another day. In 2022, Austin reigns supreme.

Haunted Austin

The city has preserved many of its historic structures and today they serve as pubs, museums and hotels. Stories of murders and paranormal phenomena are found in buildings that populate the downtown. It’s claimed that America’s first serial killer roamed the streets of Austin in 1885; his crimes were horrible but his identity is still unknown. The Handlebar on East 5th St. was once a funeral parlor and the Paramount Theatre has a history of death that overshadows any laughter from a live audience. The State Capital building itself has an unavenged murder and restless spirits are said to roam its halls. With so many hauntings found among the living, Austin is a ghost hunter’s paradise.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on a ghost tour in Austin?

Wear comfortable shoes and clothing that go with the weather. Most Austin ghost tours are foot tours, so be prepared to walk around the city.

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Why is the Driskill Hotel considered one of the most haunted places in Austin?

What kind of experiences have people had at the Hotel?

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What is a haunted Austin walking history tour?

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Overall, Austin Ghost Tours is a great way to discover the spooky history of Austin and hear ghost stories. One of the best ways to spend an evening in Austin is on a ghost tour, and Austin Ghost Tours surely exceeds your expectations with a thrilling experience. So make reservations today to experience the haunted history of downtown Austin!